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December 27, 2017

Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

Can of smokeless tobacco

Dip, chew, chaw, plug, snuff, chewing tobacco— smokeless tobacco goes by many names. There are products now that are made of compressed tobacco powder that emulate a dissolvable candy-like consistency. Smokeless tobacco is highly addictive no matter what it’s called and is detrimental to one’s health. At Cooley and Vick, we want you to be Read More

November 29, 2017

How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

Group of happy teen friends laughing and taking a selfie in the street

We know it’s important to take good care of your mouth, teeth, and gums for optimal oral health. Being diligent in brushing and flossing prevents bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease—it can also ensure you keep your teeth as you age.   However, researchers are now finding all sorts of great additional reasons to Read More

September 29, 2017

Benefits of Invisalign

Smiling woman putting in Invisalign

Orthodontics may have made huge strides in making braces less noticeable, but many people still do not care for the looks of brackets and wires. And even though they are smaller than they have ever been before, teens and adults still often hesitate in going through treatment with them. The good news is there is Read More

July 23, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

woman smiling and laughing

At Cooley & Vick DDS, we get a lot of questions about cosmetic dentistry. What exactly does the field entail, and what does it mean for the average person? The list of unknowns can be daunting for those curious about the field. To help assuage some of this confusion, we’ve compiled a list of the Read More

June 23, 2017

Baby’s First Dental Visit

smiling baby

One of the questions we hear most often from parents here at Cooley & Vick DDS is “When should children first see a dentist?” The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that a child’s first dental visit should occur no later than the first birthday, and we agree! Such Read More

April 26, 2017

2017 Smiles For Life Campaign

smiles for life graphic

We are in the middle of our 2017 Smiles for Life Campaign! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Smiles for Life, you will be happy to know that each year from March 1 through June 30, our office donates 100% of whitening proceeds locally and globally to benefit children. We’re so excited to announce this year we Read More

April 20, 2017

Using Implants for Tooth Replacements

couple with nice smiles

Are you or is someone you know missing a tooth? There’s no reason to feel bad about it because you’re not alone. In fact, you’re far from it. It’s estimated that there are more than 178 million Americans are missing a tooth, and of that number, about 40 million Americans are missing all of their Read More

March 8, 2017

What Are Veneers?

before and after

Did you know that about four out of five of us keep our mouths firmly shut when we are smiling, laughing, or being photographed? Many people are self-conscious about discolored, chipped, cracked, crowded, or uneven teeth. Cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions for this, but the most popular and well-known option is veneers, a Hollywood trend that has Read More

February 26, 2017

2016 Smiles for Life Campaign

child smiling

We’re off and running with our 2016 Smiles for Life Campaign! As we have done so for the past few years, we are participating in the annual Smiles for Life Campaign. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Smiles for Life, you will be happy to know that each year from March 1 through June 30, Read More

January 16, 2017

Is Chewing Gum Good Or Bad For Your Teeth?

girl chewing gum

DID YOU KNOW that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out! Read More

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