Monthly Archives: March 2015

Think An Affordable Smile Is Out Of Reach?

When you think of the ‘mileage’ you get from your smile, it’s one of the best investments you can make. Yet, one of the top reasons people don’t have the beautiful, confident smile they want is due to the level … Continue reading

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Whitening Teeth – Avoid An Unnatural ‘Day-Glo’ Look!

As a dentist who performs cosmetic dental procedures on a regular basis, I am often removing crowns, bonding or veneers placed by another dentist. While repair is occasionally the reason for removal, the most common reason is their appearance. Without … Continue reading

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Adults Make Up Large Group In Orthodontics

About 20% of people in braces are adults. Some had braces as adolescents or teens and their teeth have moved (often due to not wearing a retainer). Others have never had braces and are unhappy with crooked or crowded teeth. … Continue reading

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This Form Of Sugar Is Smile-Friendly!

In 2000, a sugar alcohol named Xylitol was introduced in the U.S.  It is primarily used as a sweetener in chewing gum, mouthwash and some toothpastes. Huh? Any form of sugar is a perfect food for oral bacteria, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Denture Wearers Likely To Have Digestive Issues

The most common complaint I hear from denture wearers is their frustration when eating. Food is such a centerpiece of gatherings. From family dinners during the holidays to wedding receptions to lunch out with friends, we tend to ‘gather together’ … Continue reading

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Yes You CAN Halt Gingivitis!

While your six-month cleanings and exams remove plaque and tartar, many people fail to have an effective routine at home. When a thorough regimen of oral hygiene at home twice daily is not followed, the potential to develop early stage … Continue reading

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Appearance Of Your Smile Goes Far Beyond Visual

The dictionary defines a smile as: “a pleasant or agreeable appearance, look, or aspect.” Does that describe your smile? As a dentist who performs a number of smile makeovers, I hear patients share the emotional repercussions of a flawed smile … Continue reading

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Dental Implants Made Simple

While Dental Implants are nothing new, their makeup is still a bit of a mystery for many adults. Most traditional Dental Implants are divided into three parts. The first part is the true implant. This portion is similar to a … Continue reading

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Dental Fear? We Are A Lecture-Free Zone!

Fortunately, many of today’s dentists are sensitive to patient concerns when it comes to dental fear and anxiety. More understand the need to be communicative before and during procedures, take ample time during numbing procedures and offer options to enhance … Continue reading

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Destructive, Costly Path Of Oral Bacteria

Maintaining a clean, healthy mouth should be a top priority for American adults. Yet, it is often taken lightly until something hurts. To illustrate the domino effect of bacteria buildup in the mouth, follow its typical path below: • Failure … Continue reading

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How To Avoid (Or Deal With) Worn Tooth Enamel

Natural teeth have an enamel coating, which serves as armor that protects against invading bacteria. Weakened enamel makes you susceptible to cavities and costly structural damage to teeth. Although you cannot regrow enamel that has eroded, you can protect remaining … Continue reading

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Losing Teeth Leads To Long List Of Problems

Contrary to what many older adults think, losing natural teeth is not a normal part of the aging process. Periodontal (gum) disease is the nation’s leading cause of adult tooth loss and is easily preventable with simple measures applied on … Continue reading

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