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  • Why are My Front Teeth Chipping Away as I get Older?

    Posted on in News

    As we mature, the forces on our front teeth take a toll. Grinding, clenching your jaw, called ‘bruxism’ can lead to chipping and jaw pain. This can be from habit, stress, or a mismatch between where the jaw wants to bite together and where the teeth want to bite. Sometimes we can stop the behavior, but often that can’t …
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  • What is Snap-On Smile?

    Posted on in Cosmetic

    Snap-On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. Snap-On Smile is a proprietary formula of high-tech dental resin. The resin is thin but extremely strong and fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile. Stains, chips, gaps or missing teeth make Snap-On Smile …
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  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Teeth Want You To Make

    Posted on in Family, News

    In just a few days, the new year will be upon us. Many of you will decide upon a few resolutions, a few changes, you’d like to make in your life for the coming year. What if your teeth could have a say in your resolutions? They might look something like this: 1. Stop drinking …
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  • How Often Should I Go To The Dentist?

    Posted on in Family
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    It used to be that dentists focused on fixing dental problems instead of on preventing them. Trips to the dentist were signaled when a tooth hurt, or something was obviously wrong. This seemed to be backwards; it meant always playing “catch up” and never staying ahead of the dental needs of patients. Preventative Dentistry Dental …
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  • He Was A Dentist In Life And On TV

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    Many people recognize Edgar Buchanan’s face immediately. He played beloved characters on Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Buchanan, though always interested involved in theater and acting wherever he lived, was a dentist like his father before him. While in college pursuing dentistry, Edgar met his future wife, Mildred Spence, who working towards …
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  • You Can Thank Dr. Morton For Pain Free Dentistry

    Posted on in Educational

    In 1846, Dr. William Morton performed a pain-free tooth extraction. This might not sound like much today. When you visit the dentist for any kind of procedure involve drilling or extraction, you know that you will receive anesthesia. You would expect the pain to be numbed, and shocked if it happened otherwise. It started in …
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