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Fluoride- Friend or Foe?

What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in water, toothpaste, and oral rinses. Dubbed “Nature’s Cavity Fighter”, it plays an integral role in strengthening teeth and preventing tooth decay. The mineral has even been found to reverse early signs of decay! There are some that claim that Fluoride is harmful and call for…

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Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Although gaining a beautiful, confident smile is one of the wonderful advantages of straightening your teeth with Invisalign, the benefits of straight teeth extend far beyond aesthetics. The American Dental Association supports the findings that straight teeth and a proper bite can help prevent and correct several issues. These issues include: Gum Disease, Tooth Decay, Jaw…

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How Should I Care for my Dental Implants?

Proper Care for your Dental Implants Help them Last   One of the most common questions we get is how to care for dental implants after the procedure. Homecare and office care are crucial components in maintaining implants and ensuring their longevity. Although dental implants are the tooth-replacement option that most closely mimic a natural…

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Learn how dental DIY Whitening can brighten up your smile

DIY Whitening… According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, almost 100% (99.7%) of Americans believe that a nice smile is the most important social asset. 74% of the individuals surveyed also believe that having an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. When asked, “What would you…

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Periodontal Disease and Implants

Periodontal Disease and Implants Continuing on our blog entry last week about periodontal disease, we would like to address treatment options. If a patient’s teeth are able to become stable, a trained dentist, periodontist, and/or hygienist can properly manage gum disease. The aim is to attain and maintain gingival health with a consistent recall schedule…

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease Gum disease is a health concern that affects almost 1 in every 2 Americans. Its stages can range from mild and contained to the gums, as in gingivitis, to severe and affecting the bone, as in severe periodontitis. Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. In patients with gingivitis, the gums are…

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