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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

Our teeth may appear to be simple hard surfaces inside our mouths that are used to cut and grind up food. Their simple appearance is deceptive and hides an incredibly complex and important tool that our body uses not just for eating, but also for helping us speak clearly. Once you get beneath the surface, […]

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How Smiling Affects Health

Seeing your dentist is about more than preventing cavities and ensuring you get a professional cleaning every six months. While these concerns are central to your visit, they’re also part of ensuring that you’re proud to share your smile and that you share it often. Smiling has some astounding effects on the overall health of […]

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The Importance Of Replacing Lost Teeth

When we lose a tooth our first thought isn’t always about the condition or welfare of our remaining teeth. Instead, we concern ourselves with our altered appearance, and how we’re going to hide the fact that our smile isn’t as complete as it once was. While these are natural things to worry about, it’s important […]

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes is one of a number of health conditions that can make maintaining good oral health more difficult. Both Types I and II diabetes have been shown to increase the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and fungal infections in the mouth. Patients with diabetes can benefit from being proactive about their oral health by […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened

If you’ve been considering getting your teeth whitened professionally but just can’t seem to come up with a solid reason why, you’re not alone. Every year thousands of patients who could benefit from having their teeth whitened hesitate for fear that doing so is just a case of vanity. Looking your best is something that […]

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What Considerations Are There For Implant Dentistry?

On the bumpy road of life, we sometimes experience events that cause us to lose or damage our teeth, destroying our beautiful smile and our self-confidence with it. Dental implants are the most popular restorative dentistry solution for patients seeking a solution that is permanent and almost indistinguishable from their natural teeth. If you’ve hit […]

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Introducing the Periodontist

When you go in for your regular dental checkup, you’re likely spending that time with a hygienist and your dental practitioner, a general dentist. If you’ve never had to see a specialist you may not know that there are numerous types of dentist each specializing in a certain form of dental care. One of those […]

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A Quick Guide To The World Of Dentures

When the word ‘denture’ is used it’s likely that many of us conjure up the exact same image, that of a pink and white device sitting in a glass of water by our grandparent’s bed or in the bathroom cabinet. While this image remains accurate to a point today, there are actually many different varieties […]

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Make Your Check-Up Easy With This Preparation Guide

So you’ve finally scheduled that appointment you’ve been putting off for a long time, but you aren’t sure what you need to do to prepare? We know it can be a bit challenging and even nerve-wracking to be something for the first time, or just the first time in a long time, and that’s why […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than vanity, It’s About Continuing Dental Health

You’ve finally decided it’s time to give your smile a boost, and you’re considering the variety of cosmetic treatments available out there. Good for you! A great smile is essential for your confidence, self-esteem, and can help you improve your career opportunities as well. Whether you’re getting cosmetic dentistry for your vanity (there’s nothing wrong […]

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Makeover Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

It’s no mystery that dental work can get pretty expensive, but there’s a less definable cost that comes with an imperfect smile. While it may seem a simple case of vanity research has shown that your smile goes a long ways towards a first impression, and an imperfect smile can actually impact your ability to […]

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What Is Recovery From Dental Implants Like?

So you’ve finally taken the plunge and are scheduled to get dental implants, congratulations! Dental implants are an incredible way of managing your oral health and ensuring that you keep a beautiful and functional smile for years to come. These replacements are far and away the best option we have available for restoring missing teeth […]

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Gingivitis

Gum disease, it’s a term we’ve all heard of but how many of us know what it really is?  It’s common knowledge that this condition results most commonly from poor dental hygiene, but it can also be the result of other health conditions as well.  All that being said many people don’t know exactly what […]

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Is Dental Fear Real?

Many people express having anxiety about trips to the dentist and some people avoid the dentist entirely because this anxiety is so great. It has been found that approximately 9-15% of Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety or fear. This anxiety can range anywhere from a mild worry to odontophobia, which is an […]

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What You Don’t Know About Dental Insurance

If you need to have dental work done, you may be entertaining the idea of purchasing dental insurance. However, it is important to understand how dental insurance works before deciding which plan to purchase. Dental insurance can be tricky, and there may be things that you do not know about dental insurance. For starters, one […]

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big toddler with long, curly hair sitting in a dental chair smiling and looking up at a dentist that is out of the shot except the corner of her face

When Should My Child See a Dentist?

In a 2009 study conducted by Morpace for Delta Dental Plans Association, it was found the average age for a child’s first dental visit was 2.6 years. According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, however, it is recommended that children see their dentist approximately six months after their first tooth erupts. Since the first […]

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How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Nitrous oxide is used in many dental practices to help alleviate pain and anxiety during dental treatments. Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, this chemical compound is a familiar way that many patients undergo a variety of dental procedures. But, what is nitrous oxide and how exactly does it work to rid the body of […]

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Porcelain Veneers or Braces

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve desired and have always wanted. If the resolution of your new year is to get your teeth fixed forever, it might now be time to explore your options. Now, you’ve got excellent options, and these are porcelain veneers or braces.

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Types of Teeth Whitening

Studies have shown that smiling leads to a longer life. In fact, those who smile live 35% longer than those whose tend to embrace the frown. But what if you aren’t confident in your smile? If you don’t like the way your teeth look it’s hard to show off your teeth with a big toothy […]

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The Alzheimer’s Oral Health Connection

Alzheimer’s is a scary disease that has gained more visibility over the years. As more and more people become aware of this disease more and more research is being funded. This has led to extensive investigation of the cause of the disease. The logic is that if we know the cause of the disease we […]

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Dental Implants: Restoring A Natural Beauty To Your Smile

Most people believe that it isn’t possible to restore your teeth once they’ve been removed and that any form of replacement must be uncomfortable and prone to embarrassing mishaps. These people remember the dentures of their grandparents, odd and slightly off-putting devices that sat like some horror movie trope on their nightstand in a jar. […]

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Dental Emergencies And First Aid

We don’t like to think about them, in fact in most cases, the very phrase is enough to send some people into a cringing fit of denial, but dental emergencies? They happen. They are at the best of times acutely uncomfortable, and in the worst cases can be completely excruciating in the pain they deliver. […]

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What is an Overdenture?

One of the most common complaints we heard from denture wearers is that their dentures don’t easily stay in place. We’ve all seen the videos of grandma losing her teeth in her glass of water. And while that makes for fun entertainment, it’s actually incredibly embarrassing to the person experiencing it. When a person’s dentures […]

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