Thumbnail for Dr. McVey's Video on His Experiences as a Dental Patient.

Hi! I am Dr. McVey. I just wanted to talk to you about my experiences as a dental patient, not as a dentist. Over my lifetime, I’ve had a significant amount of dental work done.

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Nov 2

A short guest “Ask the Expert” article addressing braces and timing brought to you by your friendly neighborhood orthodontist! Dr. Doi from High Plains Orthodontics explains the basics of when it’s the right time to pursue orthodontic treatment for your child and, possibly, yourself.

Ask the Expert: when is the best time to get orthodontic treatment?

Girl with Braces

Patient Education

Aug 21

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Today there are more choices for restorative materials than at any time in the past. Dental amalgam, also known as silver fillings, is one choice for teeth in the back of the mouth that has been in use for around 150 years. Amalgam is a metal alloy that contains silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Amalgam lasts a long time and is less expensive than other materials such as tooth-colored composites, porcelain, or gold.

Let’s discuss the mercury in amalgams (aka fillings)

truth about amalgam

Patient Education

Jul 26

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Flossing.

What does that word bring to mind? Perhaps, it seems like an unnecessary step in your daily routine. Maybe you can’t go a day without flossing. Whatever you think of, there are many good reasons to floss. Some of those reasons may seem obvious and others may seem surprising. So…without further delay…

Dr. McVey’s top 10 reasons to floss your teeth

Top 10 Reasons to floss

How-to's

Jun 29

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Smiling is everyone’s best feature.

We honestly mean that. A smile brightens everyone’s features. But, what if you’re self-conscious of your smile? Maybe your teeth aren’t as white as you want them to be. Or perhaps, the teeth look a bit worn down. These might be signs that the teeth have some erosion. (Cue dramatic music—dun dun dun!) Is there any hope for your smile? Of course! Keep reading to find out how.

Why tooth erosion isn’t so good for your smile

A woman is surprised by the reasons why tooth erosion is bad for your smile

Patient Education

May 25

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For today’s blog, Dr. McVey’s granddaughter, Lily, plays the doctor.

She walks us through what to expect when coming to our office.

We have also provided the transcript for the video down below, if you find it hard to understand what she is saying. Enjoy!

The doctor’s guide to dental appointments

the doctor's guide to dental appointments headline

Patient Education

Apr 26

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For the sixth installment of the Meet the Staff” series, we interview our webmaster, Anna.

Meet the Staff: Anna

Meet Anna, the webmaster

Meet the Staff

Mar 22

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February is known as the month of love, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day…

But did you know that February is also Children’s Dental Health Month? Well, it is! 

We could talk about all of the ways to prevent dental decay, how to properly brush your kids’ teeth, good dental habits, etc. But we’ve done that in past blog posts. This time around, we wanted to know what some of our patients had to say about those things, so we decided that we would reach out to our youngest patients and their parents to see what they have to say about what they like about visiting the dentist and the importance of dental health.

15 things kids (and their parents) have to say about dental health

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Community

Feb 15

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Advances in dental care sometimes border on the miraculous.

Not so very long ago the thought of being able to replace missing teeth with something permanent without requiring major work to the adjacent teeth seemed like the stuff of science fiction.

Help! I’ve Lost a Tooth!

Dental Implants

Patient Education

Jan 18

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The Holiday season is upon us, along with its many traditions. Exchanging presents. Family gatherings. The annual office Christmas party. Singing Christmas carols. Gathering around the holiday feast. It’s that last tradition that I’d like to concentrate on. You can protect your dental health over the holidays while enjoying the rich foods, sweet treats, and indulgent drinks that accompany the festive meal.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…But Maybe Not for Your Teeth

Christmas cookies and candy

Patient Education

Dec 18

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