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man with dental implants to replace his top teeth

Which Is Best for You? Implants vs. Dentures

Patients missing many or all of their teeth need effective treatment to maintain long-term oral health, improve their quality of life, and regain a full and bright smile. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most widely used options today, but which one is right for your needs? Why...
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When Do You Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning vs. a Regular Cleaning?

Teeth cleanings are among the most important preventive dentistry treatments. There are two different types of teeth cleaning. Each is appropriate in different situations. Depending on your individual dental needs, you may need deep teeth cleaning in addition to your routine teeth cleaning appointment. What Is Regular Teeth Cleaning? Regular...
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How to Replace Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth can be disruptive to your life in many ways. You have lost not only something that’s critical to both eating and speaking properly but also a crucial part of your smile. There’s more to it than that, though — missing teeth can lead to bone loss, which...
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woman with perfect teeth after going to the dentist and getting crowns

Can You Get Crowns on Your Front Teeth?

Not only are damaged or decayed teeth painful and difficult to live with but they can steal your self-confidence and make you feel reluctant to smile. This is especially true when that damage or decay involves a front-facing tooth. Fortunately, there are restorative dental procedures that can save your teeth...
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Thirsty? We Have Some Ideas on Tap

No, we don’t mean the latest foamy offering from your favorite microbrewery. When you’re thirsty, one of the best options available is literally at your fingertips—tap water, straight from your faucet. It might not be the most adventurous choice, but drinking a tall glass of fresh tap water is refreshing...
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Happy Fourth of July

Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they range from community parades and large scale gatherings to concerts, fireworks displays, and smaller scale celebrations among family and friends....
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Can Teeth Heal Themselves?

Your teeth are incredibly important. Not only are they vital to your ability to both eat and speak but they have an impact on your overall health as well. How you take care of your teeth will affect your quality of life over your entire lifetime. Everyone should understand the...
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Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!

A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake patients make in their oral care routine, and it can be detrimental to the gums and teeth. What can brushing...
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Hypersensitive Teeth

It is common to experience dentine hypersensitivity, with symptoms ranging from moderate to severe. Why does it happen and how do you know if this sensitivity is something to be concerned about? The first step is to determine the cause. The most common cause of the sensitivity is exposure of...
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Are There Alternatives to Root Canals?

Root canals are a common dental procedure that can allow patients to keep a tooth that would have otherwise been extracted. The treatment deals with infection inside the pulp of the tooth, the soft tissue underneath the enamel, and dentin. Some patients try to find alternatives to root canals, but...
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June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month,...
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What are implant-supported dentures?

Great question. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for patients who are missing multiple teeth. Because they are secured by two or more implants to provide better support, aesthetics, and function, they make an ideal option for patients who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to anything from...
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Decoration Day, this solemn day has been marked on calendars since the end of the American Civil War as a...
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What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Your tongue helps you eat, taste, and speak, but that’s not all it’s good for. It can also give your dentist a good indication of your oral and overall health state. Various conditions can affect the tongue’s appearance, meaning your dentist can sometimes provide you with a diagnosis simply by...
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Aging and Oral Health

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. What’s more, nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay....
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