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Receding gums is a condition where the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back exposing the teeth or the teeth’s roots. Exposed teeth lead to sensitivity to cold and hot foods, sugar and brushing. The gaps that form between the teeth and gum line make it easy for tartar and disease-causing bacteria […]

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How to Stop Receding Gums

For many people, the existence of receding gums is a harsh reality. However, the only way to fight and repair receding gums is to first understand what it means for gums to receive as well as what causes them to recede. What is Gum Recession and How Does It Happen? As the name suggests, gum […]

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How to Fight Off Receding Gums

Receding gums are a frequent dental problem many people face in their lifetime. They can act as a sign of other oral diseases or be a stand alone issue. However, it can be extremely difficult to notice receding gums because it is a slow process that grows over time. If you need to treat receding […]

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Toothbrush: Electric or Traditional?

Electric toothbrushes have splashed into the marketplace. But what should you use? Let’s compare and contrast traditional brushes versus the newer options. Brush like you mean it The most biggest benefit of an electric toothbrush is the spin power. Essentially, you are getting more brush out of your stroke. The powered spinning motion of most electric toothbrushes […]

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Caring for Your Child’s teeth

Caring for children’s teeth is important! Keeping your child’s smile developing properly will prevent cavities, dental surgeries or braces later on in life. If you are a new parent, use this time to teach your kids how to care for and value their teeth. Here are four things you can do to ensure that baby […]

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Four Signs of Gum Disease

Sometimes it’s a little difficult to know if you need dental help. Some signs are more subtle and hard to spot, but if they are noticed early, they save time and more extensive procedures. Here are four things to look out for when caring for your own teeth. Speak to your periodontist if you have any concerns about […]

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How LANAP® Can Fix Loose Teeth and Reverse Bone Loss

Stop Bone Loss in Teeth Bone regeneration is a constant, natural process in the human body. Whenever you fracture, or even break a bone, the human body immediately starts to re-form that bone structure. The bone supporting your teeth is no exception. Traditionally, there were few options when it came to fixing loose teeth and, more importantly, […]

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The Real Reason Flossing is Important

A question you are bound to hear when visiting the dentist will certainly be, “Have you been flossing regularly?” For many of us, the answer might be no. The good news? It’s never too late to start. Here’s why. Something is in the air… Unknown to many, the real reason flossing has so much impact […]

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FDA Identifies LANAP® as the Only Periodontal Treatment with True Regeneration

For years, LANAP® laser treatment has been FDA-cleared as a dental surgical protocol that is recognized as an alternative to traditional osseous surgery. Now, LANAP® has been cleared as the only periodontal treatment option with “true regeneration of the attachment apparatus (new cementum, new periodontal ligament, and new alveolar bone) on a previously diseased root surface […]

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Signs of Failing Dental Implants

How to Save Failing Dental Implants Are you worried your dental implants might be failing? Wondering if you’re showing signs of failing dental implants? If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact your dental provider immediately. If you have any questions or are concerned your dental implants might be failing, please reach out to […]

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