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  • We’re on Facebook!

    Posted on in News

    The Smile Center is on Facebook so be sure to stop by and Like us at www.facebook.com/thesmilecenter.  Thanks to all our great fans and welcome to our new ones.  Have a nice day!

  • I’d like to whiten my teeth. What are my options?

    Posted on in Cosmetic

    There are two types of professional tooth whitening procedures – in-office and at-home treatments. In-office procedures will whiten teeth in as little as one hour. Professional products for home use include custom-fit trays which are worn for several minutes daily, whitening your teeth many shades over a longer period of time. There are a variety …
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  • What oral health problems do adolescents face?

    Posted on in Children

    Many adult oral health problems begin in adolescence. Irreversible tissue damage often begins at this time, and puberty can affect the growth of bone, connective tissue and gums. In addition, a number of unique dental problems are tied to adolescence. For example, oral piercings can cause tooth and gum erosion along with inflammation, infections or …
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  • As a senior, what can I do to maintain good oral health?

    Posted on in Family

    Seniors are more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can lead to dental pain and discomfort. Keep your mouth healthy by brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and scheduling regular professional cleanings and checkups. Full and partial denture wearers must also brush both dentures and remaining natural teeth daily. Seniors may …
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  • Why is fluoride important to oral health?

    Posted on in Family

    Fluoride, one of the most plentiful elements on earth, keeps tooth enamel strong and solid by preventing the loss of important minerals from teeth. It also decreases the risk of cavities. Fluoride is typically obtained from two sources: fluoridated water supplies and fluoride dental products. Although small amounts of fluoride occur naturally in water, the …
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  • Age Reversing Seminar photos

    Posted on in News