Wisdom Teeth: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you grow up in America with regular dental care, getting your wisdom teeth removed is a sort of rite of passage. Typically appearing around age 17-21, they’re known for causing pain and potential dental problems in the future. But for many patients, wisdom teeth may not cause any pain or do anything to make you acknowledge their presence. So …

The Truth About Seltzer: A Healthy Alternative?

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Just about everyone loves soda, even if they don’t drink it regularly. But over the past ten years, consumption has been steadily declining as concerns about its sugar content – among other things – steer people away from the sweet, fizzy beverages. Perhaps that gap between desire and responsibility is why seltzer water has exploded onto the scene. Multiple brands …

The Root Canal: Three Misconceptions

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Few medical procedures are so dreaded that they become metaphors for pain and discomfort. The root canal is one of those, and just hearing the name can trigger visions of intense pain, sharp needles and whirring drills. The root canal’s reputation is undeserved. In the modern era of dentistry, root canals are nothing to fear! They are incredibly routine procedures …

Invisalign or Braces? Your Options

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Braces are extremely common, so common that over 4 million Americans wear them. But not everyone wants traditional metal-style braces. Some people find them uncomfortable or hard to maintain. Some people don’t like the aesthetic, often associated with teenagers (even though 25% of braces-wearers are adults.) But in recent years, a new alternative has emerged: Invisalign. Klooster Family Dentistry is …

Why Getting Your Teeth Examined is So Important

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Few people relish the idea of going to the dentist, but it is crucial to your oral (and total) health that you schedule an examination at least once every year. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we make visits as simple, stress-free, and fun as possible, with a Kids’ Nook to put children at ease, sedation dentistry for all ages, and friendly …

New Years’ Resolutions That Can Support Your Teeth

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They say that hindsight is 20/20, but you don’t want to look back at 2020 and wish you made better choices. That’s what New Years’ resolutions are all about: giving yourself challenges to create a better you. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we are pleased to suggest a few resolutions you can adopt this year that will improve your oral health …

Give yourself the gift of dental health this holiday season!

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The holiday season is here and most of us are dealing with the hassle of last-minute gift shopping. But have you considered getting something for yourself? Take a moment, relax, and do some self-care by investing in your dental health. Below are some of the various services we offer at Klooster Family Dentistry to keep your mouth feeling great and …

Go Easy on Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

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This time of year can be havoc on your teeth. With Halloween preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas just a little ways behind, it’s easy to indulge in treats that disturb your dental health. After all, treats are a once-in-a-while occasion, and having them spread out over three months can be unhealthy. Still, the holidays are important and should be cause for …