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gum exams
15Jan, 2015

Help Your Children Reduce the Risk of Tooth Decay

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Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States? The good news is it can be prevented. This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to remind parents to “think teeth.” Parents can help children combat cavities and tooth decay by practicing good daily oral hygiene — even at an early age. Ask your pediatrician about your baby’s oral health at the six-month check-up. And start regular dental check-ups beginning at age one. Reducing Risk of Tooth […]
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Dental Implants
2Jan, 2015

Dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

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Scientists in London have developed a pain free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections. This new procedure won’t be common for a few years however, it is an idea to look forward to! King’s College London is responsible for the new tooth-rebuilding technique that does away with fillings and encourages your teeth to repair themselves. As of now tooth decay is normally removed by drilling, and then filling the area with a material such as amalgam or composite resin. The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated […]
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Gum Exams
16Dec, 2014

Impress the family this season with a whiter smile!

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It’s the season of joy and it’s pack with good food, music, and lots of smiles. Thanks to gifts, holiday spirit, and the sweet smell of peppermint we have a lot of reason to smile brightly. With all that smiling, wouldn’t you want to impress your relatives with a healthy white smile? It’s easy for our teeth to lose its vibrancy over time due to things like coffee, sodas, and many of other things. However, this is luckily something you can fix! If you’re worried about stunning the family with […]
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Gum Grafting
2Dec, 2014

Oh No! I forgot my toothbrush

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Almost all of us and experienced that dread filled moment when you realize you left your toothbrush at home while packing. It’s okay – its normal to forget things once and a while! But now what should you do? I have my toothpaste but no brush! It’s common to have only forgotten your toothbrush but still grab your toothpaste. This is the most ideal scenario. If this is the case find a paper towel – preferably the thickest you can find – and wrap it around your finger. Damp the […]
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Gum Maintenance
14Nov, 2014

How to Find an Affordable Dental Plan

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You may not have dental insurance, but if you join a discount dental plan, you can still get affordable dental care for all your dental needs. An affordable dental plan, doesn’t just have to be dental insurance, it can also be a discount dental plan. Choosing a discount dental plan is probably a more sensible alternative for individuals and families. A discount dental plan has no annual maximum benefit, no waiting period, no limitations or restrictions—and no deductible. You can receive discounts on hundreds of different procedures, even those that […]
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dental office
22Oct, 2014

Sleep Apnea vs. Snoring

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Snoring is normal. We all laugh about it in TV shows, or have experienced a sleepless night due to a snoring partner, but what you may be witnessing is not innocent snoring but sleep apnea. If you or someone you know suffers from sleep apnea you will notice that they will snore loudly followed by a noticeable silence or even what seems like choking. This happens because a person with sleep apnea actually stops breathing for a few seconds at a time about 5-30 times in an hour. For obvious […]
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dental office
18Sep, 2014

Digital Dental Sensors – The New X-Ray Technology

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If you have ever been to the dentist you know that one of the very first steps is to get X-rays taken. Unfortunately there are still some dentists that use the old school x-ray equipment with the heavy lead lined bibs that squish your body. The newest technology to get rid of all of that is, Digital Intra Oral Dental Sensors. These sensors are hand-held machines that can take high quality digital pictures of your teeth. Using digital dental radiographs are safer, more comfortable and more convenient for you the […]
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Periodontist
1Sep, 2014

Dental Extraction and Root Canal Therapy

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Cosmetic dental surgeries sound much daunting than they really are. Most dental surgeries consist of procedures like tooth extraction, gum reshaping, dental implants, root canal, etc. Whether it is just an extraction, or a root canal therapy, it is extremely important to consider your comfort when you are at the dental clinic. A dental extraction is nothing but tooth pulling. This is one of the best and straightforward ways to get rid of a toothache or tooth decay. This process involves removing the tooth from its bone socket. This is […]
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Periodontist
23Aug, 2014

Dental Crowns of Fillings?

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You just went to the dentist and found out that you have tooth damage. After examining the tooth your dentist gave you two options, repair it with a filling or a crown. But what is the difference? Both options will remedy the situation. The dental crown will cost significantly more than the filling. The filling takes just one visit while the crown takes two office visits. Why not just choose the quicker cheaper route and choose to have the filling? The dentist offers a crown to be placed for a […]
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