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How Important is Flossing?

Flossing made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons.  After the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, quietly dropped any mention of flossing in the latest dietary guidelines for Americans, flossing became a water cooler conversation topic.  The main reason for the change was because officials had never researched the effectiveness of regular flossing before making the…

Best Place for Dental Implants

These days we are bombarded with ads related to dentistry; teeth in an hour, minimally invasive procedure,  painless dentistry.  Being a consumer we would like to believe that everything we read is true.   The same is true for ads that we see for dental implants.  Good portion of the dentists today place and restore implants…

Why Does My Tooth Hurt

All too ofter a patient gets a new crown cemented or a filling placed and has pain or sensitivity in the tooth.  The crown or filling that was placed is supposed to take care and prevent problems.  So why is there tooth sensitivity or potentially pain? There is no simple answer.  A tooth is a…

Indications for Dental Implant Placement- Single Tooth 1/2

The simplest form of dental implant reconstruction is for a single missing tooth. Patients can easily understand that their tooth is a crown supported by a root. When that crown is decayed or broken, but a healthy root remains, only the crown needs to be replaced. But, when the root is no longer viable or…

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they…