A Better Smile Family Dentistry Blog


Couple with Dental Implants

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it's fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here's the long answer.

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dental health risks of sugar-free soda pop

The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only problem is that sugar-free sodas can cause tooth decay too!

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How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

One of the best ways to make sure your child has a healthy smile for life is by establishing a dental home. That means creating a trusting relationship between your child & your family dentist & making sure visits to the dentist are fun & educational.

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Strengthen Your Teeth With Cheese

As a dental patient, you may be more used to hearing which foods are bad for your teeth rather than good for them. While we all should know that acidic foods or foods high in sugar are bad for your teeth, did you know that cheese has been shown to be good for your teeth? If this particular dairy delight is one of your favorite snacks, here's how you can use the prevention of tooth decay to justify eating more of it!

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smile makeover without braces

3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.

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how often to replace your toothbrush

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

We've all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. You might also say that the toothbrush is mightier than the drill! That's because if you wield your toothbrush properly, it's a very powerful weapon against tooth decay & gum disease. But like any tool, if you want it to work best, you need to take care of it.

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The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

In a world filled with whitening toothpastes and drugstore whitening kits, it’s important to know that the most effective teeth whitening treatment still comes from your dentist.

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woman with tooth sensitivity

Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Many millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity at some point in their life, usually in the form of tooth pain in reaction to heat or cold. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, some more easily fixed than others. However, it's important to know that tooth sensitivity is sometimes a sign of a more serious dental problem of condition.

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history of dental implants

How Dental Implants Were Invented

Perhaps the earliest example of dental implants were seashells found in the jaw of an ancient Mayan skeleton from 1,300 years ago.

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Our Pledge to You…

Our pledge to you is to provide the most personalized, effective dental care possible. Caring for your individual dental health is part of our larger goal of improving & supporting the overall health of the community.

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