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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How Dental Technology Improves Your Visit

Herrick Dental | 03/16/17

Dental technology has come a long way since most of us were kids. As scientists and engineers have found new ways to miniaturize and expand the capabilities of equipment, your visit to the dentist’s office has become faster, more precise, and less invasive. It’s a safe bet that you don’t

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What Should I Do When I Need Emergency Dental Care?

Herrick Dental | 02/20/17

A dental emergency is something many of us would choose not to think about, until the situation forces itself upon us. But emergencies do happen, to us and our families, and knowing how to handle them ahead of time can make the difference between a temporary or permanent outcome. The

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Will Professional Teeth Whitening Work for Me?

Herrick Dental | 01/19/17

The brightness of your smile is one of the first things that others notice about you. And even if you stick to an excellent dental hygiene regimen, teeth can lose some of their luster over time. To keep smiles looking their best, many people turn to whitening procedures, both over-the-counter

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