How Does Nutrition Play a Part in a Beautiful Smile?
added on: September 1, 2021

At this stage in your life, you’re likely aware of the foods you must avoid to keep your natural teeth healthy. As a refresher, we encourage you to minimize your consumption of sugary drinks and foods! Did you know what you eat has the power to positively impact your smile?… Read More…

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Teeth Grinding Increasing Because of Pandemic Stress
added on: August 14, 2021

Research has demonstrated that teeth grinding has risen during the pandemic. Our team at Phelps Family Dentistry will help protect your teeth with knowledge and appropriate treatments. Now that we are more than one year into the pandemic, we’re learning more about the various indirect effects that the coronavirus has… Read More…

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Implants Are the Best Option for the Replacement of Missing Teeth
added on: July 16, 2021

Missing teeth are common. In fact, specialists estimate that approximately 178M adults in the U.S. are missing teeth, and around 40M have no teeth left, whatsoever. Whether lost to gum disease, injury, or decay, the issues that lie ahead for those with missing teeth are more than simply cosmetic. Teeth… Read More…

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What are the Different Kinds of Veneers?
added on: July 3, 2021

If you and the doctor determine that dental veneers are the right choice for your unique situation, there are two primary options: Direct dental veneers The fastest method of bridging a slight gap or covering a crack is with direct veneers. Designed from a composite material that is directly applied… Read More…

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How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work?
added on: June 20, 2021

IV sedation refers to the giving of an anti-anxiety medication through the blood during a treatment. Sometimes, intravenous sedation dentistry is called “sleep” or ‘twilight’ dentistry. Instead of putting patients to sleep, the mild sedative helps them feel at peace and relaxed. While this sedation method allows patients to react… Read More…

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What are the Best Ways to Prevent Cavities?
added on: June 12, 2021

Young or old, anyone with teeth could potentially develop cavities. Here’s a look at factors that can increase the risk of getting cavities: ● Certain drinks and foods. Food sources that cling to the teeth for an extended time — like ice cream, milk, sugar, honey, dried fruit, soda, cookies,… Read More…

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What Types of Bacteria Live In the Mouth?
added on: May 15, 2021

Over 700 different bacteria strains have been discovered colonizing in a human’s mouth. As patients age, their mouth changes, which affects the quantity of microorganism colonies living inside the mouth at any given time. Some bacteria strains are worse than other ones, yet researchers have found some specific diseases which… Read More…

Sedation Dentistry: an Option for Individuals with Special Needs
added on: May 7, 2021

While we provide a calming environment at Phelps Family Dentistry, there are points when sedation might be the best course for treatment for your son or daughter. Especially if they have special needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD or  sensory processing challenges. Dental Sedation for Children with Special Needs… Read More…

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Can Gum Disease Cause Pregnancy Complications?
added on: April 15, 2021

Ready for a fast pop quiz on the connection between mouth health and general health? What are the advantages of routinely caring for your gums and teeth? Better opportunity of avoiding illness Decreased chances for heart disease, diabetes, and additional diseases Assists in avoiding complications in pregnancy Great smile All… Read More…

Why Are People Scared to Go To the Dentist?
added on: April 1, 2021

For many, going to the dentist is an easy way to ensure optimal oral health. But for others, the mere thought of entering a dentist’s office can evoke uncomfortable feelings. It is estimated that more than 10 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist because they fear “the chair”…. Read More…

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