Blog Posts in 2017

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dentists often recommend dental sealants for young children and patients prone to excessive tooth decay. Covering the molars in sealants can help reduce or prevent the development of cavities that ...
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A Patient's Guide to Tongue-Tie Surgery

The condition known as tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is very common, and it is a condition that’s present at birth. There are different tongue-tie surgery options to break the band of tissue ...
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A Closer Look at Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant dentistry offers patients with one or more missing teeth the opportunity to restore their smiles and improve their health. Patients may qualify for implant-supported bridges, crowns, or ...
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How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic measure to straighten and correct crooked or gapped teeth. This ingenious system utilizes clear, plastic aligners over the course of a year to change ...
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A Quick Look at Endodontics

Dentists often continue their education to develop certain specialties, such as endodontics. This type of dentistry focuses on root canal treatment to save teeth. Let’s take a quick look at the ...
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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are necessary to your oral and overall health. When your dentist performs a routine screening during a dental exam, he is performing a necessary part of preventative dental care ...
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Common Consequences of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss—whether due to extraction, gum disease, or trauma—often comes with unfortunate side effects, such as bone loss and poor health. Dentists will often recommend implant dentistry ...
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Common Causes of Tooth Avulsion

Most oral health problems aren’t necessarily considered emergencies, but having a tooth knocked out may be a reason to see your emergency dentist. Although this can happen to anyone, some people ...
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What Is Gum Recession?

It’s a good idea to see a dentist or periodontist if you deal with gum recession, but you should also know why the problem came about in the first place. See this video to find out what exactly ...
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Root Canal 101

There is more to each of your teeth than the enamel covering. When problems occur in the central areas of your teeth, you might need to talk to your dentist about a root canal. This can treat problems ...
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The Basics of Gum Contouring

Your oral health isn’t all about your teeth, and neither is your smile. Your gums will also play a role in each of these areas, and people seek gum contouring treatment from dentists to address ...
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Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures are a popular and sturdy type of restorative treatment, but they are only as stable as your daily denture care routine. Whether you have implant-supported dentures or conventional dentures, ...
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Performing a Frenectomy with Laser Dentistry

A frenectomy is the removal of a frenulum, which is a piece of tissue that impedes the movement of an organ. When a dentist performs a frenectomy, he will often remove tissue between the upper lip and ...
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What to Expect During Your First Visit to a New Dentist

Whether you need a routine dental exam or are interested in restorative care, your first visit to a new dentist will follow the same pattern. Giving your medical information and taking dental x-rays ...
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Look at the Different Types of Restorative Dental Procedures

There are several types of restorative dental procedures, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. A dentist will suggest one of these restorations to repair the look and function of a missing or broken ...
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Removing Oral Growths with Waterlase Dentistry

Oral growths aren’t always necessarily malignant, but they can still get in the way. Whether you want to have them removed for aesthetic purposes or to enjoy better comfort and oral health, your ...
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Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Throughout Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is something that might always be on your mind, but you shouldn’t forget about oral health. Your dentist can help you keep treatment on track. Watch this video on keeping your ...
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What Can Laser Dentistry Do for You?

While they might not be the sci-fi renditions that have been popular for years, real lasers can be used for good in the dental industry. A trained and qualified dentist will be able to perform laser ...
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Here Are the Most Common Dental Emergencies

Most dental visits won’t be emergencies, but it’s helpful to understand when you should in fact see an emergency dentist. Chips and breaks in your teeth can be painful, and you may ...
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Could You Have Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a serious issue, and there are many factors that could affect your risk. However, visiting your dentist for regular exams and knowing the signs to look for can allow you to take action ...
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Look at the Different Types of Dentists

Depending on your oral health needs, you might want to meet with a certain type of dentist. Between cosmetic, implant, and laser dentistry, you can benefit from all kinds of procedures. Watch this ...
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Don't Believe These Dental Myths

In order to take care of your oral health, you need to know if what you’ve heard is true or not. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to dispel many of the myths that still keep people from enjoying ...
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