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Dental fillings with proper care can last for many years, but eventually, all fillings must be replaced. A filling may fail due to stress from grinding or clenching or the regular assault from drinking and eating.When fillings do become cracked, worn away, chipped or otherwise compromised, they can become...
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat....
The answer to this common question is most assuredly, yes. Patients are frequently referred to Prosthodontists to “repair” their jaws, after having lost several teeth due to tooth fractures, failure of a root canals, extensive decay, and bone loss from periodontal disease. In some of these cases, the damage...
Parents often have an indication pretty early on whether their children will need braces. Indicators such as crowed teeth, spacing and overbite can be visible for children at an early stage.These indicators for needing braces can develop over time by mouth breathing, oral habits like thumb sucking, dental disease,...
Do you have a gap in your teeth that often is the first thing people notice about your smile? Does that gap make you hesitate to smile in front of others? If the answers are yes, then you should consider the proven and effective cosmetic dental treatments that can...
Gum disease is something that is common among many people, and can have a serious impact on one's health if not identified and treated early. It can be treated though if you visit a dentist on a regular basis and practice good oral health on a regular basis. While...
When considering dental implants, patients often ask about the impact of preexisting conditions on being able to proceed with an implant treatment plan, with questions around diabetes and high blood pressure being some of the most common. Having high blood pressure or diabetes does not prevent you from having dental...
As a Prosthodontist, I am periodically called upon to render an opinion and then treatment with implants for children. The question arise from parents, are dental implants an appropriate treatment plan for my child? First of all, it is imperative that no dental implants are placed in children until they...
When children play at home or if they play sports where there is a lot of physical contact, there is a possibility that a tooth could get hit, injured, fractured or knocked out. If this happens, the first thing to do is not panic. Your child will probably be...
Invisalign offers clear benefits for adults wanting to correct their smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional metal braces.. There are a number of reasons why adults may be have a misaligned or crooked smile. Perhaps they never had the proper corrective dental care as children or their previous...

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