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What Are Removable Partial Dentures And How Do You Take Care Of Them?

Tooth loss either due to gum disease or dental cavities effects an individual’s ability to eat food and speak. When the person is missing multiple teeth removable partial dentures are an option to restore in addition to dental bridges and dental implants to restore form and function. Partial dentures are great because they can replace […]

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Jul 15, 2019

Woman smiling with dentures
What Are Removable Complete Dentures And How Do You Take Care Of Them?

Complete loss of dentition on the top or bottom jaw is a very traumatic experience which causes difficulties in chewing, speech, appearance of an individual. The missing teeth also causes TMJ problems as well as pain in ear and neck. One way to alleviate the problems associated with complete loss of dentition is to get […]

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Jul 14, 2019

Invisible dental braces on a table.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign is one of the latest technologies in braces. Your general dentist or orthodontist makes impressions of your teeth and sends them for fabrication of custom aligners. The computer scans the models and your dentist formulates a treatment plan just for you to correct irregular teeth. Dental Insurance Under Age 24 and a Student Most […]

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Jul 08, 2019

Dental retainers
Why Did My Dentist Give Me A Retainer And Is It Important?

Dental retainers are essential for success of traditional dental braces or Invisalign treatment. Teeth have a tendency to move back to original position if they are not retained at the ideal position for a sufficient amount of time. It takes time for the bone to completely remodel to the new tooth positions. It is recommended […]

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Jun 23, 2019

Woman demonstrating tooth pain.
What Is A Dental Abscess?

Our teeth have 3 layers. The outer layer is enamel, which protects the tooth. The second layer is dentin, which has nerves. The inner most layer is dental pulp, which has blood vessels and nerves. When the teeth are not kept clean bacteria grow in the plaque which forms as a result of leftover food […]

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May 16, 2019

Root canal diagram showing procedural steps.
Will My Root Canal Treatment Fail?

When the dental cavity compromises the tooth, a root canal treatment will be recommended. Root canal treatment allows the patient to save the tooth. The root canal treatment comprises of removal of the infected nerve tissue and filling the tooth with biologically inert material. The root canal treatment will be performed by your general dentist, […]

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May 09, 2019

Young person smiling with metal braces
What Are Traditional Dental Braces?

Dental braces are placed on teeth to correct crooked, uneven bite. Your family dentist or orthodontist does an initial consult appointment where impressions of your teeth are made and x-rays taken so your dentist can study the growth of your jaw. The brackets or braces are placed on the teeth and you are on your […]

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Apr 23, 2019

Dental veneers
Who Needs Dental Veneers And How To Take Care Of Them

Uneven, crooked, and discolored teeth affect the smile of an individual. Dental veneers are an easy and quick way to improve your smile. If you have discolored teeth as a result of tetracycline stains, fluoride stains, deformed or malformed teeth you may be a candidate of dental veneers. Dental veneers are thin porcelain jackets that […]

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Apr 04, 2019

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What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Dental Emergency is a situation where you have a toothache, dental abscess, or a broken tooth due to trauma. These dental emergencies need to be addressed as soon as they occur. Treatment for dental emergencies can vary dependent on the nature of the emergency. Dental Abscesses Dental abscesses/toothaches can be very painful and cause swelling, […]

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