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Dental Implants 101

Dental implants can sound scary, but they’re one of the most versatile forms of dental cosmetics around. Implants are the backbone of tooth replacement procedures, and they can be used to support single teeth, bridges, or even full dentures. Dental implants aren’t...

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Adult Braces Aren’t as Scary As You’d Think

Kids hate braces, primarily because of when they get them. But that doesn’t mean that braces are bad. If you’re dissatisfied with your tooth alignment and want to improve your smile, or improve your oral health and comfort in general through realignment, adult braces...

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What You Need To Know About Abrasive Toothpastes

  Toothpaste is an important part of dental care, but there’s more to toothpaste selection than meets the eye. For most people, any ADA-approved toothpaste is adequate under normal situations. Some toothpastes, however, are significantly more abrasive than...

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Dental Health Around The Holidays

The holidays herald some of the most delicious meals and treats of the season, but they present a health problem: how do you get the most out of the holidays without overindulging? If you’re worried about your dental health around the holidays, you’re not alone. But...

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Improving Gum Health

Healthy gums are an important part of a healthy mouth, but 40% of Americans have gum disease and don’t even know it. Recognizing unhealthy gums before gingivitis or, worse, periodontitis, sets in can be hard. Thankfully, though, maintaining gum health is easy; all it...

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What is a Bridge?

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These false teeth are called pontics.  Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges...

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Are Toothpicks Safe?

Toothpicks have a long history as civilization’s primary tooth-cleaning instrument.  The West began to abandon them in the 1700s as the toothbrush gradually became the standard of care for cleaning teeth. Toothpicks date back to 3,500 BC when the earliest known oral...

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Teeth Aren’t Tools

It may seem like a harmless habit, but using your teeth for anything other than chewing food can lead to chips, cracks and even tooth loss. Outside pressure can cause your teeth to chip, and when the force is great enough, they may break or split.  When the split is...

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Getting to the Bottom of Root Canals

To understand a root canal procedure, it helps to know about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and...

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Wearing a Crown for More than a Day

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations: To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down To cover and support a tooth with a large...

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