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Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush The great debate.   Often the question is asked, “Dr. Retrum, which is better: a manual or an electric toothbrush?” We will answer that question for you below. First let’s remember the importance of overall dental hygiene regardless of the instrument.   First, remember: Maintaining good oral hygiene should...

Grinding your teeth at night? Get help today!   Not too long ago, my sister came to me for a dental check up. She was experiencing tooth sensitivity and was concerned. Because of her regular dental check ups (ahem), we were able to compare gum measurements over the...

Toothpaste: So many choices. So little time.     (In this two part series, we'll help you navigate the overwhelming dental hygiene aisle at the grocery store to select the best toothpaste for you!)   Let us help you choose the right toothpaste. One of the most common questions I am asked...

Emergency Dental Care: With a little help from my nephew. In the case of any trauma to the mouth and teeth, it is imperative to be evaluated and receive necessary emergency dental care.     Recently my nephew needed emergency dental care. Read more about his story and what you...

What is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device that is permanently attached to an existing tooth or implant. It is used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. In addition, a crown can strengthen the integrity of a damaged tooth and...