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Why Do I Need a Checkup?

A checkup allows problems to be identified when they are small. This makes fixing those problems less expensive and more likely to be effective.

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Why Do Fillings Wear Out?

The most significant factor in predicting how long a filling will last is how large the filling is.

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Why Bother to Fix Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth play an important part in making the sounds that are necessary for proper speech. Baby teeth also play in essential role in guiding the adult teeth into the proper place in the mouth.

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When should a child first visit the dentist?

Cleaning a baby’s teeth is a simple matter. Anything that wipes off the soft white stuff (dental plaque) that forms on the tooth or teeth will do the job at this early stage.

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When my crown wears out, what happens to the gold?

Your old crown is worth something. It might as well be you who gets the value of it.

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What do I need to know about x-rays?

Early detection is the best way to maximize the chance of successful treatment. X-rays help detect dental problems under the gums or in the bone before they become more serious.

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What can you tell me about dental insurance?

Dental insurance at times seems complicated and impersonal, but with a little background about how things came about, it becomes easier to understand.

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Effective Anesthesia

Relaxation of the neck makes the injection more effective-meaning a higher percentage of first injections are effective.

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The Value of an Appointment

An appointment is beneficial for the dentist and dental staff because they are able to plan the use of the time in the office efficiently and for patients because they can show up at the office and know they will be treated without a long wait.

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The Season of Candy

Tooth decay is not caused by sugar directly, but by bacteria on your teeth (dental plaque) eating the sugar and putting out a weak acid.

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