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Foods That Brighten Your Teeth

Keeping teeth white and fresh-looking is a prevalent concern to many people. Having a bright white smile makes us feel confident, clean, and pulled together, ready to share our smile with the world. Research has demonstrated that those with a bright smile perform better in social situations and have improved chances of getting a new […]

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Do I Need A Smile Makeover

Every day thousands of Americans look at their smile in the mirror and wish they could do something to make it the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Cosmetic Dentistry has the ability to make this wish come true through treatments that can change the shape of your teeth, mouth, gums, and lips to craft the […]

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Do I Need A Root Canal?

“Root canal” is a term that can refer to the spaces inside a tooth that contain the living pulp, and to the procedure that is used to treat teeth in which this material has become infected. The blood vessels and nerves contained inside these canals help to sustain a tooth while it is growing. Once […]

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Missing Tooth

Why Replacing Your Lost Teeth Can Save Your Oral Health!

If you’ve ever had a tooth out, you may have considered it an unfortunate event but not one that requires expensive treatment to fix. Dental patients tend to underestimate the importance of replacing their teeth, often considering the results purely cosmetic and not worth the investment. What they don’t know is that every tooth in […]

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

All of your teeth have an essential role to play, and losing your teeth can drastically impact your life. It’s more than just a gap in your smile; missing teeth can have severe psychological and oral health complications in the future. Many people don’t get their teeth replaced because they don’t see the immediate effects, […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Family dentistry and general dentistry have much in common, because they both provide quality dental care for patients, using the same equipment, under the same regulations, and offer their patients insight into their oral health. However, unlike general dentistry, family dentistry handles patients of all ages and can provide dental care for different members of […]

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Tooth and Pacifier: Which is Better?

Many of us, growing up, heard of the dangers of sucking your thumb and using pacifiers once our teeth started coming in. While these soothing behaviors helped many a child get a good night’s sleep, not many of us considered the potential long term ramifications of this act. Even less time did we spend considering […]

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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry treatments

5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Beautiful teeth aren’t something that everyone aspires to, but cosmetic dentistry has become an alternative solution for those that want beautiful teeth and don’t like their smile. Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, or missing, cosmetic dentistry offers plenty of treatments that allow you to realign and change the way […]

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AlamedaNovember-min

Different Types of Braces

What are the Different Types of Braces? Not everyone’s born with pearly whites, but that doesn’t mean that no one can achieve them. Braces help to realign the teeth, are generally worn for a few years, and through regular checkups and consistent wear, your teeth will be able to align back into their perfect shape. […]

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AlamedaOctober-min

Your Amazing Tongue

Whenever you read articles about dental hygiene there’s always a central focus on the gums and teeth. By the way, these articles are written you’d think that these are the only structures in your mouth, which is a shame because one of the bodies most amazing organs is in there too! Our tongue is capable […]

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AlamedaAugust-min

The Amazing Teeth of The Animal Kingdom

Human teeth are pretty amazing, it’s true, but there are creatures in the animal kingdom who have teeth that are even more impressive. Whether you’re talking about the incredible (and seemingly endless) teeth of the Great White Shark or the incredibly long teeth of the Elephant, you’ll never stop being surprised at how many ways […]

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AlamedaAugust-min

What Is An Onlay

When your teeth have developed cavities there are a number of solutions for cleaning out the decay, filling them in, and sealing them against future issues while restoring the shape and function of the teeth. One such solution is the dental restoration known as an onlay, a form of pre-molded restoration that is applied to […]

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What Is An Inlay

If you’re looking for a way to repair your teeth while maintaining their natural look then you may want to look into Inlays. Inlays are a popular option for people looking for an alternative to fillings that will help protect your appearance while simultaneously protecting your teeth from future damage. Inlays are actually one of […]

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Am I Candidate For Veneers?

Patients who have teeth that are asymmetrical, chipped, or discolored have an option available to give themselves the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Porcelain veneers are a custom made restorative dental technique that can provide a beautiful smile by eliminating the appearance of misaligned teeth, or those that have otherwise become damaged. Thanks to their […]

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3 Procedures For Whitening Your Teeth

Whitening your teeth can do a lot more than just improve your appearance, it can also make you feel great about flashing that smile and change the way people react to you. While many people think that the only reason to whiten their teeth is vanity, research has proven that it has far broader reaching […]

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Removable or Fixed Implant Dentures

If you grew up wondering why there was a disembodied set of teeth floating in a jar next to your grandparents bed, then you’re completely aware of what most people think of when dentures are mentioned. That little glass of clear solution with its eerie contents doesn’t have to be the future of your dental […]

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How Are Composite Fillings Made?

So your dentist has brought it to your attention that you’re going to be needing a filling and gave you an option between the amalgam and composite options. You’ve been informed that the amalgam is cheaper, which likely has you leaning towards that option. Composite fillings have a lot of benefits over amalgam, and it’s […]

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Dental Implants: What are They?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have lost teeth through misadventure, health concerns, or poor oral hygiene, you know how much of a difference just one tooth can make. Every aspect of our lives is affected by our smile, including our advancement in our careers, our feelings of self-confidence, and our social […]

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Maximize your Dental Benefits

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   We expect this year to be full of opportunities for all who require dental treatments. It was a pleasure taking care of so many patients in the 2018 year and look forward to caring for many more in 2019. TIP FOR 2019 As you may or may not know any dental […]

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Dental Hygienists: Your Oral Health Guru

As we were growing up most of us were taught the basics of dental health care. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss your teeth after every meal, and use mouthwash to help eliminate the germs that cause bad breath. We were warned about cavities and abscesses and root canals, and that […]

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Take Your Mouth To The Spa In The Dental Aisle

  It’s finally time for you to settle down and relax, and you’re considering what exactly you can do to pamper yourself this weekend. You’ve considered stopping by your local bath and body store to get bath bombs and body lotion, and maybe a manicure and some new nail polish from your favorite salon. Have […]

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Dentophobia: The Facts and Fiction Of Dental Fear

We’ve all heard people talk about how they’re utterly afraid of the dentist, or certain aspects of the dental experience. With so many people who find going to the dentist a generally unpleasant experience, it’s hard to take those who talk about it like it’s their worst fear seriously, and it often begs the question […]

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Equipment You May See In Your Dentist’s Office

When you visit the dentist’s office you’re likely to see a broad range of strange-looking equipment, and that’s before they pull out the tools used for doing an examination. While many of us just take it in as part of the environment and leave concerns about what these things are to the professionals, some of […]

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Everyone has heard about Wisdom Teeth and the common need to have them removed, but one question often eludes them.  If these teeth are so often a problem for us, why do they even exist and why are they so commonly removed? The answer lies in our evolutionary past and the transition of our diets […]

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What is a Cone Beam Image?

A cone beam image is taken using dental cone beam computed tomography technology. These images are three-dimensional pictures of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, bone. Cone beam images are only used when regular x-ray images don’t suffice because the radiation associated with cone beam images is slightly higher than regular dental x-rays. Because of […]

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A Checklist For Your Next Dental Appointment

A Checklist For Your Next Dental Appointment

Going to the dentist can be a stressful event for some individuals. The day of the appointment, you may find yourself so flustered that you forgot some important details. To avoid forgetting these important details, and to make the most of your dental appointment, it helps to do some prep work ahead of time. By […]

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3-d graphic showing an impacted wisdom tooth lying down in the gum

What is Impaction?

If you are considering having your wisdom teeth removed, the term impaction may be popping up in your research. But, what exactly is impaction? Impaction refers to wisdom teeth that are unable to properly erupt into the mouth. In an ideal wisdom teeth eruption, the teeth would erupt entirely from the jaw in a straight […]

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Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

If you are in need of a tooth extraction or dental implant, your dentist may recommend that you also get a bone graft. While this may sound a little extreme at first, bone grafts are sometimes an essential element to dental treatments. Depending on your specific case, bone grafts may increase the success rate of […]

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Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Nearly 50 million Americans will need to remove their wisdom teeth on or before the age of 25. Patients often do not even know if their wisdom teeth have arrived. If this is similar to your case, it may be time to consider your next oral consulting. And the good thing is that no one is too old to have his wisdom teeth removed.

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When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow at the back of your mouth. They’re one of the most common causes of complaints regarding pain and can cause other issues like crowding or intermingling of tooth roots. There’s no perfect time to have your wisdom teeth removed, however, we prefer to remove them as early as […]

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