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How are cold sores related to oral herpes? 

How are cold sores related to oral herpes?  When you notice a small blister that is filled with puss on your lips, nostrils, or the oral cavity lining, do you know it’s a cold sore or do you think it might be something else?  As you’re staring at it, do you automatically know what caused [...]

5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment Underneath the enamel and dentin, there is a layer of soft tissue called Pulp. The Pulp houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. The Pulp is also known as the Root Canal. Root Canal Therapy is a dental treatment procedure performed by a dentist to remove infections and [...]

Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

The mouth is home to many million bacteria at any given time. These bacteria are responsible for dental plaque and cavities. These bacteria can also lead to periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis. Thus, to preserve that beautiful smile, one must make it a habit to practice good oral hygiene practices. Oral hygiene practices, such as [...]

What You Should Know About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding has outgrown all expectations and is now a sought after method for dental procedures. Dentists that provide bonding procedures are very popular, and typically have a long list of clients looking for their treatment. Since dentists today tend to rely on the bonding treatment almost 90 percent of the time, it is extremely [...]

Overcoming Nervousness When Getting a Dental Crown Placed

Overcoming Nervousness When Getting a Dental Crown Placed It’s common for people to get nervous about the thought of going to the dentist. In fact, many people postpone visits until they absolutely need to go, whether it’s pain causing the visit or an embarrassing condition. What those people may not know is that many dental [...]

Troy Dentist Explains What to Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

Troy Dentist Explains What to Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency Summer is just around the corner and school is almost out. There will be an increase in outdoor activity, contact sports, and slippery pool decks. Hopefully, as a parent, you will have an accident-free summer but unfortunately sometimes dealing with a chipped [...]

Oral Health and Your Heart- What You Need to Know

Oral Health and Your Heart- What You Need to Know When most people think about being monitored for heart conditions or diseases, they picture sitting in their primary care doctor’s office with leads from an EKG attached to their chest. Maybe they picture being at their cardiologist’s office having a stress echo done to see [...]

How to Find the Best Dentist Near You

How to Find the Best Dentist Near You Dental care has become a crucial aspect of our health. The health of the teeth and mouth, in general, will directly influence overall health. Even though people tend to avoid dentists and fear visiting them, going to a dentist for good oral hygiene is important. One major [...]

Tooth Decay from Baby Bottles

Tooth Decay from Baby Bottles You may be thinking that because your baby's teeth are temporary, they don’t need to be cared for the same way as adult teeth. However, that is not the case.  Those little teeth are still susceptible to cavities. Baby teeth are important for babies to speak, chew their food, and [...]

Dental Sealants- Your Questions Answered

Dental Sealants - Your Questions Answered by Troy Dentist As you probably know brushing your teeth and flossing are two of the best ways in order to prevent cavities. However, even with brushing and flossing, you may not be able to get all of the crevasses of each tooth. This is especially true for your [...]

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