Common Oral Concerns

When visiting your dental professional, you may have questions related to the appearance of your teeth, how your mouth feels,...
When visiting your dental professional, you may have questions related to the appearance of your teeth, how your mouth feels, or you may be experiencing pain. Regardless of age, oral health is essential for quality of life. Here are a few common oral concerns. Bad breath Dry mouth Tooth sensitivity Bad Breath Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be considered. In 80-90% of cases, bad breath originates...
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Oral and General Health Connection

Oral and General Health Connection Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general...
Oral and General Health Connection Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications, nutritional deficiencies, signs of systemic diseases, and more. By having good oral hygiene and visiting your dental professional regularly you are taking care of your entire body! What is gum disease? Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are inflamed...
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Dental Implant Care

September is Dental Implant Awareness Month #DIAM! The American Academy of Implant Dentistry created this as an opportunity to raise...
September is Dental Implant Awareness Month #DIAM! The American Academy of Implant Dentistry created this as an opportunity to raise awareness about the life-changing impact dental implants have on people, stating, “Eat, laugh, live again!”.   Replace missing teeth with dental implants Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the natural tooth root. A dental implant consists of a screw that is placed in the jawbone and a...
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Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic Care Orthodontic treatment involves different appliances and devices to correct the bite and straighten your teeth. When teeth are...
Orthodontic Care Orthodontic treatment involves different appliances and devices to correct the bite and straighten your teeth. When teeth are aligned, they are also easier to clean. After your teeth have been moved into the proper position, a retainer will be used to prevent any future shifting. People may need orthodontic treatment for different reasons. To correct crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth Correcting malocclusion, or a bad bite, to address jaw pain or discomfort when chewing by properly distributing biting...
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Cleaning Teeth After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around...
Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw. There are many different procedures that are considered oral surgery. These may include a biopsy, periodontal surgery, apical surgery (removal of the root tip), implant surgery, or extraction of teeth. Many people have had their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, removed which is considered an oral surgery.  After Surgery  Your body needs to heal...
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Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the...
Dental implants allow for a replacement of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The dental implant replaces the natural tooth root. If you are missing one tooth, you may need a single implant, whereas if you’re missing several teeth you may need an implant supported bridge or an implant retained over-denture. A dental implant consists of a screw that is placed in the jawbone and a crown, which looks like a natural tooth, is anchored to the implant....
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The Benefits of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes....
Orthodontic care offers more than mere cosmetic advantages, it also contributes to an individual's health and serves many functional purposes. Orthodontic care takes an investment with finances, time and energy. Below are some reasons why orthodontic care may be the right choice for you. Improves functional purposes. Orthodontic care can improve your bite. Crooked teeth or if your top and bottom teeth improperly come together will cause many functional concerns. Grinding may happen as a result of teeth not fitting...
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Getting your dental health checked

Taking care of your teeth and mouth on a daily basis is the most important thing when it comes to...
Taking care of your teeth and mouth on a daily basis is the most important thing when it comes to maintaining your oral health, but don’t forget regular dental check-ups are also very important. What “regularly” means is different for all people, some need to go for maintenance every three months and for others an assessment every 18 months is sufficient. Going to your dentist or dental hygienist regularly will help ensure a preventive approach to your oral health care....
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Show some appreciation for dental professionals!

During the month of March there are specific days set aside for appreciation of your dental professionals. The first week...
During the month of March there are specific days set aside for appreciation of your dental professionals. The first week is dental assistant appreciation week, the second week is dental hygienist appreciation week, and on March 6th it is dentist day. Each dental professional has a unique role in supporting excellent oral health. The dental assistant has many varied responsibilities from assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, direct patient care, office management tasks and many more possibilities. The...
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Patient-Centered Care

I had a recent discussion with a dentist about building trusting relationships in your practice by ensuring we’re recommending the best for our patients. This means offering the best care, using the best materials, and recommending the best products that are tailored to treat a patient’s unique needs.
            I had a recent discussion with a dentist about building trusting relationships in your practice by ensuring we’re recommending the best for our patients. This means offering the best care, using the best materials, and recommending the best products that are tailored to treat a patient’s unique needs. I then happened to read an article referring to this same concept. Both my discussion and the article similarly concluded that individualized care elevates a patient’s...
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