Category: General Dentistry

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Finding a new dentist can be an adventure, and making sure that you’ve found the right dentist for you is an important step in building a partnership to enhance your oral health. There are a number of ways to find a new dentist–asking your insurance company, a simple web search,…

dental anxiety

A great many of us get a little nervous about a trip to the dentist’s office, so much so that it’s a common comedy trope in movies and cartoons. While for most folks it’s not a big deal, some people do deal with a more serious feeling that goes beyond…

fall dental

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. The weather changes as the season shifts, bringing in cooler days, chilly nights, and all the fun that comes with them. It’s also a time for celebration, with football games dominating the weekends and wonderful holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving…

The human jaw is the most complex joint in the body, and thus prone to some interesting and unique issues of its own. A common cause of concern is a cracking, clicking, or snapping sound when the jaw moves, particularly when it opens wide. This may or may not be…

emergency root canal

Root canals are one of the most dreaded procedures in dentistry, but that’s only because many people have an incomplete or outdated understanding of them. With modern tools, procedures, and anesthesia, most dental canals these days are complication-free with minimal discomfort to the patient; many folks are back to normal…

sinuses and toothache

Sinus problems are fairly common and can take many forms. Interestingly—and sometimes painfully—they can cause symptoms that mimic oral health issues like a toothache. When you’re suffering from either condition, the distinction may seem unimportant; everything just hurts! However, it’s important to understand the distinction between tooth pain as a…

electric vs manual toothbrush

There are a myriad of toothbrushes available today, which helps the user pick the best one for them. However, toothbrushes fall into two main varieties, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The two major choices in toothbrushes are electric toothbrushes vs manual toothbrushes, and which one is best for…