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Braces vs. Invisalign: How to Know Which Is Better for You

Braces vs Invisalign: Which Do Dentists Prefer?
Whether you desire the smile of your dreams or are tired of living with discomfort due to crowded teeth, straightening your smile is a decision that can help improve your health and boost your self-esteem. 
While various practices have been developed to help realign your teeth, most patients and dental professionals still prefer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign®. Why? Each option has distinct advantages, including decreasing your chances of these dental issues:

Cavities
Gum disease
Decaying teeth
Bone […]


Know How to Prevent and Treat Gum Recession

Know How to Prevent and Treat Receding Gums
Don’t Ignore Your Sensitive Teeth
Do you have receding gums? Knowing how to prevent and treat receding gums is one of the best ways to maintain oral health throughout your lifetime.
You may have receding gums and not realize it. The truth is that gum recession happens so gradually that most people don’t realize they have an issue until they begin to experience side effects, such as bleeding after brushing or flossing; red, swollen gums; […]


Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you become pregnant, things about your body start changing in both small and big ways. And while you may be focused on visiting other doctors to monitor the progress of your pregnancy and your baby’s health, it’s also essential to continue visiting your dentist on a regular schedule. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we want to help ensure that your oral health stays in prime condition.
Why Dental Care During Pregnancy Is Important
With so many changes going on, you may […]


6 Main Reasons Why You Get Tooth Decay

Most everyone in their lives will experience at least one cavity. Depending on the location and severity of tooth decay, or a cavity, you may feel mild to moderate pain, extreme pain or no pain at all. In fact, when caught early, many patients don’t know they have a cavity until their regular dental exam.
So, why do you get tooth decay? The reasons why people get cavities can be boiled down to six main culprits:

Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and […]


Dental Fear & Anxiety: How We Help You

We Want You to Be as Comfortable as Possible
Are you a little afraid of going to the dentist? If you have dental fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we understand, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible. So, no matter what your level of anxiety may be, we are your partner in achieving better dental health and better overall health.
Managing Your Dental Anxiety
The good news is that there are a few things […]


Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Let’s face it. No one likes to show off yellow, dingy teeth. Tooth discoloration may even make you less likely to smile.
The best defense for yellowing teeth is to prevent it altogether: limit or avoid your consumption of coffee, tea, soda, red wine, cigarettes, tobacco, and food with dyes. For some people, this may be a tall order. And what if your teeth are already discolored?
The Truth about Teeth Whitening
Whitening teeth is a practice that has been around for decades. […]


Why Use Fluoride

Everything You Need to Know and More!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! So, today we’re talking about fluoride. Why use fluoride? Plus, find out everything you need to know and more about fluoride use for both kids and adults.
First, What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural element that is found in your bones and your teeth. Fluoride is also found in water, soil, air, rocks, plants, and some foods. This mineral is typically used as an additive in toothpaste and […]


What to Expect with a Root Canal

The Truth about What to Expect with a Root Canal
Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals
What Is a Root Canal?
Many patients who need a root canal may be nervous or apprehensive about the procedure. However, if you know what to expect with a root canal, it doesn’t have to be scary. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, your dental care and your comfort are our top priority.
Most often, a decayed tooth can be repaired with a standard filling. However, if […]


10 Foods That Make Your Teeth Stain

Foods to Avoid for a Whiter Smile
When it comes to food and beverages—good or bad—some foods run the risk of staining those pearly whites. Check our list of foods that make your teeth stain and foods to avoid. We’ve also included tips to help you still enjoy some of these foods while minimizing their impact on your teeth. 

Coffee – Coffee feels good going down but is notorious for teeth staining. Heavy coffee drinkers are prone to tooth discoloration. Coffee and […]


10 Top Super Foods for Better Health

Staying Healthy This Winter
A healthier body also means healthier teeth. It’s always important to eat healthy so that your
body can function well every day. When you fuel your body properly, you can perform the way
you want, you feel less tired, and you get sick less often. As we head into winter, keep these top
superfoods in mind for better health.

Spinach
Remember your mother making you eat your spinach? And, of course, there’s always
Popeye. Spinach contains high levels of vitamins A, B2, B6, […]


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