Tips for Keeping Children’s Teeth Healthy this Halloween

October 17, 2018

Halloween is a favorite holiday amongst children but a nightmare for parents or a pediatric dentist. Bags of sugary, sticky candies are a sure path to cavities and tooth decay. How can you make sure your children enjoy the holiday while still protecting their little smiles? Pediatric dentist, Dr. Carolyn B. Crowell offers a few […]

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Preventing Gum Disease

October 12, 2018

Those who have a history of gum disease in the family might be at risk even if they don’t have symptoms yet. It’s also common for people to have some symptoms without realizing it. If you’ve experienced bleeding gums, sensitive gums, or issues like gum recession and shifting teeth, there’s a good chance you need […]

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The Value of Single Dental Implants

October 9, 2018

Many people will lose at least one tooth throughout their lifetime. If this ever happens to you, then it is in your best interest to look into dental implants. While not everyone qualifies, there is a lot of value to gain in these restorations. Risks Associated With Delaying Treatment There is no time to waste […]

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Increasingly Popular Gum Recession Treatment

October 8, 2018

Have you recently noticed that your gum line is receding? You may have been told that your only treatment option is to take tissue from somewhere in your mouth (most likely the roof of your mouth) and graft it directly to the receding portion of your gums. Gum grafting is still commonly used to treat […]

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3 Pregnancy & Gum Disease Facts

October 4, 2018

Pregnancy is a joyful time. You do not want such a wonderful occasion to be hampered by the presence of gum disease. Here is vital information pregnant women need to be aware of so that they can take proper care of their oral health. Pregnancy Increases Chances of Developing Gingivitis Many women suffer from a […]

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

September 18, 2018

Every parent wants to give their child the tools to maintain a healthy smile far into adulthood. One of the most important factors in your child’s dental health is whether they develop a positive relationship with dentistry and their pediatric dentist. How can a parent further this goal, when many have a fear of dentistry […]

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Can Children Develop Gum Disease?

September 7, 2018

Gum disease (also commonly known as periodontal disease) is typically thought of as an adult condition, but is it possible for children to have it too? Since periodontal disease typically occurs as the result of an insufficient oral hygiene routine, it is absolutely possible for children to develop it. Childhood gum disease, though rare, can […]

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What Your Blood Pressure Medication Means for Your Dental Procedure

August 6, 2018

It is common for people to take medications for many reasons, but did you ever stop to think about how your prescriptions might affect other checkups going on in your life? For example, if you happen to take any medication for blood pressure to keep other health conditions under control, you should let your periodontist […]

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Pinhole Surgical Technique vs Gum Grafting

August 2, 2018

If you have gum recession, you know firsthand how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. Gum recession can increase tooth sensitivity by exposing the roots of the tooth. Over time, extreme recession can even lead to tooth loss. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to receive treatment when you notice signs of recession. While […]

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Are You a Victim of Periodontitis?  Try Laser Dentistry!

August 1, 2018

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease and if you are at this point, it’s unlikely that you can prevent the condition but that you must treat it. Fortunately, dental technology has made it easier to treat gum disease with laser dentistry. Traditional treatment involved extensive, invasive surgery that could require weeks to heal, […]

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