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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?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    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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  • The ‘Unicorn’ Tooth of a Narwhal

    Posted on in Educational, News

    A narwhal is a medium sized whale that lives in the icy arctic environment and has a large tusk coming out of its canine tooth. This tusk is usually between 6 to 9 feet long. That is why it is sometimes called a unicorn tooth. This tusk is the most unusual trait of the narwhal. …
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  • The Teeth of King Richard III

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    What can the teeth of King Richard III tell us about oral hygiene in the middle ages? Quite a bit! King Richard III was the King of England from 1483-1485 and was the last English King to die in battle. His remains were found in September 2012 under a parking lot. This parking lot was …
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