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Risks and Reasons for Amalgam Removal

Risks and Reasons for Amalgam Removal

Dental amalgam is a material dentists have used to fill in cavities for over a century. In the last few decades, amalgam fillings have caused controversy for containing mercury.  With more awareness on the dangers of heavy metals in medicine, more individuals...

Intraoral Scanning: What This Means For You As A Patient

Intraoral Scanning: What This Means For You As A Patient

You may have heard the words ‘intraoral scanning’ mentioned by someone in your local dental practice during one of your visits. It’s a dental technology that’s much loved by dental professionals because it’s extremely efficient and saves a lot of time.  But what...

Periodontal Disease: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Periodontal Disease: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. The word “periodontal” means around the tooth, and this disease strikes the gums and may also affect the ligaments and bones that surround your teeth. What it is is basically an infection and...

Are Gold Dental Crowns Made of Gold and Other Questions

Are Gold Dental Crowns Made of Gold and Other Questions

“Why are dental crowns made of gold?” “Are gold dental crowns made of pure gold?” Not surprisingly, these are two of the most often asked questions by dental patients. The simplest answer is that gold dental crowns are one of the most durable types of crowns, and they...

Common Dental Questions Patients Ask

Common Dental Questions Patients Ask

Patients who are going or about to go to the dentist usually have a lot of questions they want to ask. And that’s perfectly natural. So we decided to compile some of the most commonly asked dental questions and give detailed answers. Dental FAQ 1. How long will my...

What Causes a Toothache, And What Helps?

What Causes a Toothache, And What Helps?

Whether it’s a dull persistent pain or a sudden sharp ache, tooth pain is not something you can readily ignore. Nor should you. While a toothache can be caused by something fairly innocuous like accidentally biting into something hard, there are other far more serious...

MI Paste And Dental Health

MI Paste And Dental Health

If you’ve been to a dental office, you might have heard MI Paste (or Clinpro, which is a similar product) being mentioned. Or you might have heard something about it from a friend. Many dental care professionals laud it for being an effective non-surgical treatment...

Tooth Replacement Options And Which One Is Best For You

Tooth Replacement Options And Which One Is Best For You

A missing tooth can certainly change the way you smile. It can also negatively impact tooth alignment, affect your speech and your ability to chew food, and may even cause you to lose confidence. Fortunately, there are many options available to help you restore that...

Why You Should Consider Dental Wellness Plans

Why You Should Consider Dental Wellness Plans

Almost everyone has a health insurance plan in place, but dental insurance is lagging behind. And dental wellness plans? They’ve largely flown under the radar. Not many know that there are other options for people who can’t afford or don’t want to buy dental...

What Sets Us Apart From The Other Guys

What Sets Us Apart From The Other Guys

Shopping for a dental practice? Have you typed “dentist Ashland” on your browser and are now confused with the overwhelming number of choices that came up? Since you’re already here, we might as well explain why our dental practice matters and what sets us apart....

Why Green Dental Care Is So Rare

As most of the world shifts towards eco consciousness, different industries have been led to find sustainable solutions that conserve resources and minimize waste. One of these is the dental industry, and its contribution to environmental wellness is called green...

Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

We all know that having health insurance is a necessity, but does dental insurance work the same way? And is it worth your money? In many cases, the answer is maybe.  Health insurance shouldn’t be equated with dental insurance. They have one major difference....

What to Avoid In Toothpaste

What to Avoid In Toothpaste

Not all toothpastes are created equal. It may be hard to believe but some toothpastes can even harm your overall health. Even more shockingly, there are plenty of them around in the market.  If you’ve ever wandered around your grocery aisle and been overwhelmed...

To Flouride or Not Flouride

To Flouride or Not Flouride

If you’re like most everyone else, you probably grew up using standard fluoride toothpastes like Colgate or Crest. There were very few oral care choices back then, unlike what we’re seeing now. Today, we have the luxury of choosing between fluoride and non-fluoride...

Decoding Dental Codes

Decoding Dental Codes

If you’ve ever been to a dental office, chances are that you’ve seen dental codes in your patient record or in some other type of documentation. Dental codes or Current Dental Terminology codes (CDT) are used in documenting specific procedures used on a patient. These...

Finding The Right Dentist For Your Child

Finding The Right Dentist For Your Child

Your child’s first tooth has erupted! It’s an exciting time for both you and your child. Your baby may be finding it interesting the things he can do (and chew) with his new oral ‘tool’, while you may be thankful for less sleepless nights now that teething discomfort...

What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Whitening

What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Whitening

Sparkling teeth can instantly make smiles more beautiful and memorable. That is why a lot of people decide to have teeth whitening done. The treatment is so incredibly safe (when completed with the guidance of a dental professional!) that it is now considered a...

How Your Toothbrush Could Be Harming Your Teeth

How Your Toothbrush Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Did you know that even the best toothbrush can damage your teeth? When used improperly, toothbrushes can cause abrasions to the gums and teeth. What may be even more surprising is that  people most at risk are those who are extra diligent about their oral care...

The Importance of Family Dental Care

The Importance of Family Dental Care

Have you heard of family dental care? Simply put, it’s like one-stop dentistry for the whole family. A qualified family dentist is equipped to handle the needs of everyone’s teeth in your household, from teething infants up to adults and seniors. Going to one is a...

Help! My Tooth is Dying

Help! My Tooth is Dying

You may not think of teeth as living things, but viable and healthy teeth are alive. You see, the inside of a tooth contains nerves, blood vessels and soft pulp. When the tissues and nerves inside a tooth are damaged and blood supply to the tooth is lost, that’s the...

Caring for Your Gums

Caring for Your Gums

When people think of oral health, most automatically think of the teeth. But a beautiful smile not only depends on clean teeth, but also on healthy gums. What are Gums and Gum Lines? The gums are connective tissues that surround the necks of teeth. The gum line is the...

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