Importance of Saliva

What is saliva and why do we need it? Saliva is a watery substance that is composed of mostly water, mucus and minerals that gives your mouth moisture. Saliva plays a very vital role in your mouth’s everyday functioning. It helps to act as a natural cleanser for the...

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Benefits of using a Diagnodent

Here at Dr. Alspaugh’s office we use a low level, non damaging laser beam called a diagnodent. It might seem scary, but actually it is quite simply and easy to use. All it does is shine through the tooth allowing early detection of cavities. When we first go to use...

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Custom Made Crown in Office

Who knew when your dentist told you that you needed a crown that you would get it all done in one appointment. With the cerac machine at Dr. Alspaugh’s office we can make you a custom fit crown in office right in front of you. Getting told you need a crown is never...

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Getting Numb with the Dental Wand

When we think of getting numb we think of an uncomfortable experience and we would rather not do it. As dentistry has grown and changed so have the methods we use to get patients numb. The type of topical we use now is compounded to be more potent and works more...

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Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Do you feel stressed? Often have headaches? Your jaw pops or feels sore sometimes? If so then you probably clench or grind your teeth. Now this might seem like an innocent habit, but unfortunately it can have severe consequences. Every time you put too much force on...

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Which Toothbrush is best for me?

Often times we get asked what kind of toothbrush should I be using. The best toothbrush for anyone would be a sonicare toothbrush like Philips Sonicare. I have seen some of the best results from patients who switch over from a regular toothbrush to a sonicare...

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The Importance of Having A Dental Exam

During the appointment, one of the most important parts is the dentist exam. Exams, by law, are required in order to have your teeth cleaned and work done. Exams are essential in diagnosing any problems or concerns that the patient may be unaware of. Throughout the...

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