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Elderly Woman Drinking Water

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva. Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That’s because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against bacteria, […]

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Anatomy of a Tooth

The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate “root canal” with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won’t stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth […]

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Dentures and Partials

Dentures so Natural Looking…

Only Your Dentist Knows For Sure! With so many advances in modern dentistry, fewer people need full dentures. But for those that do have missing teeth, dentures and partials are more natural looking and discreet than ever. We can customize a complete restoration to fit your appearance (including considerations for skin, hair, and eye color) […]

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Woman with Teeth Sensitivity

Find Relief for Sensitive Teeth

Do You Have Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity can range from a mild annoyance to sudden severe pain. Most often triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods, those with the condition may or may not have visible cavities or damage present. That’s why it often takes a dentist to determine the cause. If you’re suffering […]

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Woman with TMJ Pain

TMJ Symptoms

Know the Warning Signs! TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free. Sometimes, however, things can get “out of whack.” When teeth don’t line up properly in the upper or […]

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Dental Bridge

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It’s a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. […]

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“Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else… While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be […]

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Man Drinking a Glass of Water

Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Dehydration and Dry Mouth can Affect Oral Health If you only occasionally find yourself with a dry mouth, then it’s probably nothing to worry about. It’s just a natural sign of being thirsty. However, if lack of saliva flow becomes a chronic condition, then it can become a dental issue. That’s because saliva has an […]

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Inlay, Onlay & Crown

Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns

What is the difference between Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns? They all strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but generally the type of restoration we use is determined by the extent of the damage. Inlays – Inlays are used when a cavity has grown too big to be treated with a traditional filling. Made of porcelain […]

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Oral Health Over 40

Common Problems in Mouths Over 40 Some oral health problems occur more frequently with age. Here, we list some of the most common and what can be done about them: Dry Mouth It’s one of the most common problems associated with the older mouth. First, make sure you are staying properly hydrated, especially if exercising […]

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