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What is the Difference Between Prosthodontists & General Dentists?

March 4, 2018

female dentistThere are nine recognized dental specialty fields. Prosthodontics is one of the ones that often receives less recognition than it deserves. A prosthodontist has years of advanced training that allows them to offer expertise in dental restorations and esthetics. If you need to repair or replace one or more teeth, a skilled prosthodontist can offer you maximally effective and functional dental repair. In this post, we’ll talk more about the many services that prosthodontists excel at, including dental implants, crowns and bridges, and dentures.
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A Smile Makeover to Replace Broken Teeth

March 4, 2017

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A full-mouth reconstruction, also described as a “Smile Makeover” can drastically improve a patient’s smile and chewing function. Here is an example of a patient that was referred to our office by another dental professional who was busy with their patient load, and the needs of this patient were more complex than they wanted to take on.

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Dental Insurance Information

July 3, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

dental insuranceHere’s everything you want to know about dental insurance and policies. Dental insurance can be a convenient and flexible way to help cover pricey dental costs.

 

Root Canals

June 29, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

Root canals are treatments to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root. Decades ago, root canals were painful. With dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little if any pain with root canals today.

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Wisdom Teeth

June 26, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately.

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Toothbrush Care

June 22, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

Toothbrushing plays an important everyday role for personal oral hygiene and effective plaque removal. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important considerations for sound oral hygiene. The ADA recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use.

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Are Your Teeth Wrecking Your Health?

June 19, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

Many people turn to holistic health practitioners for advice and guidance when dealing with poor health issues such as illness, fatigue, and discomfort. If you are among them, you may be surprised when, during your initial evaluation, your holistic health coach asks you about your dental habits and history. The fact is, dental habits and history can tell a savvy practitioner a lot about your health and can have a big impact when devising an appropriate healing plan.

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High Sugar Content in Fruit Juice and Smoothies

June 15, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

The next time you offer your children a healthy smoothie instead of a soda, you may want to remember that it could contain as much as 13 g/100 ml, equivalent to around 2.5 tsps in a 3.5-oz serving, or approximately two thirds to a half of a child’s recommended daily sugar intake. The unusually high sugar content is cause for awareness.

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Chemicals in Food Packaging May Damage Children’s Teeth

June 12, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

Early exposure to two chemicals often found in food packaging and fungicides may cause damage to children’s teeth that can never be reversed, a new study finds.

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Dentures and Dental Health

June 8, 2016

Filed under: Patient Education — geachdental @ 12:00 pm

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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