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Dental Bridges Abridged

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There are many ways to replace missing teeth & restore your smile, & bridges are a good permanent solution. They can replace one or more missing teeth, including molars, & cannot be removed, unlike dentures.

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Your Guide to Post-Treatment Pain Relief

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As dental professionals, most of what we do is about relieving and preventing pain. However, sometimes post-procedure pain is an unfortunate but unavoidable step on the road to a healthy and functional smile.

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How Long to Dental Implants Last?

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With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it’s fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here’s the long answer.

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What Are Mouthguards?

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There are two categories of mouthguards with two different purposes that you can get from your dentist. Mouthguards for sports are intended to prevent injury. Mouthguards worn while sleeping are intended to prevent problems associated with teeth grinding or other bite problems.

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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

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Many millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity at some point in their life, usually in the form of tooth pain in reaction to heat or cold. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, some more easily fixed than others. However, it’s important to know that tooth sensitivity is sometimes a sign of a more serious dental problem of condition.

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What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

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These days people are being more and more conscious of what’s in the food they eat and the products they buy. But do you know what your toothpaste is made of?

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The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

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In a world filled with whitening toothpastes and drugstore whitening kits, it’s important to know that the most effective teeth whitening treatment still comes from your dentist.

How to Choose a Toothbrush

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Humans have been using toothbrushes to remove food from teeth for thousands of years. Early toothbrushes were sticks with frayed ends, & later brushes were made from bone, wood or ivory & animal hairs. We have come a long way since then, & toothbrushes today are very effective at removing food & plaque & keeping your teeth & gums clean to prevent tooth decay.

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If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

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We know many dental patients find the ins & outs of dental insurance confusing, but if you have dental insurance the most important thing for you to know is that you get two free cleanings per year!

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Choosing Among the Different Types of Dental Practices

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Most patients, especially those in suburban areas near cities, have two choices for the types of dental practices they can go to. There are classic privately-owned practices, which are small businesses where the supervising dentist is also the owner.