Dental Bone Grafting

When a person with good general health loses a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury, or another infection, a dental implant is an excellent, safe, and lasting solution. Bone grafting is a very popular and safe procedure, with over two million surgeries being reported each year. When a tooth is missing or extracted from the…

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Bad Breath Concerns

You may not know it, but your breath says more about you than where you ate for lunch!  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign that you need to see the dentist rather than popping another mint into your mouth. What Causes Bad Breath? And no, it isn’t garlic! Your mouth is home to…

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Questions About Dental Emergencies

When you experience a dental emergency, sometimes you don’t know if you need to go to the dentist or not.  Here  are some questions that can help point you in the direction you need to go and help you decide if you need to call the dentist.  Plus, knowing the questions ahead of time helps…

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Your Dentist Wants You Know About These Problems

Most of the time when you go to the dentist, it is for specific problems, like a toothache.  There isn’t a lot of time to sit around and talk.  While the dentist helps you remedy your current distress, there are other things he or she wishes you knew about teeth. Misconceptions about oral health are as…

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The CPE Facts: Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation

Getting your teeth cleaned and examined may seem like a routine procedure at this point. However, do you ever wonder exactly what your dentist is looking for? Aside from the normal cavities and plaque build-up, what makes a healthy mouth? Are there certain standards that they check for? The answer is yes. One of the…

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Everything You Need to Know About a Debridement Cleaning

You go to your regular dentist for a simple cleaning and are told you need a debridement instead. Is this a dental emergency? What have you been doing that lead to this? Most importantly, if your cleanings were covered, will insurance pay for this dental procedure? Brush up on the differences between a cleaning and…

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Different Types of Gum Disease Problems

Dental health doesn’t stop at your teeth, your gums are just as important, if not more so since your teeth are also reliant on their condition. In order to keep your gums in tip-top shape, brushing and flossing are essential. But, what if that isn’t enough? Or, what if creating these habits are too little,…

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How Gum Disease Affects a Healthy Smile

It may be simple, but science has shown us the huge impact a smile can make. You should never take your smile for granted. If left untreated, problems like gum disease can rob you of this precious gift. Because there is more to it than meets the eye, it is important understand the causes of…