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Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and …

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If you have a great smile, chances are you don’t think about it much. However, having an imperfect smile can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. People often feel the need to hide their smiles when missing teeth, stains, or crooked teeth are apparent. Research has shown time and again that having a beautiful …

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If you’ve experienced any type of trauma to a tooth, there’s a chance your tooth could become discolored. When teeth are damaged or injured in any way, the dentin becomes stained with blood. This happens much like a bruise, as your tooth is bleeding internally after the injury. When this happens, your dentin …

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As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that childhood breathing disorders …

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Congratulations on making the decision to get dental implants! Dental implants are one of the top choices to replace missing teeth. It’s no wonder they’re popular—these implants never need to be replaced and provide a sturdy, flawless-looking replacement to your natural tooth. Taking care of your dental implants …

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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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Getting dental implants is a great decision that’ll benefit your smile for life. By replacing your missing tooth with a secure dental implant, you effectively restore your smile and enjoy the natural look of your new tooth (or teeth)! Taking care of dental implants is simple, but requires that you remain …

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Full mouth reconstruction involves restorative dental work to help your smile look and feel normal again. This could include several different procedures including dental implants, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Restoring your smile is important to both your appearance and your mouth’s function. …

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While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is …

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If your teeth have white spots on the surface of the enamel, you likely have a condition called enamel hypoplasia. Enamel hypoplasia appears as uneven whitening across your smile, but this color is generally noticeably different from the rest of your smile and many people feel self-conscious about it. Those white …

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