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Nagging Toothache? Cavities, Cracks, Chips, Erosion Could Be the Cause

Dec 29th, 2017 | By

Have you recently found it difficulty to chew on one side of your mouth? Are you experiencing shooting pain after drinking something hot or cold, or eating a sugar-filled treat? If you find yourself nodding in agreement to these questions, it is possible you have something going on below the surface of your tooth and

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Jaw Pain, Headaches, Earaches? Could Be TMJ Disorder!

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Have you ever woken up in the morning and had difficulty opening your jaw all the way? Do you frequently get headaches? Does chewing gum cause ear or jaw pain? You may be suffering from a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This jaw condition affects roughly 10 million Americans and is typically diagnosed in

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Evaluate Your Smile with a Cosmetic Dentist’s Eye

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

Your smile is as unique to you as your fingerprints. While you may have certain traits that were passed on to you by your parents, or share similar features as your siblings – no one has a smile like yours. But unique doesn’t always mean satisfying. When you look at your reflection in the mirror,

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Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important

Nov 11th, 2017 | By

The American Dental Association encourages parents to take their child to the dentist by the time they are one year old, or within six months of their first tooth erupting. While this may seem early, this will allow the dentist to instruct you on proper ways to care for your child’s developing teeth and identify

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Oct 25th, 2017 | By

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder that causes individuals to have abnormal breathing patterns. It can even result in pauses of breathing that last a few seconds or up to several minutes multiple times a night. When the soft tissues in the back of the throat (tonsils, uvula, and tongue) collapse, it

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5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Consider

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

While having a healthy smile is important to the longevity of your teeth, it’s equally important to have a smile you feel confident about showing off to others. Many dentists today offer cosmetic dentistry treatments as part of their practice to enhance individual’s smiles and improve their self-confidence. When deciding on which treatment is best

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What Does TMJ Have to Do with My Headache Relief?

Sep 25th, 2017 | By

For many patients, TMJ disorder is misdiagnosed as migraines or sinus headaches. Only a visit with Fresno, CA dentist Dr. Claudia Denes will correctly diagnose your temporomandibular joint pain. The symptoms of TMJ disorder confuse many patients. Frequent headaches and intense upper body stiffness are commonly mistaken for other conditions. Dr. Denes non-invasively offers headache

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Dr. Denes Explains the Difference Between a Crown and Bridge

Sep 8th, 2017 | By

Crowns are used as restorations and prosthetics. This means, a crown can restore a tooth that’s been damaged by decay or breakage, as a restorative application. A crown can also replace a single lost tooth, when attached to an implant post. Crowns are also an important part of bridges, sometimes called crowns and bridges. The

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All-on-Four Provides Dependable Implant Dentures

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

If you have lived with missing teeth, you’ve probably heard of dental implants that provide a base for a set of dentures–but you may not know about the unique benefits of all-on-four dental implants. This system allows us to give you a full arch of dentures on only four dental implants. Since dental implants replace natural

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Fresno Dentist Explains Full Mouth Reconstruction

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
man with full mouth reconstuction

Oral health is compromised when dental structures don’t collectively work together. Fresno, CA dentist Dr. Claudia Denes corrects dental issues such as malocclusion (bad bite), TMJ disorder, damaged or missing teeth, and unattractive smiles with a comprehensive procedure, full mouth reconstruction. A properly functioning mouth consists of a strong jawbone, healthy gums, and a full

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