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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

By obanion | Nov 3, 2017

Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. This blog will focus on the best ways to make sure your gums stay healthy in order to prevent gum disease and keep your smile shining bright for years to come. 1) Floss, Floss, Floss Flossing is one…

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Beyond Root Canal Therapy: Other Treatments in Endodontics

By obanion | Oct 2, 2017

Surely you know what a root canal is. But have you ever heard of an “apicoectomy”? As endodontists, we are always trying to get to the root of the problem, but the methods vary sometimes from case to case. So move over for just a few minutes, root canal, while we give these other endodontic treatments a moment in the…

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4 Foods That Can Cause Dental Emergencies

By obanion | Sep 5, 2017

Every day, we have patients visit our office for help with a dental emergency. A lot of these emergencies are caused by biting into foods that are too hard, resulting in a cracked tooth, loss of a filling or a broken dental crown. To avoid a painful and inconvenient dental emergency, here are some foods you should avoid (or be…

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What is an Endodontist?

By obanion | Aug 1, 2017

An Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment, a process by which teeth are preserved through the treatment of the inner soft tissue of the teeth – also known as the pulp. In addition to dental school, those who choose to specialize in endodontics attend another two to three years of schooling in the field. All dentists…

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Manual, Electric and Sonic Toothbrushes

By obanion | Jul 10, 2017

With the many options of toothbrushes available today, we understand that choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming. If you are considering changing your brush style, read more information below about manual, electric and sonic toothbrushes. Manual Toothbrushes Manual toothbrushes are the most common type of toothbrushes, available at your local convenience store. Many people choose to opt…

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Root Canal Myths VS Fact

By obanion | Jun 7, 2017

The best way to understand what an endodontist does is to think of them as “Tooth Saving Specialists.” You might be interested to learn that all endodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are endodontists. This is most likely due to the fact that an endodontist completes an extra 2-3 years of schooling, honing their tooth rescuing skills and learning…

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Root Canals BC, AD, and Now!

By obanion | May 3, 2017

Root Canals: BC There is no way of knowing just exactly how long root canal therapy has been around. The first traces of root canal therapy can be dated back to second or third century B.C. A human skull was discovered in a desert in Israel. In one of the teeth, they found a bronze wire that scientists believe was…

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Bad Breath is Bad News

By obanion | Apr 5, 2017

Bad breath is bad news. Don’t let bad breath be a part of your day! In our office, we are asked on an almost daily basis “How can I get rid of my bad breath?” Here are some quick and easy tips to help keep your breath fresh and clean: 1. Brush and Floss Regularly: It’s basic advice, but foolproof.…

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What is root resorption?

By obanion | Mar 1, 2017

Root resorption happens every day in children – it is the body’s natural process of (re)absorbing tissue. In the case of a child’s mouth, it is what helps them to lose their baby teeth and, in fact, what allows them to have effective orthodontic treatment. The body resorbs tissues that connect the baby teeth to the mouth, and the tooth…

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