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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

A woman is confident in her smile thanks to restorative dental bridges.

What are Dental Bridges? A dental bridge is a restorative fixture that can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. The bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth between two dental crowns. The crowns are fixed onto the two neighboring natural teeth to complete the row of teeth. Materials used to make…

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Your Guide to Inlays and Onlays

Illustration of the restorative qualities of inlays and onlays.

What are Inlays and Onlays? Inlays and onlays are two dental restoration devices that are an alternative to dental fillings or dental crowns. They are also known as indirect fillings, as they offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer-lasting restorative solution to damage caused by tooth decay or similar damage. The restoration achieved by an inlay or…

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Laser Dentistry = Better Dentistry

Laser Dentistry = Better Dentistry Advancements in technology allow us to offer Laser Dentistry, which relies on focused beams of light to administer procedures, instead of normal dentist tools. Many dental patients have some level of anxiety about dental procedures or going to the dentist in general. The thought of a laser cutting through tissue…

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What is a Wisdom Tooth?

An illustration of a wisdom tooth erupting at an angle.

Your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that develop in the back of your mouth. These teeth normally start to appear at the end of your teenage years and into your early twenties. If these teeth develop correctly and there is enough space in your mouth to accommodate the new teeth,…

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Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking: What Parents Need To Know

Concerned parents come to us with questions all the time about the potential health concerns of pacifiers and thumb sucking. We can appreciate their concerns. Sucking is a natural reflex developed even before babies are born. Though an inherited reflex, sucking becomes a habit during infancy. Infants and toddlers find comfort in sucking on pacifiers…

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What’s the Deal with Waterpiks?

You’ve probably heard about Waterpiks by now. Maybe someone you know has one, or maybe you just heard about them from a reference on TV, like inthis scene on Seinfeld. So, what’s the deal with these things, anyway? What is a Waterpik? A Waterpik (also known as an oral irrigator or dental water jet) is an alternative to floss.…

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How Oral Health Affects your Overall Wellness

Were you aware that your oral health can offer up clues to what else is going on in your body? Understanding the connection between your oral and overall health can help you to protect both your teeth and the rest of your body. Your mouth has quite a bit of bacteria, most of which are…

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5 Things to Know about TMJ

TMJ and teeth grinding are very big issues that are quite common among the adults. The National Sleep Foundation found that nearly 10% of adults in the United States suffer from TMJ or grind their teeth while sleeping. One-third of the parents of young children surveyed claimed that their child also grinds their teeth while…

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2 Ways to Hide Your Chipped Tooth

Having a chipped tooth can make you feel very self-conscious. Unfortunately, you are much more likely to miss social engagements when you don’t feel secure with your own appearance. Don’t let your insecurities stop you from living a full and meaningful life. There are ways to hide your chipped teeth and feel better about yourself!…

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