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What to Do If You Have an Abscess

What to Do If You Have an Abscess

A tooth abscess can happen when a tooth has decayed, chipped or broken. This can allow bacteria to enter the inner part of the tooth which can lead to infection. The infection may cause a buildup of fluid and swelling, resulting in an abscess. If left untreated, the...
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to...
The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Even though Western civilization’s earliest physician, Hippocrates, advised a healthy diet and lifestyle as the fundamental approach to preventing and treating illness, our society has lost sight of that wisdom. We consume foods that aren’t nutritious, lead...
When It’s Time to Consider a Dental Crown

When It’s Time to Consider a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are hollow, tooth-shaped caps that slip over a damaged natural tooth so you can keep your original tooth — and its roots — in place. Dental crowns are a great way to protect your tooth from further damage and to stabilize it so you can keep it — for...
Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Your smile is your passport to the world. It’s one of the first things other people notice about you, and it’s central to how they form perceptions about your confidence and energy. A straight, healthy smile does more than make you look more attractive, however....
How to Prevent Cavities

How to Prevent Cavities

About 20% of kids have at least one cavity or decayed tooth between the ages of 5 and 11. From 12-19, approximately 13% of adolescents and young adults have at least one untreated decayed tooth. It doesn’t have to be that way. Cavity prevention is an essential part of...