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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How Sedation Takes the Fear Out of Going to the Dentist

Herrick Dental | 12/08/16

Do you break into a sweat at the thought of going to the dentist? Would you rather spend an hour at the office than in the dentist chair? If so, you’re not alone. Dental phobia is actually pretty common, however most patients find that sedation dentistry makes it far easier

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Can Diabetes be Identified by Your Oral Health?

Herrick Dental | 11/15/16

More and more, scientists are discovering links between various health conditions. For instance, periodontal disease has been linked to a number of serious health issues including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and strokes. However, the links don’t end there—researchers have also determined that there are certain oral conditions often found in people

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Why Do I Need an X-ray at the Dentist?

Herrick Dental | 10/20/16

If you’re on the internet, you’ll find there’s reason to be fearful of just about everything. It seems like warnings exist for virtually every food, health symptom, and medical procedure. Sometimes the cautionary advice is well-founded, however when it comes to dental X-rays, there’s a lot of misinformation out there.

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No Dental Insurance? Why You Still Need To Go To The Dentist

Herrick Dental | 09/30/16

Many Americans lack dental insurance. If you’re one of them, you may be tempted to think, “It’s no big deal. I can brush and floss at home.” However, we’d encourage you to take this issue seriously. There are a number of reasons that it’s very important to schedule regular dental

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How FastBraces® Work

Herrick Dental | 08/23/16

Have you been wanting straighter teeth for a while? Has the thought of having to wear braces for several years prevented you from fixing your smile? If so, you’re going to want to learn more about an exciting development in the dental field called FastBraces®, a safe, affordable, quick way

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4 Things You Should Know About Dentures

Herrick Dental | 07/21/16

It’s estimated that just over 50% of adults age 55 and older have dentures. Is it possible you might need them? In this post, we’ll explain how to determine whether you could benefit from them, while sharing some basic facts about dentures. 1. How Do I Know If I Need

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Botox Treatments 101

Herrick Dental | 06/13/16

If you’re concerned about minimizing and preventing wrinkles, you may want to consider Botox. For decades, this injectable has been used to reduce signs of aging. And unlike many invasive cosmetic surgeries, the vast majority of Botox patients are highly satisfied with their results. What Is Botox? Botox is an

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What You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Herrick Dental | 05/11/16

Does your partner ever complain about your snoring? Do you wake up frequently in the middle of the night feeling short of breath? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Read on to learn what this condition is, how it’s diagnosed, and why a dentist can help. What Is Sleep

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Why Do I Need Routine Dental Care?

Herrick Dental | 04/12/16

Does the thought of seeing a dentist make you cringe? Do you regularly put off your dental checkups? Please don’t—for the sake of your wellbeing! Routine dental care is extremely important for your oral health. Allow us to discuss what we mean by “routine” care, why we urge you to

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