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The Best Electric Toothbrush

The Best Electric Toothbrush   There are so many toothbrush options out there. How do you know which one is best? Well, the best way to find out is to ask a dentist! Dr. Kirol has one that she recommends, but before we divulge her top pick, let’s discuss the age-old debate of manual toothbrush vs electric toothbrush.   Manual…

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Anesthesia at the Dentist

Anesthesia at the Dentist If you’ve felt a weird, numb feeling in your mouth at a dental appointment, then you’ve probably had anesthesia. Anesthesia is given during a dental procedure to prevent pain or to calm an anxious patient. In dentistry, the most typical form is local anesthesia, which dulls pain in all or part of the mouth during dental…

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What is a Dental Abscess?

Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your mouth? There’s a chance it’s related to a dental abscess. An abscess consists of small pockets that fill with bacterial pus. There are two types of dental abscess. The first is a periapical, or tooth abscess, which affects the root of the tooth. The other type, a periodontal (gum) abscess, affects the…

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Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth

Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth   Sometimes a perfect brushing and flossing routine doesn’t help improve stained or yellowed teeth. Teeth become yellow due to stains, both deep and surface level, as well as many other causes that aren’t under our control. No matter what is the cause of staining, there are many over-the-counter products or dental services…

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What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis? We’ve all come across someone with bad breath. In most cases, bad breath isn’t serious, but if it lasts longer than a few weeks, it may be evidence of a deeper underlying problem. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and if you’ve ever had it, you shouldn’t feel bad. About 1 in 5 people in…

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What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth Extraction. It sounds painful but it doesn’t have to be. What exactly is a tooth extraction you ask? It is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extractions are typically a ‘last resort’ type of procedure. If a tooth cannot be fixed by a filling crown, or other treatment, a tooth extraction will have to…

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Gum Treatment

Gum Treatment So, you have gum disease. Are you wondering what your options for gum treatment are? Well, thankfully, there are a variety of treatments available depending on the stage of the disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health. There are both surgical and non-surgical options for gum treatment available. Nonsurgical therapies control bacterial…

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Are Clear Braces for You?

Clear Braces Thankfully, gone are the days of ugly metal on your teeth. Now you can just stick a clear tray on your teeth and have a straight smile before you know it! People of all ages breathe a sigh of relief at this news. Now, when you go with clear braces, there is no need to be self-conscious. We…

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer can be fatal if left untreated, but if the disease is confronted as soon as it appears, patients can have a positive recovery. This is one of the reasons regular dental checkups are so important, because the cancer can be detected in an earlier stage…

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Fluoride Treatments: Everything You Need to Know

Dental office fluoride treatments are commonly given to children as their teeth are developing. A child who has a history of cavities or is at high risk of decay should use additional fluoride. This promotes remineralization of the teeth, which strengthens the enamel. Fluoride also helps to stop bacteria from making acids. Many children get fluoride treatments every six months. The…

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