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What is Community Water Fluoridation?

Tooth Decay and Fluoride What is community water fluoridation? Community water fluoridation is the adjustment of the fluoride concentration in the community water supply to a level beneficial to reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. The mineral fluoride is essential for strong healthy teeth that resist decay. Almost all waters contain some quantity […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry Questions?

Q: I don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do? A: A wide variety of options are available to improve how your teeth work and the way your smile looks. Q : How much does it cost to get a great smile? A : Like most services, cost will vary based […]

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What is Oral Health?

WHAT IS ORAL HEALTH?  Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity. Risk factors for oral diseases […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Women?

Sherri’s Story When I was pregnant, I began to have some bleeding around my gums when I brushed my teeth. My gums also looked swollen, and I started to get worried. I knew many pregnant women have some gum bleeding when brushing their teeth, but I decided to have my dentist check them out anyway. […]

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What is Laser Dentistry?

What is a laser and how does it work? A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove, vaporize, or shape tissue. Are lasers used in dentistry? Yes, lasers […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening sleep disorder It affects approximately 18 million Americans. It owes its name to the Greek word apnea, meaning “want of breath” and refers to episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. With each episode, the sleeper’s brain briefly wakes up in order […]

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp), which results in nerve irritation. When the hard enamel is worn down or gums have receded, causing the tiny tube surfaces to be exposed, pain […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Men?

Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely than […]

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Periodontal diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – […]

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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they […]

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