Dental Definitions

Updated August 17, 2016

Periodontics? Amalgam? Bruxism? Prophylaxis? What do all these crazy words mean? Going to the dentist can sometimes cause anxiety and anticipation of what the dentist will find at your check-up as well as what he or she is telling you. For some people, it is frustrating because they do not work in or around a dental office and are not up to speed on some of the lingo and languages that the dentist or dental staff use. Here at Carefree Dental, we try to make you feel as comfortable as possible in all regards, including the language and vocabulary we use with you because dental vocabulary can be difficult to understand. There are different types of dentists, teeth, and procedures. Here are some key words and phrases that will help you understand the lingo of the industry and get the most out of your dental plans as well as help family members or your children learn the appropriate terms and definitions of commonly used dental vocabulary.

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How Does Beer Affect Your Teeth?

Updated August 17, 2016

Mmmm…. A nice, cold crisp beer in the summertime to quench your thirst and keep you cool from the hot, sweltering sun.  St Patrick’s Day is another event where we like to get together with friends and drink beer. St Patrick's Day has come and gone once more, which of course means lots of beer was consumed. For the majority of those celebrating around the world, it's likely that the health of their teeth was one of the last things on their mind. But for those that are concerned with keeping that pearly white smile, how does all of that beer affect your teeth?

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Home vs. Professional Dental Services: What is Right for You?

You already know that it’s essential to keep your teeth clean, strong, and sparkly white, but do you know the best way to approach any of these techniques? Learn about some of the most popular dental procedures and discover the differences between using at-home products and visiting a professional dentist.

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