What Are the Early Signs of a Cavity? (+ What to Do Next)

Cavities are common, in fact, the only condition more common than cavities and tooth decay is the common cold. Some cavities fly under the radar, but most have early warning signs that will show themselves. The early signs of a cavity can easily be ignored or associated with other issues so be sure to pay […]

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How to Stay Calm Before and During Dentist Appointments?

For many people, going to the dentist is a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. If you feel that way, you’re certainly not alone. Surveys estimate that dental phobia affects 13% to 24% of people around the world so there are a lot of people who could use some advice on how to stay calm at the […]

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How Do Teeth Become Tusks? (The Evolution)

You’ve probably seen elephants, walruses, or warthogs either at a zoo or in nature documentaries but did you know that their tusks are actually teeth? Tusks are actually elongated, continuously growing front teeth. Many animals have them in pairs and you’ll see them protruding well beyond the mouth in many animals. In most animals, these […]

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Teeth Whitening at Home VS Dentist Office Whitening (The Difference, Answered)

How do over-the-counter teeth-whitening products compare to professional teeth-whitening at a teeth whitening dentist office? Is it worth the extra cost to visit the dentist? Is there much difference between teeth whitening at home vs dentist whitening treatments? We’re going to break that down for you in this post. Teeth whitening is one of the […]

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Why are My Teeth Sensitive all of a Sudden?

One of the most common complaints we hear from patients during their dental checkup is that they’re experiencing sudden tooth sensitivity. Have you ever been eating or drinking something and felt a sudden sharp pain in one of your teeth out of nowhere? This happens to a lot of people and it often happens without […]

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What to Do Before a Dentist Cleaning?

You might not think too much about your regular oral care routine until it comes time for your regular visit to the dentist. All of a sudden you start to worry about how well you’ve taken care of your teeth and what you should do to prepare before a dentist cleaning. Good news: here are […]

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When Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?

One of the most common questions parents have about family dentistry is, “When should I start taking my child to the dentist?” If you’re a parent and you’re uncertain about what age a child should go to the dentist for the first time, you’re not alone. The answer surprises many parents because it’s much earlier […]

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Which Toothbrush is Best: Extra Soft vs Soft vs Medium vs Hard?

Toothbrushes have come a long way from the twigs we used to use to get food out of our teeth and now there are more options than ever. When it comes to your standard manual toothbrush, you have a variety of bristle types from extra soft to hard. Each bristle type has its own pros […]

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Colgate is Moving into the Subscription Business

The way we shop for everything has changed dramatically over the past few years and there is now a subscription service for just about everything. Colgate has decided to go direct to consumers instead of just selling in stores. According to The Wall Street Journal, Colgate is nearing a potential deal to purchase a minority […]

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We All Just Celebrated. So, What Does Alcohol Do to Your Teeth?

Many Americans have just spent the 4th of July barbecuing and drinking with friends. These celebrations are a great way for us to relax and enjoy ourselves, but what does alcohol do to your teeth? Those who drink excessively tend to have higher plaque levels on their teeth and are three times as likely to […]

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