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Dental Hygiene, Dentist, Healthy Foods, Root Canal

How Plaque Can Lead to the Need for a Root Canal

It’s perhaps one of the most dreaded statements in the dental experience: “You’re going to need a root canal.”  Now, while the root canal’s reputation is a little undeserved, the truth is, you obviously want to avoid them when possible.  Read on to learn how. The Number One Cause of Root Canals: Plaque Persistent plaque […]

Dental Hygiene, Dentist, Smile, Teeth Cleaning

Why You Should Definitely Make a Six-Month Appointment

Maybe you grew up visiting the dentist every six months, like clockwork. Maybe you didn’t, and as an adult, the months roll by silently until you realize a year—or even two!—has slipped by without a dental checkup and cleaning. If you’re in this camp, we won’t judge you. But we will tell you why it’s important enough to remember. […]