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  • Are Diamonds A Dentist’s Best Friend?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    When people talk about diamonds, most often they are referring to wedding rings or other types of jewelry. However, Dr. Dean Ho, from the UCLA School of Denistry, may have found another use for diamonds. Nanodiamonds that is. A nanodiamond is about four to five nanometers in diameter and invisible to the human eye. These …
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  • The Top 5 Flossing Questions

    Posted on in Educational, Family, News

    1. Why should I floss? Brushing is a very important part of keeping your teeth healthy, but it can not do everything. Flossing is necessary to clean the areas between teeth that brushing can not reach. The floss can reach between teeth and remove plaque and debris that get stuck to the tooth. Flossing also helps …
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  • Is Running A Better Workout Than Walking?

    Posted on in Food & Health, News

    Most people believe that running is a better workout than walking, but a recent study shows that this may not always be the case. Researchers followed 5,000 walkers and 32,000 runners over a six-year period. They found that running was a clear winner in terms of weight-loss goals. Running not only burns more calories than …
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  • 5 Habits To Decrease Tooth Decay

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    Do you snack and sip beverages throughout the day? Without realizing it, you may be increasing your risk of tooth decay. This could lead to cavities, tooth sensitivity, a need for a root canal, or even losing your teeth. Here are 5 habits to decrease your risk of tooth decay. 1.  Limit sugary drinks and …
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  • 5 Tips To Get Your Children Brushing

    Posted on in Children, Educational, Family, News

    As the father of a strong-willed 2-year old, I understand how difficult it can be to get your children’s teeth clean. Here are a few tips to make brushing your children’s teeth a pleasant experience. 1. Make sure the toothbrush is a fun object, not something to be feared. If someone shoves a strange object into …
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  • The Benefits of Digital X-Rays

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    Here at The Smile Center, we use Digital X-Rays because of the many benefits to our patients. First of all, they take much less time to acquire. Traditional film x-rays may take as much as 10-15 minutes to develop. Whereas, digital x-rays are available to show to a patient almost immediately. This allows us at …
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