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Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the way people think about receiving dental work. Many patients with dental anxiety have experienced pain or injury from past procedures. Fortunately, laser dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of getting treatment that involves a drill. Laser dentistry uses an …

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If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it. In patients with GERD, acid and undigested food can come up the esophagus when it’s not supposed to. This leads to symptoms of heartburn, but it …

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Since some dental patients are more at risk than others to develop infections or complications after a procedure, these patients may undergo a process called antibiotic prophylaxis. Antibiotic prophylaxis is when a patient will receive antibiotics before the procedure even takes place. A dental procedure such as …

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People can usually spot a fake smile—but when you create a fake smile, your brain doesn’t recognize the difference between this and an authentic smile on your face. This means that you have the ability to reduce stress, boost your immune system, and release endorphins all while faking a smile! When you’re in a …

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Getting older increases our risk for several health problems, including those with our oral health. Even if you’ve been taking great care of your smile for years, you could still experience an increased risk of tooth and gum problems as you age. Visiting your dentist can keep your smile healthy and ready to shine …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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Have you been putting off getting cosmetic dentistry work because you aren’t sure whether or not your dental insurance will cover the procedures? Paying high out-of- pocket costs just isn’t appealing no matter how much you’d like to improve your smile. The good news is that dental insurance does, in fact, cover …

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Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before …

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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does …

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Have you been putting off orthodontic work because you can’t stand the idea of having braces? You don’t have to give up the smile of your dreams just because braces aren’t for you. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you can effectively correct most basic orthodontic problems—and the best part is, no one will …

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