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We Love Those Referrals!

I entered the dental field because I care about people. Nothing makes me happier than knowing I’ve provided a patient with outstanding care and given them a smile that they’re proud to share. When they’re so pleased with their treatment that they refer me to others, I am not only over the moon, but I’m…

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Bad Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

At Clinton Dental Center, we believe that education and prevention are essential when it comes to protecting your teeth. When our patients tell us stories about how they sliced their tongue, chipped their tooth, or lost a crown, it reminds us that there are some bad habits out there that, while evident to us, may…

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Why Tolerate Pain?

When your body is in pain, it’s sending you a message that something is wrong. We expect some aches and pains after an intense workout or a brief illness, but when the pain is chronic and affects your ability to enjoy life, it’s time to take action. Sometimes, patients I treat will admit that they’ve…

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The Clinton Dental Center Introduces … Briana

At the Clinton Dental Center, we take great pride in making patients feel comfortable, unjudged, and like part of the family. One of the ways we’re able to accomplish that is with our outstanding team members. Our dental assistant Briana for example, is not only highly skilled in the field of dentistry, but always finds…

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Fun for the Whole Family!

One of the things I love about my practice is that I get to treat patients of all ages. From the wisdom of senior citizens to the frankness of 4-year-olds, I learn so much from the people I interact with. Not only does running a family dental practice benefit me, it also benefits you. How?…


The Best Tooth Replacement Option Around

If you wear or know anyone else who wears dentures, you’re well aware of their failings. Even with dental adhesives, dentures can slip around your mouth, irritating your gums and making it difficult for you to speak clearly. Dentures also come with a lengthy “Do Not Eat” list and have to be taken out to…

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Give It a Shot!

It breaks my heart when I hear that someone has avoided dental cleanings and treatments because of a previous negative experience. I know that dental phobia is real (and with reason), but when I think about how different the teeth and lives of these patients would be if their experiences had been more positive, it…

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There Are PLENTY Of Reasons To Smile

Smiles have been inspiring artists for centuries. The Mona Lisa, arguably one of the most famous paintings in the world, is famous because of her smile! Musicians, novelists, and playwrights pay tribute to smiles in their work, as well. But did you know that smiling is actually good for you? At the Clinton Dental Center,…

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Is Your Child Breathing Properly?

When you think of what the typical sleep apnea patient looks like, you probably visualize a male in his mid-forties to early-fifties who is maybe a little overweight. You wouldn’t be wrong, either. But if you think adults (men in particular) are the only ones who suffer from sleep apnea or other conditions affecting the…

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You yawn, you eat, you speak, you move your face … and you hurt. You hear clicking and popping, have unexplained headaches, ear aches, shoulder aches, and neck aches, yet you brush it off and take more anti-inflammatory medication, hoping it will pass. It’s time to ask for some help! These are all indications that…