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The Difference Between Cleanings, Deep Cleanings & Periodontal Maintenance

There is more than one type of dental procedure that may be casually referred to as a cleaning. For example, there is a regular cleaning & then there is what is referred to a deep cleaning. It’s important to understand that there is a big difference between these procedures & implications that each of these procedures have when it comes to your oral health. Continue reading The Difference Between Cleanings, Deep Cleanings & Periodontal Maintenance

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist

empty dentist's chairThere have been unanswered calls, deleted voicemails,  ignored texts, & friendly reminders that never make it out of the envelope…we both know it’s been a while since you visited the dentist. If all our efforts to reconnect with you haven’t convinced you, maybe the following 5 reasons to see the dentist will get you to take care of your teeth properly again! Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist

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Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important

teeth cleanings at the dentistOver time, plaque (a thick, bacteria-filled film) and tartar (a hard calcium-based build-up) can build up on your teeth & eventually lead to tooth decay. While regular brushing & flossing at home can help prevent this buildup, it can’t necessarily remove it. That’s why going to your dentist for a professional cleaning is so important. Continue reading Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important