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The Top 6 Risk Factors That Can Lead to Gum Disease

May 2, 2021

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More than half the adult population in America deal with some form of gum (periodontal) disease, which is the infection and inflammation of the soft tissue inside the mouth. There are several factors that can contribute to developing the condition. So you can prevent any periodontal issues, continue reading to learn about 6 gum disease risk factors.

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Reasons to Celebrate Your Dental Hygienist

April 29, 2021

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dental hygeinist

When you think about the place you go to receive dental care, the first person who comes to mind is probably your primary dentist. Of course, this makes sense, but have you stopped to consider all of the other people you see when you go in for your regular checkups? How about the person who spends a great deal of time cleaning your teeth and preparing them for the dentist to examine? Your dental hygienists are hard workers, and now is as great a time as ever to appreciate them even more. Keep reading to learn why!

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5 Facts You Should Know About Porcelain Veneers Before Getting Them

March 17, 2021

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Woman getting porcelain veneers

Are you looking to enhance your smile? Everyone wants to feel confident about how their teeth look. One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you no longer need to settle for a smile that you aren’t happy to show off. There are all sorts of cosmetic dental treatments out there, like porcelain veneers, that can make a world of a difference for your smile. Because they are such an investment, there are some facts about veneers that you should know.

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How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Dental Health

March 4, 2021

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Woman with seasonal allergies

Now that spring is coming around again, you have probably already stocked up on tissues and other necessary items needed to deal with your seasonal allergies. Millions of Americans experience seasonal allergies each year, but many people don’t know that they affect their oral health as well. The good news is that there are a variety of steps that can be taken in order to relieve your symptoms. Continue reading to learn how seasonal allergies and dental health are related, as well as how you can combat the negative effects.

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Why Do Dental Insurances Have Waiting Periods?

February 6, 2021

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Did you know your teeth and gums need more than your toothbrush and floss to stay healthy? The American Dental Association also recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year. If you’re like many adults, you might worry about an outrageous bill; however, you don’t have anything to fear. Dental insurance gives you access to the services you need at affordable rates. If you’ve recently purchased your policy, you might be surprised to learn there are dental insurance waiting periods. That doesn’t mean you can use your benefits. Here’s what you need to know about the limitations to make the most of your monthly investment.

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Does Gum Disease Need to Be Treated Before Getting Cosmetic Dental Work Done?

January 30, 2021

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Woman checking her teeth in mirror

Are you interested in erasing discoloration with a teeth whitening treatment? Do you want to leave your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth in the past? Would you like to perfect the shape and size of your teeth with veneers? Unfortunately, these cosmetic dentistry services, and virtually all other work, are put on hold if gum disease is present. Read on as a cosmetic dentist shares why that is!

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Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

October 22, 2020

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Senior couple smiling

Everyone deserves a full, healthy, beautiful smile. However, that can be difficult with years of enamel erosion, discoloration, and decay working against you. Fortunately, that’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in! Not only are the results natural-looking, but they are also safe and completed with the latest technology and techniques. Plus, there is no age limit! So, whether you are 65 or 105, here’s how a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve your smile goals!

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Dental Appointment Due to COVID-19

September 12, 2020

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Dentist wearing PPE

This year has been full of all sorts of unexpected changes that we never could have anticipated. It has made planning and going through day to day life extremely challenging and frustrating. We never thought this would last so long, but here we are! You have been working from home, social distancing as much as physically possible, and even wearing a face covering whenever you are in a public place. You may be wondering: “Is it safe to go to the dentist?” The answer is, yes! Not only is it safe, but it is essential for your oral health and your overall wellbeing. Continue reading to learn why you shouldn’t be putting off seeing your dentist in Wakefield due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 Qualities That Make You a Good Dental Implant Candidate

August 14, 2020

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older man smiling and wearing light blue dress shirt and blue striped tie

About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. If you’re part of that population, you’ve probably heard multiple people tell you about the benefits of filling the gaps in your grin with dental implants. However, you’ve also heard that they’re not suitable for everyone. While your dentist is the best person to determine whether you’re a good dental implant candidate, here are five basic criteria that can help you decide.

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Genetic Dental Abnormalities: Types and Symptoms

July 9, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about genetic abnormalities

Genetic abnormalities in the medical field are often a point of interest for both professionals and the public alike. However, did you know that patients can also experience dental abnormalities as a result of their genetics? Although rare, these oral irregularities can lead to missing teeth, the inability to chew, and difficulty speaking properly. Interested in learning more? Keep reading!

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