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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong.  This myth is totally false—and Dr. Dan McKay… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met.  Like water, a… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root.  If you have a… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat.  In addition… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health.  Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Daniel McKay, DDS

Lasers: A “Groovy” Tool for Dentists

At Mckay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth.  The most severe cases may require surgical… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Daniel McKay, DDS

Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 15, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found… (Read More)

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