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Treating Sleep Apnea

Posted on June 30th, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing while sleeping. This condition effects over 18 million Americans, and if left untreated, can cause serious health issues. This includes an increased risk of cardiac issues, diabetes, depression, and other serious conditions. There are two forms of sleep apnea. Central..
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Introducing Quick Pro Teeth Whitening

Posted on May 16th, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Prom season is right around the corner! Did you know that skin cancer rates are raising among young people? According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, each year approximately 5.4 million skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States. Those who have tanned using indoor tanning beds have a much higher risk of..
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Exploring Metal Free Crowns

Posted on March 31st, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Did you know there is an alternative to traditional metal crowns? Typically, crowns are composed of a metal core with a ceramic or porcelain outer layer that is fused to this core. This results in the crown have a noticeable black line near the gum line. However, thanks to the..
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Healthy Smiles Start Young!

Posted on February 20th, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

February 2017 was National Children’s Dental Health Month. As we close out the month, we wanted to share a few of our tips and suggestions that can help instill oral health and wellness in children: Encourage proper oral habits this includes establishing a regular brushing and flossing routine using flourinated toothpaste Fill the..
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What’s Your Dental IQ?

Posted on May 5th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Do you know what your overall dental IQ is? MouthHealthy, an initiative of the ADA (American Dental Association) recently put patients to the test with a great online quiz designed to help patients separate fact from fiction. See if you’re a dental genius, take the test by clicking on the..
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We Offer Plaque HD Toothpaste

Posted on March 30th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Dr. Irwin and her Brighter Smiles Dental staff remain committed to continuously offering patients the latest advancements in dental care. This includes Plaque HD, a unique toothpaste designed to help patients target plaque with Targetol technology. This innovative breakthrough makes use of colored disclosing agents that can help patients easily..
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The Doctor’s Desk

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Dr. Irwin and the entire Brighter Smiles Dental staff remain dedicated to ensuring the overall well being of our patients. As part of our commitment, we are proud to unveil “The Doctor’s Desk.” Designed to create an open dialogue between our patients and Dr. Irwin, we encourage you to message..
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Exploring Dental Implants

Posted on January 29th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Did you know that dental implants offer a more permanent solution to dentures? A dental implant involves a surgical procedure that embeds a metal post into the jaw bone. A prosthetic tooth is then secured to the post mount. This solution is great for patients who may be experiencing discomfort..
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Children & Halloween Candy

Posted on October 31st, 2015 · Posted in News & Blog

Dear Patients, Dr. Irwin wishes to remind patients this Halloween that Trick-or-Treat festivities can still be fun, with these five kid and parent friendly tips! 1. Don’t Deprive, Encourage Moderation Allow children to enjoy the Halloween experience. Instead of denying treats outright, teach children by setting limits on the amount..
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Receding Gumlines

Posted on September 20th, 2015 · Posted in News & Blog

Avoiding Receding Gum Lines Dear Patients, Did you know your teeth are protected not only by your enamel but also your gums? “The gums serve to protect the underlying root structure of the teeth. When the gum line recedes the roots become exposed,” said Dr. Irwin. “This enables bacteria to..
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