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What is Hyperdontia?

September 29, 2020
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Hyperdontia is a condition that causes extra teeth to grow in your mouth. These extra teeth are sometimes called supernumerary teeth. They can grow anywhere in the curved areas where teeth attach to your jaw. This area is known as the dental arches.  Symptoms of Hyperdontia?  The main symptom of hyperdontia is the growth of extra teeth directly behind […]

The Importance of Using Fluoride

What is Fluoride? There has been a lot of conversation about fluoride and it’s affects. Basically, fluoride is described by the ADA as “nature’s cavity fighter, occurring naturally in varying amounts in water sources such as rivers, lakes and even oceans.”  We also know that fluoride is added to various dental products to improve dental […]

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

May 30, 2018
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Choosing the right toothpaste

Go shopping at any store to purchase toothpaste and you will likely find an aisle full of various options.  How do you begin to choose what toothpaste to use? It’s important to think about your individual dental needs to select the best option. Let’s start with the basics: Do you want a gel or paste?  […]

Understanding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]