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

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

We understand that seeing the dentist can be scary. About 50% of people report having some fear about getting dental work done, and sadly, 15% of people avoid dentistry completely because of fear or anxiety. Your oral health is important, and we don’t want anything to keep you from getting the treatment you need and… (Read More)

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

Feeling Worn Down?

As people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Dr. Daniel McKay can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible. It is extremely common for adults to have tooth… (Read More)

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

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be… (Read More)

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

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for… (Read More)

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

Why Have a Dental Implant?

Dental implants replace an entire tooth—including the root—with a permanent replacement. Dr. Dan McKay can tell you it is the #1 most popular tooth replacement method in all of dentistry, but there are many reasons dental implant surgery may be recommended. Dental implants may work for you if you have one or more teeth missing,… (Read More)

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

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Smile: It’s Good for You!

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! At the McKay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains… (Read More)

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