Is Dark Chocolate Good For Your Teeth?

There is good news for all of you chocolate lovers. Dark chocolate can actually be good for your teeth! Dark chocolate offers polyphenols, natural chemicals that can inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. These polyphenols can also help to prevent oral bacteria from turning ingested starches and sugars into acid which can attach

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Why You Need a Custom Sports Mouth Guard

No matter what your age, playing sports can be dangerous—to your teeth. That’s why we recommend that anyone who plays sports invest in custom sports mouth guard. Make of clear a clear (or colored) plastic polymer, a custom mouth guard is fitted exactly to your mouth for a snug and secure fit. And the cost

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Some people just don’t like the shape of their teeth, others think their teeth are too yellow. Porcelain veneers can cover a quantity of problems including cracks, chips and gaps to give you that glowing Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of. Even the smallest change to your appearance can make the biggest impact on how

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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease, otherwise known as Periodontal Disease, is a serious problem. Left unchecked, it can cause you to lose your teeth—and possibly worse. Early Signs of Gum Disease One of the first warnings that you might have gum disease is red, swollen or bleeding gums. You might spot blood when you brush or floss your

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Tooth Reshaping and Contouring

Are you embarrassed to smile because you think your teeth aren’t perfect? Do you notice the small chips or uneven alignment of your front teeth even though nobody else does? And does it make you self-conscious? How you feel about how you look is a cornerstone of self-confidence. And luckily there is a way to

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Do I Need to Take Antibiotics Before My Dental Visit?

In years past, patients with specific medical conditions were advised to take antibiotics before having dental work done. Those guidelines have changed. Now, in fact, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Only people who are at the greatest risk of bad outcomes from infective endocarditis (IE)

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What is a Dental Emergency?

When you incur trauma to your teeth such as a broken or dislodged tooth, pain, bleeding or cuts to the gums or inside of the mouth, emergency dental services are available to provide immediate care. While we don’t plan for emergencies, most dentists can modify their schedules to see patients who are experiencing distress, even

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Why Fluoride is Important for Dental Health

Sometimes called “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride is an essential component of good dental health. Let’s look at why it works. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally, and is found in some of the foods and drinks we consume. It aids our dental health by coating the surface of the teeth (the enamel), making them

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Does Sugar Harm Teeth?

Your mother probably told you that eating too much sugar would give you cavities. However, it’s not the actual sugar that causes cavities, it’s what happens after you eat sugar. Your mouth is naturally filled with scores of bacteria both good and bad, and when you eat sugar, that sugar feeds the harmful bacteria, which

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