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5 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Straight teeth are often regarded as an aesthetic goal, but did you know that straighter teeth have health benefits too? Read on to uncover the top five health benefits of having straighter teeth.

Jul 1st, 2022
How Do Braces Work?

Braces correct many issues from gaps to crowding to misaligned teeth … but how do they work? All orthodontic treatments exert pressure on your teeth, but the specific details vary from system to system. Learn more in this blog.

Jun 1st, 2022
5 Things We Can Fix With Veneers

Stained teeth? Chipped teeth? You don’t need to juggle multiple appointments and dozens of appointments to achieve your dream smile. Veneers correct multiple problems at once. Read on to explore the five things we can fix with veneers.

May 1st, 2022
Can I Avoid Bite Problems?

Bite problems, officially known as malocclusion, can create a host of issues, including jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty eating, and you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to prevent bite problems. Find out here.

Apr 1st, 2022
Common Causes of Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can manifest as the jitters, an upset stomach, headaches, and even avoidance. But what causes dental anxiety in the first place? In this blog, we explore four causes of dental anxiety and how sedation can help you.

Mar 1st, 2022
Why We Have Wisdom Teeth and Why They Need to Go

Have you ever wondered why humans even have wisdom teeth if so many people need them removed? Hint: The answer has to do with what our ancestors ate tens of thousands of years ago. Find out more here.

Feb 1st, 2022
Psychological Benefits of Having a Better-Looking Smile

Whether you’re considering Invisalign® or in-office professional teeth whitening, it’s no secret that having a better-looking smile supports your psychological, emotional, and physical health. Read on to learn more.

Jan 5th, 2022
Why Gum Disease Is so Harmful to Your Oral Health

Gum disease is a bit of a misnomer because it affects more than just your gums. In fact, it can severely impact your oral and physical health. Read on to learn what gum disease is and why it is so harmful to your oral health.

Nov 4th, 2021
How Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Fun fact: Veneers were first created for actors. However, you don’t need to be a red carpet regular to reap the benefits of porcelain veneers. Continue reading to find out how veneers can enhance your smile.

Oct 14th, 2021
The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer affects 54,000 Americans annually, and signs of this type of cancer can be spotted during an oral cancer screening. But are these screenings important — even if you’re not a smoker? Find out here.

Sep 6th, 2021
Why Nitrous Sedation Dentistry Might Be Right for You

Nitrous sedation dentistry relies on nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax, but have you ever considered it for yourself? Read on to explore the five reasons nitrous sedation dentistry might be right for you.

Aug 10th, 2021
Choosing Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces

Are you dreaming of perfectly aligned teeth? Invisalign can straighten your teeth with discrete, comfortable trays. No metal wires required! Keep reading to explore reasons to choose Invisalign® over metal braces.

Jul 7th, 2021
Whiten and Brighten Your Teeth in Just One Visit

Do you want brighter teeth but don’t want to wait weeks for the results you want? Here at The Dental Center of Hercules, you can whiten and brighten your teeth in just one visit. Read on to explore your options.

Jun 1st, 2021
Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Are you excited for life with dentures? Dentures can restore your ability to eat the foods you want and smile with a dazzling set of teeth! Prepare for life with dentures with this guide, and learn tips for adjusting to your new dentures.

May 5th, 2021
5 Common Causes of Tooth Pain

If your tooth hurts, the only way to get lasting relief is to pinpoint the source of the pain. In this blog, we explore five common causes of tooth pain and — most importantly — how we treat tooth pain.

Apr 4th, 2021
The Many Benefits of CEREC® Technology

Innovative dental technology can transform the way you receive cosmetic services, imaging, and even restorations. We proudly offer CEREC® technology in our office. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of this innovative technology.

Mar 4th, 2021
When Do You Need to Pull Your Wisdom Teeth?

Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but for those that do, surgery can help avoid unwanted complications of problematic wisdom teeth. Read on to learn the signs that show you may need to pull your wisdom teeth.

Feb 7th, 2021
5 Reasons Invisalign is the Best Choice for Your Teen

Are you considering orthodontic treatment for your teen? Skip the metal braces and consider Invisalign® clear and removable aligner trays. Read on to explore the top five reasons why Invisalign is ideal for teens.

Jan 5th, 2021
Who's at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Did you know that oral cancer screenings are easily incorporated into your routine dental exam? Read on to learn who’s at risk for oral cancer — and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Nov 1st, 2020
Should I Get a Crown or Veneers?

Are you looking for a way to transform your smile? Crowns and veneers are two cosmetic services that can improve the look of your smile — but which one is right for you? Find out here.

Oct 1st, 2020
How Bad Breath and Gum Disease Are Linked

Garlic, onions, and coffee can leave your breath less-than-fresh, but if your bad breath is always bad, there may be more at play. Find out how bad breath and gum disease are linked — and what you can do about it.

Sep 3rd, 2020
Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer?

Did you know that an oral cancer screening takes just minutes — and it’s painless! Have you been screened? Here’s what you need to know about oral cancer, who needs to get screened, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Aug 13th, 2020
Dental Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

We know that you have questions about dental care and COVID-19. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know, including what we’re doing to keep you safe in our office.

Jul 14th, 2020
Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease

Left untreated, gum disease can lead to permanent tooth loss. The good news is that you can spot the signs of gum disease well before it’s too late. Keep reading to learn about the earliest signs of gum disease.

Jun 11th, 2020
Why Dental Technology Matters

Are you up-to-date on the latest updates? The field of dentistry is always evolving, which means your dental experience gets better and better. Keep reading to find out why dental technology matters and how it affects general and cosmetic dentistry.

May 8th, 2020
Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth

Losing a single tooth may not have you worried, especially if it’s not visible when you smile. However, the damage rarely limits itself to a single gap — the loss of one tooth can have a devastating domino effect.

Nov 1st, 2019
Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to brighten your smile by covering discolored teeth or addressing issues with their shape. But veneers aren’t just for looks. Discover the health benefits that come with getting dental veneers.

Oct 1st, 2019
Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed?

Having your wisdom teeth removed may seem like a rite of passage, but it’s not always necessary. Here’s why we often recommend removing these so-called third molars, and what you can expect from the procedure.

Sep 1st, 2019
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 22nd, 2020