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Do I Need a Dental Filling?

If you do not brush and floss frequently, or for long enough, food particles can sit on the teeth and gums. As bacteria accumulate, they feed on the food particles left on the smile. Bacteria release digestive acids which begin…


Why Is Routine Dental Care Important?

Many patients who already have a good oral hygiene routine at home may wonder why they have to visit the dentist every year. However, even with a routine, scheduling regular dental appointments adds benefits to your oral health and overall…


Patients Review Red Maple Dental

At Red Maple Dental, Dr. Shawna Hoffert offers comprehensive restorative, general, and cosmetic dental treatments. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Hoffert has also continued her dental education…


Learn More About Cosmetic Bonding

Your smile can be a major source of self-esteem, but your assurance can suffer if your teeth are not looking their best. Renew your confidence with cosmetic enhancement treatment from your dentist. Teeth bonding could be the affordable yet effective…


How Can Mouthwash Help My Smile?

Natural bacteria in our mouths create a film of plaque over our teeth throughout the day that can erode enamel and cause serious dental harm if left untreated. Brushing our teeth and flossing remove this plaque and keep our teeth…


Stay Hydrated for Good Oral Health

From a young age, we know that our bodies consist primarily of water and that staying hydrated is crucial to good overall health. Low levels of hydration can contribute to many medical concerns, including your dental health. Dentists and other…


What to Do About Damaged Dental Crowns

A dental crown is an effective restorative dental tool that fixes a variety of oral health concerns. The ceramic cap fits over a vulnerable tooth and is secured in place with dental bonding, shielding it from external stimuli. These fixtures…


3 Types of Dental Implants

Patients with missing teeth may be dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile when there are gaps between teeth. They may also notice increased difficulties in oral functions, such as eating or speaking. Dental implants can replace teeth and enhance…


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Me?

Cosmetic dentistry is about restoring health to the mouth, eliminating pain, and achieving balance for long-lasting, natural-looking results. Dr. Shawna Hoffert is an experienced cosmetic dentist that offers a full range of treatment options to help bring subtle change or…


What Is Causing My Jaw Pain?

Dr. Shawna Hoffert treats patients with a range of dental problems, including TMJ and occlusal disorders that can often be the underlying cause of recurring headaches. Effective treatment for a bite disorder can alleviate your pain and improve your oral…