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  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At George R. Shepley, DDS we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more
  • Is Charcoal Teeth Whitening Safe?
    Health and beauty trends surface on the web every day, and it can be difficult to tell which ones are worth your time, or even safe, for that matter. Perhaps Read more
  • The Transformation of Valentine's Day
    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Read more
  • Protect Your Enamel from Dental Erosion
    We know that the foods we eat and drink can have a definite impact on our smiles. Staining is an unhappy side effect of many of our menu favorites. That’s Read more
  • How Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve Your Smile
    Today’s crowns, veneers, and tooth colored fillings are very natural looking compared to early counterparts. There was a time when dentists placed silver fillings exclusively. This material is still used, Read more
  • How do I avoid bad breath?
    At George R. Shepley, DDS, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about their bad breath, also known as halitosis. So today we thought we would educate our Read more
  • When to Begin Dental Care for Your Baby
    Children’s oral health differs from the needs of adults in many ways. It’s vital for you to understand what your child needs to keep his or her teeth healthy. the Read more
  • Double Duty
    If you play a contact sport, you know about mouthguards. You know about the cushioning protection they provide for your teeth. And not just your teeth—mouthguards also help protect your Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
    We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read more
  • The Truth about TMJ
    TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your Read more
  • Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath
    Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority Read more
  • Periodontal Disease Associated with Cardiovascular Risk
    We all know that brushing your teeth and flossing regularly keeps your smile sparkly and bright, but did you realize that cleaning your teeth can actually help your heart? Recent Read more
  • Is periodontal disease genetic?
    One of the most enjoyable parts of looking at family pictures is finding resemblances. You have your father’s brown eyes and your grandmother’s curly hair. You’ve got your aunt’s basketball Read more
  • Should You Be Concerned about Your Child’s Bad Breath?
    The short answer to this question? Yes. Because your child’s breath is a reflection of his or her oral health, you should talk to the doctor if you notice any Read more