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  • Are Lasers Used In Dentistry?

    Posted on in Educational

    Lasers are the stuff of science fiction, space exploration, and dentistry. How Are Lasers Used? A laser can do many things in a dental setting. It can remove tissue in a fine and controlled way. This will often replace a scalpel in many procedures, and it seals as it cuts for fast healing and less …
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  • Protecting Your Mouth While Enjoying Sports

    Posted on in Family

    Spring is a time of year when people head outside after months of winter, diving into sports and exercise, hopping onto skateboards and buckling on their rollerblades. In light of this, April is National Facial Protection Month, focusing on preventing the injuries that come from sports and other activities. Too often, in the midst of enjoying …
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  • What Are Mini Dental Implants?

    Posted on in Cosmetic

    Mini Dental implants are small diameter implants that are a fraction of what an implant would be in diameter. They act as a post that can support a denture, or they can act as the root of a tooth. Mini Dental Implant Procedure In my office, I usually use local anesthesia. This means less trauma, …
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  • Tooth Extraction And Dry Socket Prevention

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    Getting a tooth pulled rarely sounds fun, but intense pain that lasts for several days after having it done is not normal. It may be an indication of dry socket, and if so, you will need to talk to your dentist. An Overview of Dry Socket Dry socket occurs after having a tooth pulled. When …
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  • What Can I Do About Canker Sores?

    Posted on in Food & Health

    Today we will talk about canker sores, or cold sores, which are actually two different things. Cold Sores Are Caused By Viruses With cold sores, stress or trauma is the cause. It’s a viral reaction from the viruses that can live in the cells in our mouth and lips. When we are under stress, for …
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  • The 3 Eating Habits To Change Right Now

    Posted on in Food & Health

    As we continue with a focus on nutrition during March, which is National Nutrition Month, we need a few simple solutions to help us get started with habits that will have a positive impact on our health. Too much change all at once can be a roadblock, but with these three simple changes, we can get …
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