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Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Visit

September 17, 2021

Whether your child will be in the classroom or learning from home, a healthy smile is still a back-to-school essential. Some schools require a yearly dental exam. The end of summer is always a good time to schedule one of your child’s dental visits. It is also a great time to help get back into …

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Wisdom Teeth: Do You Need Them?

August 26, 2021

Your wisdom teeth (adult teeth) are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 21. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth begin to appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately. If your teeth are healthy …

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What is the Difference Between White Fillings and Silver Fillings?

July 26, 2021

For over 100 years, dentists have used silver amalgam fillings to fill cavities. The materials are inexpensive and last a long time. White fillings are a natural-looking alternative to silver fillings. They are an excellent option for patients who want their fillings to match their teeth. Fortunately, modern advances in dentistry have provided new options …

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The Benefits of Fluoride

June 23, 2021

Strong, healthy teeth are the result of good oral hygiene and fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a natural mineral that prevents cavities and builds strong teeth. It also supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. It is important to care for your teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day, …

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12 Types of Dental Specialties

May 12, 2021

The dentistry field has several types of dental specialties including endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and more. Dental specialists are oral healthcare providers who receive specialized training after dental school, much like a neurologist or cardiologist. Dental specialties are recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB) to …

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What are Porcelain Veneers?

April 29, 2021

Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are a tooth-colored shell that attaches to the front surface of your teeth. They made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers can be used to treat different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, and discolored teeth. If a tooth is broken …

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Is there a Connection between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease?

March 23, 2021

Research has shown that there may be a connection between gum disease (periodontal disease) and cardiovascular disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, adults with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. One study found that gum disease (gingivitis), cavities, and missing teeth, were as good at predicting heart …

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Is Gum Disease a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19?

February 16, 2021

A recent study found that gum disease (periodontal disease) can increase the hospitalization of patients with COVID-19. The study of 568 patients having COVID-19 found that those with periodontal disease were three and a half times more likely to be admitted to intensive care. It also found patients were four and a half times more …

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Are Dental Checkups Important?

January 19, 2021

Dental checkups are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Your oral health is as important as your physical health. You should plan to schedule your dental visits twice a year or as recommended by your dentist. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing. What happens at a dental …

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COVID-19: What to Expect at the Dentist

December 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in our lives from traveling, shopping, and dining to medical, and dental appointments. A report published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (ADA) stated that 99 percent of dentists were using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening and enhanced disinfection practices when treating …

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