Single Tooth Implant or Dental Implant

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Getting Dental Implants

1: When was the last time you made a tooth on an implant? Implant dentistry involves surgically placing an implant into your jaw to replace the missing root of your tooth and making a tooth on the implant. Some dentists only know how to place an implant into your jaw but do not know how

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Nutrition Affects Oral Health & Helps Prevent Halitosis

Poor Nutrition and Bad Breath

Let us begin by defining nutrition as the process by which living beings use food to get nutrients for energy, growth, development, and maintenance of the body cells. Bad breath or halitosis is an unpleasant odor caused by waste from bacteria inside your mouth, decaying food, other debris and poor oral hygiene. It is very common

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Sugar-Free Drinks Destroy Tooth Enamel And Cause Dental Erosion, Study Finds

Many people opt for sugar-free drinks in order to spare their teeth from decay and damage. However, a new study by researchers from Melbourne University found that sugar-free drinks are equally as harmful to teeth. The researchers, led by professor Eric Reynolds from the Oral Health Cooperative Research Center, investigated how 23 sugar-free drinks affected oral health

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Preventing Oral Cancer: What do we really KNOW?

The story always go something like this: stop smoking, stop drinking coffee and alcohol, don’t eat chocolate, eat vegetable and fruits, exercise and drink a lot of water and you prevent this or that type of cancer. Really! It is like a dogma, where anything that makes us happy is bad for us… This is

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Oral Care Cross Training For Healthier Teeth

Cross-training is all the rage in the fitness world. It makes sense for a healthy, toned body. It also makes sense when it comes to healthy teeth and gums. Start a Routine For Better Oral Care It is important to disrupt or remove the sticky bacterial film which forms on our teeth on a daily

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Our Comprehensive Dental Exam - We Check Every Aspect of Your Oral Health

What are the components of a comprehensive dental exam?

Over the past decades, we have gotten accustomed to a standard one-hour visit to the dentist. X-rays are taken, an exam is done by the dentist and teeth are cleaned by the hygienist. A routine dental visit may be appropriate for established patients, but today, a full dental exam consists of a lot more. Has the

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month Screening for oral cancer is conducted every six months during your teeth cleaning appointment at our office. We look at the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, under the tongue, and at the back of the mouth for any white or red changes. This routine examination is done regularly and at

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Oral Health: Part III Disease affecting the gum and bones surrounding the teeth

Gum disease: (aka: gingivitis and periodontitis) Gum disease is the most under-diagnosed disease affecting the teeth. The primary reasons is that like high blood pressure, often there are no symptoms. Gum disease can still be present when pain isn’t. Some of the subtle symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, loose

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Caries Management by Risk Assessment: Part III

How do my snacking habits affect my risk for cavities? In the same way that a diet rich in unhealthy fats increases your risk of heart disease, frequently snaking on fermentable carbohydrates increases your risk of caries disease. It is important to understand the relationship between snacking and caries to take action to lower your

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Dental nightguard stop permanent damage from teeth grinding at night.

Grinding your teeth may lead to the use of a nightguard

While you sleep and rest, your teeth should get some rest too! I have clients from all walks of life, but I often make the same observation with those in the corporate world: flattened enamel tooth cusps and sore jaws. The stress of their “Big City Jobs” cause them to grind their teeth at night. I’ve joked

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Update on your brushing habits!

Many of our patients buy expensive over-the-counter fluoride mouthwash. We applaud them for their healthy habits, but we have a tip that will leave their wallet and teeth feeling happy! Changing up the brushing routine Most of us brush our teeth and rinse our mouths out with water, but what if we left the faucets off?

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Single Tooth Implant or Dental Implant

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are the long-term replacement of missing teeth without the destruction of the adjacent natural teeth. Why choose Dental Implants? They restore your smile and chewing capacity to that of your natural teeth. Dental implants are a replacement of the root: the part of the natural tooth that lies beneath the gums.  They are similar to the natural

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Stop Bad Breath: Brush Your Tongue!

Stop Bad Breath: Brush Your Tongue!

We are always surprised by patients who don’t brush their tongue.  When asked why, they simply say “I didn’t know I had to”. What Causes Bad Breath & Bad Taste? The tongue is home to a lot of bacteria that grow and cause bad breath as well as a bad taste in your mouth. This is due to the

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Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Avoid The Drill:Reuduc Future Cavities With Caries Management

Caries Management By Risk Assessment: Part II

In the previous post, we introduced you to CAMBRA, Caries Management by Risk Assessment, which evaluates the possibility of developing certain diseases in the future. Now we’ll go into further detail on how it all works. How is Caries Risk Assessment done? We meet with patients and collect information about their dental history and current condition

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Dental Composites Are Tooth Bondings Used To Fix Chipped Teeth & Cavities

Tooth Bonding Composites – Cosmetic Dentistry: Part II

Tooth-Colored Composite Restoration Composites are the most common dental restorations used in dentistry today. Also known as bondings, dental composites are tooth-colored fillings used to repair damaged teeth. Composites come in different shades and can be matched to the particular color of your tooth. Usually they blend very well with your teeth to provide beautiful, seamless,

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What Does Oral Health Mean To You?

Oral Health: Part I

What does oral health mean for you?  The mouth can tell us a lot. It is a reflection of our overall health, whether we are sick or healthy. Our mouths act as both an entry point and defense force against diseases. Many medical conditions manifest themselves in the mouth. Some health conditions can worsen our existing

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Caries Management by Risk Assessment: Part I

What is Risk Assessment in Oral Health? “An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin Risk assessments evaluate the possibility of developing certain diseases in the future.  By assessing these risks, we have the opportunity to take steps to reduce, mitigate, and even possible eliminate the disease from occurring. Cavities (aka

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