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Menopause and Your Teeth

Menopause. It’s a word that’s often spoken quietly. Half the population goes through it, and the other half of doesn’t want to know anything about it. Your body changes: the skin and hair get drier and lose elasticity and shine. Your nails may become brittle, your bones also. They lose mass and density as your

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Four Times Sedation Dentistry Helps Our Patients

If you’ve never experienced sedation dentistry, you might wonder what all the hype is about. But even people without dental anxiety can benefit from sedation dentistry.  Check out these four times that sedation helped our patients: Getting a Filling Megan got all the way through college with good strong teeth. She never had to have

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A Smile Makeover Really Can Fit Any Budget!

When you smile at yourself in the mirror, are you pleased with what you see?  Perhaps you see yellowed or worn teeth, cracks or chips.  Maybe your teeth are crooked or misshapen. Discolored and uneven teeth can affect your smile, confidence, and even the impression you make on others. Fortunately, there are treatments for all

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Physical Characteristics of People With Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can affect anyone at any time. It affects wives who can’t sleep due to their husband’s snoring. It affects children when their parents are too tired to pursue a connected relationship. It affects the individual with sleep apnea physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you know for sure you have OSA or

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Dental Anxiety: Extreme Edition

Have you ever watched BBC’s program, “Call the Midwife”? The show is a dramatization based on real events, set in post WWII London- the late fifties and early sixties. One particular episode revolved around dental hygiene. A young mother, probably in her early thirties at the oldest, was at the end of her pregnancy with

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Invisalign and Your Teenager

There’s no denying that Invisalign has taken over the market of orthodontics for adults, whether they are working professionals or stay at home parents. The benefits for this demographic far outweigh any possible negatives; patients and dentists alike have provided overwhelmingly positive reviews. But what about using Invisalign for your teenager? You want what’s best

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Five Things to Consider Before Dentures

There are many things to consider when you need a new denture, and you want to make the best possible decision from the start. Fortunately, with current technology, traditional prosthetics don’t have to be your next step on the road to excellent dental health. Rather, dental implants fill a need that lies between needing individual

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Dental Implants: Are They Really Worth It?

As you get older, you may find that your teeth aren’t as strong as they used to be. Hard and sticky foods give you troubles, your teeth feel loose, and there are gaps where you did not previously have them. Maybe you don’t smile as freely as you used to, and feel very self-conscious when

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When Your Smile Doesn’t Make You Happy

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you are less likely to smile at others, to get the rush of serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins they provide. You won’t get the mood boost, or the decrease in blood pressure. In fact, you may simply feel more stressed by your teeth!   There are several reasons you

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