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The Top 2 Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Posted on: October 7th, 2022 by | No Comments

Are you happy with your smile? Are your teeth as straight and white as you’d like them to be? If not, there are safe and effective ways to improve your smile. The top two cosmetic dentistry options are teeth whitening and aligners. People love to see you flash a bright, white smile, and Uptown Dental […]

Do I Need a Nightguard?

Posted on: August 26th, 2022 by | No Comments

Has your partner mentioned that they hear your teeth grinding at night? Do you wake up with a sore or stiff jaw or a headache? If so, you might have bruxism, the medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth. If inflammation is involved, it may be called TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint syndrome. Unfortunately, if […]

Smoking and Dental Health

Posted on: August 26th, 2022 by | No Comments

When people discuss dental health, smoking is not usually part of the conversation. Yet, people who smoke know that their habit is addictive and has the potential to cause health issues. Smoking and chewing tobacco products cause discolored teeth and gum disease and are linked to slowed healing and several types of cancer. In this […]

Should I Use Mouthwash?

Posted on: June 9th, 2022 by | No Comments

Everyone knows that brushing and flossing teeth is essential for oral health. But what about using mouthwash? Whether you have or have not used mouthwash, here is some information to help you learn and decide what is best for you. There are many different types of mouthwash available over-the-counter or by prescription. Some mouthwashes freshen […]

Wisdom Teeth 101

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by | No Comments

Wisdom teeth are the final molars to come into a person’s mouth. They usually start to emerge behind existing upper and lower molars between 17 and 21 years of age. In fact, they got their name because of this later emergence, when children are gaining wisdom as they mature into young adults! They are also […]

Tooth Restoration Options

Posted on: March 16th, 2022 by | No Comments

When a tooth is damaged or has a cavity, there may be a couple of restoration options available. The spectrum of tooth restoration options ranges from fillings and crowns to the more aggressive implants and root canals. We’ve assembled a quick review of your tooth restoration options, in case you want to know what can […]

How Acid and Sugar Damage Your Teeth

Posted on: February 16th, 2022 by | No Comments

Protecting teeth from the damage that causes cavities is really a two-part job. One part is preventive. It includes fortifying your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing between the teeth. That should be standard procedure with you and your family members! Another part is avoiding food and drink that can weaken and […]

Flossing Options for Your Brightest, Cleanest Smile

Posted on: January 28th, 2022 by | No Comments

Let’s be honest. Flossing is not the world’s most popular dental hygiene activity. Brushing your teeth is quick and easy. Flossing is a process. You have to get the floss, pull out the floss, go between each tooth, change the floss along the way, and reach way back into your mouth to get between and […]

Tooth Anatomy

Posted on: January 5th, 2022 by | No Comments

You only get one set of 32 adult teeth, so knowing the anatomy of your teeth can help you better understand and manage your oral health. Teeth are strong, but the care you give them can make them more resilient so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Strong Inside and Out The basic […]

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Posted on: November 16th, 2021 by | No Comments

Are there cavities hiding out in your mouth? How do you know when you have a cavity? The truth is, tooth decay may or may not produce symptoms, but it helps to know what those symptoms are so you can act quickly to minimize the damage cavities can cause. If you let cavities go, they […]