How Sealants Shield Teeth From Decay

​ For anyone who wants to take extra precautions to protect their smile, sealants can provide the protection boost your enamel needs! What Is a Sealant? A sealant is a protective seal, made of plastic, that goes over your teeth to prevent them from getting cavities and other infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cavities are up ...
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Ways to Care for Teeth at Home

Besides going through the yearly routine of sitting in the dentist chair to get your teeth cleaned and taken care of, following a good oral hygiene by taking care of your own mouth at home is extremely important. Sometimes, that is easier said than done for many people, and we understand. Many of us juggle busy schedules. From waking up with a fogg...
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February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

​ February is here, with all its Valentine's hearts and candy, but many people aren't aware that this month is also National Children's Dental Health Month. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) both support this nationwide initiative that aims to bring attention to the importance and benefits ...
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Dental Health and Aging

The body experiences many changes as we age. These changes aren't just seen on our skin or felt inside our body - they are also experienced in the mouth. Sometimes these changes are visible and sometimes they are not, such as when nerves begin to become smaller and the teeth become more sensitive to cavities and other dental problems. The need for ...
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Another Reason to Wine

​ Those who love wine hardly need an excuse to enjoy a glass (responsibly of course) from time to time. But what if it could actually help us avoid things like a sore throat and even dental decay? Well, according to this study, it can! Inspired by a study done in the 1980s that examined the antibacterial properties of beverages including soda, wate...
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10 Signs It's Time to See an Orthodontist

​ There really is no set age for a child to start seeing an orthodontist. That said, most orthodontists would recommend that kids make their first visit around age 6 to 7, when the permanent teeth start replacing the baby teeth. But that's not always the case. Some children need to see an orthodontist earlier in life to get a jump start on treating...
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Preventing Dental Problems

Your smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. It shows your happiness, confidence and self-esteem. Understanding how important it is to keep your smile in the best condition possible is key to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile for years to come. If you've been looking for the secrets to keeping your teeth and dental health in optimum condit...
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No, It's Not Optional!

​ After wearing braces, diligently taking care of your teeth and going to all your appointments for adjustments, it can be a struggle to accept that you still need to wear a retainer after the braces come off. Sometimes, it helps to understand just why something is necessary in order to find a more positive outlook on the situation. Why it Matters ...
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Does a Better Smile = a Better Career?

​ A study done last year by the American Dental Association found that 28 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 34 felt that the appearance of their teeth and mouth undermined their ability to interview for a job. So, does a better smile mean better chances at a successful career? We think so! Here's why: Better First Impressions Fir...
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8 Gross Facts That Would Make Anyone Want a Professional Teeth Cleaning ASAP

​   Our mouths are like tiny universes full of good and bad bacteria fighting at all times to take over. If you take good care of your teeth at home and stay consistent with your visits to Dr. Norman, chances are the good bacteria are winning the fight in your mouth. Here are eight facts you probably will wish you hadn't read but that sho...
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How to Choose the Right Tools for Teeth

Walking down the toothbrush aisle at your local supermarket can often create feelings of anxiety due to the overwhelming number of products being marketed. There’s no need to stress. We can help you decide which tools are best for you so you can be prepared next time you go shopping. 

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Dental X-Rays Help Identify Vitamin D Deficiencies

Research published in the International Journal of Paleopathology from McMaster University has shown that dental X-rays can now be used to help spot vitamin D deficiencies by showing the state of the pulp inside teeth. The research team was searching for a way to study vitamin D deficiencies in archaeological specimens without destroying each aged tooth by cutting it open. Their findings could now help identify potential deficiencies in adults and children, which can then be confirmed with a simple blood test.

"Studies are continuing to shed light on the fact that oral health is connected to our overall health in so many ways," said Dr. Amy Norman, DDS, a leading dentist in Everett, Washington.

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