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If you’re missing all of your natural teeth, you could be a candidate for All-on-Four dental implants. Dental implants are designed to replace your natural missing teeth and help prevent bone loss in your jaw for a permanent, functional replacement. When you’re missing one or two natural teeth, you may...
If you enjoy chewing gum, you’re in luck—sugar-free gum can actually improve your oral health! Chewing gum increases saliva production, which helps create more of a buffer between your tooth enamel and the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. This increased saliva production can even help neutralize acids that can...
If your teeth are misaligned or you have jaw pain, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment. You’re never too old to have braces—in fact, today, one in four people receiving orthodontic treatment is an adult . You have modern options besides traditional metal braces if you’re concerned about...
Dental implants are permanent replacements for your missing natural teeth. The implant is a post that’s placed in your jaw and allowed to fuse naturally with your bone. Your restoration will be completed with a dental crown so your smile will look and feel completely natural. When considering dental implants,...
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are familiar with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This device consists of a machine with a tube and a mask that you attach to your face at night, and it circulates air in an effort to provide continuous pressure to keep your...
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of straightening their teeth for a more even, beautiful smile. However, orthodontics often corrects issues with the jaw and bite that would become problematic, and for some, functional orthodontics takes that process one step further. Functional orthodontics helps reposition your upper and...
It’s well-known that tobacco products are harmful to your smile, including chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, and even natural tobacco. Tobacco has been linked to a myriad of other health issues in the body as well, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. How exactly does tobacco harm your oral health? Here...
Sports season for a few popular sports is quickly approaching! Fall sports include football, soccer, volleyball, and field hockey. All of these sports have the potential to hurt your student athlete’s smile without a mouthguard! Although picking up a mouthguard next time you’re at the store might seem tempting, going with...
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers in oral care, which is growing in popularity due to its versatility and reduction of common side effects. Lasers are changing the way many dentists perform different oral care procedures. While the technology is still relatively new, it’s being used by more and...
Tooth enamel plays an integral role in protecting your teeth. Without tooth enamel, the softer layer beneath, called dentin, is exposed. Dentin is not only more prone to discoloration and sensitivity, but exposed dentin increases a tooth’s risk for decay. Keeping your tooth enamel healthy is essential for your oral...