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13Jul, 2016

Dental Implants and The Dry Mouth Patient

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Modern dental restorative techniques have evolved rapidly, in particular since the development and implementation of the modern oral implant systems. The need for implants among the general population has been clearly demonstrated and importantly, implants have been particularly useful in the patient with specific needs not generally amenable to standard or traditional dental restorative techniques. Indeed, the oral and systemic health consequences as well as the psychological ramifications of individuals in need of such treatment can be severe. In most instances, traditional fixed or removable dental appliances or prostheses can […]

5Jul, 2016

Understanding and Eliminating Bad Breath

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Ask Your Dental Hygienist About Eliminating Bad Breath Do you ever worry that you’re the only one in the room with bad breath? Well, guess again. Nearly 40,000,000 Americans commonly suffer from bad breath, also known as oral malodor or halitosis. Yet, it is a curable condition that is generally caused by strong foods such as onions or garlic; poor oral health habits; or medical problems such as stomach disorders, an excessive postnasal drip, or bacteria in the mouth. Once you discover the source of the problem, there are a […]

30Jun, 2016

Wisdom Teeth

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With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately. Room to […]

6Jun, 2016

What Is A Dental Emergency?

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Injuries to the mouth may include teeth that are knocked out (avulsed), forced out of position and loosened (extruded) or fractured. In addition, lips, gums or cheeks are often cut. Oral injuries are often painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. How soon should I see a dentist? Immediately. Getting to a dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth. What should I do when a tooth is knocked out? Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Handle […]