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Dental Implant Advancements Enhancing Oral Health

Dental implants have changed how dentistry is performed more than any other advancement in the last 25 years. Dental implants have many applications to enhance oral health for patients throughout the world. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of inaccurate information and, in some cases, completely false information.   Immense amounts of research has been completed […]

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Treating Sleeping Disorders Through Dentistry

There are many types of sleeping disorders affecting the quality of life of more than 20 million Americans and quite possibly shortening their lives. One of the areas of sleep disorders is obstructive sleep apnea. It is a very common and potentially life-threatening medical disorder that prevents airflow during sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when tissue […]

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What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?

Antibiotics usually are used to treat bacterial infections. Sometimes, though, dentists or physicians suggest taking antibiotics before treatment to decrease the chance of infection. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. During some dental treatments, bacteria from the mouth enter the bloodstream. In most people, the immune system kills these bacteria. There is concern, though, that in […]

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Keeping Mouths, Teeth, Gums Healthy as We Age

As people age, oral health needs change as well. Here are some things to think about: Decreased Sensitivity You may begin to experience less pain or discomfort in your mouth, but this may not mean that your mouth is healthy. In some older adults, nerve changes may lessen sensitivity. That’s one reason it’s important to […]

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