A Clear Alternative to Braces

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If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, clear aligners may be a great option for you! The latest advances in research, technology, and materials mean that clear aligners are a comfortable, convenient alternative to braces. Gio Iuculano, DDS discusses the most recent developments.

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Is an Electric Toothbrush Better?

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When it comes to cleaning teeth, patients often ask if an electric toothbrush is better than a regular one. Gio Iuculano, DDS weighs in, “We provide free regular toothbrushes after every dental cleaning. Our first priority is for patients to brush twice daily with any high-quality toothbrush. For those who seek an A+ with extra credit, an electric toothbrush can be a game-changer.” Here’s why.

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Help Your Child Have a Healthy Mouth! Here’s How

Closeup of very young child holding toothbrush in mouth. A healthy mouth starts with good habits formed in childhood.

For children, a healthy mouth often starts with parents and caregivers modeling and encouraging good oral care habits. Beginning at a young age makes it easier for children to maintain good oral health as they get older. How can adults best help children with this? Donna Greco, DMD has answers.

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Does Your Dentist Do These 6 Things for Your Health and Safety?

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To ensure your health and safety, what does a truly outstanding dental office do? In addition to using modern technology and taking regular continuing education courses to keep up with the newest treatment techniques, the most diligent dental providers take special steps for sterilization and infection control. Go behind the scenes with our OSHA coordinator Staci Kubovcik to learn about Winchester Dental’s best industry practices.

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What You Should Know About Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth (xerostomia) occurs when your normal saliva flow slows down or stops. It is not a disease, but a condition that can arise as a side effect of various other factors. If you’re experiencing dry mouth or think you may be at risk, here’s what you should know.

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7 Great Reasons to Floss Every Day

Mechanical teeth with frosted donut, petit fours, and cupcake. Taking a few minutes to floss daily is vital to oral and overall health.

You’ve probably heard your dentist or hygienist regularly recommend that you floss daily. Flossing takes only a few minutes, but for some patients, getting started and then flossing regularly can be a challenge. If you’ve already made it part of your routine, congratulations! But if you need more encouragement, here are seven great reasons to make the effort!

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Sensitive Teeth: What Should I Know?

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Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at one point or another. Sometimes the sensitivity is momentary or temporary; but on occasion, the discomfort lasts. What causes sensitive teeth? How can you avoid this issue, and when should you seek help from your dentist? Dr. Chase Garris, DDS has answers.

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