Why Do We Have Baby Teeth

Have you ever wondered why we have baby teeth? Some people might be tempted to think baby teeth don’t matter since we lose them eventually, but our starter set of teeth, known as milk teeth or “deciduous” teeth, are actually very important. Purpose of Baby Teeth Since humans are mammals, we are born with twenty […]

Home Dental Fads That Are Actually Harmful

Plenty of us are always on the hunt for DIY hacks or cheaper alternatives. There’s nothing wrong with being budget-savvy, but when it comes to your dental health, it’s important to be wary of the home remedies you find online. Some of these dental fads can actually end up causing long-term damage to your teeth […]

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns should last for about ten years. Well-maintained crowns can last as many as twenty or even thirty years! There’s a wide range because dental crowns, just like your other teeth, will last depending on your oral hygiene. Why Would a Dental Crown Need to be Replaced? Bite According to a study […]

5 Reasons You Should Straighten Your Teeth

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than four million Americans are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given moment, which includes both braces and Invisalign. Here are some reasons you too should join that number and straighten your teeth with Dr. Stroope at Farmington Dental Center. 1. Straight Teeth Help You Have a More […]

Invisalign vs. Braces

Are you or your child’s teeth crooked or crowded? Has Dr. Trogdon mentioned overbites or underbites? It sounds like it may be time to consider orthodontics. Many times, a general dentist would have to refer you to a specialized doctor for you to get the necessary treatment, but at our dental practice, we also offer […]

Why Professional Teeth Whitening Works Better than Over-the-Counter Whitening

Thinking of whitening your teeth? You may be tempted to grab an over-the-counter product from your nearest drugstore. It’s easy enough, but there are actually plenty of reasons why you should choose professional teeth whitening instead. We go over some of the reasons why the professional route is better for you in the long run. […]

How to Prevent Tooth Decay From Too Much Halloween Candy

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year and one of the main focuses is, you guessed it, candy! Sugar consumption in general can pose a problem for kiddos, especially for younger children who may not have developed the best brushing habits yet. Understanding the dangers of Halloween candy and tooth decay is […]

What Kind of Teeth Do Black Bears Have?

Fruits and nuts and leaves of all kinds… Did you know that black bears eat more than just meat? That’s right, these ‘carnivores’ are actually omnivores like us and have similar teeth.  In fact, the smallest North American bear has a very opportunistic diet. What they eat depends on what’s easily available and that changes with […]

Easy Back to School Braces Care for Kids

With summer growing to an all-too-soon close, now would be the perfect time for you to discuss proper dental care during the school day with your children who are wearing braces. This is especially important for children who are going to school for the first time with braces. Fortunately, wearing braces at school doesn’t have to […]

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