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4 Things to Know About Dental Implants

Until recently, there weren’t many options for tooth replacement if you lost a permanent tooth. Bridges and dentures used to be the only way to restore your smile to its normal appearance, but they require a lot of maintenance and…

Tooth Decay Can Lead to Gum Disease

While you might be tired of hearing dentists warn against the risks of tooth decay, there’s a good reason: tooth decay leads to gum disease, and gum disease has serious health implications. Over half of American adults over 30 have…

Why Crooked Teeth Are More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue

You have crooked teeth and want to get them fixed so you are no longer embarrassed by having a less than perfect smile, right? Let’s think about this on a few deeper levels. Crooked teeth have shown to damage not…

Am I Too Old To Straighten My Teeth?

Crooked or overlapping teeth can be more than embarrassing. They can also have negative impact on your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road. Dr. Datta Malyavantham of…

When is the Best Time of Day to Brush Teeth?

With all kinds of conflicting health advice floating around, it’s hard to tell what’s true from what isn’t. Your oral health is no exception: you need to know how to take care of your teeth and gums to protect your…

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are a good choice for many patients who are looking for a long-term tooth replacement because they look and feel like normal teeth and require little maintenance. Implants are surgically placed in the jaw, which makes them last…

How to Stop Halitosis

Over 50 percent of adults have suffered from persistent bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. There are a number of reasons you may have it, and it’s not always because of poor oral hygiene. Even people…

How Important is a Dental Checkup?

Many people only see a health provider when something is bothering them, and this is especially true with dentist visits. Until your teeth hurt or you’re having a problem with your mouth, it’s easy to forget to keep a regular…

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution that can be cared for just as you would your natural teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone, making it last a lifetime, but many patients wonder if they…

How To Deal With Dental Anxiety

A certain extent of apprehension is normal before going to the dentist, or any doctor for that matter. However, if your anxiety affects your oral health and prevents you from going to the dentist, you may be experiencing dental fear,…