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  • What is dry mouth, and will it cause problems with my teeth?

    Posted on in Family

    Dry mouth occasionally happens to everyone, especially if a person is nervous, upset or under stress. However, experiencing dry mouth regularly can be uncomfortable and lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth occurs when the salivary glands in the mouth function improperly. Saliva is vital to oral health. It keeps the mouth wet, helps digest …
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  • I found out that I need a crown. What do I need to know?

    Posted on in Educational

    A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore and improve its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A crown can: Restore a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth to support a large filling Attach a bridge to replace missing teeth Restore a fractured tooth or protect a weak tooth from …
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  • In this tough economy, I can’t afford my regular dental check up. Do I need it?

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    In tough economic times, dental health remains important. A small problem today, if left untreated, could become a much more serious and expensive problem later. At a regular dental check up, your dentist will look for signs of tooth decay and will also check for oral cancer and gum disease. Recent research suggests that people …
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