How Dental Implants Can Help You Love Your Dentures

If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you probably know that a denture is the most trusted solution. However, did you know that there is more than one type of denture? All dentures may look the same on the outside, but they can be very different in how they are attached on the…

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How Does Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

The leading cause of tooth loss in American adults is periodontal disease. If you simply think of red, puffy gums when you think of gum disease, it may be difficult for you to understand how this condition also could cause your permanent teeth to fall out. However, knowing how gum disease progresses, if it is…

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers top the list in terms of their ability to make an instant and dramatic smile transformation. The same veneers that celebrities use to attain a perfect smile are the same ones you can have for your own set of teeth. Veneers address a wide variety of aesthetic…

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TLC For Your TMJ

Your jaw joint, also known as your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most powerful joints of your entire body. Your TMJ is composed of the muscles, bones and nerves that allow you to yawn, speak and eat. Considering its high demand on a daily basis, it is understandable the TMJ can become strained,…

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Help, My Dental Crown Fell Off!

Dental crowns save the day for many patients. They can effectively restore a tooth that has been damaged from severe decay or trauma. However, just like real teeth, dental crowns can suffer damage or failure during their lifespan. Here’s what to do when your dental crown falls off unexpectedly: #1 Stay Calm While it may…

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4 Reasons to Choose Teeth Whitening from Your Dentist

A white smile portrays health, youth and beauty. Unfortunately, white teeth don’t always occur naturally. Whether it is a love for coffee, a smoking habit or the natural aging process, teeth can dull or yellow over time. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatment. Finding a…

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Composite Fillings: Restorative, Cosmetic or Both?

Dental fillings are used to repair an area of decay or damage within a tooth. Fillings involve special materials to restore the tooth to optimal integrity and strength. Past dental fillings often included metal (amalgam) material that offered effective restoration but lacked in aesthetics. In fact, others could tell if you had a cavity filled…

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Bad Breath Despite Brushing

Nearly all of us have experienced unpleasant breath odor. While bad breath is common when you wake up in the morning or after you’ve eaten garlic bread, if the foul odor persists on a daily basis, you could be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be especially frustrating to deal…

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The Whole Body Impact of Gum Disease

Your mouth is the gateway into your body. Therefore, it is understandable why the link between oral health and whole body health is a strong one. In fact, an increasing amount of research shows that gum disease can have a significant impact on the development of systemic health issues. Gum disease starts with excess oral…

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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Did you know that at least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States? Anyone is at risk for this dental health concern. Tooth sensitivity refers to that flash of sharp pain that you feel when something hot, cold, sweet or acidic hits your tooth. While the pain is typically temporary, it…

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