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Janice is our DDC Blogger.
She has 32+ years of experience as RDA.
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Celebrate Your Kids’ Healthy Smiles This February!

By |Categories: General Dentistry, Patient Education|

You may already be planning special Valentine’s Day activities with your kids. After all, that is the primary holiday for which February is known. But that is not the only celebration your general dentist hopes you’ll have this month. That’s because February has also been named National Children’s Dental Health Month, a chance for parents and educators to remind children about the importance of proper dental hygiene and regular professional checkups and cleanings. Few things in life will affect your kids’ happiness more than their smiles. Make sure they’re well taken care of by teaching them the best ways to keep them healthy! […]

Start Smiling Again by Treating Your Canker Sore

By |Categories: Dental Health Issues, General Dentistry|

Ouch! When did chips and salsa start hurting so badly? If acidic foods are suddenly causing you pain, you could have a cold sore. They are actually very common, for both kids and adults. And while they are not generally a reason to see the general dentist or doctor, they can certainly be annoying and quite painful. Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter options for treating a cold sore, so that you can get back to enjoying mealtime and more! […]

Could You Be Doing More to Prevent Cavities?

By |Categories: General Dentistry, Patient Education|

You already brush your teeth twice a day, and try not to eat too much sugar. What more could you possibly do to prevent cavities? There are actually a lot of simple, healthy habits that can help prevent dental decay, like cavities. And once you learn what they are, it can be surprisingly easy to implement them into your daily life. That way your next dental checkup can go much more smoothly, and maybe your last dental filling will actually be your last! […]

How Can a Dental Filling Help Restore Your Smile?

By |Categories: Emergency Dentistry, Restoring Teeth|

Did you overdo the sugary treats over the holidays, or crawl into bed one-too-many times without brushing your teeth? While a single month of bad habits generally won’t cause a cavity, over time this neglect can start to add up, eventually leading to a cavity. If you find yourself starting the new year with new dental issues, as well, namely cavities, the good news is that your restorative dentist can certainly help. In fact, if detected early cavities are often easily and quickly addressed. By applying a filling, your dentist could help restore your smile both cosmetically and functionally, leaving you to enjoy the rest of the year without worrying about your smile. […]

Explore Your Prosthetic Options for Smile Restoration

By |Categories: Dental Implants, Prosthetic Dentistry|

Sure, dentures are one way to cope with tooth loss, and they remain a popular and valid choice. But they are certainly not the only way to complete a smile after tooth loss or extraction, and they are not right for everyone. Not all patients find them stable enough to create confidence while chewing. That is why there are other more stable options now available, such as dental bridges and dental implants. Which is best for correcting your smile will be dependent on how many teeth you have lost, where they were located, your budget and time for treatment, your goals for your smile, and perhaps most of all, your overall oral health. But once these factors have been considered, your dentist can help provide you with a beautiful and functional way to complete your smile! […]

Vow to Care for Your Smile in 2016

By |Categories: Dental Health Issues, General Dentistry|

Most people make at least a few resolutions at the start of a New Year, in an effort to become the best possible versions of themselves. Maybe they’re finally going to hit the gym, or eat more fresh vegetables than fried foods. Or, they might decide this is the year they are finally going to take a college course, an art class, or those music lessons they have been putting off for decades. But what about their smiles? Many people neglect dental care, not realizing its importance or simply getting caught up in other things. This year, commit to taking excellent general care of your teeth and gums, so they can provide you with a beautiful smile you will enjoy showing off, even as you embark on all your new adventures! […]