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Enamel Erosion and Carbonated Beverages

Enamel Erosion and Carbonated Beverages

A recent study has found “no discernable difference” between the damage sugar-loaded sodas and those that are sugar-free do to the teeth. This is true even of alternative sodas that contain sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol, both of which offer some dental health benefits when used in oral care products. It is also true of […]


Root Canal Treatment: Separating Fact From Fiction

The term “root canal” strikes fear in the hearts of many. Nobody likes the idea of going to the dentist for what is perceived as a painful and invasive procedure. In fact, there are many myths surrounding root canal treatment. But it may be surprising to learn that what you thought were facts are actually […]


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When Should I Start My Child’s Dental Exams?

First visit by first birthday. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association recommend in order to set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health for your child. After all, to establish lifelong oral health, prevention is key. See the Dentist When the First Tooth Appears It is […]


Dealing With Dry Mouth

Dealing With Dry Mouth

Many factors can cause dry mouth. You may be nervous or under stress, or it could be caused by the medication you’re taking. Whatever the reason, dry mouth can be uncomfortable, and it can also have major consequences for your oral health. That’s because saliva helps protect against tooth decay by washing away food and […]


Make Your Smile Over in 2016

Make Your Smile Over in 2016

Are you self-conscious about your smile? You’re not alone. In fact, many people struggle with cosmetic imperfections – both minor and pronounced – that make them hesitant to smile with full confidence. Unfortunately, even those minor cosmetic imperfections can have a profound impact on every aspect of life, making them important to address as soon […]


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The Daily Grind – Are Your Teeth at Risk?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a time of family, friends and traditions. But with all the hustle and bustle, the holidays can also be a time of added stress. And when you’re stressed, you may take it out on their teeth without even realizing it. While occasional teeth grinding is normal, […]


Wisdom Teeth Removal

Navigating Your Way Through Wisdom Teeth Removal

There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend you get your wisdom teeth removed. They may be impacted, meaning they may not be coming in normally. Or they could be coming in at the wrong angle so they press against your teeth. Another reason is cavities or gum disease, caused by difficulty reaching your […]



Use Your Flex Benefits Before Time Runs Out

If you have a flex plan, now is the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. LeSueur or Dr. Dodaro to discuss dental restorations that may not be fully covered by your insurance carrier. Some treatments, such as white dental fillings and porcelain crowns, may be covered by HSA and FSA benefits, but not by […]


Dealing with Canker Sores

Dealing with Canker Sores

Do you have a little white bump on your tongue or the inside of your mouth? That’s called a canker sore. These painful, round mouth sores can appear in several places, including the inside of your lips or cheeks, on your tongue, at the base of the gums or on the roof of your mouth. […]


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