Cavity Restoration 101

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Along with excellent daily oral care–brushing at least twice each day and flossing at least once daily–keeping up with periodic dental checkups is your biggest preventative for dental caries along with gum disease. We also check to make sure old dental fillings aren’t leaking, causing further decay. Checkups allow your dentist to find early signs… Read more »

Screening for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

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Screening for oral cancer and pharyngeal cancer is more important now than ever. In the past, the highest risk for oral cancer was linked to smoking, tobacco use, and excess alcohol consumption. But recently, this cancer is rising in the younger generation due to HPV, so much so that contracting HPV (the human papillomavirus) is… Read more »

Spring Cleaning for a Healthier Smile

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Spring is in the air, and it feels like a renewal and rebirth after the dreary long nights and short days of winter.  Many of us have the urge to rejuvenate with a good spring cleaning, so why not refresh our oral habits for a brighter smile? Toothbrush Spring is the perfect time to replace old… Read more »