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  • Why Do I Need A Custom Made Athletic Mouth Guard?

    Posted on in News

    Custom made athletic mouth guards (the ones made by dentists) may decrease the chances of you or your child getting a concussion as well as enhancing performance on the field. Today children and adults play many contact sports that are wonderful for fitness and team building skills but there are possible serious dangers. Concussions can …
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  • New Poll: How Often Do Americans Visit The Dentist?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    According to a new Gallop poll, over one-third of Americans did not visit the dentist in the last year.  In this poll, Gallop did interviews with 178,072 American adults to determine how important it is to go to the dentist on a regular basis. Gallop did a similar poll in 2008, and interviewed 354,645 adults. …
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  • What You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

    Posted on in Cosmetic, Educational, Family, News

    What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth is just another name for your third molars. Your first molars usually come up through the gums around age 6, and your second molars emerge sometime around age 12. Third molars come later in life, sometime after age 16. Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed? They do …
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  • What is a Dental Bridge?

    Posted on in Cosmetic, News

    You may have heard the term dental bridge before, but not ever really understood what it is, or what it does. Here are some basic facts to know about dental bridges. What is a bridge? A fixed dental bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be made of …
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  • How Does Obamacare Effect Dentistry?

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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare is starting to take effect and many people are wondering how it will effect dentistry. While there are many different parts of this law, and it is very complex to take apart to see, here are a few highlights that effect the dental world. Dental coverage …
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  • Is Your Diet Damaging Your Teeth?

    Posted on in Educational, Food & Health, News

    New diet fads seem to come around every year as people claim to have found the way to shed the extra pounds. Weight loss has been the number one New Year’s resolution for the past two years. And Americans spent almost $61 billion on weight loss products in 2011, a study found. However, these diet …
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