Monthly Archives: October 2015

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, that is surgically connected to your jaw in order to place a replacement tooth or bridge in your mouth. The root plus the replacement tooth are often collectively referred to as “dental implants.” Implants are ideal for people who have lost teeth due…
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Five Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Did you know your dental health impacts your overall health and well-being? The condition of your teeth and gums can be linked to cardiovascular function and certain diseases and medical conditions like diabetes and osteoporosis. Even periodontitis, an infection of the gums, can affect a woman’s healthy pregnancy. Because your dental health is so critical…
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Restorative vs. Cosmetic Dentistry

Two patients walked into my office first thing this morning. I had never seen the first patient before, a nice woman who was visibly nervous about being in a dentist’s office. Her mouth stayed closed most of the time due to her embarrassment that she’d let her smile decay the way it had. I assured…
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How Do I Know if I Grind My Teeth?

As I recently examined a patient’s teeth, I noticed some erosion most likely caused by bruxism, a condition commonly known as the grinding of the teeth or the clenching of the jaw. I asked this particular patient if she experienced headaches or any jaw or neck pain. She looked at me surprised. “How did you…
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