Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Athletic Edge of Ancient Greek Warriors In A Mouthpiece? Read On!

Really? MouthWear that can … Lower your golf score, put more stamina in your run, add more power to your tennis swing, power you up in about any non-contact sport! Ancient Greek athletes bit down on a leather strap for … Continue reading

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Helping Fearful Patients Overcome Their Fears – For Good!

It is estimated that one-third of American adults experience anxiety associated with dental visits. Many are so fearful that they avoid dental visits altogether. This, in turn, relates to the many adults who develop a number of oral problems, including … Continue reading

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Patients Hold Guarantee On Life Of Dental Implants

Rarely, we hear of a case where dental implants have ‘failed.’  But, yes, they can require removal for several reasons. When we hear of these cases (or see them), it’s very concerning since we know what an investment the patient … Continue reading

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Repairing A Chipped Tooth

Depending on the location of the chip and its size, repairing a chipped tooth can be done with tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer. Tooth bonding is used for different needs but most commonly for repairing chipped teeth. Today’s bonding … Continue reading

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Radiographic Imaging (dental ‘x-rays’) Are Powerful Tools

Although radiographic images (or dental ‘x-rays’ as some people still refer to them), add to the expense of certain appointments, they are necessary since they provide valuable information the human eye cannot see. This imaging reveals the condition inside and … Continue reading

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Poor Posture May Add To Poor Bite

Not standing up straight? The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recommends you check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD) if you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw. Poor posture tips the lower jaw … Continue reading

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The Battle Between Dental Insurance & Dental Implants

Dental insurance policies are typically written to cover basic needs. Keeping in mind that these companies are in the business to make a profit and not to ensure your overall health and well-being, Dental Implants are not a feature of … Continue reading

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Men Have Greater Risk For Oral Problems

Sorry guys, but according to studies, men generally tend to their oral health less than women. Men are also less likely to have regular check-ups and cleanings and often neglect their oral health, seeing a dentist only when there is … Continue reading

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What Dental Implants Are – And Aren’t!

When a patient is not totally familiar with the concept of Dental Implants, we like to take the time to educate him or her as to what they are and how they work since we’ve found there is still much … Continue reading

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Pregnant? Trying To Conceive? Start With Healthy Gums!

Why would Ob-Gyns recommend periodontal (gum) evaluations to pregnant patients or those who are trying to conceive? It has long been known that the inflammation of gum disease can become bloodborne through tears in the gum tissue. Studies have shown … Continue reading

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Implant Dentistry’s “All-On-4” – Non-Removable, More Affordable!

All-On-4 is a non-removable dental implant option designed to maximize the use of available bone on just 4 implants. Thus, replacing a full arch of teeth is more affordable since fewer implants are required. The All-On-4 process can also have … Continue reading

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Soft Drinks Can Be Hard On Teeth

A study published in General Dentistry magazine warns that diet colas can be just as harmful to teeth as those sweetened with sugar. Tooth decay, it explains, occurs from acid attacks, not just sugar. Acidic flavor additives in both versions … Continue reading

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Cancer Medications Shown to Destroy Jaw Bone

It is important to make us aware of any change in your health history or medications at every visit. Because your overall health and dental health are truly integrated, having the most recent information allows us to provide optimal care … Continue reading

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