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Do You Need A Smile Makeover?

Having dental work done can be one of the most costly cosmetic treatments you ever have performed in terms of finances. Not having it done may be the most expensive thing you’ve ever done socially, however. Your smile has a greater effect on your life than you might suspect, impacting interpersonal relationships, career trajectories, and […]

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5 Things to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning & Consultation

When it comes to dental visits, some people may be quite anxious. For a lot of people, this is simply because they do not know what to expect. However, most dental appointments are relatively quick and easy for the patient.    Still, having an idea of what to expect can help manage the fear of […]

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What is a Denture?

Dentures are prosthetic devices intended to replace any missing teeth. These dentures can exist as a full set, a half-set, or as a customizable set to suit your needs. Dentures are specially designed to fit your mouth so that way you can continue eating, speaking, and feeling like your normal self again. Typically made of […]

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How to Maintain Your Dental Restoration

Did you know that more than 120 million Americans are missing one tooth and as many as 36 million do not have any of their natural teeth? Edentulism is the term to describe the condition of being toothless. Edentulism can be either partial or complete, depending on how many teeth are missing.    Luckily, thanks […]

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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Have you been looking at your smile in the mirror and wishing that it was something better and brighter than it appears? Do you recall when you were younger and had a beautiful white smile that you were proud to share? When your adult teeth came in were they misaligned, making you self-conscious about showing […]

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Sensitive Teeth: Why and How to Fix Them

It’s a warm summer day and you just can’t wait to dig into that strawberry ice cream cone you just bought. Eagerly you take a bite of the cool, drippy sweetness and BAM! A dull, aching pain appears out of nowhere and instantly robs your satisfaction of your ice cream cone. What’s more, each bite […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Did you know that The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that as of this year, 53,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed? In fact, the foundation also estimates that the number of cases diagnosed each year will continue to grow because of the disease’s risk factors and the fact that there is no national […]

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Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

While it’s true that one of the best ways to maintain beautiful white teeth is a regular routine of mouthwash, flossing, and brushing, there are extra (and delicious) steps you can take to help keep your teeth free from stains. While these remedies aren’t going to help you if the staining on your teeth becomes […]

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Alzheimers and Oral Health: Is There A Connection?

Poor oral health has been being shown to have far further reaching implications than just a few cavities and missing teeth, with connections with heart disease being suspected for many years. As research continues to discover just how much of an affect your dental health has on the rest of your body, research has suggested […]

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What Periodontists Do For Patients?

A periodontist is a dentist who has gone beyond general dentistry to specialist in a certain type of medical care. They specialize in the care and treatment of the structures in your mouth that support your teeth and surround them. Gums, tongue, cheeks, everything in your mouth that isn’t your teeth is the area of […]

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Getting Ready For Your Next Dental Visit

When you’re preparing to visit your dentist it can be frustrating if you don’t know exactly what you need to ensure you everything goes smoothly. A trip to the dentist usually doesn’t require much more than for you to show up, but just in case we suggest using the following tips to prepare so that […]

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How To Know If You Have Gum Disease

Gum disease is the much-touted specter of the dental health care industry, talked about on every ad and pamphlet you can find for dental hygiene products. While we’ve all heard of it and are sold products to prevent it, how many of us actually know what gum disease actually is? There are serious consequences for […]

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How to Pick The Right Style Of Sedation Dentistry

Certain types of dental work require some level of sedation, and selecting the right one can be challenging if you’ve never experienced it before. Whether it’s a simple root canal or something more invasive like receiving dental implants, choosing the right sedation is an important part of planning your procedure. There are several types of […]

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How To Win The Battle With Bruxism

Do you wake up in the morning with your jaw hurting? Does your sleeping partner complain of the squeaking sound of your grinding your teeth in your sleep? Do you occasionally wake up and discover that you have chipped your teeth or that the surfaces of your teeth are becoming increasingly smoothed/flattened? You may be […]

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Is Clinical Dry Mouth Impacting Your Dental Health?

Do you feel like your mouth is always dry, and it seems to say that way no matter how much water your drink? You may be experiencing xerostomia, a condition that derives from your mouth being dry from an insufficient amount of saliva being produced by your glands. Most often the result of medications or […]

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What Are Cavities And How Do They Form?

Tooth decay is the boogeyman that lives in everyone’s mouths, and that causes us to fret and worry whenever we have the slightest lapse in our oral health routine. Within this specter of dental hygiene lives cavities, gingivitis, and other forms of tooth decay and gum disease that our dentists and parents have warned us […]

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What Are The Symptoms Of Gingivitis?

There’s a specter that lives in our bathrooms, our dental offices, our brushing kit, and its name is gingivitis. When we go to our twice-yearly visits it’s inevitable that the term is going to come up as we get checked for evidence of it forming on our gums, when we hear advertisements about toothpaste, brushes, […]

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Dental Health Connection with Diabetes

When you’re experiencing problems with oral health, your primary concern is probably the pain your experiencing and potential cosmetic problems that tend to come with it.  What you may not be thinking about is how poor oral health can result in complications on a wider scale. Diabetes has been shown to be both a potential […]

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What is a Porcelain Crown?

A dental crown is essentially a prosthetic cap cemented over a damaged tooth to restore appearance and functionality. One type of dental crown are porcelain crowns, which are considered to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing types of dental crowns due to their translucent color. Because of this translucent color, porcelain crowns are most […]

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How Can I Get My Toddler to Brush Their Teeth?

Convincing your toddler to brush their teeth in order to maintain their dental health is no easy feat. Oftentimes, explaining the importance of good dental habits goes in one ear and out the other. However, there are things that you can try to entice your toddler and get them more excited about brushing their teeth. […]

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How To Brush Baby’s Teeth

It is just as important to brush your baby’s teeth as it is to brush your teeth. Regularly brushing your baby’s teeth twice daily will ensure that their teeth remain healthy and will prevent any dental issues from occurring. Your baby’s first tooth can appear as early as six months of age and they will […]

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How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

It is common knowledge that sleep, exercise, and eating a balanced, nutritious diet is essential for good overall health. Taking care of your oral health is often left out of this usual health routine when in actuality it is quite important. Often times, your oral health can be an indicator of your overall health and boosting […]

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How To Take Care of Your Gums

When oral health is concerned, it’s not just about your teeth or your smile. You just cannot forget your gum. No one is immune to gum disease, even if you are cavity free. Because it is often painless, many people hardly realize that something is wrong with their gums.

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What is a Dental Bridge?

Just like a bridge connects a road over an open area, dental bridges work by forming a connection between one or more teeth that have gaps. Unlike dental implants, bridges work by using surrounding teeth on either side as abutments for support, so you don’t have to have any drilling into your bone or go […]

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Here’s How Often You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned

Good oral hygiene is one of the key components to good overall health. Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body and naturally plays a large role in how well your entire system is functioning. Good oral hygiene includes brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and getting a thorough dental cleaning twice […]

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Enduring Restorations: Crowns(Caps) Can Restore Your Perfect Smile

As one of the most effective methods of restoring the aesthetic and structural qualities of your teeth crowns are a protective covering that covers the entire surface of the tooth. Multiple types of crowns exist, including porcelain crowns which combine the most resilient materials with a nearly natural aesthetic beauty. All styles are incredibly durable […]

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Root Canal: The Dental Bogey-Man Demystified

When teeth have gone too long without proper care and are beginning to experience serious decay, a root canal can sometimes be necessary to save the tooth.  While root canals have a reputation for being excruciating experiences that most dental patients fear, modern technology has turned this old myth on its head and rendered these […]

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Partial And Complete Dentures: Restoring Your Smile

Dentures are one of the oldest forms of dental repair that exists, with centuries of precedence showing us that the idea of retaining our ability to speak and eat with artificial teeth is not a new one.  Even George Washington wore fake teeth, though his were made from teeth purchased from slaves rather than being […]

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Preventive Dentistry: A Vital Component Of Full Body Health

Much of dental practice is not centered around the repair and reconstruction of damaged teeth but instead taking steps to prevent them from becoming damaged in the first place.  This field of practice is known as preventive dental maintenance or preventive dentistry.  Preventive dentistry is the practice that brings you into the dental office once […]

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Dental Treatments: What’s In Your Dentist’s Toolkit?

As much as it breaks their hearts, there’s one thing that dentists just can’t seem to get away from. A trip to the dentist ranks pretty low on things people look forward to, all of this in spite of the fact that most dental procedures are painless and can actually improve your overall health and […]

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