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How the Best Dentists Say to Have a Better Smile

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We all want to have a healthy and good-looking smile, but this requires good dental care, both professionally and at home. Since the dentist can’t clean your teeth every day, follow these simple steps for better dental hygiene at home.

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Top 3 Bad Dental Habits You Need to Break Now

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No matter how you try to take care of your teeth, you may have some bad dental habits that you’ve hesitated to fix. Use these helpful hints to overcome three common dental care slips.

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Teeth Bleaching Results, Safety, and Risks – Your Questions Answered

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Teeth whitening procedures give you back your radiant smile after unsightly stains take it away. Before you make an appointment with your dentist, it helps to be familiar with the process, and know what to expect. The following questions and answers may help you understand how the best teeth bleaching options work.

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Cavity Prevention

The Best Ways to Battle Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay starts with the gradual deterioration of tooth enamel, which is the hard, protective outer layer of your teeth. The main culprit is a sticky film called plaque that forms on your teeth after you eat and drink. Plaque is full of bacteria, and when you consume foods or drinks with starches and sugars, these bacteria produce acids that […]

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Tips for Proper Care of Braces

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Braces require additional dental care. When you get braces, you will have to carefully adhere to a diligent routine of brushing and flossing, as well as avoid certain foods to protect your braces. It seems like a big hassle, but the benefits of braces outweigh the nuisance of care. You will be given a great deal of information to keep […]

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Periodontal Disease Treatment

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and a rapidly growing concern for the younger segments of the population.  While genetic factors contribute to gum disease, most cases are the result of poor dental care, including lack of diligence to brushing and flossing, as well as missed dental visits. Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal […]

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Dental Care Check – Are You Brushing the Right Way?

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Great dental care starts with a toothbrush. For a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, brush at least twice every day. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush that is the right size and shape for your mouth. Choosing an appropriate brush ensures that you can reach all areas of your mouth easily. After three or four […]

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When and How to Introduce Your Child to Flossing

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Proper oral hygiene is essential for your children’s lifelong dental health. To instill good dental care habits, start them flossing early. You can begin by introducing floss while they still have their baby teeth. You’ll need to provide assistance at first, but by the age of ten, most children can floss without help. Flossing daily is especially important when teeth […]

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Sensitive Teeth

Answers to Common Questions About Tooth Sensitivity

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When you don’t know how to help sensitive teeth feel better, eating hot and cold foods or even routine dental care can be excruciating. Sensitive teeth and gums can be caused by cracked or chipped teeth, tooth decay, worn enamel, exposed roots, irritated nerves, tooth whitening products, and even dental procedures.

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Teen Dental Issues

Dental Care for Teens

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The teenage years—full of change, budding independence, and unique attempts at various forms of expression. With all that is going on, basic habits of dental care can get pushed aside, such as flossing or routine visits to an affordable dentist. As a parent, you have to come up with creative ways to keep your teen motivated about sticking to their […]

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Dr. Fergusen, Joanne, and the staff were patient, understanding to my needs, and professional. I would recommend anyone to them because they have great social skills.
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Dental tech was super and very personable. I have always been attended very close to appointed time of visit
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This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope […]
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Dr. Minnetola is not only thorough he, and his staff, are friendly and welcoming. They put you at ease.
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Competent, friendly and timely service.
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Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
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All was done on time, on budget and relatively painless.
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In time service, no waiting. Friendly, thorough hygenist. Offered teeth maintenance info. Friendly staff. Dentist was aware and mentioned previous work done. Inquired about current status. Pleasant […]
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Dr M is wonderful: kind, friendly, calming. My appointments are always on time and o leave feeling great.
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Like my dentist and my hygienist
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Always excellent service and takes time to explain things.
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Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola for years. They are both extremely knowledgeable and have a great support staff working with them.
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Doctor was very thorough, precise, friendly, personable and empathetic about my reason for visit. I was in immense pain at the time. He was able to see me for an emergency. Thank you!
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