Sugar Hurts Teeth: Which Halloween Candies Cause the Most Damage?

Halloween: A Family Favorite When recalling your childhood days, you likely remember Halloween with a sense of nostalgia and excitement as many people do. From dressing up in a chosen costume, to telling spooky stories of ghosts and ghouls, to engaging in some good old fashioned Halloween mischief by trying to scare each other. Halloween is certainly a great time to be a kid! Therefore, it’s no surprise that many parents take great delight in encouraging their kids to take part in this night of thrills and chills! However, for kids there is perhaps no bigger adventure than that of ...
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6-Month Dental Appointment: Why It’s Important

Blink and you’ll miss it! When we are younger, we often associate the word year with a prolonged period of time, which to a child in school may seem almost endless. However, as we grow older and our perception of life expands, we come to understand that a simple twelve-month year, isn’t really that much time at all.  Therefore, its important when scheduling any mandatory requirements (work meetings, doctors’ appointments, and family events) to be mindful of this, and be wary of the fact that if we procrastinate or are not paying attention, time can quickly pass us by! Therefore, ...
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Dental Insurance Benefits: Use ’em OR LOSE ’em!

Goodbye summer and Hello autumn! As the weather gradually starts to cool, and the leaves turn from green to an assortment of yellows, reds, browns, and orange, it’s abundantly clear that autumn is on the horizon. This change in season also reminds us that dental insurance benefits for the 2017 calendar year will be lost, if you don't use them by December 31, 2017! While this change in season may also bring about numerous changes in daily activities, in many ways it may also serve as the catalyst for the latter part of this year, in which we eventually close ...
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Perio Scaling: Treating a Creepy Problem – Gum Disease

As you may know, periodontal disease or sometimes better known as perio disease or gum disease is one of the most serious and often troublesome oral health concerns that a patient may face in their lifetime primarily for two reasons: What gum disease truly is, is a progressive infection that starts within the gums (hence the name) and spreads throughout the mouth potentially damaging or even destroying your teeth, and/or jawbone. While this in and of itself is a major issue, often the primary concern is the interactive nature of periodontal disease. As it is known to interact with or ...
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“I had a Root Canal. Why do I need a Porcelain Crown?”

I had a Root Canal. Why do I need a Porcelain Crown? Root canals can save a tooth from decay, but they can also make it weak. A porcelain crown solidifies the tooth and maintains its integrity after it has been destroyed, by either tooth decay or from a trauma. When the pulp inside a tooth is infected or no longer living, Dr. Roberts at Adams Dental Group can treat the tooth through a root canal by removing the pulp and apply filling to replace it. When performing routine root canals; however, Dr. Roberts will drill through the tooth and ...
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