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Many Advantages For Adults Who Straighten Teeth

When I discuss cosmetic dentistry with patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles, our conversation doesn’t just focus on creating a smile of white, pretty teeth. We discuss the importance of the shape, size, and position of … Continue reading

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Crown & Bridge – Not Always ‘Apples To Apples.’

When some people are missing one or more natural teeth, one of their options for replacement is with a crown-&-bridge combination. This is possible when a natural tooth exists on each side of where missing teeth are to be replaced. … Continue reading

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Could Poor Gum Health Trigger Health Challenges Beyond The Mouth?

Riverside Dental Arts recently joined an organization called the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, or AAOSH (aaosh.org/). We felt it was important to be connected with this membership of like-minded dental professionals for several reasons, but mainly because of … Continue reading

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Adults Who Have Crooked, Crowded Teeth Have An Alternative To Braces

We all want a beautiful smile that is one of our best features, right? But, did you know that having straight teeth can also be an advantage to your oral health? Naturally, teeth that are aligned properly make it possible … Continue reading

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Why Replace Missing Teeth? And How You Can.

Too many adults in our nation assume that losing a natural tooth is normal. Yes, accidents contribute to some tooth loss but the number one reason for losing adult teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. And, gum disease, although too prevalent … Continue reading

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Headaches, Migraines, Clenching, Dizziness Could Be From TMJ

The reason we have periodic checks on the alignment and air pressure of our vehicle’s tires is to maintain proper balance. When a wheel is off kilter, it not only wears down the tire more rapidly than normal, it affects … Continue reading

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Headaches? Chipped Or Worn Teeth? Bite Alignment Is The Likely Culprit.

It’s amazing how even minor disparities can have a significant impact. For example, when sitting at a wobbly table in a restaurant, using just a sugar packet under one leg can solve the problem. Or, simple filing to the rough … Continue reading

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Straighten Teeth Without Wires & Brackets

For those who desire an appealing, healthy smile, many adults are choosing to straighten the natural teeth they have rather than alter them through cosmetic dentistry. There are a number of reasons this is advantageous. In some cases, it is … Continue reading

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Replace Missing Tooth ASAP!

Losing an adult tooth is always a difficult issue. A tooth can be lost due to an injury, decay, gum disease or conditions that compromise the structure of the tooth’s roots or the foundation (jaw, tendons, tissues)  that supports them. … Continue reading

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Filling A Gap Between Front Teeth

Think of model Lauren Hutton, former football star and current celebrity Michael Strahan, and singer/songwriter Elton John. What do they have in common? A diastema, which is the professional term for a gap between the two front, upper teeth. The … Continue reading

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Tooth Position Important To A Healthy Smile

At one time or another, about all of us found ourselves driving behind a car or truck with a wheel that’s obviously out of alignment. As we watch the rapid blur of the tire as it shimmies, we’re all thinking … Continue reading

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Keep Your Natural Teeth For A Lifetime

As a dentist, my goal is to help you keep your natural teeth healthy for your lifetime. Should problems occur, we will recommend treatment to protect and extend the life of your teeth. For various reasons, however, natural teeth may … Continue reading

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Pulling ‘Problem’ Tooth Not Always Best Solution

When a person wants a tooth extracted because it’s a ‘problem’ tooth, it’s often because it is requiring continual repairs. Unfortunately, ridding yourself of one problem can open the door to a long list of others. Each tooth in your … Continue reading

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Crooked Teeth? Invisalign To The Rescue!

Over one fourth of people who are in braces to straighten teeth are adults. However, unlike adolescents and teens who proudly draw attention to their braces with colored bands, most adults feel a bit more awkward. Having wires and brackets … Continue reading

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Source Of Your Headaches Or Migraines May Surprise You

When you are under stress, do you ever notice your jaw muscles are tense? Imagine enduring this level of muscle tension on a constant basis. The continual strain would likely trigger issues among other connecting structures. The head relies on … Continue reading

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