Dental Implant Recovery Facts

Are you considering getting dental implants? If so, you probably have one or more missing teeth that you’re hoping to replace. If you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants, you should: Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth Have enough bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft Have healthy
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7 Tricks to Fight Sugar Cravings

Did you know sugary, high-carb foods and drinks break down the protective enamel on your teeth? This can cause tooth decay over time. As a simple carb, sugar lacks nutrients and is often high in calories, which can cause weight gain. UPMC states the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day —
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Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

Is your regularly-scheduled dental appointment fast approaching? Or maybe you haven’t been to the dentist in longer than you’d like to admit. Either way, it’s crucial that you show up prepared. Whether it’s been six months or six years, this checklist will help make sure your dental appointment goes as smoothly as possible. Bring Your
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Do You Need a Night Guard?

Ouch. You just woke up and your jaw is aching — but this isn’t the first time. The dull, throbbing pain in your mouth has been your morning wake-up call for weeks. You know something’s going on while you’re sleeping, but you’re not sure what. Are you grinding your teeth? Clenching your jaw? And if
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What to Look for in a Dental Practice

Choosing a dentist is just as important as choosing any other kind of doctor. Every person wants to feel comfortable with their dentist and dental hygienist, and wants to trust that the entire practice has their best interest at heart. After all, the health of your teeth has a major impact on the well-being of
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What Exactly is a Wisdom Tooth?

Older means wiser, right? That’s certainly the case with wisdom teeth. These large molars only begin to emerge in the early adult years, which is the reason for their namesake. Since you get them when you’re older, you’re presumably “wiser”. Every adult can expect to have three sets of molars by the time they’re 21
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5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Oral Cancer

When most people think “cancer”, they think lung, breast, brain, or skin cancer. But did you know around 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year? Categorized as a head and neck cancer, this includes cancer that affects the mouth and/or throat. And while it’s not as common as the cancers noted above, it
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