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Non-Cosmetic Reasons for Porcelain Veneers Jan 15th, 2020

Many people think of cosmetic dentistry when they think of veneers, which are extremely thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently affixed to the fronts of teeth. Veneers have the power to dramatically transform a smile because they can improve the look of crooked, damaged, or stained teeth. But the...

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Kids' Oral Health Dec 5th, 2019

From safe sleeping positions and regulation car seats to baby-proofing strategies and proper nutrition, you’re on top of kids’ health and safety. You’ve covered them from head to toe, but have you forgotten their mouth? Many parents are confused about pediatric dentistry and aren’t sure where to turn for answers. ...

Getting Used to Dentures: What You Need to Know Nov 22nd, 2019

Missing teeth are a common affliction for adults of all ages. Gum disease, advanced decay, poor health, age, and even heredity, can take a toll on your teeth. Missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed, but they’re more than just unsightly. The gaps left behind by missing teeth can put...

Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Teeth Oct 4th, 2019

Kids of all ages as well as adults anticipate Halloween festivities. Dressing up in costumes, going to parties, and, of course, trick-or-treating, are some of the things that make this holiday fun for everyone.  However, ghouls and goblins beware! If you’re not careful, your candy haul can lead to something...

What Is a Deep Dental Cleaning and Who Should Have One? Sep 1st, 2019

When you go too long between dental cleanings, plaque buildup can edge below your gumline, causing pockets of bacteria. Untreated, these pockets can cause gum disease, first appearing as gingivitis, and progressing to full-blown periodontal disease. If your gums are sensitive or bleed when you brush, it could be time...

The Importance of Biannual Dental Cleanings Aug 7th, 2019

You might believe that dental cleanings are unnecessary if you are brushing and flossing as directed by your dentist, but that’s a myth. Your recommended biannual dental cleaning goes far beyond what you can do with brushing and flossing alone.  Narender S. Dudee, DDS, and our experienced dental team at...

How Periodontal Disease Negatively Impacts Other Aspects of Your Health Jul 24th, 2019

If you have teeth that are sensitive to cold and heat, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, or a gum line that keeps creeping away from your teeth making them look elongated, it might be time to visit a qualified dentist. These could be signs of periodontal (gum)...

Sealants, Regular Cleanings, and Fluoride Treatments: Learn How We Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy May 20th, 2019

Your child develops at a dizzying rate from the moment they exit the womb. As you check off all of the necessary health care boxes, don’t forget about their all-important dental health. Though you may think of those first 20 teeth as simply passing through, their role in your child’s...

How Root Canals Save Teeth Apr 2nd, 2019

If you notice swelling or pain in a tooth or the gum around it, you may have an infection in your tooth. Or your tooth may be severely decayed, damaged, or diseased. Medication or other treatments can sometimes help with serious tooth problems such as these, but when they can’t,...

Dental Implants: You and No One Else Can Discern The From Your Natural Teeth Mar 21st, 2019

There are many advantages to replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, but the number one attraction for most individuals is their appearance. Whether you need one, many, or a full mouth of implants, they look so natural that you may even forget you didn’t grow them yourself. John L....

Teeth Whitening: Why It’s the Easiest Way to Look Younger Feb 28th, 2019

As you’ve grown older, you’ve noticed signs of aging that you wish you could erase, including wrinkles, sags, and teeth that don’t look as white and bright as they once did. While you could invest time and money in facial surgery, injectable therapies, or lasers, your dentist has a quick,...