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Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

A woman being checked for cavities.

Getting a cavity is never fun. But what do you do when you
keep getting cavities and feel like every visit to the dentist means another
filling for your mouth? Chances are, the causes behind your cavities are things
within your control! Find out the most common reasons that patients keep
getting cavities and what you can do to make your next visit to the dentist quick
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Dental Specialists FAQ: What is a Prosthodontist & What Do They Do?

Digital imaging of teeth and gums.

How many dental specialties are you familiar with? Most
people know about general dentists. Chances are you’re familiar with
orthodontists too! But Pointe Dental Group staffs several types of dental
specialists and those with additional education in specific fields, including a
prosthodontist. What is a prosthodontist? Read on to find out more – and
learn how they can help you restore your smile!

What is a Prosthodontist?

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Is Flossing Important for Dental Health?

A man cleaning his teeth using dental floss

You’re proud of your dental health routine. You know you hit
all the marks for great
oral health. Brushing twice a day? Check. Fluoridated mouth wash? Check.
Regular dental checkups each year? Check.

Flossing? Well… sometimes! “But really,” you protest, “is
flossing important? I never skip a day brushing and using mouthwash. It can’t
be that big of a deal!”

We hear it all the time. Flossing is … Continue Reading

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FAQs About Dental Care for Children

A child brushing her teeth & demonstrating good dental care.

Your baby’s first tooth is one of many anticipated childhood
milestones. Beyond teaching them what not to bite into (like the back of your
leg while you’re washing dishes!), how can you help your child develop a
healthy lifestyle of proper dental care? We’ll answer some common questions
about dental care for children to help your child develop a healthy smile that
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How to Brush Your Teeth Properly to Stay Cavity & Gum Disease Free!

Parents teaching their children how to brush their teeth.

Is it possible you could be brushing your teeth incorrectly?
You may be surprised to learn that it’s fairly common! Because it seems so
simple, you may have grown up without anyone teaching you how to brush your
teeth properly. Inadequate brushing leads to several short- and long-term
consequences for your health.

If you want to make sure you’re not missing any steps, read
on to … Continue Reading

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?

A woman with an electric toothbrush

There’s no question that taking care of your teeth is
important. That’s why it’s no surprise there are always new products and
devices coming out to help you improve your dental care. Every year, electric
toothbrushes are becoming more common. But you may be wondering, “are electric
toothbrushes better than manual ones?”

Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of electric
toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes to … Continue Reading

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Periodontal Disease Treatment & Causes: Taking Care of Your Gums

Dental hygienist with patient discussing periodontal disease treatment options.

Poor dental care can lead to long-term health issues like
gingivitis. While gingivitis
is often simple to counteract, it can quickly advance into periodontal
disease if left unchecked. This advanced form of gum disease requires more
serious periodontal disease treatment options to restore your oral health.

Read on to learn the symptoms of periodontal disease
and what Pointe Dental Group can do to treat it.

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The Benefits of Healthy Teeth and Gums

A man brushing his teeth to enjoy the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

It’s easy to take your dental health for granted. At times,
your teeth may seem indestructible. But your mouth is surprisingly sensitive to
the way you treat it and neglecting your dental care could leave you prone to
serious complications! There are several benefits of healthy teeth and gums,
and many of them extend well beyond your oral well-being.

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The Major Health Risks of Tooth Loss and Leaving a Gap

Dentist holding a large model of a tooth implant for correcting tooth loss.

Your permanent teeth are only permanent if you take care of them. Poor dental care, injuries or health complications can lead to tooth loss. Whether the tooth loss was preventable or not, how you handle it afterward is within your control.

It’s important to understand that a lost tooth isn’t the end
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Oral Piercings and Oral Health: Know the Risks!

A woman with tooth pain due to an oral piercing.
Piercings have continued to become more and more popular among teens and young adults over the years. This includes less common piercings like tongue piercings. But did you know that oral piercings and oral health are very closely tied? You can introduce new risks to your long-term dental health!
Read on to learn about the risks, … Continue Reading

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