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Gaps Between Teeth – Causes & Treatment

Gaps Between Teeth - Causes & Treatment Gaps between teeth can be unsightly. They also can be highly annoying when you get food caught in them. Even worse, this can be the impetus for food impaction into the gums or a cavity without the patient's knowledge. Spaces...

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Cosmetic Dentistry & Emotional Response

Cosmetic Dentistry & Emotional ResponseDentistry is a great profession. Daily I am able to change peoples lives. I've had person after person, after we helped them get the smile they want, they got jobs, went into relationships, went back to the gym, and improved...

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Missing Tooth: Should I choose an Implant or Bridge?

Missing Tooth: Should I choose an Implant or Bridge? Once in awhile patients need to have a tooth removed, usually due to decay or fracture. It is usually a good idea to replace that tooth. One of the biggest reasons is that missing a tooth causes the other teeth to...

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The Influence of Corporate Dentistry

The Influence of Corporate DentistryIn the last 30 years, and especially in the last 10-15, we have seen a dramatic increase in dentistry as a corporation. First let me say that I am neither against corporations or their involvement in dentistry. Dentistry is a...

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Causes and Treatment of Dental Fear

Causes and Treatment of Dental Fear Some people allow fear or anxiety to keep them out of the dental office. Most of the patients we have encountered, that are either nervous or downright afraid to see the dentist, have one of the following reasons: Bad experiences...

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When Is The Best Time To Brush Your Teeth?

When Is The Best Time To Brush Your Teeth? For many years you may have heard that in order to maintain healthy teeth you need to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss nightly, but is that enough to maintain optimal dental health?  When is the best time to brush?...

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Five Common Types of Crowns

Five Common Types of Crowns Over the years there have been many types of materials that have been attempted for dental restorations. Some have stood the test of time and others have gone the way of the Dodo bird. For a variety of reasons, I have found that most...

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Crowns: What Most Dentists Don’t Tell You

Crowns: What Most Dentists Don't Tell You What is a dental crown? First, the clinical crown of a tooth is the part of the tooth that sticks out of your gums and jaw, it is the part you can see with your eyes if you open your mouth and look in the mirror. But what a...

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Should I Worry About Bleeding Gums?

Should I Worry About Bleeding Gums? One night before going to bed, you go through your normal dental homecare routine.  After brushing your teeth you notice blood on your toothbrush.  It is not much, so you rinse your mouth and think nothing of it. This is a very...

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Habits & Decision Fatigue

Habits & Decision Fatigue The reason I wanted to talk about habits is the very obvious thing that all dentists should want to talk about: brushing & flossing. HOWEVER... It just doesn't fit into my personality to scold or cajole my patients for their...

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