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Loose Dentures Could Lead to Further Bone Loss

There’s no dispute in most cases that dental implants are superior to removable dentures as a restoration for missing teeth. One area in particular is the effect a removable Read More

Do Clear Orthodontic Aligners Really Work?

Compared to traditional braces, orthodontic clear aligners seem miraculous in many ways, almost too good to be true. You may be wondering if they really work. The answer is Read More

What's a Crown Worth? Aesthetics and Value in Tooth Restoration

Getting a new crown for a front tooth is a standard procedure performed in thousands of dental offices around the country. But dental patients are sometimes surprised to find Read More

Protecting Children's Teeth From Decay With Sealants

If you were to look closely at many of your teeth, you would notice deep, natural grooves in the enamel surface. Often referred to as “pits and fissures,” these Read More

Tooth-Colored Fillings: True or False

Do you have silver dental fillings that you wish you didn't have? Wouldn't it be nice if no one could look in your mouth and see how many cavities Read More

With Proper Care, Veneers are a Long-Term Option for Stained Teeth

Your otherwise beautiful smile has one noticeable flaw — one or more of your teeth are deeply discolored or stained. More than likely this staining is deep within the Read More

The Importance of the Age One Dental Visit

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children have their first dental visit by the age of one? You might be surprised by Read More

"No-Prep" Veneers may be an Option for Some Patients

Although traditional porcelain laminate veneers are much less invasive than other cosmetic dental applications, they still often require the removal of some of the surface tooth enamel, a process Read More

Loose Teeth - A Sign of Trouble That Requires Quick Action

Loose teeth are an exciting rite of passage in childhood; in adulthood, they're anything but. In fact, a permanent tooth that feels loose is a sign that you need Read More

Non-Vital Bleaching Removes Unsightly Tooth Discoloration From Within

Root canal treatments are an important method for stopping the disease process within an infected tooth and ultimately saving it. However, one of the few side effects could have Read More

Test Your Knowledge About Thumb Sucking in Children

Are the following statements true or false? Thumb sucking in children may cause problems with their teeth later on. A: TRUE Prolonged thumb sucking may be responsible for many problems with the Read More

Restoring Health and Appearance Through Periodontal Plastic Surgery

The “wear and tear” nature of gingival (gum) tissue enables it to readily handle the chewing and biting actions of eating and still perform its most important function: protecting Read More

Winning the Battle Over Tooth Decay

Tooth decay (also known as caries by professionals and as cavities by consumers) is an infectious disease process that damages tooth structure. Cavities, hollowed-out holes in the teeth, are Read More

Myth or Fact: Test Your Knowledge about Pregnancy and Oral Health

Already read every “What to Expect” book twice over? Think you know something about how pregnancy affects your teeth and gums — and vice versa? OK, ace — Read More

Second Thoughts on Tongue Piercing: Should You Remove Your Tongue Bolt?

It was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe it was years ago, or maybe it was yesterday — at some point Read More

Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth

The old saying, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” doesn't really apply when discussing your wisdom teeth. It's great if they are not bothering you, but don't wait Read More

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