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October 5, 2023
About Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Gum disease has two primary stages. If diagnosed and treated in the first stage, the condition can be reversed and tooth loss can usually be prevented. In order to prevent gum disease, practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for cleanings and check-ups […]

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September 30, 2023
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe? Answers to Common Questions

Are you considering sedation dentistry for a dental procedure? If so, you may have questions about its safety. Sedation dentistry is an increasingly popular way to help patients manage pain and anxiety during dental procedures. In this blog post, we'll explore sedation dentistry and the ways dentists ensure your safety and comfort during treatment. What […]

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September 29, 2023
How To Relieve Bruxism Pain?

Bruxism, known as chronic teeth grinding, can cause painful symptoms in the teeth, jaws, and facial muscles. People living with bruxism know how much it impacts their quality of life. Fortunately, treating bruxism pain is possible. This blog article will explain bruxism, share some home care techniques, and outline what a dentist can do to […]

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August 31, 2023
How Common Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is another name for chronic teeth grinding. About 30% of the population habitually grind their teeth, and about 10% to 15% of all adults consistently experience bruxism at night. Teeth grinding can lead to worn, damaged teeth and enamel, jaw and neck pain, headaches, and facial pain. Bruxism can also damage dental restorations, cosmetic […]

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August 30, 2023
What Is The Best Treatment For Bruxism?

Bruxism, also called teeth grinding, is a very common condition that can cause tooth damage and jaw pain. It can also worsen conditions like TMJ disorder.   The most effective treatment for bruxism is wearing custom night guards created by your dentist. Night guards protect your teeth, keeping the upper and lower teeth apart and […]

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August 29, 2023
Can You Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

Are you pregnant and considering getting dental implants? If so, you may wonder if having the procedure done while you're still expecting is safe. This blog post will provide you with the facts about getting dental implants during pregnancy, so you can make an informed decision about your oral health and your baby's health. Understanding […]

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August 28, 2023
What Is The Difference Between A Dentist And A Periodontist?

Have you ever been referred to a periodontist by your dentist? While both dentists and periodontists specialize in oral care, significant differences between these two dental professionals exist. Read on and learn more about the differences between a dentist and a periodontist.   General Dentistry vs. Periodontics When you have a concern with your teeth, […]

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August 27, 2023
A Patient’s Guide to The Dental Implant Procedure

If you’re missing a tooth, depending on various factors, such as the strength of your jawbone, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. A dental implant itself is actually a titanium rod that replaces the root of a real tooth. After being inserted into the jawbone and fusing with it, a dental implant […]

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June 30, 2023
How Long Does Crown Lengthening Take To Heal?

For those who have always hesitated to smile due to seeing more gum than teeth, crown lengthening transforms the smile. But did you know that it can also help prevent periodontal disease? Or that it may be able to allow for crowns and bridges to be placed?  Regardless of why you are undergoing this procedure, […]

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June 29, 2023
Can Dental Implants Be Done In One Day?

Dental implants come with lots of benefits and have been considered the gold standard in tooth replacement for many years. Unfortunately, getting these implants has always taken a few months - at least.  As long as your jaw bone density is perfect to move forward with the procedure, the implantation will take place and require […]

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April 24, 2023
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Visiting the dentist and requiring dental work is something nearly everyone is going to face at one time or another, though not everyone is thrilled with the idea. Dental procedures can make some patients uncomfortable - enough to avoid the dental visit entirely.  If this sounds like you, there is help available.  With different ways […]

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March 27, 2023
4 Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most advanced technology available in tooth replacement. They provide fully functioning artificial teeth to replace your natural teeth that have been lost, severely decayed, or damaged beyond repair.  Despite their many benefits, some patients hesitate when it comes to getting dental implants, often because of the myths they have heard about […]

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January 16, 2023
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the highest quality tooth replacement option in dentistry. They provide a natural looking, functional replacement for teeth that are missing or beyond repair. Dental implants can also provide stable support for other prosthetics, such as bridges and dentures. Due to their popularity and many benefits, dental implants are requested by the majority […]

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December 30, 2022
What Does A Prosthodontist Do?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. This includes procedures such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants. Prosthodontists undergo additional training and education in these procedures and are experts in creating natural-looking functional tooth replacements. They work closely with other dental specialists, such as oral surgeons and periodontists, […]

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December 29, 2022
What Does A Periodontist Do?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the gum and bones that support the teeth. This often includes providing regular cleaning, taking x-rays, and performing procedures such as scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Periodontists may also perform […]

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November 27, 2022
How To Care For Teeth With Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is better known, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. It is a common condition affecting nearly half of the population in the US. A key factor in the development and treatment of gum disease is dental care, both at home and professional care by a dentist.  […]

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September 28, 2022
What Is The Best Treatment For Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is more commonly known, is one of the most common oral health conditions. When it is addressed early, treatment is relatively simple, but once the disease progresses, treatment becomes more complex and invasive.    What’s the best treatment for periodontal disease? It depends on the situation. Here’s what […]

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September 27, 2022
How Often Should You Get A Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Having your teeth professionally cleaned is important to your oral health as well as your overall health and wellness. Dental cleanings remove plaque from your teeth that accumulates over time. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day as dentists recommend, there will still be places where plaque forms. […]

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