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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching quickly, and with them comes the promise of delightful dinners, delicious desserts, and oodles of creamy cakes and chocolate. As yummy as all that sounds, you don’t want to head into the new year with a toothache. Neither do you want to lay the foundation for future periodontal problems or dental infections. Research shows 21% of people tend to neglect their oral health care during the holidays. Here’s how [...]

Do You Clench or Grind Your Teeth? An Endodontist Can Help

People are living longer than ever before, and modern healthcare is partly to thank for it. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows life expectancy has increased over the past century from 50 to 80 years for women, and from 48 to 75 years for men.[1] One of the unintended consequences of longer lifespans is that teeth are exposed to many more years of damaging dental habits such as clenching and [...]

The Importance of Endodontics, and What It Involves

It’s easy to believe one type of “dentist” does the same work as the next, but that’s not entirely true. The field of endodontics (root canal therapy) in particular, is highly specialized, and practitioners have completed extended education to qualify them to be called Endodontic specialists. Here’s what endodontics involves, and why it’s important to understand the difference between what Endodontists do and what regular dental professionals do. The Role of Tooth Pulp [...]

Save Your Tooth Month: How an Endodontist Helps

It’s May, which is once again Save Your Tooth Month in the U.S. While there are multiple reasons why it’s so important to save your natural teeth, the one thing you don’t always hear is how to actually achieve that. As endodontists, saving natural teeth is our mission, and since taking care of your teeth is healthier and less expensive than replacing them with dental implants, we can help you protect your smile [...]

4 Essential Root Canal Recovery Tips

A root canal procedure is a fact of life for many Americans. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), more than 41,000 root canals are performed every day, which adds up to over 15 million root canals each year. Only a small percentage of cases develop complications or experience more than mild discomfort - especially when the procedure is performed by an Endodontist. Still, the way you care for your mouth after [...]

Does Drinking Sparkling Water Damage Your Teeth?

As the world we live in gets warmer, hydration for the sake of good health is becoming more important every day. Sales of bottled water and purifying water bottles are at an all-time high, but many people simply don’t like drinking pure, unadulterated water. Sparkling water is a popular solution that comes in various flavors, levels of sweetness, and degrees of carbonation. Currently, multiple sparkling water brands are flooding the market to encourage [...]

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