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What Can Happen If You Don’t Floss Regularly?

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of all Americans claim to floss every day of the week. People may forget or choose not to floss for a number of reasons, ranging from sensitive gums to a lack of time. Yet, dentists recommend brushing and flossing every day. What…

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How to Whiten Your Teeth at Home Safely

While many people want to have pearly white teeth, not every patient is a candidate for in-office teeth whitening. For those with issues like sensitivity, over-the-counter products can be more beneficial. Professional guidance is recommended to ensure the treatments do not cause tooth damage or result in pain. Whitening treatments can reduce the gradual yellowing…

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Implants vs. Dentures: Which Solution Is Right for You?

When you need to have multiple teeth replaced, your dentist may present two options: A set of dentures or a series of implants. About Each Solution Dentures are a removable solution made from synthetic material or metal. They act as a substitute for teeth in the upper or lower jaw and some of the gum…

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What to Know About Periodontal Pockets

Many individuals experience periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease. Associated with tooth loss and leading to other conditions like diabetes and heart disease, gum disease often starts off with periodontal pockets, which indicate an infection that could worsen. What Are Periodontal Pockets? In general, periodontal pockets arise as gingivitis progresses to full-blown gum disease. In…

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Same-Day Crowns?

When a tooth experiences trauma or starts to decay, custom-made “cap” called a crown can provide the structure and bite strength needed to function along with your other teeth. These caps fit over the full tooth to help correct cosmetic issues, protect and preserve the roots, lessen future damage and restore bite strength. Once added,…

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