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A parent looks at a child’s smile and sees baby teeth and perhaps issues with thumb sucking habits.  Sometimes a child’s teeth erupt with a lot of spaces or the teeth erupt in a crooked pattern.  What does this mean? A gapped smile or crooked baby teeth is just one...
If you’ve thought about getting dental implants, it’s not uncommon to consider the cost of the treatment when weighing your options. There is no doubt that dental implants cost more than dentures, bridges or crowns and many people find the cost of implants to be so high that they...
Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall...
Nothing accentuates an important day in one's life, such as a wedding, like a bright radiant smile. Your smile makes your first impression and will be remembered by family and friends alike for years to come. Cosmetic dentistry provides you with the options today which can deliver the smile you...
Today's cosmetic dentures are not your grandfather's dentures.... Sets of false teeth or dentures were worn as early as 2,000 years ago. Dentures worn generations ago looked like blocks of chalk-colored teeth resting on bright pink unnatural gums. Removable replacement teeth, otherwise known as full or partial dentures, were held...
While sedation dentistry is well suited for patients who experience dental anxiety or dental fear, a common question is how can patients expect to feel during dental sedation. Dr. Gordon Rye, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Fairfax, VA,  discusses this question in this video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgUhijUT_Uk
If it common for patients ask if their dentist can restore their tooth with a large filling versus getting a dental crown. The main reason why dentists recommend dental crowns as a treatment option, is because there is little tooth structure left, once the old filling and cavity is removed....
Dental implant treatment to address broken, missing or infected teeth can be a significant decision with respect to comfort with the recommended  treatment plan, cost, follow up treatment needed, as well as other factors. When making an important decision regarding one's health, as with other medical treatments, there is value...
It is common knowledge that it is beneficial for your oral health to consult a dentist on a regular basis, as a regular professional exam, preventive care and effective treatment will make sure that your teeth are clean, healthy and with you for years to come. However, while not...
Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes of maxillary sinusitis are often underdiagnosed, leading...