The Gift of a Beautiful Smile

There’s just something about the holiday season that creates a warm, happy feeling, giving us many reasons to smile. Maybe it’s the bright and colorful decorations everywhere, or the Christmas music being played on the radio, or a chance to spend time with family and...

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Are Braces the Right Fit for You?

Did you know that according to the American Association of Orthodontists, over 4 million Americans are undergoing some type of orthodontic treatment? And that about 25% of those are adults? With school letting out for the summer, many parents are taking advantage of a...

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Introducing Children to Dentistry

As a dentist, I am frequently asked, “When should my child first see a dentist?” Parents want to ensure that their child is old enough develop- mentally, but also emotionally for their dental visit. The best time for a child to see a dentist for the first time is by...

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What can You do About Sensitive Teeth?

There it sits; a delicious bowl of ice cream from your favorite ice cream parlor, but the thought of indulging fills your mind with dread and shivers down your spine. No, it’s not from the calories, but just the thought of something cold touching your teeth. If this...

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Recent Posts

The Dark Side of DIY Teeth Whitening

In Afdent’s 40+ years of providing patient friendly dentistry, one of the most common questions we get from patients is “how do I get my teeth whiter?” This is usually followed up with “is it safe to do at home?” Sparkling white teeth can boost one’s confidence and...

When to Save an Infected Tooth

As a practicing dentist, one of the most common responses I get from patients when I ask why we haven’t seen them on a regular basis is, “Well, nothing was hurting, so I thought everything was ok.” But, did you know that teeth don’t necessarily have to be causing you...

What You Need to Know About Tooth Replacement Cost

Do you have missing teeth and are concerned about not only your smile but also your dental health? Despite vast improvements in dental care, many still suffer from tooth loss, usually from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. Losing a tooth has a huge impact...

How Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Unhappy with your smile but not really interested in wearing traditional braces? Maybe think you are too old to get your perfect smile? Well braces aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. More and more, adults are choosing to get braces to straighten their...

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Cost Worth It?

One of the most asked questions we get at Afdent is “how can I get my teeth whiter?” Honestly one of the simplest and easiest answers is to brush your teeth gently with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day. And use a timer, most people think they’ve been...

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