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Dental Myths that Could be Damaging Your Teeth

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We can do many things to keep teeth and gums healthy. Daily brushing and flossing coupled with visits to the dentist every six months are primary tools at the base of great oral care. Although this is general knowledge, there are other facts that may be misleading affecting how we care for our teeth and […]

Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid

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Are your everyday behaviors affecting your dental health? Do you neglect seeing the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings? Many patients are surprised to learn that certain behaviors negatively affect their oral health. Whether it is chewing on ice cubes or foregoing a routine cleaning, you could be putting your oral health at risk. We […]

Sensitive Teeth: What could be the cause?

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Sensitive teeth can have a major effect on your quality of life, but if your dentist can determine what is causing the condition, you may be able to get some relief. A number of different issues can increase tooth sensitivity. Here is an overview of some of the main ones. Gum recession – Receding gums […]

The First Signs of Gingivitis

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Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and while it is readily treatable, it’s important for patients to be aware of the early signs of this condition so that they can seek dental treatment promptly. Gingivitis is marked by a number of signs of minor inflammation, including gum tissue that is noticeably red or […]

What to Expect at the First Orthodontic Visit

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The first trip to the orthodontist used to be delayed until the permanent teeth emerged, or sometimes later. Now, it is common to have an orthodontic evaluation at about age seven to determine if intervention will be necessary to ensure the permanent teeth are properly aligned. The First Visit to the Orthodontist Many parents are […]

At what age should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

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Many patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed even if they are not having any problems with them. One motivating factor for this is the relationship between the patient’s age and the oral surgery. The extraction procedure and subsequent recovery tends to be easier on patients in their late teens and early twenties. Therefore, […]

Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums Through the Retirement Years

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As you enter your retirement years, it is important to take a proactive approach to protecting your oral health. Like other types of ailments, we are more susceptible to certain conditions as we age. Your teeth and gums are an important and essential part of your daily life. Damaged teeth and gums will affect oral […]

Dental Implants for Renewed Self-confidence and Peace of Mind

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Tooth loss can have a serious downward pull on a patient’s self-esteem, and when the prosthetic used to replace the missing teeth is uncomfortable and looks unnatural, it can just compound the problem. Dental implants offer a solution for tooth loss that is both aesthetically pleasing and reliable. These devices tend to be more stable […]

Sedation Dentistry: Relax and Take the Edge Off

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Many patients are uneasy when faced with going to the dentist. But with the availability of sedation dentistry, individuals formerly unable to make the needed trips for their oral care have several options to take the edge off their anxiety. Those options include: Nitrous oxide – Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is […]

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Maintain Your Smile and Quality of Life

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Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final teeth to emerge. Most individuals have four wisdom teeth with one each located at the back of the mouth on both the upper and lower arch of teeth. Many third molars erupt without issue; however, many patients will face problems that require extraction of these […]