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The Benefits of Regular Digital X-rays

At Bruce E. Matthews, DDS, we offer our patients the latest and safest in dental x-ray technology. This means digital x-rays, which are safer and provide our dentist with the clearest images to help customize your treatment plan.

Digital x-rays, unlike traditional or previous-era x-rays, rely on a small unobtrusive sensor to take clear pictures of your teeth and gums. These images go directly to our computer where they can be manipulated and turned to give the dentist a clearer view.

The images are stored electronically. This provides us with an accurate and continuous dental history for each patient.

There are several reasons why it’s important to get regular digital x-rays in our ...

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Developing Positive Oral Care Habits in Children

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We all know that brushing and flossing are important, as well as visiting the dentist for those regular cleanings and checkups. However, actually keeping up with those oral care habits can be difficult. Instilling great habits in your children from a young age can make a big difference in their success later on in life as well! Here are some tips on getting them on the right track early: 

What You Can Do

  • Visit the dentist: Visiting the dentist starting at a young age (as young as 6 months), can help your child feel more comfortable at the dentist. It's so common to see patients who feel anxiety about dental care, so making ...

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Sugar's Effect on Oral Health

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You are probably aware that sugar contributes to the decay of your teeth, and there are many health issues surrounding over-consumption of sugar in addition to oral health. Sugar is widely present in many of the foods we eat on a regular basis, so it's important to limit your intake in order to stay healthy, both orally and overall. 

How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

Your mouth is full of bacteria, and a lot of it is considered good bacteria that keeps your mouth healthy. However, some of the bad bacteria that can form actually feeds on sugar. These create acids that break down the tooth enamel and eventually will lead to cavities. ...

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What Are You Looking for in My X-Rays?

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As we provide dental care for you and your family, we will take regular sets of x-rays. This is done for a very specific reason.

Simply put, x-rays are one of the best diagnostic tools available to dentists. While we can find a lot of problems with a visual examination, x-rays allow us to identify issues that are developing within the teeth and below the gums, long before they reach the surface.

One of our goals is to keep our patients from experiencing dental pain. If you’ve ever had a toothache before, you know how painful it can be and how it can interfere with your life. With regular cleanings, examinations, and ...

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Dental Technology – It's Not Just Fancy Gadgets!

Dental TechnologyWe’ve seen some amazing advances in dental technology over the last several years. Innovative new treatments and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to provide you with the very best that dentistry has to offer.

You know that it’s nice to have the best technology available, but you may wonder why all these fancy gadgets should matter to you. Consider the cost benefits; using updated technology, we can diagnose and treat problems long before they become complicated and costly to fix. Because we can pinpoint problems with greater accuracy, dental treatments are also more efficient ...

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