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Meet MEDi: An Innovative Robotic Pain Management Tool For Kids

EXTRA! EXTRA! BIG NEWS! High-tech pain management for children is coming to dental offices everywhere! Meet MEDi MEDi is a robotic pain management tool invented by Dr. Tanya Beran, professor at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of RxRobots. He was developed to help children […]

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Fluoride Rinses: Do You Need Them?

If you have root sensitivity or you are at a higher risk for developing tooth decay, then fluoride rinses might be just the product for you. What are fluoride rinses? They are an oral hygiene product designed to help prevent tooth decay. This product makes tooth surfaces harder and less susceptible to decay. They are […]

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Sleep Apnea: This Is Serious Stuff

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. A person suffering from this sleep disorder stops and starts breathing repeatedly, hundreds of times while sleeping. Their breathing can stop for 10 seconds or longer! Even mild sleep apnea should not go untreated. This sleep disorder prevents enough oxygen from getting to […]

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Clenching and Grinding Teeth: What Is It and Why Do People Do It?

Bruxism is the medical term for clenching and grinding teeth. Clenching and grinding teeth every once in a while isn’t harmful, and most everyone does it. But if you’re doing this with your teeth on a regular basis, you’ll damage your teeth or cause some kind of oral health problem. Not a good thing! What […]

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Tooth Fairy Ideas for Fun Family Traditions

Losing a baby tooth is a normal, biologic function. But what fun is there in that?! Let’s add some magic, glitter and the Tooth Fairy! Rooted in European folklore, many stories and traditions are tied to the Tooth Fairy. Some are factual. Some are not. Some are superstitious, but most of them are fun! Historically, […]

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6 Reasons Why Gums Bleed When Flossing

It’s common. Gums bleed when flossing, and they bleed for a number of reasons: Bacteria may be building up around a poorly restored filling or crown causing irritation to gum tissue You may be using poor flossing techniques when you floss You may not be brushing your gums properly when brushing your teeth A hard […]

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Baby Teeth: What To Expect

The day your baby is born, they have twenty baby teeth, ten on the top and ten on the bottom.  When baby teeth break through the gums varies from child to child. The two bottom front teeth usually wiggle their way into view first by the time a baby is about six months old. Next, […]

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Dental Procedures During Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

Your family is growing, and that’s a beautiful thing. Have you wondered if dental procedures during pregnancy are safe for you and your baby? This is a common concern of expecting moms. You are naturally concerned about putting your baby at risk. We here at Sherwood Dental would like to alleviate some of those concerns. […]

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Halloween Candy: Let The Kids Eat It ALL Right Now?!

What?! Yes, you read that right: Let the kids eat it all right now! Does this seem like an oxymoron coming from your dentist? No, business is not a little slow. No, we’re not trying to generate income. Encouraging the kids to eat a lot of their Halloween candy soon after looting the neighborhood is […]

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