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5 Signs You May Need A Root Canal Nov 1st, 2019

Sitting in traffic, learning that your flight has been delayed for hours, going to the DMV, getting a root canal. What do these four things have in common? If you’re like most people, you probably dread them and wouldn’t wish such a fate on even your enemies. While the reputation...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Oct 1st, 2019

Do you know someone who has a particularly beautiful smile? While a lot of things go into a cute smile — like dimples, eye crinkles, and straight teeth — it’s a set of gleaming pearly whites that really pulls everything together. While that smile may seem carefree, a lot of...

Adjusting to Life with Dentures Sep 1st, 2019

Sometimes you need to have teeth removed, due to an injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. Dentures are a great way to restore your smile, allow you to speak and chew normally, and protect any remaining teeth from shifting around in your mouth. Dentures can take a little time to...

Nervous in the Dentist's Chair? Consider Sedation Dentistry Aug 6th, 2019

If the very thought of visiting the dentist fills you with dread, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that 9-15% of Americans avoid the dentist due to fear and apprehension. For these people, their dental phobia prevents them from getting the treatment they need. They miss cleanings, screenings, and necessary treatments...

How Veneers Work to Help You Remedy Different Smile Flaws Jul 17th, 2019

A smile does more than express joy. It lifts your mood, lowers your blood pressure, and reduces stress. Smiles are also contagious, which means you can spread the health benefits around by flashing your pearly whites.  If you’re hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by your less-than-perfect teeth, then you’re...

How to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Appointment Jun 17th, 2019

It’s estimated that as many as 80% of Americans have anxiety about going to the dentist, so imagine how your child may feel during their first dental appointment. But like you, your child has nothing to fear, especially from the compassionate dental team at Hometown Family Dental Centers.   To...

Your Misalignment Could Be the Root Cause of Gum Disease May 3rd, 2019

If you think the look of your smile is the only thing affected by your crooked teeth, you’re wrong. Your crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth can make it more difficult for you to keep your teeth clean and free of tartar and plaque, which may mean an increased risk of...