Author: McDuffie Dental

Introduction In the world of dental health, myths and misconceptions abound, leading to confusion and misguided decisions when it comes to proper oral care. At McDuffie Dental, we believe that accurate information is vital for our patients to take better care of their teeth, gums, and overall oral health. In this comprehensive article, we will debunk common dental myths, separating fact from fiction to provide you with a better understanding of the true nature of dental care. Our teams of dental professionals will dispel misconceptions surrounding oral hygiene practices, treatments, and various dental conditions, encouraging informed decisions and promoting better…

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Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being. Regular dental check-ups play a crucial role in preventing dental problems and ensuring optimal oral hygiene. Despite the importance of these check-ups, many people tend to skip them due to various reasons. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the benefits of regular dental check-ups and why you shouldn’t skip them. From early detection of dental issues to professional cleaning, these check-ups offer numerous advantages that contribute to a healthy smile. Section 1: The Role of Dental Check-ups Regular dental check-ups serve as a proactive approach to maintain oral health. By…

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My wife is endlessly frustrated with her teeth. She brushes. She flosses. She only drinks water. And yet, she keeps getting cavities and has receding gums. Are you in the same boat? Let’s investigate WHY. I hate to break it to you, but perfect oral hygiene is not an infallible recipe for perfect oral health. Here are a few more things that can help: Going to the dentist can be the worst; but at McDuffie Dental, do our best to make sure it is the best, worst part of your day! Give us a call and let’s figure out how…

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I hear it all the time: “The other dentist I went to said I had four cavities, but then my new dentist said I didn’t have any! What a quack. I’m so glad I don’t go there anymore.” Well, it is more complicated than that. Your old dentist may have had the wiser opinion! It is true: different dentists will have different treatment plans, even when looking at the very same x-ray. So why do dentists say such different things sometimes?! It is important to trust your dentist and to ask them all of your questions. At McDuffie Dental, we…

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Once on a backpacking trip, my childhood friend busted out a flosser and proceeded to floss his chompers. “Wow!” I said. “This is dedication! I’m a dentist and I’ve never brought floss backpacking.” “Well,” said my friend, “Every time I visit my dentist, he tells me that I need to floss more. So this year, I am flossing every day. I am not going to miss a day. When I go back in for my appointment, if he tells me to floss more, I will throw up my hands and never floss again.” We had a good laugh. Now, years…

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