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How to Tell and What to Do if you have a Dental Emergency

This is the first in a series of articles we will publish over the next few weeks regarding Dental Emergency Rooms, Urgent Dental Care, Dental Emergencies, Emergency Dental Prevention and Dental Sports Injuries & Trauma. Do you Know How to Tell and What to Do if you have a Dental Emergency?


Why We Aren’t Open 24 x 7

People often ask us why we aren’t open 24 hours a day to address emergency dental issues? We would love to be open 24/7 to take care of every dental patient who wants our help, at any time of the day or night.  That’s our dream but, so far, we can’t figure out a way to make it happen.  Why?  Because we can’t find a dentist who will work overnights, or Sundays, and will treat patients the way we want […]


Dental Myths & Dental Facts

Dental Myths Debunked by Dr. Shamblott Dental Myth: Only the sugar in sweets and desserts are bad for teeth. Dental Fact: Many foods have natural sugars in them. Both natural and processed sugars can cause tooth decay if they stay on teeth. It is important to limit the amount of sweets you consume and to brush and floss twice a day. back to top Dental Myth: There is no need to brush baby teeth. Dental Fact: Even though all of […]


Ask Dr S: How do whitening toothpastes work?

Most brands of adult toothpastes on store shelves boast whitening capabilities.  Many people wonder how these whitening toothpastes work, if they ruin your tooth enamel, and whether they work as well as bleaching trays. To get to the root of the first question, we have to understand how teeth stain.  The outer layer of our teeth is called the enamel. Enamel is a porous material, meaning it can hold things in the little spaces or holes it contains.  When we […]