Should I Wait Until It Hurts?

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I often hear my patients say, “Nothing hurts, so everything in my mouth must be good.”  This is a common misconception.  Most problems in the mouth do not hurt and to wait until something hurts in order to treat it makes treatment more difficult and more expensive.

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Periodontal disease is not something that you often feel or recognize.  Signs of periodontal disease include ...

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile and Your Life

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When people are unhappy with their smiles, they can be self-conscious or unsure of themselves, especially around people they don’t know. What’s more, people who have low self-esteem may have a difficult time making a good impression on a potential employer. It’s time to live life to the fullest! Learn how cosmetic dentistry can change your smile and your life.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile and Your Life

Being proud of your teeth shows in the ease and comfort of ...

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Ingredients in Toothpaste

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The toothpaste aisle at the local pharmacy may seem a bit daunting. There are so many varieties to choose from, and each label offers a slightly different combination of benefits. This guide will provide an overview of the ingredients in toothpaste so that you’re equipped to make the best choice for you and your family.

Ingredients in Toothpaste

While the exact ingredients may differ from brand to brand, the components that go into an average tube of toothpaste are the same.

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Tooth Cavity Treatment

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Tooth cavities, also known as tooth decay or tooth caries, are small openings or holes in your teeth which can be very damaging over time. Cavities occur when the protective enamel surrounding teeth wears away and allows bacteria to eat away at the surface of the tooth. While tooth decay is preventable, tooth cavity treatment is available for people who have existing cavities.

Tooth Cavity Treatment

Preventing tooth cavities is ideal, but tooth restoration is possible if you already have cavities. The ...

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Top 10 Tips to Fix Bad Breath

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Most people have experienced bad breath at some point during their day. Whether first thing in the morning, during an important meeting or date, or after eating a meal featuring onions and garlic, or bad breath is rarely welcome no matter the situation. Use one of our top ten tips to fix bad breath so you’ll make great impressions throughout your day.

Top 10 Tips to Fix Bad Breath

Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, is usually a temporary occurrence that ...

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What is the Tooth Extraction Procedure?

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A tooth extraction is the procedure which removes a tooth from its socket. Teeth may need to be removed as a result of infection, trauma, crowding, disease, or if a tooth is impacted. What is the tooth extraction procedure, and what can you expect?

What is the Tooth Extraction Procedure?

Tooth extractions are an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are able to go home the same day.

Depending on the complexity of your extraction, you may either be given local anesthetic and remain awake ...

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What is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Gold Crowns?

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Porcelain has been used for hundreds of years as a realistic-looking cover for damaged teeth, or as a replacement for missing teeth. Gold, meanwhile, has been used in dental work since ancient times. You may be wondering if one type of material is superior. What is the difference between porcelain crowns and gold crowns?

What is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Gold Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers which are placed over an existing tooth. They can be used to protect ...

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Dental Implants and Dentures

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Dentures have been around for centuries. Ivory, porcelain, and even real teeth were used in some of the original dentures. Dental implants and dentures are often used in modern dental work, as well as materials for improved durability and fit.

Dental Implants and Dentures

Dental Implants and DenturesImplant-supported dentures and overdentures are two of the several types of dentures available.

Dental implants are often used ...

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When Do You Need a Bone Graft for a Dental Implant?

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Bone grafts and dental implants often go hand in hand, but when do you need a bone graft for a dental implant?

While it’s possible to live comfortably with gaps between teeth gaps, there is a hidden consequence of losing teeth. Without constant stimulation from an intact tooth, the bone beneath the gums deteriorates. Bone loss leads to both cosmetic and health side effects.

Dental implants are used for replacing damaged teeth which cannot be saved, or to fill in for missing ...

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Different Types of Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Dental crowns and bridges are used for both cosmetic and functional purposes. They may be used to replace missing teeth, strengthen weak teeth, or improve the appearance of discolored teeth. There are several types of dental crowns and bridges to choose from. Your perfect dental crown or bridge is custom-made to accommodate your specific needs and preferences.

Different Types of Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are made in several different materials. The type of material used depends on a combination of appearance, ...

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