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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a titanium screw that fits into your jawbone, and a tooth is then built off that screw. All of our teeth have roots, and dental implants act as the root of your tooth. Implants provide the needed support for artificial teeth or crowns that are placed on top of the implant. Dental

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Metal Fillings

Metal fillings have been around for over 50 years, and many patients have fillings in their mouths that are years old. Most metal fillings can hold up over the years, but some do not. Metal fillings are made of metal shavings or sawdust particles titrated or mixed with a piece of mercury to form the

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My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt

Many patients think because they do not have pain associated with a tooth, this means the tooth does not need treatment. In most cases if you wait it will be too late, and the infection or cavity will get worse. Teeth have nerves and blood supply, and our teeth can get attacked in various ways

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Philosophies of Dentistry

Holistic  / Biological / Biomiminic / TMJ / Cosmetic  / Implant / Sleep Dentistry These are all Philosophies of Dentistry. It needs to be understood that these are not recognized Licensed Specialties of Dentistry by State Boards or Dental Schools.  When you call them specialties, its misleading.  When Dentist’s say they specialize in something, they

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How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

There are millions of Americans who are terrified of going to a dentist, and for that reason, they suffer unnecessarily with dental problems that could have been prevented altogether with preventative dental care. If you are one of those people who is horrified by the thought of drills, dental work and the whole experience of

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How to Promote Good Dental Hygiene in Children

If you teach proper oral hygiene to your children at a young age, you’re really making an investment in the future of you all. Having your children brush and floss properly starting out early in life may minimize the number of cavities they get and will help to promote good oral hygiene throughout their entire

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Signs That You Are Flossing Too Much

We all know the importance of properly brushing and flossing our teeth to maintain good oral health and lengthen the lifespan of our teeth. After all, no one wants to lose their teeth to decay or periodontal disease (gum disease), so it’s important that brush and floss properly and that you don’t do over-do it

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Facts About KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System™

Developed by internationally renowned cosmetic dentist and bleaching expert, Dr. Rod Kurthy, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is currently being used by dentists all over the world. It is considered the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed, and Dr. Jeff Johnston at Ascent Dental Group in Cherry Creek, Colorado uses this amazing

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Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Not only is it important to keep your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing regularly and properly, but it’s also very important to give your gums the tender loving care they need to stay healthy. Sometimes brushing and flossing isn’t enough, and you have to go above and beyond what you have done for years

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Foods That Promote Good Oral Health

Taking good care of your oral health is just as important as taking care of your general and emotional health. Even if you dread going to the dentist, there are steps you can take right in your very own home and on your own time to help keep your teeth, gums and mouth in good

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