Dental Work

How Cosmetic Dentists Improve Tooth Sizes and Your Smile

Cosmetic dentists have more to them than just working with one’s appearance – due to the stereotypes associated with cosmetic dentistry; many people can often assume that cosmetic dentists don’t work with their patient’s health or consider the implications of their treatments. However, that assumption is far from the reality of everyday cosmetic dentists working […]

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The Risk of Mold Infestations on Oral Health

When our gums appear puffy and red, and our teeth don’t look so good, it can amount to numerous causes. From poor oral hygiene to genetics, any time when our oral health suffers means more trips to the dentist and more treatments. No matter the cause of your cavity, it’s important to receive treatment as […]

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Periodontal Disease and How It Affects Your Cancer Risk

Those who have periodontal disease can have a larger risk of developing some forms of cancer, as researchers found that various factors found with this disease can affect the oral microbiome, which in turn affects the relationship between our bacteria, disease, and our bodies as a whole. Nearly 54,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer […]

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New Dental Discoveries May Eliminate Decay Concerns

During the process of scheduling our next bi-annual dental appointment, we’re primarily concerned about new cavities. This is unsurprising, as tooth decay can be expensive to reverse at best. At worst, it can also be excruciatingly painful. If you’re one of those that follow a meticulous routine of oral hygiene, you’re generally safe. However, there […]

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Discover If Your Toothbrush Is Sustainable

Toothbrushes are one of the most highly recommended products provided by the healthcare industry. Still, not much attention is given to how these toothbrushes affect our planet. Measuring the environmental impact of healthcare devices has been on the downslide due to the increasing demands of the healthcare industry. Still, toothbrushes are one of the largest […]

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Potential Solutions For Oral Health Concerns From Asthma

Having asthma means doesn’t just mean respiratory problems. For some, their asthma also means that it makes it harder for them to care for their teeth. Constant inflammation attacks, continuous build-up of mucus, and restricted airways can cause problems for the mouth’s internal microbiome of bacteria, leading to more harmful species of bacteria such as […]

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The Interconnected Nature Of Vitamin D Deficiency and Periodontal Disease

Vitamin D is a nutrient our bodies need, and our bodies cannot produce this vitamin independently. Knowing this means that we need to get this vitamin from sources such as the sun, food, and even supplements to gain its benefits. However, having a vitamin deficiency can be considered dangerous to our health long-term, and for […]

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The Impact Our Mental Health Can Have On The Health Of Our Smile

With mental health awareness becoming more prominent each day, how our mental health affects our lives has become a more visible concern within the dental community. Having mental health problems can reach out into every aspect of our lives, including how often we brush and floss our teeth. For patients that have conditions such as […]

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Dental Problems To Watch Out For While Pregnant

Among the various worries across a new mother’s mind, their oral health is often the least of their concerns. However, women’s bodies are put through stressors during pregnancy that the after-effects can impact their oral health in various ways. For pregnant women, it’s essential to care for their teeth and gums because the state of […]

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How A Balanced Diet Can Protect Your Teeth

What you eat each day matters not just for your gut but also for your teeth! Eating a balanced diet can reduce the chance of developing various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and irritable bowel syndrome. However, what you put into your body also affects your oral health in ways that you’d least […]

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Sustainable Oral Hygiene Techniques To Save The Environment

In every step of our dental hygiene routine, we can find plastic. Inexpensive, durable, and resistant to damage from the water it’s frequently subjected to, it’s no surprise that this material is a favorite of manufacturers. It’s found in the tubes of our toothpaste, the containers our floss comes in, and the bottles of our […]

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How Coffee Can Help Your Oral Health

If you’ve ever searched for whether coffee harms your teeth, well, you’re not alone. Coffee’s one of the most popular drinks globally due to its high amounts of caffeine and its ability to keep people awake. Its ability to stimulate the brain and keep people working hard, leading to about 146 billion cups made in […]

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Link Between Oral Hygiene and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia has become one of the largest causes of disability for the elderly, and Alzheimer’s disease as a neuro-generative condition has contributed greatly to the loss of dental health among the elderly. Many problems have arisen due to the increasing prevalent connection between poor oral health and Alzheimer’s disease. With this increased rate, tooth loss, […]

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When You Should Get Dental Implants

When facing the reality of losing a tooth, many patients can experience feelings of self-consciousness, dread, or embarrassment. While these emotions are understandable, it’s important to realize that millions of Americans are living with a missing tooth. Of them, many have lost an entire arch or even every tooth they had. In the past, the […]

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The Four Types of Dental Bridges

While traditional dentures and bridges are still commonly used in dental practices, dental implants are the rising star of restoration dentistry. Every year further advances make these complete restorations more accessible for a broader range of patients. This means that understanding the options available and how they can help you restore missing teeth is more […]

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Two Types Of Dental Extraction

While many of us look forward with dread at the prospect of having a tooth extracted, it’s a very common procedure. Of all adult Americans, nearly 74% have had to have an extraction performed at some point in their lives. While every extraction is different depending on which tooth needs removing and the patient’s specific […]

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5 Facts About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are great preventative measures against cavities. Sealants, unlike fillers and bonding material, work to cover deep crevices in the teeth’ back molars. These deep crevices are highly susceptible to develop cavities because of how difficult those grooves are to clean. Many general and pediatric dentists recommend dental sealants as an optimal way to […]

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Invisalign vs Traditional Metal Braces

So your dentist has suggested that it’s time that you consider getting orthodontic treatment, and now its down to deciding whether to go with Invisalign or Traditional metal braces. These two treatment methods each have their own benefits and drawbacks, including cost and convenience. If you’ve never looked at orthodontics before you may be wondering […]

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The Different Types of Dentures

Dentures have practically unlimited possibilities; these artificial teeth and gums can replace missing and damaged teeth and help restore the health and function of your smile. Dentures can be custom-fitted to any person’s mouth, and for the person who needs them, there are many different options that they can choose to get the smile they’ve […]

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Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Movie scenarios tend to frame tooth extractions as a dreadful, excruciating process, but in reality, tooth extractions are a safe, and sometimes necessary procedure when performed by the right dentists. Most tooth extractions are performed without complications and are typically performed when the tooth is interfering with normal functions, such as eating, speaking, and sleep. […]

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What to Expect During a Root Canal

Understanding a root canal and how it helps you starts with understanding the structure of your teeth. The outer layer, the part we’re the most familiar with, is made of enamel. Enamel is a hard protective surface that protects the sensitive and porous dentin underneath. At the center of it all lay the living pulp […]

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What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

Dentists have a lot to handle in their day to day care of patients, and they wouldn’t handle it all without the help of their dental assistants. They handle simple tests, schedule appointments, and assist the dentist in inpatient care, diagnoses, treatment, and in the performance of dental procedures. Dental assistants often work side by […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Family dentists can provide excellent quality dental care for the entire family and offer a variety of oral care services to meet your family’s needs. Family dentists tackle dental problems at every stage in life and deliver comprehensive oral care with convenience and compassion. Family dentists put the unique needs of children first, giving them […]

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Losing teeth is not fun. Depending on where you lost the tooth, having a gaping hole in your mouth that you constantly feel in your mouth. If your tooth got damaged due to an accident, then your dentist would have had to surgically remove any leftover roots and pulp from the wound. After weeks and […]

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Do you need a smile makeover?

A smile makeover can absolutely change your life, but how do you know when you need one. Sometimes dental work can get expensive, but the benefits of having a beautiful smile can change your life drastically in ways you wouldn’t normally expect it. Having a beautiful smile can help increase your job prospects, and help […]

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Contouring and Reshaping Teeth

If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth you may be surprised to learn that there’s an extensive assortment of cosmetic dental treatments that may be able to address your concern. Missing teeth can be tackled with implants, veneers and crowns can correct damage, but for otherwise healthy teeth there’s another option for […]

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5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Does your tooth hurt? Have you been having trouble chewing? Are you debating whether or not you need to schedule an appointment with the dentist? If you find yourself asking these questions or even answering them with a “yes”, then you need to schedule a dental appointment to determine what is wrong.  There are a […]

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What Is A Zirconia Crown?

It’s little surprise that cosmetic dentistry is such a popular treatment in modern medicine; After all, who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? Patients who have experienced damage to their teeth through accident, neglect, or decay can take advantage of the wonderful restoration technology that are zirconia crowns. If you’re looking at this type of cosmetic […]

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Overcoming Dental Phobia

Dental phobia is a common ailment at all ages, but getting your teeth checked regularly is essential in maintaining good dental health. If you’re afraid of seeing the dentist you’re in good company, thousands of people all over the world have a fear of the dentist that even they realize is bordering on irrational. A […]

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The Different Phases Of Orthodontic Treatment

We often hear about orthodontics when it comes to correcting certain problems with their teeth, but beyond braces, most of us don’t know much about them. Most orthodontic treatments actually have multiple phases that occur during the process, with two or three phases being the most common. While this process can take some time the […]

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