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Dental Implant vs Crown: Pros and Cons

When you have a dental health concern that needs more extensive treatment, like a broken tooth, your dentist will recommend several options. Dental implants and crowns are common solutions and each provides its own benefits. You may have to choose between the two since they both are used to solve similar problems. Here is a look at dental implants and …

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What You Should Know

In some cases, a bone graft is necessary to place a dental implant. There is a minimum amount of bone needed in order to secure an implant in place. If you don’t have enough bone, you can still get the implant after a bone graft. Here is what you should know about bone grafting. A bone graft is a procedure …

5 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Until relatively recently, cosmetic dental procedures were hard to come by. People were considered lucky if their teeth were healthy, even if those teeth were stained, crooked, or misshapen. Restorations such as crowns, metal fillings, and dentures were functionally and aesthetically displeasing, as dental technology did not allow them to look or act like natural teeth. Today, cosmetic dentistry is transforming …

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be quite embarrassing. Many cases, such as “morning breath,” are short lived and easy to correct. In some cases, though, bad breath can become chronic. If yours does not respond to brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, see your dentist as soon as possible. Chronic bad breath can be caused by many factors. Here are …

5 Signs of Gum Disease

5 Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects roughly 80% of all adults in the United States. Yet many have no idea that they have it, as the symptoms of early stage gum disease can be quite subtle. However, it is vital to recognize the warning signs, as gum disease is easy to halt and reverse in its early stages, but increasingly …