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What They Don’t Tell You About Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a beacon of hope for those seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth. Utilizing dental implants is hands-down, the best solution;...

What is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of the soft tissues around a dental implant, leading to bone loss. Current studies show that as many as 20%...
WHICH TYPE OF DENTAL CROWN IS BEST?

WHICH TYPE OF DENTAL CROWN IS BEST?

EXPLORING THE DIVERSE TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS Dental crowns have long been an essential part of modern dentistry, offering a versatile solution to restore and...
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Dental Implant Benefits

Introduction Dental implants are our specialty, and for over 30 years, they have been helping us change lives for the better. While it's true that...

Dental Implant Removal

Introduction Dental implants provide a highly successful solution for replacing missing teeth that is durable and aesthetically pleasing. They are designed to mimic the form...
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How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Don't considering dental implants, one of the first questions people ask is, “Are dental implants painful?” The mention of "surgery" often evokes fear in people,...
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

When it comes to restoring a smile, dental implants have become a popular and highly successful choice for replacing missing teeth. They offer a...
How much do crowns cost?

HOW MUCH DO CROWNS COST?

Dental crowns have long been trusted as a reliable dental restoration, prized for their durability, long lifespan, and effective protection of the underlying...
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9 Things That Can Ruin Dentures

If you’re new to wearing dentures, although they are beautiful, wearing and caring for them takes some effort. There is a learning curve to...
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The Cost of Dental Implants

Dental Implants - What is the Cost? The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors. Things like the region you live in,...
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TONGUE CANCER

Tongue cancer is one type of oral cancer that begins with abnormal growth of cells on the tongue.   Oral cancers are relatively common and...

7 Ways Medications Can Harm Your Teeth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of adults between the ages of 40 and 79 used at least one...

THE DANGERS OF D.I.Y. DENTISTRY

Lately, there have been several articles in the news and posts on social media about “do it yourself” dental procedures. These are, at a minimum,...
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All About Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal Disease, also called Periodontitis, is common. But most people don’t know that they have it (especially in the early stages). ...
TREATABLE vs NON-TREATABLE CRACKS

8 Top Causes of Tooth Breakage

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. That’s right! The white enamel that covers your teeth is even stronger than bone. This...

Correct Design of Fixed Implant Bridges/All-On-4 to Allow Proper Cleaning

The problem is that the labs are instructed to create a tissue surface that follow he patient’s soft tissues/gum level. This is incorrect (concave),...

GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE

GINGIVITIS is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that is mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gingiva, the...

Teeth Whitening: A Review of the Options

Nobody wants a dingy yellow or gray smile. Teeth whitening is a popular, affordable cosmetic dental treatment that offers a quick, non-invasive and effective...

TOOTH SENSITIVITY

WHY ARE MY TEETH SO SENSITIVE? If cold, sweet, acidic or hot foods make your teeth hurt, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity (without decay...

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GETTING DENTAL IMPLANTS

Want to know what to expect when getting dental implants? We've got you covered. Today, more and more people are getting dental implants. Not only...

DELAYING/PUTTING DENTAL IMPLANTS OFF TILL “LATER”

Once a tooth is lost, many people delay replacing it right away with a dental implant. Two main reasons are expense and fear. People...

WILL DENTAL IMPLANTS SET OFF AIRPORT SECURITY METAL DETECTORS?

We are often asked: If you have dental implants, can you expect security delays at the airport when going through the metal detectors? Some types...
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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Are you wondering if you're a candidate for dental implants? Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants are by far the best...

What IS a Prosthodontist?

When choosing a dentist, doesn’t it make sense to go to someone whose qualifications have been tested and verified beyond that of the average...

Can I Use An Electric Toothbrush With Dental Implants?

When you have dental implants, your oral hygiene care is more important than ever. If you don’t keep your new teeth clean enough, problems...

BENEFITS OF IV SEDATION DURING DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY

Benefits of Having IV Sedation During Dental Implant Surgery   If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious and uncomfortable, you’re far...

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Most people are familiar with having x-rays taken periodically at dental visits. They also recognize the benefits of having them when they get an...

DO I STILL NEED REGULAR CLEANINGS AND CHECK-UPS IF I HAVE...

Do I still need regular cleanings and check-ups if I have implants? Dental implants are incredibly durable, have a 97% success rate, and can often...

COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS IN SENIORS

Dental problems for seniors is nothing new. As seniors advance in age, so do their teeth, oftentimes, resulting in declining oral health. Here’s a...

How ORAL Health is Integral to OVERALL GENERAL Health

You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities. The oral cavity is a...

Am I Too Old For Implants? (Is Age A Factor?)

If you’re getting up there in years, you may have questions about whether or not you’re too old to have dental implants. You may...

What To Do If You Bite Your Tongue Or Lip

Accidentally biting your tongue or lip is extremely common and can be very painful, (as we’ve all experienced at some time in our life!),...

12 Reasons To Get Rid Of Your Dentures!

Dentures may be the least expensive way of replacing a full set of teeth, but is it the BEST option? The most COMFORTABLE option?...

Eating And Drinking With Your New Dental Implants

Dental implants are a life-changing experience for so many patients who, because of tooth problems, have suffered difficulties with many normal day-to-day activities. One...
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Ready To QUIT Smoking? DO IT NOW!

Smoking is one of the worst habits for a person’s health. According to the American Cancer Society, 34.1 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco...

FLOSSING: A to Z!

So, you brush twice a day, avoid sugary drinks and snacks, and see your dentist regularly. Do you still have to floss? The short answer:...

WARNING SIGNS OF ORAL CANCER

How common is it? When most people think of cancer, they don’t think of cancer of the mouth. However, this type of malignancy is more...

WISDOM TEETH: Should you Have Them Removed… Or Not?

WISDOM TEETH: Should you Have Them Removed... Or Not? The age-old question of whether or not to remove 3rd molars (a.k.a “wisdom teeth”) is one...

Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia.

And with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows, according to a new analysis from NYU. Flossing your teeth isn't just important for...

3 REASONS DENTAL IMPLANT BRIDGES ARE BETTER THAN DENTURES OR PARTIALS

OPTIONS When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options. It can be difficult deciding which option is best. It is important that...

6 Ways to Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable for Valentine’s Day

so post is from the ADA’s Mouth Healthy website, which explains why bad breath may not be your only concern when kissing this Valentine’s...

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Dental Health

It’s that time of year again!  Time for our New Year’s Resolutions! Did you know that over 45% of New Year’s Resolutions are either weight...

FINE MOTOR SKIILLS / MANUAL DEXTERITY / AND DENTISTRY

Fine Motor Skills vs Gross Motor Skills GROSS motor skills require the use of large muscle groups to perform tasks like walking, balancing, and crawling....

Cold Sores vs. Canker Sores: Do You Know The Difference?

The lesions caused by cold sores and canker sores may appear and feel similar, but they actually have different causes. COLD SORES Typically form on and...

Payment Plans/Financing Options

Because of the cost, having a healthy, beautiful smile may seem out of reach for some people, but with the right third party financing...

How to Care for Your Dental Implants

If you have questions about how to care for your dental implants to make them last a lifetime, you've come to the right place. Some...
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Crowns That Don’t Match

Do you (or someone you know) have a single tooth or crown that doesn’t match your other teeth in color? Have you been told...
Cracked Tooth

Cracked Tooth?

Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive and very costly to repair. (That is, IF they're still restorable when the crack is discovered or becomes...

Do You Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Many people grind their teeth from time to time (a condition called “Bruxism”). Occasional grinding is not usually harmful, but damage can surely...

Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

With all of the changes dentistry has seen over the past 50+ years, you would think that dental insurance would be changing to keep...

DENTAL TOURISM

People have known about “dental tourism” for some time now. I even had a patient many years ago, who made the trip to Mexico...

Osteoporosis and Dental Implants

Osteoporosis is a systemic disorder characterized by generalized decrease in bone density. It occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little...

Diabetes And Oral Health

Diabetes NOUN 1. A disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone, insulin, is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates...

Dental Anxiety And Dental Phobia

If you have put off needed dental treatment out of fear going to the dentist, you’re not alone. It is estimated that nearly 75%...

Do You Suffer From Dry Mouth?

What Is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva. Not only is it very uncomfortable, it also can...

Antibiotic Prophylaxis For Heart Patients & Prosthetic Joints

Heart Patients (For PROSTHETIC JOINTS: See below) The use of antibiotics prior to dental procedures is recommended for patients with certain heart conditions like Infective Endocarditis (IE). In the...
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Correcting Teeth w/Crowns & Bridges

No one expects their teeth to become damaged or fall out, but these problems still take place at an alarming rate. Tooth loss is...

Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Almost everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they are a senior. Many might think that this is only a...

Cosmetic Dentistry

The term “Esthetic” or “Cosmetic” Dentistry has been used frequently in the dental industry. The concept of “Cosmetic Dentistry” is ill defined by the...

Denturism

  Since the introduction of immediate temporization of dental implants on the day of surgery there has been a mad rush to provide as many...

USA, The Smile Nation

Most Europeans can identify a U.S. citizen by their smile. Certainly, Americans put much emphasis on our smiles, but why is that? I am...

The Troubles with Dentures and Partials…. And the Solution

People who wear them know very well of the troubles with dentures and partials. They often suffer a number of different compromises. There are...

Cosmetic Dentistry & The American Dental Association

The term “Esthetic” or “Cosmetic” Dentistry is used frequently in the dental industry.  But, did you know nearly any dentist can call himself a...

The Importance of Board Certification

BEST INTENTIONS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BOARD CERTIFICATION Fall 2010- ACP Messenger, published by the American College of Prosthodontists New Prosthodontic graduates often ask, “Why should...
"Oral bacteria can trigger heart disease"

How Oral Bacteria Can Trigger Heart Disease

Oral bacteria can cause blood clots and lead to serious hearts problems if it enters the bloodstream, studies indicate.  In a study published in...

Only 1% of people with missing teeth get implants

Internationally known dental researcher/lecturer Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, speaking at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry annual meeting, said that 99% of people...