High Performance Athletes = High Performance Caries

Just the other day at Kerhoulas Dental, our hygiene department saw a 14-year old patient for his recall exam. We have been seeing him since he was five years old. He is one of those patients, who up until now, has been caries free and has had impeccable oral hygiene. He hadn’t been seen for […]

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How to spot trouble? When to go see a dentist

Proper oral health is the key to preventing gum disease and keeping your teeth for life. Part of that plan should include cleanings and regular dental checkups. Even with all that work, the occasional dental emergency is bound to come up. The dentist can save a tooth or prevent further damage with early detection and […]

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What are Bonding and Veneers?

Bonding and veneers are similar though distinct cosmetic dental procedures that can repair damaged, decayed or misshapen teeth, as well as improve the appearance of healthy teeth. Both procedures may be done by dentists or by prosthodontists – dentists who specialize in replacement of healthy tooth enamel and tissue with manmade materials. Bonding, the less-invasive […]

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What are Dental Implants?

When individuals have missing teeth there are numerous alternatives to replace these teeth. One of these alternatives is dental implants. The purpose for implants are to replace missing roots and also support artificial replacement teeth. Usually a dentist will refer you to a specialist that will perform this procedure for you. Your dentist will be […]

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Daily Checklist for Healthy Teeth

Following a daily checklist of tasks to maintain healthy teeth and gums is important to prevent gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay. Committing to such a daily schedule and following up with regular dental visits will ensure you maintain a healthy smile and will prevent costly corrective dental work in the future. Maintaining healthy […]

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How to Find a Dentist?

Finding a reputable dentist is important for every person’s health and well-being. Adults should have a routine cleaning every six months to eliminate plaque and check for periodontal disease and other problems. Without visiting a dentist regularly, one can lose teeth and destroy a previously beautiful smile. Anyone who has not been seen in over […]

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Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Everyone wants whiter teeth, but is there such a thing as too white? This is a question that you should consider before investing in teeth whitening products or procedures.When it comes to whitening your teeth, you should consider a few different factors. - How effective is it for whitening your teeth?- What is the cost?- Are […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Brushing Teeth

Regular brushing is the best preventive maintenance to guard against premature oral disease and tooth decay. Regular brushing rituals should start at an early age and continue throughout a lifetime. There is more to it than just grabbing any old brush and agitating the mouth and gums to remove surface plaque and residue; if not […]

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What Your Smile Says About You

A person smiles when he or she is usually doing it because of a funny joke, a good feeling, or good news. Not many people put thought into how they are going to smile because the brain automatically responds to the stimulus and causes the facial muscles to expand and the teeth to show. Other people […]

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Taking Your Child To The Dentist For The First Time

According to the experts, the first dental appointment of a child is much sooner than expected by parents.  Once the first baby tooth comes out (approximately 6 months of age) they should be taken to see the dentist. In the first appointment, the parents receive education from the dentist about how to take care of […]

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