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What does Fluoride Varnish do?

Fluoride varnish is used to help with tooth sensitivity and tooth decay prevention, Once applied, the fluoride will last for 2-3 months. It will help decrease tooth decay by 25%. The varnish, is 5% Sodium Fluoride,  takes minutes to apply in … Continue reading

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You don’t have to brush after every meal? Really!

 Yes, that’s true! In fact, if you do brush after every meal , you should wait at least a ½ hour to allow for the acidic ph to come back to a more neutral state.  You should brush 2 times/day. … Continue reading

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Should I whiten my teeth?

 This is one of most common questions I routinely get asked.  Teeth whitening works by application of a special, concentrated amount of  peroxide to the teeth. This allows the pores of the teeth to open and allow the whitening to … Continue reading

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Ummm- what more can I say,,,Nobody likes floss…

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Did you know that adult fluoride treatments can reduce decay by 30%?

Yes, it’s true! 5% Sodium Fluoride varnish, when applied to the directly to the teeth, will decrease decay. It helps remineralize the teeth and neutralize the acids that can cause cavities. The process takes as little as a few minutes … Continue reading

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Practice good oral hygiene at a young age

We always welcome new patients in our office, even the children.  Here are some tips and information on teaching your children the importance of good oral hygiene. What is Plaque? Plaque is sticky and found on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Emergency Steps for Saving a Knocked-Out Tooth

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year.  Both adults and children are at risk. With proper emergency action, a tooth that had been entirely knocked out of its socket often can be successfully replanted and last for … Continue reading

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