Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

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Should I have TMD treated? Why?

TMD occurs when your bite is not properly aligned. It can cause the jaw to experience unnatural stresses and prevent it from resting properly when your mouth is closed. If you have TMD, you may have noticed a clicking noise when you chew,…

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Three Must-Have Dental Treatments

In dentistry, there are a wide variety of treatments, everything from elective procedures to those that are necessary and potentially lifesaving. So given the slew of treatment options, how do you choose what’s right for you? Our experts at…

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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Today, Dr. Christopher Doerrer and our team at Christopher Doerrer, DDS thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at high risk. Osteoporosis entails less…

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What's in toothpaste and how does it work?

Dr. Christopher Doerrer and our team recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, for at least two minutes each time. But have you ever wondered what’s in toothpaste and how it actually works? The mouth is home to more than 500…

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Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost

For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return to school, get back to the daily grind after an enjoyable summer, and even get married. As the weather cools down, it’s easier to…

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How can parents help prevent tooth decay?

Children are born with a set of primary teeth – 20 to be exact – that help them learn to chew and speak, and develop enough space in the jaw for the permanent teeth that will appear several years later. Kids are especially susceptible to decay,…

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Oral Health Concerns for Teens

You have a lot more freedom as a teenager than you did as a young child. You also have a lot more responsibilities, and one of your jobs is to take care of your teeth. Develop and maintain good dental habits now so you can have great dental…

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What are dental implants?

Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate for a dental implant. Metal dental implants were invented in 1965. Technology continues to advance…

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What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. Characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the…

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Anatomy of a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is usually a combination of one or more cosmetic dental procedures. To achieve your desired result, Dr. Christopher Doerrer may perform or suggest a variety of options. The entire process is designed specifically for your…

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT FLOSSING

Back in 2015 a recommendation for daily flossing was removed from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Immediately, news reports surfaced that flossing was not effective. We’re here to set the record straight.  “Flossing is an important oral…

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Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer

Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away at Christopher Doerrer, DDS! Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and…

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Easing Your Allergies with Latex-Free Dentistry

Imagine this scenario: you go to the dentist to have a cavity filled, and an hour after the procedure you have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and your arms are breaking out in blotchy, red hives. In other words, you’re in worse shape after the…

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Help Raise Up To $40,000 for the ADA Foundation’s “Give Kids A Smile Program”!

 June is Oral Health Month.   You can help the American Dental Association Foundation increase its efforts to teach under-served children good oral care habits. How can you help?  Be a role model! Help us in raising awareness of the issue by…

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How does whitening toothpaste work and how effective it is at whitening teeth?

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste that has the American Dental Association seal of approval can help prevent tooth decay and relieve other conditions, such as bad breath, sensitive teeth, and gingivitis. Beyond these…

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How Computers Help Dental Implants Look Natural

Never before have dental implants looked as natural and aesthetically pleasing as they do today. With the help of computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Dr. Christopher Doerrer and our team are able to create implants…

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Getting Ready for Summer Sports

With the warmer and longer days here, we know many of our patients at Christopher Doerrer, DDS will be much more active in the summer. Though most of our patients are probably already ready to hit the field for some summer fun, we thought we…

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Heart Disease and Oral Health

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 200 million Americans suffer from some degree of inflammation of the gums. Over the past decade, researchers have published studies that link the bacteria…

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The Secret to Fresh Breath

Bad breath: We’ve all dealt with it. You’ve been around people who have it and, like it or not, you have had it yourself. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but how do you know if you have it? There is actually a simple test you can do…

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Help! My gums hurt when I floss!

By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not flossed in a long time. However, if your gums do indeed hurt when you floss, and unbearably…

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