Monthly Archives: June 2015

Removable partial dentures may harm teeth

When teeth are lost due to extensive decay, gum disease, trauma, or developmental anomalies, there are a number of options available to replace them. Common ways that teeth can be replaced include a permanent bridge (a series of joined caps or crowns), implant(s), and a removable partial denture. Some
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One visit root canal makes it easier

Answer: Probably no other procedure in dentistry has been as feared and misunderstood as the root canal. However, up until just a few years ago, root canal therapy was indeed a long grueling process. The procedure, which involves the removal of tiny infected nerves and blood vessels from within
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Dental treatment in an “un-ideal” world

Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world, and even a very good dentist and their patient can experience problems after dental care. In an ideal world, a dentist could provide what they thought was the best treatment possible for their patients, and their patients would be satisfied with every
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Don’t worry, cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected

A cleft lip results when the “lip edges” do not properly come together. A cleft palate is caused by incomplete fusion of the palate. Both are developmental deformities that occur in the first trimester of life; cleft lip in the sixth or seventh week in utero, and cleft palate
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Dental Tips for Frequent Travelers

With the holiday season behind us, many of us will return to our usual routines. Our children will be back at school, we will be back to work, and everyone will be gearing up for a new year. For those of us who travel frequently for business or pleasure,
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How Gum Disease Works

Gum disease is caused by plaque, a bacterial film that continuously forms around the teeth. Plaque is responsible for sore, puffy and bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and tooth loss.Periodontal or gum disease is a bacterial infection affecting an estimated 56 million Americans, and is about as widespread
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