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Academy of General Dentistry

By Craig Smith
January 14, 2017

What is the Academy of General Dentistry? The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 39,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the second largest dental association in the United States. It’s the only association that exclusively represents the ... read more

Dealing With Dental Emergencies

By Craig Smith
December 22, 2016

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. You and your children risk breaking teeth or injuring your mouth while eating, playing, exercising, and participating in other seemingly harmless activities. Oral injuries often are painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. Learn more about what to do in case of a ... read more

Tooth Trauma

By Craig Smith
December 15, 2016

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Oral injuries can be painful and should be treated by your dentist as soon as possible. Learn more about what to do during a dental emergency. What are dental emergencies and how can I avoid them? A dental emergency is when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loose, or ... read more

The Consequences of Crowding

By Craig Smith
December 8, 2016

Your need to be concerned about crowding because it affects more than just your smile. It can affect your health in three ways: it can increase risk of periodontal disease, affect systemic health, and result in improper bite forces. Increased risk of periodontal disease Periodontitis is prevalent in the American population. A recent CDC report states ... read more

Dental Implants

By Craig Smith
December 1, 2016

Implant Information If you lose or break a tooth, a dental implant may be the best option for restoring your smile. Learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a post, usually made of titanium, which serves as a substitute for a ... read more

Geriatric Dental Care

By Craig Smith
November 24, 2016

Facts of Life Due to advances in medicine and an increase in prolonged life expectancy, the number of older people will continue to increase worldwide. It is essential that all older adults practice and maintain good oral hygiene due to the high correlation between oral health and general health. How should I care for my ... read more

Effects of Smoking on the Mouth

By Craig Smith
November 17, 2016

Using tobacco can harm your mouth, including your teeth and gums, in a number of ways. There is no safe form of tobacco— using it produces many problems and risk factors, from tooth discoloration and gum disease to throat, lung, and oral cancer, and, ultimately, even death. It’s important to understand what happens to your ... read more

Seal the Deal

By Craig Smith
November 10, 2016

Your dentist can apply sealants easily, and it takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. In addition to good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, there are other ways to protect teeth from decay. Dental sealants can protect teeth and seal them off from decay-causing bacteria. What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are ... read more

Halloween 2016

By Craig Smith
November 4, 2016

This year we all dressed up as characters from Despicable Me. Dr. Smith was Gru, the assistants and hygienists were minions, and Austin was Dr. Nefario. In case you weren't able to see us in person, or missed the picture we shared on our Facebook page, here are some pictures from throughout the day. Happy ... read more

Seven Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

By Craig Smith
October 27, 2016

What's a dentist to do during Halloween? No dental office wants to contribute to the childhood caries epidemic, or worse, be accused of contributing to their own market. However, being the "toothbrush" house on the block isn't fun either. Never fear – we've come up with seven candy alternatives you can share with the kids in your ... read more

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