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Are X-Rays Safe?
added on: January 9, 2018

Do you worry about your safety when your dentist suggests you need X-rays? Never fear! There’s no need to be concerned about this common imaging test. In fact, it’s an important diagnostic tool for doctors and dentists. What Are X-Rays? X-rays are an imaging test used by physicians to see… Read More…

Give a Smile for the Holidays
added on: December 12, 2017

This holiday season, give the gift of oral health to your loved ones! From stocking stuffers to presents for under the tree, we’ve put together a list of items that will help you give a smile for the holidays. Fun Toothpaste For the kids on your list, stuff their stockings… Read More…

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important
added on: November 15, 2017

If you are missing a tooth, it’s imperative that you call us right away to get treatment. Here are a few reasons why. Why Might You Lose a Tooth? The most obvious reason is that you had an accident. Accidents happen, and sometimes your teeth suffer for it. Sports accidents,… Read More…

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…

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