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Healthy, Beautiful Teeth

A Change in Looks Can Change Your Life

A healthy, beautiful smile should be part of your everyday wardrobe. If you’re looking for some self-improvement, don’t forget that your smile is a vital part of your total image. Your smile is often the first impression people have of you. Psychological studies have shown that a person’s physical attractiveness is judged by “the mouth, […]

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End of the Year

Expiring Dental Insurance Benefits?

Use Them or Lose Them! What if someone gave you free money to spend on improving your smile? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Well, for those fortunate enough to have insurance, be sure to take advantage of your plan’s benefits before they expire at the end of […]

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Man with Sleep Apnea Snoring

When Somebody’s Snoring

Identifying (and Responding to) Sleep Apnea Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue’s so relaxed, it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring is extreme, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three […]

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Missing Tooth

Uh-oh! A Dental Emergency

A child learning to ride a bike loses their balance and falls, or perhaps even an adult on a “misadventure” gets in an accident and knocks out a tooth. What do you do? If the tooth is replaced in the tooth socket immediately, the chances are good that this tooth can be maintained for many […]

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Older Woman Smiling

Your Teeth Age Too!

Special Concerns for Older Adults Along with those gray hairs and inevitable smile lines, your mouth undergoes natural changes over the years, as well. Among them: Cutting edge of teeth are worn flat by chewing or grinding. Remember to keep regularly scheduled hygiene appointments to check for cavities. Consider dental sealants to prevent decay, or […]

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Man Brushing His Teeth

An Ounce of Prevention…

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You’ve heard that a million times—because it’s so true! Our office really wants you to avoid painful, costly dental procedures. The way you can do this is through regularly scheduled dental exams. The idea is to discover a problem when it’s large enough to be […]

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Teeth & Gums

The Long & Short of Gum Disease

Surprising but true: the major cause of tooth loss in adults is not decay, but periodontal disease. More than half of all people over age 18 have at least the early stage of periodontal disease. After age 35, about three out of four adults are affected. Some people seem to be more susceptible to gum […]

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Tooth Questions

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, “popular wisdom” still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive and pain free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A […]

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Dental Crowns and Bridge

Crown and Bridge Treatment

Maintaining the integrity of your mouth Teeth are tough. Formed from the hardest substances in the body, they’re harder even than bone. But they’re not indestructible. Throughout life teeth are subject to injury—maybe it will be a blow from a hockey puck in your twenties. Or a luckless chomp on an unseen popcorn kernel in […]

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Woman Covering Her Mouth

When Diseases Cause Oral Complications

We have come a long way in the treatment of serious, life-threatening systemic diseases. Part and parcel of healing more aggressive diseases are—more aggressive therapies. And sometimes as a result of forceful care, complications arise that demand attention of their own: oral problems. When an individual is very sick, nutrition becomes more important than ever. […]

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