A Beautiful, Furry And Heartfelt Showcase For National Pet Week

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We may only take care of human teeth here at QCDA, but we do love our furry friends as well! Many of us have pets of our own at home, and we know how much a part of the family they can be! In honor of National Pet Week, we decided to showcase some of our team’s favorite fur babies.... read more »

Essential Insights And Prevention For Oral Cancer Awareness

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When we think about going to the dentist for cleanings and fillings, we typically are focused on the prevention of future problems with our gums and our teeth. But one thing that often gets overlooked or forgotten is oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Here's what you need to know. Every year, about 53,000 people in the U.S.... read more »

January Is Dental Drill Day

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January 26th is Dental Drill Day! Although the sound of the dental drill isn’t most people’s favorite sound, we can appreciate the evolution of the dental drill over the years. There is evidence of dentistry being performed as far back as 7000 BC… I wouldn’t want to see what their drills were like! In the mid-1800s, dental drills were powered... read more »

Merry Christmas From Queen City Dental Arts

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house I couldn’t find my toothbrush … was it taken by my spouse??? The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. In hopes that maybe I’ll get a new Sonicare! And I need some more floss, all tied up with a bow, So the fact that mine has been empty... read more »

Tongue Talk: Fun Facts About Your 8-Muscle Organ

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Despite its size (average of 3 inches or so), the tongue is an important organ of our body. Believe it or not, there are 8 different muscles that help the tongue to move. Unlike other muscles in our body, like our bicep or quads, the tongue muscles don't have a supporting bone that runs through it. And although your tongue... read more »

Lions and Tigers and… Going to the Dentist! Oh My!

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We got a call from a man (we'll call him Bob) after hours last week, complaining of a tooth that was throbbing and keeping him awake for the past few nights. He then admitted the tooth had been hurting him on and off for months. Why didn't he call us sooner?! For the simple reason that he was afraid of... read more »

Do You Know the Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?

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We’re all probably guilty of consulting with doctor Google and convincing ourselves that we have any number of diseases and maladies.  Fortunately for us, we’re usually wrong in our diagnosis!  If you’re ever worried that you might have a dental cavity, here are a few things to look for so you can make a more accurate assessment. Sometimes, a tooth... read more »

Why “Fix” Baby Teeth?

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So often we think of “baby” or primary teeth as not being important. However, the complete opposite is actually true! Remember, those primary teeth are holding everything in place and preparing the mouth for the permanent or “adult” teeth that will come in later. If primary teeth are lost too early, due to decay or other reasons, your child's smile... read more »

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