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Understanding The Difficulty Of Oral Hygiene With Dementia

There’s nothing that helps maintain good oral health quite like a commitment to a dental hygiene routine. Combined with twice-a-year visits to the dentist, your smile benefits greatly. Unfortunately, as we age, it can become difficult to meet both of these requirements. While certain medical advances have made it possible for us to enjoy longer […]

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Black Mold and Oral Health Concerns It Can Cause

If your gums are tender, puffy, and prone to bleeding, you may think you need better hygiene. While it’s always a good idea to improve our oral health routine, it isn’t always the problem. Other circumstances can lead to gingivitis-like conditions. Pregnancy is just one example. There’s another one that can affect anyone, and that’s […]

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The Disturbing Link Between Oral Cancer And Periodontal Disease

Researchers have begun linking periodontal disease with an increased risk of cancer. Periodontal disease is considered an advanced form of gum disease that directly attacks the gums and also has the ability to increase other health issues later on in life. However, understanding cancer and illnesses that increase its risks is an ever-ongoing topic that […]

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Dental Scientists Discover Substance That May Be The End of Cavities

Among the most frequently cited concerns by patients when visiting their dentist is whether or not they’ve developed new cavities. For many of them, this is tied not just to fears of the potential pain from new cavities but from shame over insufficient dental care or fear of the expense involved. For the 61% of […]

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Find Out How Changing Your Dental Hygiene Routine Can Help The Earth

Everywhere you look in your bathroom, you’re going to find a significant amount of plastic products. Your shampoo bottles, hand soap dispenser, and of course, all of your dental hygiene products are made of plastic. From the handles on your toothbrush to the nylon that the floss you use to clean between your teeth is […]

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The Effects Asthma Can Have On Your Oral Health

Asthma is a condition that millions of Americans live with every year and one that few know can have a direct effect on the health of our teeth. For decades science has looked at the concerns facing our body as separate, with eczema being a condition that affects only the skin and arthritis only afflicting […]

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How Your Gums Can Be Protected By Getting Enough Vitamin D

We were all told that getting enough dairy in our diet was important for healthy teeth and bones, but it’s also an important part of our gum health. Little did we know the whole time we were focusing on keeping our bones strong, we were also ensuring that our gums were able to fight off […]

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The Potential Risks For Dental Health During Pregnancy

Having a baby on the way is a stressful and exciting time for expectant mothers, and maintaining their health to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. The hormonal changes can have detrimental effects for the mother, with hunger, mood, and sleep issues just being the tip of the iceberg. These hormones also have an […]

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Overcoming Dental Phobia

Visiting the dental chair usually makes people a bit uneasy, and for many, the idea of going to the dentists may seem like a huge chore. But when fear sets in and panic becomes the response, then it’s a phobia that can hinder your ability to treat your teeth effectively. Dental phobias can be mild, […]

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Your Career

When you think about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, it’s not likely that improving your career is your first thought. It doesn’t take much consideration, however, to realize that that’s exactly what it can do. We’ve heard our whole lives about the importance of a first impression and how a stunning smile can […]

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Stains That Can Be Removed With Teeth Whitening

Stains Teeth Whitening Can Remove Teeth whitening procedures can brighten teeth that have yellowed and dulled, but for many who are considering whitening treatment the question of whether or not whitening removes stains pops up. Stain removal and teeth whitening both are synonymous with one another, but in fact, treat different aspects of teeth. To […]

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Porcelain Veneers And You

When considering cosmetic dentistry, we usually will look at our most glaring concern and use a procedure that addresses it directly. This works when the concern is general, such as using teeth whitening to address stained teeth, or when a single tooth is cracked or chipped. But what do you do when your teeth are […]

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The Four Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are the least known but effective pieces of restorative devices for people with missing teeth. These bridges can replace three missing teeth and operate as a fully functional, permanent set of teeth that use other structures as support. All dental bridges contain a pontic, or replacement tooth, that provides chewing surfaces for the […]

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How Scaling And Root Planing Can Save Your Teeth

When you’re experiencing periodontitis, your dentist is likely to suggest that you undergo root planing and scaling. The first question you may have to ask is what exactly this procedure is and what’s involved. This procedure is a treatment for periodontitis that helps to clean away the tartar and plaque that form below your gumline. […]

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Types of Dental X-Ray

Dental imaging is an essential part of preventative care, allowing Dr. Heidarian to catch oral health problems before they become serious. It’s common for patients to question their necessity, and the process to receive them is often somewhat uncomfortable. However, receiving a dental x-ray can help save your jaws, teeth, and gums. In some cases, […]

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How Gum Disease is Diagnosed by Your Dentist

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, commonly results from poor dental hygiene and can vary in terms of its severity and condition. Gum disease happens when the gums and tissues surrounding the tooth become swollen and inflamed, causing the gums to bleed easily when teeth are brushed and flossed. Gum disease is caused by plaque […]

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The Benefits of Porcelain Restorations

If you live with missing teeth or are scheduled for an extraction, you probably have considered getting dental restorations done. Dental restorations come in a wide variety of materials, including metal, resin, porcelain, and porcelain bonded metal. Each of these forms of restoration has its own benefits and drawbacks, but porcelain restorations are the most […]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Dental Hygiene

Bridges and crowns are common recommendations made by dentists when restorations are being discussed. While there are multiple materials they can be made of, porcelain is often preferred due to its resemblance to natural tooth enamel. Given the higher cost of porcelain restorations, it’s not surprising that many patients want a clear understanding of the […]

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What is a Partial?

Partials fit into the mouth a combination of metal, acrylic, and porcelain to restore the jaw and replace missing teeth. Partials give a natural look to your smile and keep the structure of your teeth, gums, and jawline intact. Partials are the top choice for those with multiple missing teeth, and partials can help reform […]

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Do You Need A Dental Crown Or Filling?

Crowns and fillings are each used to solve different dental concerns, but there some places where the need for one or the other overlaps. Deciding which of these are the best alternative, and which you need is typically the province of your dentist. Understanding how that decision is made can help you feel more confident […]

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What Is A Zirconia Crown?

The newest material for crowns is Zirconium, a material that is a relative of titanium and is the source of the most recommended forms of crown on the market today. Those who are looking for aesthetic restorative dentistry often choose to go with this style of restoration. If you, like most patients, are curious about […]

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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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