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History of Dental Science
added on: October 5, 2017

When you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair, you might not give much thought to how dentistry came to be. Here’s a little bit about the history of dental science, and how modern dentistry evolved. Ancient Times The earliest record of dental science can be traced back to 5000 BC. A… Read More…

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Dental Emergencies: When to See a Dentist
added on: September 8, 2017

You may think it won’t happen to you, but it never hurts to be prepared for a dental emergency. We’ve put together a list of common dental issues that may arise, and what you should do in each case. Toothaches If you’re experiencing a toothache, first try rinsing your mouth… Read More…

Restorative vs Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: August 16, 2017

Could your smile use a little extra attention? If you’re unhappy with your teeth, you may be wondering how best to fix it. Well, that all depends on what you need fixed! At Caring Smiles, we offer both restorative and cosmetic treatments to help people get healthy, beautiful smiles. Restorative… Read More…

What Is the Main Cause of Gum Disease?
added on: July 11, 2017

An estimated 64.7 million Americans have some type of mild, moderate, or severe gum disease. With the prevalence of gum disease you may wonder, what is the main cause and how can you prevent it? Poor oral hygiene habits – including not flossing; not brushing regularly, especially before bed; and… Read More…

How to Floss Correctly
added on: June 20, 2017

“Have you been flossing?” Your dental hygienist probably asks you that at every dentist appointment, and hopefully your answer is yes. But just because you floss regularly doesn’t mean you’re doing it right. That’s right; it’s more than just sawing a string back and forth between your teeth. We’ve put… Read More…

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I Brush & Floss Regularly, So Are Dental Cleanings Necessary?
added on: May 17, 2017

You follow your dentist’s instructions to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss every day. So, do you really need to visit the dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning? Surely the hygienist is just doing what you’re already doing, right? Not quite. While you… Read More…

Are Fluoride Treatments Necessary?
added on: April 17, 2017

When you brush your teeth with toothpaste, you get a bit of fluoride to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. Most cities also have fluoridated water to add to the health of your teeth, too. Most of the time when we hear about fluoride treatments, it’s for little kids,… Read More…

What Cosmetic Dental Treatment is Right for You?
added on: March 15, 2017

Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look? Do you hide your smile in photos or when you laugh? Being embarrassed about your teeth is a common problem we see in our patients. Whether it is discoloration, crookedness, or even chipped, broken, or uneven teeth, there are many reasons… Read More…

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?
added on: February 14, 2017

When you drink hot or cold drinks, do you wince in pain? Does ice cream or piping hot soup make your teeth hurt? If you are noticing your teeth hurting with extreme temperatures, even cold air on your teeth, then you may have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth may be aggravated… Read More…

Is Sugar the Culprit? Facts About Sugar & Oral Health
added on: January 3, 2017

More than likely, you’ve been told your entire life that sugar is bad for your teeth. And while it’s true that excessive sugar can be damaging to your dental health, it is still essential to most diets (in moderation, of course). So if you’re wondering if sugar is the culprit… Read More…

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