What is Oral Surgery, and When is it Necessary?

Herrick Dental | 01/16/18

Whether it’s due to an injury, genetic condition, or just the way your teeth come in, sometimes a dental situation requires the work of an oral surgeon. While your dentist can perform a number of important procedures, along with helping you craft a course of treatment for long-term oral health, some

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Fillings

Herrick Dental | 12/11/17

Some of us can go our entire lives without the need for a dental filling. But according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, by the time we’re 64 years old, more than 95 percent of us have either dental cavities or missing teeth. If you’ve been lucky enough so

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Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Before the New Year

Herrick Dental | 11/08/17

The last few months of the year always seem to be the busiest, with holiday shopping lists to address, visitors to prepare for, and plenty of school-related activities to attend on the calendar. But as the year draws to a close, getting caught up on your family’s routine dental visits

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Why Do I Need Fluoride Treatment at the Dentist

Herrick Dental | 10/24/17

For most patients, a fluoride treatment is just another part of our regular dentist visit. But many have questions, or even concerns, about the purpose of fluoride – do I really need this treatment? What about that scary article I saw online? Fluoride treatments are easy, comfortable, and beneficial to

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Should My Child Get Dental Sealants to Protect Their Teeth?

Herrick Dental | 09/27/17

From getting candy at school as a special treat to after school snacks with friends to simply what they eat at home—there are lots of foods and drinks that can make plaque in your child’s teeth worse. Even with rigorous daily dental hygiene, it can be difficult to keep plaque

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Will a Night Guard Really Help My Teeth Grinding Pain?

Herrick Dental | 08/24/17

Most of us are prone to the occasional teeth grinding when something really steams us. But for sufferers of bruxism, that grinding isn’t by choice. And if left untreated, it can lead to pain, tooth damage, and other unwelcome health issues. But, there’s no need to worry – a solution

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Will Invisalign Braces Really Work for Me?

Herrick Dental | 07/20/17

Years ago, braces and other orthodontic devices were almost exclusively applied to kids and teens. But as advances in technique and equipment have been made, more and more adults are discovering that their teeth can also be straightened easily, comfortably, and discreetly. Invisalign is one of the leading methods used

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Do You Know How to Prevent Cavities From Forming?

Herrick Dental | 06/20/17

Cavities are probably the most well-known threat to the health of our teeth. From a young age, we’re told to brush our teeth and avoid too many sweets, or the dentist might discover a cavity at our next visit. Cavities do pose a serious concern for our teeth, but there

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Do You Know What Really Causes Cavities?

Herrick Dental | 05/22/17

When it comes to oral health, cavities are probably the topic the majority of us are most familiar with. But just because the topic is familiar doesn’t mean it’s routine – and if your own oral hygiene regimen isn’t covering all the main causes of cavities, you might be leaving

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Do You Know What’s Causing Your Bad Breath?

Herrick Dental | 04/24/17

Bad breath can be more than just an inconvenience. Along with providing a feeling of discomfort and or uncleanliness, bad breath can be a significant source of social anxiety. And while occasional or mild bad breath can be a result of the choices we make, persistent or chronic bad breath,

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