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Gum Recession Increases Risks For Cavities, Gum Disease.

When we hear the term, “long in the tooth,” it generally has to do with old age. Long teeth of animals, horses in particular, are thought to indicate an advanced age. Teeth really don’t get longer with age, however. They appear to be longer due to several factors that reduce the position of gum tissue,…

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Replace Missing Teeth Whether Visible Or Not

Losing a tooth is a bigger deal than what is merely visible in a smile. But, that’s a pretty big deal! Of course, a tooth that is obviously missing in a smile can detract from facial appearance. However, studies have shown a tooth that is absent in a smile also impacts how an individual is…

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Have Healthy Gums To Lower Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

It seems we all know (or know of) someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Whether it’s the afflicted individual or family member of someone with Alzheimer’s, we witness what a devastating disease this is to entire families. The World Health Organization cites that about 36 million people globally are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.…

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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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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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If You’re Afraid Of Dental Visits, Let Us Help.

Just about everyone is afraid of something. Some of us are terrified of snakes. Others are afraid of spiders. Some people are scared of dogs. Symptoms of fear are natural reactions to something that causes the brain to send a warning signal. For example, if a mean dog bit you when you were a child,…

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