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children brushing

Childhood is a time for learning, exploring, and developing good habits that will last a lifetime. This is especially true for oral health–it’s never too early to start building tooth care habits for your little ones. Children’s brushing and flossing is a vital step in both their journey towards independence…

root canal process

Possibly one of the most feared procedures in all of dentistry, root canals may also be among the most misunderstood. Despite their reputation as a painful procedure, most patients describe root canals as no more painful than having a filling placed and experience fairly quick recovery times–within a day or…

dental holidays

It’s a magical time of the year, with so many of us celebrating various holidays which bring us together in our appreciation of family and the love that we share. While we all may be facing some additional challenges in finding safe ways to gather and rejoice this year, some…

dockside dental smile

Smiling is one of life’s little joys, but like many little things, it can have a big impact. Your smile is your greeting card to the world, letting everyone who sees it know what a friendly and open person you are. But aside from its welcoming message, did you know…

covid and dental

2020 has been an unprecedented year, both in terms of world events and in terms of our health. While the pandemic and its accompanying concerns drag on, other health problems are also on the rise. These include a myriad of diverse dental and oral health issues, which according to research…

family dentist

Family is the most important thing there is. The people closest to you are the ones who matter most, and that love will last a lifetime. So when you have a family of your own, it’s important to keep them healthy and happy and part of that includes having a…

sinuses and teeth

Your body is a complex and interconnected collection of systems and organs, and what affects one part can affect another. While we may tend to segregate dental health from the rest of the body, the reality is that they interact in often surprising ways. In particular, your sinuses and your…

oral health

It’s funny how we think about health. We tend to mentally segregate oral health from overall health, with doctors and dentists operating independently of each other. While that may at times be convenient, it’s not how the human body works. Oral health is a critical part of overall health, as…

Cosmetic Dentistry

  Cosmetic dentistry is a bit different from regular family dentistry–although many “regular” dentists do offer some cosmetic treatments as well. Cosmetic dentistry is best defined as the branch of dentistry focused on treating and improving the appearance of the teeth, gums, or bite. The treatments involved in doing so…

sensitive teeth

Tooth pain and sensitive teeth are just plain annoying. It can rapidly suck the joy out of a good meal or a refreshing drink, robbing you of much-needed refreshment on a hot day. One of the more common kinds of tooth pain is sensitivity to temperature, particularly hot or cold…