Look How We’ve Grown!

DF2 About Us, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

It’s been a long process, but we are happy to announce that our new space is nearly ready for you!

If over the past eight months, you’ve experienced … our parking lot overrun with construction vehicles, dusty entrance, plastic divider curtains, less-than-peaceful background noise – or any other construction-related impacts … we sincerely thank you for your patience.

Our new addition includes:

  • Three new rooms for routine hygiene appointments
  • Two new operatories for treatment
  • Private offices for consultation discussions
  • Expanded reception area and waiting room
  • Brand-new state of the art equipment
  • Bright,…

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Getting to the Root of Teeth & Gum Sensitivity

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Does the thought of biting into something cold or drinking a hot beverage make you wince? You aren’t alone! According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, as many as one in eight Americans suffer from oral sensitivity.

The good news? With some TLC, regular dental visits, and proper oral hygiene, gum and/or teeth sensitivity can be treated. 

Let’s start by identifying which form of sensitivity you are experiencing. 

Sensitive teeth

The outermost layer on the exposed part of your teeth is the enamel. It is a hard surface which serves to protect the inner layers….

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Diabetes, Inflammation and Dental Care

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

There are 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population! For diabetics, high blood sugar can take a toll on the entire body — including the teeth and gums. High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse. Because having less saliva allows more tooth-decaying bacteria and plaque to build up, it is essential for diabetics to control their blood sugar and get routine dental checkups. With good blood sugar control and dental care, you can minimize these problems.

A diabetes primer

Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose (or blood sugar) is too high….

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Stress Side Effects and Your Jaw

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Have you recently noticed that your teeth are sore or sensitive to cold? Do your jaw muscles hurt in the morning? Does your face ache?

You’re not alone. As a result of the stress of our current circumstances, many of our patients are noticing symptoms that they haven’t had before. In particular, a significant uptick in facial muscle pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

Many transient cases of TMJ can be managed by simply being more aware of your own behavior (such as clenching during the day), and taking measures such as eating a soft diet,…

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10 Dental Resolutions (With Tips to Make Them Stick)

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Taking steps to improve dental health is a critical part of overall health and wellness. Without proper oral care, you may be more prone to develop issues such as tooth decay, gingivitis or gum disease. Because diseases of the mouth can affect the rest of your body, it is important to maintain good oral health. With the “New Year, New You” mentality top of mind as we begin a new year, consider adopting some of these healthier dental habits.

1. Don’t rush when you brush.

Of course brushing at least twice daily is a must, but for optimal care,…

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