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Types of Dental Cleaning & Maintenance

Types of Dental Cleaning & Maintenance

You’ve been perfecting your morning and nightly routine of brushing your teeth since you were a child, but is that all you need to do to ensure a healthy mouth? The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a...

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7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

7 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Everyone knows that eating too much sugar can damage your teeth, but sugar isn’t the only enemy to avoid. When you eat and drink starchy or sugary foods, you are feeding the germs in your mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a soft, sticky substance...

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Cavities: Prevention, Treatment, & You

Cavities: Prevention, Treatment, & You

What is a cavity? A cavity is a small hole in the outer layer of your tooth, known as the enamel. They are the result of tooth decay. Over time, tooth decay can cause damage to both the enamel and the inner layer of a tooth. When food remains in your teeth, it creates...

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Family Dentist – Dental Care For All Ages

Family Dentist – Dental Care For All Ages

In this day and time, it seems we're all over the place getting the things done our family needs so we can have full and healthy lives. Everything is a speciality, and convenience is difficult to find! Coffee shops, frozen yogurt shops, the gym, the yoga studio, the...

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Our Insurance Acceptance and How it Affects You

Our Insurance Acceptance and How it Affects You

Many of our patients have some form of dental insurance in their package deal from their employer.  A few have privately acquired their own coverage.  Then the remaining persons have no dental insurance benefit at all.  We here at Shades Creek Dental want to be able...

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What’s a Comprehensive Dental Exam and Why Do I Need It?

What’s a Comprehensive Dental Exam and Why Do I Need It?

If you occasionally schedule with a hygienist to have the build-up “scraped” off your teeth, only to wait for the doctor to say you have no cavities without listening to what else he's found, you may be overlooking something more serious. If you believe you are fully...

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Should I Straighten My Teeth?

Should I Straighten My Teeth?

Should I straighten my teeth? ...Maybe. As a dental care provider, the first reactions people have to us and our profession is 1) “I hate the dentist!”, and 2) “What do you think about my teeth?” The first reaction is accented with a cringe and a furrowed brow. The...

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Fear Of The Dentist – And How We Make It Go Away

Fear Of The Dentist – And How We Make It Go Away

The first reaction to being introduced as a dentist usually is, “I HATE the dentist!” We get it! Really, we do! You don’t like coming to the dentist, and honestly, most people don’t. The noises in the office, the associated smell of a dental office, the fear of the...

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Can I Whiten My Teeth?

Can I Whiten My Teeth?

Can I Whiten My Teeth? As a dental office, we hear this question all the time.  People want to look their best, be attractive to others, and make a great impression, -and having a brighter smile is an easy way to achieve this goal. There are a few ways to gain this...

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7 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Next Dental Visit

7 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Next Dental Visit

In today’s modern dental office, oral health concerns can be caught earlier and treated faster than ever before. Patients benefit from faster, more predictable treatment, while clinicians benefit by providing more effective treatment with less complications. At Shades...

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