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What is a Dental Bridge and What is it Used For?

What is a dental bridge? A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option which bridges the gap or space between your natural teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges are fixed prosthesis, meaning they are permanently affixed in your mouth and are not able to be removed. Dental bridges are used to fill a space when teeth are missing or decayed and need to be pulled. How does a dental bridge work? A dental bridge works to close gaps and spaces by creating bridges between... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Friday, April 19, 2019
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Can Overbrushing Hurt my Teeth?

Can Overbrushing Hurt My Teeth? Brushing is imperative to having healthy teeth and gums. However, you can have too much of a good thing. When you brush your teeth too much, you can cause damage, resulting in sensitive teeth, receding gums, and more.  The percentage of people who have damaged their teeth or gums from overbrushing is between 10 and 20 percent. There are a number of side effects that can occur as a result of brushing too much or too hard. What Can Happen When... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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The Natural Solution: The Best Natural and Organic Dental Products

Guide to Natural and Organic Toothpaste With the rise in popularity of natural and organic products, it’s not surprising that “natural” and “organic” toothbrushes, toothpastes, and even mouthwashes are now available. But do these products really work? How efficient are they, and is it worth spending your hard-earned money on them? Read on to learn more about what makes natural and organic oral hygiene products different and which brands to consider if... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Friday, March 8, 2019
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Tips for Dealing with Dental Anxiety

How do I relax at the dentist? It’s been estimated that as many as 40 million Americans avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety. If you are one of these 40 million Americans neglecting to make and follow up on regular checkups and exams, you’re not alone. The good news is there are plenty of resources to help you make the most of your anxiety while making sure your oral health is still a priority. The easiest way to avoid having to visit the dentist for... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Do I really need dental x-rays? Yes, you do! Dental x-rays are an essential component of routine dental care because they allow your dentist to ensure no new cavities have developed, no infections are present, and no problems with the roots and other parts of your teeth exist. Most patients will need dental x-rays at least once per year, but those with gingivitis, periodontal disease, diabetes, and other health concerns may require them more often to ensure any carious lesions or... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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