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Why Gums Recede & What Can Be Done

Your smile is not only designed to be an appealing reflection of your personality, it is structured to be highly functional. Teeth aide in biting, chewing, speech and helping to support jaw bone mass. The design of the tooth sections you can see and the root portion each have important roles, as does the gum…

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How To Spend Less At The Dentist In 2017, And Beyond!

Today, more than ever, Americans are more committed to their health. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise not only allows us to reap the benefits of good health, healthcare costs are greatly reduced through a lifestyle that helps us avoid diseases and health issues. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control &…

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Men & Women Differ When It Comes To Dental Care

A national survey reported by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that a smile outranks eyes, hair and body as the most attractive physical feature. However, the survey of Americans ages 18 and older also showed the differences between men and women when it comes to the care of their teeth and gums. The survey…

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Dentures Feel ‘Wobbly?’ It’s Just The Beginning Of Problems.

When a patient says their denture feels “rocky” or “wobbly,” it’s a sure sign of bone loss. Let me explain… While dentures replace the presence of teeth, they are unable to serve as fully-functioning replacements. A denture that moves while eating indicates the ridge (the gum-covered arch where tooth roots once were held) is flattening.…

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Healthy Smile Helps Keep Heart Healthy

Over the years, science has determined that bacteria in our bodies is not necessarily a bad thing. For example, it has been found that gut bacteria actually enhance the digestion system and help the digestive process to operating efficiently. It’s obvious, however, that some bacteria is not good. When too much bacteria invade the body,…

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How To Care For A Sore In The Mouth

There are times when we accidentally bite the inside of our cheek or lip. Although it’s uncomfortable, the tissues in our mouths are designed to repair themselves. If this happens, keep in mind that the tissues will repair more quickly if you keep bacteria levels to a minimum. This occurs when a good oral hygiene…

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Smoking & Your Smile

As another year has come and gone. If you’re one of the many Americans who have added “Quit Smoking” to your New Year’s resolutions, we applaud you. Kicking the habit is a common resolution, for many reasons. Smokers decrease life expectancy by 10–15 years, on average. For those who are age 40 or under, quitting…

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Crown Lengthening Procedures

Although a crown lengthening procedure is not a familiar term to most individuals, the results can make a positive difference to the health and appearance of your smile. Simply put, crown lengthening re-positions or removes gum tissue and is most often performed to enhance a smile’s appearance. Primarily, crown lengthening is advised to correct an…

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Why Jaw Joints, Teeth & Jaws Need To Work Fluidly

It’s not unusual to see a new patient who has a number of problems due to bite misalignment. And, many of them are surprised that is the origin of their problems. Bite misalignment is not always an obvious problem, yet, it can create a long list of discomfort and treatment expenses. Your teeth, jaws and…

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