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Mind the Gap with Dental Implants

If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, then dental implants are your answer. Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.

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Swollen Joints and Missing Teeth?

The American Academy of Periodontology encourages rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients not to brush off daily oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.  Research has found that RA patients may have a greater risk of losing their teeth to periodontal disease which is a bacterial infection of the gums. A study published in the Journal

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Don’t Let Sugar Haunt You This Halloween!

Helpful hints to avoid the haunting! Avoid snacking on candy and drinking sugary beverages throughout the day.  The plaque on your teeth contains bacteria that feeds on sugar and releases acid that attacks teeth. Continual sipping and snacking subjects your teeth to continuous acid attacks which could lead to the breakdown of tooth enamel which

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The Big Deal about Gum Disease

Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth” – it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. With periodontitis (gum disease), the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and multiply – an overactive

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Are You Tired of Not Sleeping?

You may be among the 60% of normal adults who snore at least occasionally or you likely know someone who does. He (or she) may be the brunt of jokes at family gatherings. However, snoring is not a laughing matter. Snoring is more common in men than in women. When you sleep, the muscles in

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May the FLOSS Be With You!

Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line. Professional cleaning, tooth brushing, and cleaning between teeth (flossing and the use of other tools such as interdental brushes) have been shown to disrupt and remove plaque.

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