From the Desk of Dr. Hagen

Good News! It’s Safe to See the Dentist During COVID-19

Taking precautions to stay protected from the COVID-19 virus is top-of-mind for the entire world. Anywhere we go, we wear masks, stay safely distanced from others, and avoid places and situations where we think transmission could happen. However, one place you should not avoid visiting is the dentist. We wanted to answer some of the…
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Gum Disease May Contribute To More Severe COVID-19 Complications

Since the pandemic was announced in March of 2020, researchers have worked tirelessly to understand the virus and its contributing factors. From early on the virus seemed to mysteriously affect some people more severely than others, causing extreme complications or even death. We have learned more about the virus however and now know that certain…
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what's in your toothpaste

What’s in Your Toothpaste?

When is comes to choosing a toothpaste, there are many options available. So how do you know what type or brand is the best choice for you? All toothpastes with the ADA seal of approval contain an active ingredient, usually fluoride. Fluoride is a proven way to protect your teeth because of all the things it…
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How to Maintain a Healthy Mouth as You Age

The 100 Year Old Mouth How to maintain a healthy mouth as you age. Whether you are considering your own health or that of a loved one, it is important to understand the changes in oral health as we mature. With the aging process, can also come the risk of decline in oral heath. Contributing…
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Teeth Whitening Today

A beautiful white smile represents health and success, so it comes as no surprise that cosmetic teeth whitening services are in high demand.   Mall Kiosks advertise “Professional Whitening in just Minutes!” Online Ads read “Screaming White teeth in just 15 minutes!”   Whitening specials are popping up across the country. But how safe are…
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Ask Your Hygienist – Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated charcoal toothpaste: What is it? And is it safe? Charcoal activated products are on the rise. The trend reaches from health and beauty products, and now to TOOTHPASTE. Products containing this ingredient claim to remove coffee stains, wine stains, and plaque. What exactly is activated charcoal?  The popular additive is typically made from either bone…
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