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Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better

We now have an amazing repertoire in dentistry to restore the look and function of damaged or missing teeth. From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental implants, we can turn Read More

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance

Question: What oral health issue do teenagers who wear orthodontic retainers and older folks who wear dentures have in common? Answer: Both need to pay particular attention to cleaning their Read More

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce "BAD" factors, Promote "SAFE" Ones

Humanity has been waging war against tooth decay for millennia — with this relentless opponent often getting the better of us. Over the last century, however, significant treatment advances have Read More

Saving a Baby Tooth is the Best Option for Permanent Tooth Development

Our “baby” teeth begin appearing around six months of age — by age 10 or 13, they’ve largely been replaced by our permanent teeth. Though their lifespan is relatively Read More

Dry Mouth - Causes, Risks and Cures

A consistently dry mouth is not only uncomfortable and unpleasant but also probably more serious than you think. Dry mouth, medically known as xerostomia (“xero” – dry; “stomia” – Read More

Bleeding Gums are a Possible Sign of Periodontal Gum Disease

If you notice your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth, you’re not alone — it’s estimated that as many as 90% of the population have at some time Read More

Determining the Cause of Tooth Looseness Key to Effective Treatment

A loose permanent tooth isn’t normal — it represents a serious threat to the tooth’s survival. There may be a chance to save the tooth, however, if we can Read More

Successful Outcomes With Dentures Depends on Attention to Detail

While dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, removable dentures are still a viable choice, especially for patients with edentulism (complete tooth loss). Removable dentures have Read More

Composite Resins are a Viable Restoration Option for Mildly Defective Teeth

No matter how damaged or decayed your teeth may have become, there’s a restorative solution for it. From porcelain veneers that cover unattractive teeth to dental implants that permanently Read More

Major Benefits for Tooth Replacement With Dental Implants

Perhaps you’ve heard a lot about dental implants, an increasingly popular tooth replacement system. Although they can be expensive (depending on the exact application) they have a number of Read More

Crown Lengthening can Increase Your Restoration Options

A crown is an effective way to save a tooth and restore its form and function. These life-like “caps” that fit over and are permanently attached to teeth have Read More

Minimizing X-Ray Exposure Risks in Children to Maximize Benefits

X-ray diagnostics have revolutionized our ability to detect early or hidden cavities, paving the way for better dental care. But x-ray exposure also increases health risks and requires careful Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Bonding

Q: What exactly is cosmetic tooth bonding? A: Cosmetic bonding is a process in which your dentist uses specially formulated tooth-colored material to repair minor defects on the surface of Read More

Use a Risk Management Approach for Dental Care Success

As our profession advances, we dental professionals continue to find the biggest factor for successful outcomes is an informed patient. The more you know about your own teeth and Read More

Preserving or Restoring Teeth - Both Paths Lead to Better Oral Health

A wise man once said, “No man is an island.” Something similar could be said about our teeth — their health and vitality are intricately linked with a person’s Read More

Encouraging Bone Growth for Future Implants Through Sinus Surgery

Dental implants are a popular and effective restoration for lost teeth, if there’s enough bone present to support the implant. That might not be the case, however, because without Read More

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