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How Fluoride Helps Your Teeth [video]

You’ve surely heard of fluoride, but do you know what it does? It is an essential mineral that helps strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent decay. It can even reverse early-stage cavities! Your teeth constantly shed fluoride and other minerals in a process called demineralization, so they must be replenished on a regular basis. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to ...

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Five Reasons to Love a Root Canal [infographic]

The common perception of root canals is that they are to be feared and dreaded. That they are painful and something akin to torture. The truth is far different. Most patients say the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a standard tooth filling. And a root canal will not only end the pain of an infected tooth, it will enable you to keep the tooth and avoid extraction and costly ...

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Fix Flaws with Dental Veneers or Tooth Bonding

Have you had enough of being ashamed about your smile? Do you hate meeting people because you’re afraid they’ll judge you by the state of your teeth? This is a serious problem. Dental embarrassment makes your self-esteem plummet, which is reflected in how you carry yourself and how others see you. And that “other” could be a potential new friend, significant other, or the hiring manager ...

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Dentistry with Minimal Radiation [video]

Many patients have come to us with concerns about radiation exposure. While there’s no evidence to suggest that conventional X-rays, when used appropriately, are unsafe, at Dores Dental we’ve chosen to use digital X-rays exclusively. Digital X-rays expose you to just a fraction of the radiation of old-school film X-rays. They are more comfortable to take, develop immediately, and are ...

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Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? [quiz]

Do you have a hard time sleeping the night before a dental appointment? When you’re in the waiting room, do you find your heart racing and palms sweating? Do you avoid going the dentist altogether due to fear? Many people get nervous to some degree about visiting the dentist, but for others, dental anxiety can be downright debilitating. At Dores Dental, our calming staff, menu of ...

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Six Foods & Drinks to Eliminate from Your Kitchen

What dental-health-unfriendly foods and drinks are lurking in your pantry and fridge? When it comes to the long-term well-being of your teeth and gums, what you eat (and feed your children) is critical. Here are a few foods that that you should consider eliminating from your diet (or at least eat in extreme moderation). To discuss nutrition and oral health further, schedule a checkup with ...

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Scaling & Root Planing Reverses Gum Disease [video]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, has been getting some much-warranted attention lately. Not only is it extremely common and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, but studies show that it may increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other systemic health problems. At Dores Dental, we are happy to counsel you on how to prevent gum disease from ...

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3 Reasons to Love Dores Dental

Finding a new dental home for you and your family is not an easy process. You want a place with top-notch clinical care, of course. You want a place where the team members are as good working with children as they are with adults. You want a place that offers a wide variety of services for all age groups. And you want a place where people take the time to speak with you, where they remember your ...

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Don’t Panic in a Dental Emergency! [infographic]

Your tooth is knocked clean out of its socket. You bite down on an ice cube and the ice cube wins. Or you are just minding your own business when your mouth is hit with excruciating pain. A dental emergency makes a great day go south, fast. But if you are prepared to handle whatever’s thrown your way, you will be less likely to panic. One of the first things you should do in any emergency ...

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A Dentist Who Works with You [video]

Kristin had bad experiences with dentists in the past who were rough, careless, and uncommunicative with her. Then she discovered Dores Dental. She loves the advanced tools and technology we employ, and that her teeth look and feel fantastic when she leaves. “They’re very hands on with you and in making you understand what you should do with better cleaning and better hygiene and so on ...

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