Aug 17 2018
Mouth Guard

How to Determine If You Need A Mouth Guard

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Are you considering mouth guards to protect your teeth? Custom dental mouth guards are used by athletes to defend the teeth and mouth from damage in sports. They can also be used by people who suffer from bruxism – tooth grinding – as a way to stop grinding during the night, when the sufferer is […]

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Aug 17 2018
Botox Doctor

Botox & Dentistry

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Botox is most commonly known as a cosmetic treatment that helps give the skin a healthier and more youthful appearance. When used in cosmetic care, it temporarily reduces movement of small muscles in the face that tend to deepen lines and wrinkles. Some people have even reported other benefits to the use of Botox. Many […]

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Jun 13 2018
Root Canal

When Is A Root Canal Necessary?

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What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a special procedure used to treat a severely infected tooth. It effectively preserves a tooth that has succumbed to infection or soon will. Although the treated tooth is no longer living, the root canal procedure allows you to maintain it and the chewing ability it provides. […]

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Jun 13 2018
Electric Toothbrush

Regular Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush

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Electric toothbrushes are very popular, but are they significantly better than manual ones? Research shows that there may be a mild difference in total plaque accumulation when comparing health outcomes between people who use manual versus electric toothbrushes. That difference does become more pronounced as the months go by, too. When it comes to preventing […]

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May 16 2018
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How to Choose the Right Dentist

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Brushing and flossing at least two times a day helps keep your teeth and gums clean, but you need more than that to ensure that they stay healthy. Routine dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. When it comes to choosing a dentist for this type of care, how […]

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Mar 29 2018
When to have wisdom teeth removed

How Long should I Wait to get my Wisdom Teeth Out?

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Wisdom teeth may sound like they’re a good thing, but they can frequently cause problems as they come in. For this reason, many people have them removed, but patients often want to know whether it’s better to have them taken out earlier or later. In this blog, the dentists at Central Avenue Dental in Valley […]

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Dec 29 2017
Young people at a holiday party

Keeping Your Teeth Clean this Holiday Season

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The holidays are a culinary delight where parties and family get-togethers constantly offer you something tasty to eat. When you’re enjoying face-time with all your favorite people – and some of your favorite dishes – don’t forget about dental hygiene. It’s easy to overlook tooth and gum care in the festive (and hectic!) winter holidays. […]

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Dec 26 2017
Young woman looking at white teeth

What Causes White Spots on Teeth?

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What are those white spots on your teeth? They could be harmless or a sign that you need to see a dentist to have them checked. Find out more about what causes these white spots to appear and what you can do about them. Causes of White Spots You can develop white spots on your […]

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Nov 16 2017
woman sipping coffee at work

How Bad is Coffee for My Teeth?

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Brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly are the three pillars of dental health most people are familiar with. While all of these are essential, it’s important to recognize that your diet can have a very substantial impact on your teeth as well. What Does Coffee Do to Your Teeth? There are two main ways […]

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Oct 27 2017
Patient getting teeth cleaned

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

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Keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar significantly lowers your risk of developing tooth decay and other dental problems. Brushing two or three times per day at home helps keep your teeth clean, but it doesn’t fully remove harmful buildup. In order to do that, you need to have your teeth cleaned at the […]

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