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  • The Top Causes of Swelling Near One Tooth

    11 April 2017

    If a gum near your tooth swells very large, that might be alarming. This is usually a sign that there is something very wrong with your mouth. You may be on the verge of losing a tooth or that area of your mouth might be in serious need of improved oral hygiene. Bad Oral Hygiene  When the swelling is only near one tooth, one possible problem is that you have not been brushing or flossing near that tooth well enough.

  • Craze Lines: Ugly But Easy To Deal With

    17 February 2017

    If you smiled one day and saw a long, vertical line running down one of your front teeth, do not panic. While that line could be a real crack that needs attention, it may also be a craze line, a partial crack in the tooth's enamel that doesn't go all the way through the enamel. Craze lines can look horrible, but they are harmless. You also have a number of ways to make them look better.

  • Lost A Front Tooth? Here Are Your Options For Replacing It

    13 February 2017

    Losing a front tooth, whether to an accident or to decay, can be pretty disheartening. People see the missing tooth whenever they look at you, and you see it whenever you look in the mirror -- which can really hurt your self-confidence. The best option, for many reasons, is always to replace that missing front tooth. This is good not only for your self-esteem, but also for your dental health, as leaving an empty space in your mouth can be bad for the surrounding teeth.

  • 2 Reasons To Consider Same-Day Crowns

    13 February 2017

    Whenever you need a dental crown, it is very important that you take the time to consider a same-day crown option, mostly because of the fact that a same-day crown is much more convenient than getting a traditional crown. Same-day crowns are typically offered by dentists who have decided to purchase some of the fabrication equipment necessary to create the crowns in-house rather than having to put in an order with a dental lab in order to get a crown for their patients.

  • Sleep Apnea Treatments And Prevention

    13 February 2017

    One of the most important parts of your day is when you crawl into bed and sleep. Sleep is a very important part of your health, and, unfortunately, many people are not able to get a good night sleep. There are many problems that arise from an unrestful series of nights. Stress, anxiety, and other negative affects have been proven to stem from sleepiness. You may be suffering from sleep apnea.

  • Preparing Your Child For A First Dental Visit: 4 Tips For Success

    16 December 2016

    Scheduling your child's first dental cleaning can be a nerve-wracking process—not just for you, but for your child as well. A lot of children are inherently nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, but it's important for them to realize how vital regular dental cleanings and exams are for their health. By taking a few preparation steps, however, parents can make that first visit a stress-free one for all involved.

  • Gingivoplasty for Periodontitis: What to Know

    29 November 2016

    Periodontal disease is a highly prevalent dental issue affecting one in every two Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It occurs when bacteria infect the gums and cause inflammation. At advanced stages the infection causes loss of the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth, called the periodontium. In some cases surgical intervention is needed to repair and restore this important structure. Surgery helps eliminate pockets between the gum and tooth and regenerate a healthy gum line.