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Dental

Want A Beautiful Smile? Let’s Make That Happen!

“Smile and the world smiles with you.” We’ve all heard that before. And, it makes sense. When someone smiles at us, their smile prompts us to smile back. Smiling has a tendency to create happy feelings that are “real” feelings. This has been proven through scientific studies on the brain. Apparently, the act of smiling…

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Don’t Let Arthritis Complicate Your Oral Health.

In the U.S., the number one cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal (gum) disease. According to the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), over 47 percent of American adults are living with some level of gum disease. For those who are 65 and older, this figure jumps to 70 percent. As devastating as…

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Dental Implants Can Replace Teeth, For Life!

The human body is designed to provide us with two sets of teeth during our lifetimes. We begin with a set of “baby teeth” (known as primary teeth) as we start to eat chewable foods and to aid in speech. As small bodies grow rapidly, a new “permanent” set of teeth emerges to replace the…

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Cola. Soda. Pop. “Soft Drinks” Are HARD On Your Smile.

Advertising would have you think that a cola is a refreshing drink. And, we seem to buy it. It’s estimated that nearly half of all people in the U.S. drink soda every day and Americans consume 7.5 billion gallons each year. But, should you be drinking it? As a dentist, I want you to know the…

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Straighten Teeth Without The OUCH Of Wires & Brackets!

When an individual has teeth that become crowded, crooked, or tilted out of proper alignment, it is typically noticed in the mirror. We can easily look and see whether or not our teeth are straight – can’t we? Maybe not. Teeth can appear straight, yet be terribly misaligned. This is true for things like an…

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Diabetic? Healthy Gums Can Improve Control.

Diabetes is a disease that interferes with how the body processes blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy for cells in the muscles and tissues as well as the brain’s main source of fuel. It’s a necessary component of our body’s functioning sytsems. According to the Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20371444), common symptoms of…

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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 2018, 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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