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7 Benefits of Mouthwash

When it comes to optimal oral health we all the know basics – brush, floss and rinse. But is mouthwash, or mouth rinse, really necessary? Let’s explorer the key benefits to using mouthwash. 1. Freshens Breath Most patients use mouth wash for this reason, to freshen their breath. Swishing for thirty seconds will leave your…

Warning Signs Of Gingivitis

Many patients, both young and old, report they get some bleeding when they brush or floss their teeth. Gingivitis does not discriminate. According to a recent study, 75% of Americans currently have gingivitis. It’s an infection in the gums, surrounding your teeth, that causes inflammation. The gums become red, swollen and bleed easily. Healthy gums…

Fluoride Facts

Fluoride has been named one of the top 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century. It’s a naturally occurring mineral in both foods and water. Fluoride strengthens enamel from the outside and inside of the teeth. There are many benefits of both systemic and topical fluoride. Drinking fluoridated water helps to build…

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Good habits at home will set your children up for a healthy mouth throughout their lives. The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month every February. This year, the ADA’s theme is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” Fluoride in drinking water…

5 Ways Vaping Is Damaging Your Teeth

While cigarette smoking is declining, vaping is rising, especially among teenagers and young adults. However, vaping still involves a heating element and nicotine. The side effects and health risks of vaping have not been studied long term.  But what we know so far is that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than regular…

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

The sounds, smells, small rooms and white coats at the dental office can fuel anxiety. One in five Americans report suffering from dental anxiety. Not sleeping the night before your dental appointment? Feelings of nervousness or anxiety rising inside while you are waiting in the reception area? Crying or getting physically ill at the thought…

Tips To Choose The Perfect Dental Home

People are all unique. We all have different needs, wants and values. When it comes to the dentist, you should be selective and confident in who you choose to care for your smile and your family’s smile. At the Dental Store we want to make sure we fulfill your requirements for your dental home. For…

Advantages Of A Crown

We all want healthy, well functioning beautiful teeth. However, many patients are dealing with severely chipped or worn teeth, fractured teeth, teeth with large cavities, discolored and misshapen teeth. A dental crown is the best option to repair teeth to their natural appearance and function. Crowns are custom made and aesthetically pleasing to give you…

Why Use A Waterpik?

“Are you flossing?” — This is the dreaded question that comes up twice a year while you’re lying on your head with your mouth open and at the mercy of your dental hygienist. What do you do? Lie or tell the truth? Or maybe you answer with, “I use my Waterpik everyday.” Waterpiks have become…

Myths About Root Canals

Nobody wants to get the news, “Looks like you need a root canal.” We have all heard the horror stories of infection, pain and the agony of sitting through a root canal. But how much of those horror stories is actually true? The fact is a root canal is practically painless and it is a…