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5 Reasons to Choose All-on-4® Dental Implants

May 15th, 2018 | By

If you are a long-time denture-wearer, you fully understand the challenges that can accompany this type of prosthesis. Implant-based dentures can restore aesthetics and chewing function and eliminate shifting and movement. Integrated into the jawbone after placement, implants function like natural teeth and their roots. Fortunately, there are several implant-supported options available today. For individuals

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Implant Dentures for a Smile Restoration

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Implant-supported dentures can restore mouth function and help you regain confidence in your smile. Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures will attach securely to titanium posts placed in the jawbone, and enable you to eat, talk, laugh, and smile without worry that your dentures will slip. Removable dentures require an adhesive to help them remain in

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How Do Movie Stars Get Such Perfect Teeth?

Feb 15th, 2018 | By

If you’ve ever watched recently made movies or TV at all, you’ve likely noticed how perfect celebrities’ teeth are nowadays. Not just white and shiny perfect, but perfect perfect. No gaps, no chips, and little variation in size or shape—it’s truly astounding how uniform and balanced their teeth look. If you live in the real

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What You Need to Know About TMJ Disorder

Feb 14th, 2018 | By

The temporomandibular joints, or the TMJs, are the joints in front of the ears, on both sides of the head. The TMJ joints connect to the skull and enable movement for speaking, chewing, and yawning. TMJ disorder occurs when something irritates or damages the joint and the surrounding nerves and soft tissues. TMJ disorder symptoms

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Cosmetic Dentistry – The Intersection of Health and Beauty

Jan 8th, 2018 | By

It’s an open secret that healthy teeth are not naturally as straight, white or symmetrical as most of us would like them to be. Some of us may be blessed with good genes and naturally straight, even smiles, but most of us do not achieve our ideal smiles without a little help from cosmetic dentistry.

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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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