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All on 4 Can Save Your Life

As you know, I’m passionate about the health of my patients. And nothing affects health more than a person’s mouth. When people take good care of their mouth by brushing and flossing daily, they greatly minimize their need for our dental services. But what if there’s no healthy tooth left to save?  In that case, …

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Don’t use charcoal to get a whiter smile.

If You Want to Use Charcoal to Get a Whiter Smile, Don’t. Almost every day I’m asked by one of my patients how to get a bright white smile, and they usually bring up something they saw on the internet. (This link for example.) While the internet has some good information on the topic, it’s …

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Dental Implant Q & A with Dr. Taj

I love to talk about the benefits of dental implants – as you may know, I have four implants. In my opinion, they’re simply the best way to replace a missing tooth — because they’re attached to the jawbone, they look and function just like a natural tooth. But when talking to patients about getting …

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Oral Cancer Screenings and Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? I’m guessing you probably didn’t. After all, April is a busy month. There is April Fool’s Day.  There is Easter, and Baseball has just started. Hockey playoffs are also underway. In addition, April is the official month of over 30 issues! (If you don’t believe …

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Which Toothpaste is Best?

Every time you walk down the toothpaste aisle of your store, you’ll see that there are a LOT of toothpaste options out there. There’s toothpaste that will whiten your teeth. There are toothpastes for sensitive teeth. There are toothpastes with fluoride. There are toothpastes that taste like bubble-gum. There are toothpastes that have hydrogen peroxide. …

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Which Toothbrush is Best: Manual or Electric?

One question I often get asked is: “What is the best toothbrush for cleaning teeth? Which toothbrush is best: manual or electric?”  My short answer is always Electric. Comparing 30,000 brush strokes per minute to 200 doesn’t even make it a competition. But there’s more to it than that. Brushing twice a day is essential …

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Give Your Kids the Life-Long Gift of a Healthy Mouth

Since one of our primary services is family dental care,  I treat entire families — from kids, to adults, to the elderly. One of the questions that I often get is when a parent asks me “Do I need to brush my kid’s baby teeth?” When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth I understand where they’re …

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