Blog Posts in 2018

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How Gum Disease Causes Tooth Loss

Gum disease is a serious condition that can cause a number of oral and systemic health problems. When left untreated, it can cause tooth loss and the need for dental implants or dentures. If you ...
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Questions to Ask About Your Laser Dentistry Treatment

If your idea of dental care involves drills and shots, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise with laser dentistry. Laser dentistry allows your dentist to perform a variety of dental treatments ...
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What Is the Difference Between Cold Sores and Canker Sores?

One thing that sends people to their dentist is sores in and around their mouths. There are two kinds of sores that appear frequently—cold sores and canker sores—and many people confuse ...
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Maintaining Healthy Gums After Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you undergo treatment for periodontal disease, restoring your gums to a healthy state is only part of the battle. If you don’t take steps to keep your gums healthy, your disease can return ...
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Using Laser Dentistry to Treat Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful and annoying. In the past, they have also been difficult to treat, but now your dentist has an option for getting rid of sores for good: Laser dentistry. Laser dentistry using ...
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Dealing with Dental Phobia

Millions of people suffer from dental phobia, and it keeps them from getting the dental care that they need. The problem is that when you don’t see your dentist regularly, any issues you have ...
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FAQs About Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are important parts of dental exams. Because oral cancer is much easier to treat in its early stages, screenings allow your dentist to diagnose cancerous lesions and begin care ...
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What to Expect During Your First Root Canal

Root canals are performed on teeth that are infected or have a significant amount of decay. The procedure is done to remove the infected nerves and pulp so that the tooth can be restored rather than ...
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Why You Shouldn't Delay Emergency Dental Care

If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Seeing your dentist for emergency care as soon as possible can help to prevent long-term ...
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Choosing Between Bonding and Veneers to Repair Damaged Teeth

If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, your cosmetic dentist may recommend either bonding or veneers. Both of these treatments can correct a range of aesthetic problems with your teeth, ...
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Why Soda Is the Enemy of Good Oral Health

Most people know that soda isn’t great for your teeth, but what makes it so damaging? This video explains why your dentist may have recommended that you stay away from soda to keep your teeth in ...
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Reasons to Smile About Laser Dentistry

Laser treatments have revolutionized medical care in many different specialties, and now, it is changing the way that your dentist provides treatment. Laser dentistry, such as the Waterlase system, ...
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What Is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

One of the most important parts of your dental checkup occurs when your dentist examines your gums for signs of disease. Gum disease can cause significant issues for not just your oral health but your ...
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A Closer Look at Captek™ Crowns

When tooth decay destroys a portion of your tooth and a filling is not sufficient to replace it, you may need a root canal followed by a crown. If your dentist suggests a crown, Captek™ crowns ...
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Missed a Few Visits? Why Now Is the Time to Go Back to the Dentist

If you’ve fallen behind on regular dental exams, you’re not alone. People avoid going to the dentist regularly for a number of different reasons, from financial worries to dental phobia. ...
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Are Sealants the Solution for Tooth Decay?

Although they may look like it to the naked eye, the surfaces of your teeth are generally not smooth. They are usually covered in bumps, grooves, and ridges that can trap plaque and bacteria, causing ...
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How to Insert Your Invisalign Aligners Properly

Invisalign is an excellent way to gently straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires. Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your aligners. Take out one clean aligner at a time, ...
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See Waterlase in Action

The next time your visit to the dentist reveals tooth decay, ask about Waterlase technology. Waterlase uses laser energy and a high-powered stream of water to gently remove decayed, infected matter ...
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Your Post-Extraction Recovery Guide

Teeth don’t always last a lifetime. Gum disease, abscesses, and severe physical trauma are all common reasons why dentists sometimes need to remove a natural tooth. The good news is that your ...
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The Smelly Truth About Bad Breath

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria, and all of them can emit foul odors. Bad breath is a very common dental issue, and if it only occurs occasionally or when you first wake up in the morning, ...
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Can Babies "Catch" Caries?

You don’t wait to start taking care of your overall health, so why would you wait to start paying attention to your oral health? Babies are susceptible to tooth decay too, which is why ...
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What's a Dental Fistula?

When you avoid the dentist, you miss out on the chance to deal with problems before they develop. A dental fistula is just one example of a more serious problem that can occur when you don’t ...
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Getting to Know Your Gums

Your teeth aren’t the only part of your oral health that you need to worry about. If you don’t brush, floss, and see your dentist, you could increase your risk for gum disease. Consider ...
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Can Wintry Weather Affect Your Oral Health?

There are quite a few changes you should make when the weather shifts, and some of them concern your oral health. The cold weather can hurt your teeth and your restorations, so be sure to see your ...
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Do Dental Implants Resist Staining?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can give you a new smile that looks and feels natural. Although it’s necessary to maintain a good oral hygiene routine when you have dental implants, ...
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