3 Effects of Medications on Your Oral Health

October 17, 2016

Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect your oral health. Even minerals, vitamins, and herbal supplements can cause issues such as dry mouth, altered taste, and inflamed gums. If a drug causes bothersome oral health side effects, talk to your doctor. In many cases, it is possible to make lifestyle changes to minimize them, or […]

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Three Things You May Not Know About Root Canal Treatments

November 20, 2015

The term “root canal” is a part of our social lexicon, and not always with a positive meaning. But contrary to its negative reputation, a root canal treatment can make all the difference in your dental health. Here are 3 things you may not know about this important procedure. A root canal treatment is a […]

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No “Glee” in Tooth Grinding

November 5, 2015

Sure, it’s big news when celebs tweet selfies from the dental office… if you’re still living in the 20th century. But in Hollywood today, it’s harder to say who hasn’t posted snaps of themselves in the dentist’s chair than who has. Yet the pictures recently uploaded to Twitter by Mark Salling, the actor and singer […]

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Find and Treat the Actual Source of Tooth Pain to Relieve it

October 21, 2015

Determining which of your teeth is causing your toothache isn’t always easy — or even if it’s a tooth at all. The pain could be coming from a tooth, the gums, or both. Only a thorough dental examination can pinpoint the exact cause and best course of treatment. If a decayed tooth is the problem, […]

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Spice Up Your Teeth

October 6, 2015

As a member of the best-selling pop group Spice Girls, Mel C (AKA Sporty Spice) enjoyed her share of musical superstardom. At the band’s peak in the Nineties, the young singer’s signature look featured baggy sweatpants, an assortment of tattoos, a nose stud and a gold-capped incisor, front and center in her mouth. Today, Melanie […]

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Tooth-Colored Fillings Provide a Viable Alternative to Dental Amalgam

September 21, 2015

For over a hundred years dental amalgam — a combination of silver, mercury, tin and other metals — has been an effective filling material for teeth damaged by decay. But it has one major drawback — its metallic appearance stands out in stark contrast to the natural color of teeth. As an alternative, composite resin […]

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New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny

September 13, 2015

In real life he was a hard-charging basketball player through high school and college. In TV and the movies, he has gone head-to-head with serial killers, assorted bad guys… even mysterious paranormal forces. So would you believe that David Duchovny, who played Agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files and starred in countless other large and […]

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An Implant-Supported Denture Offers a Number of Advantages

August 29, 2015

If you’ve had the misfortune of losing all or most of your teeth (a condition called edentulism), you still have effective options for restoring lost form and function to your mouth. There is, of course, the traditional removable denture that’s been the mainstay for edentulism treatment for decades. If you haven’t experienced significant bone loss […]

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Dental Magic Transforms Smiles

August 14, 2015

Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s […]

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Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile

July 30, 2015

Bright, naturally white teeth are a key component in a beautiful smile. But the opposite is also true: nothing diminishes an otherwise attractive smile more than stained or discolored teeth. There is good news, however, about tooth staining: it can be greatly reduced with the right whitening technique. But before taking action we need to […]

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