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Restorative Dentistry

Having a broken tooth, a chipped tooth, missing tooth or dental cavity isn't ideal for anyone. While there are certain things you can do to avoid  and - like brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly - you can't always dodge the kind of accidents that might cause physical damage to your teet...

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Pulp Chamber

Pulp Chamber Basics It may look like just a bone to you, but the tooth is actually a complicated structure designed to help us chew and speak. In fact, the tooth isn't a bone at all! The tooth can be broken down into two parts: the crown, which is the part we see, and the root, which is nestled beneath the gum line and anc...

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Tooth Enamel

Your skin is designed to protect your body -- and your teeth have a protective covering, too! Tooth enamel is a thin, tough coating that covers the crown of your tooth. The hardest tissue in the human body, tooth enamel protects your teeth from everyday wear and tear, including chewing, biting and grinding. Enamel also protects underlying dentin fr...

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Preventive Dentistry

Did you know that  is the second most common disease, following the common cold? The sad fact is that most of us will experience at least one dental cavity during our lives, and a significant amount of the population will develop gum disease. So why are we, as a nation, so at risk for dental problems? There are a number of facto...

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What is an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

The American Dental Association (ADA) defines an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS) as one who specializes in diagnostics, surgery and adjunctive treatment of the functional and aesthetic aspects (in this instance, “aesthetic” refers to ) of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions....

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Rebuild Your Smile With a Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you've spent a long time living with mouth pain or feeling insecure about some missing teeth, isn't it time to make a change? Full mouth reconstruction will not only help you feel better about how you look, it'll also improve your dental health. That's because full mouth reconstruction doesn't just replace missing o...

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Teeth Whitening: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

Have you noticed that your pearly whites are not quite as pearly or white as they used to be? Over time many factors can play a role in tooth discoloration. Though some steps can be taken to minimize further staining, you may want to get a little extra help from your dentist or use an over-the-counter  pr...

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Cosmetic Dentist: Your Smile Guru

What’s in a Name? Technically speaking, all dentists are cosmetic dentists. That's because there is no formal training required for cosmetic dentist like there is for a pediatric dentist or orthodontist. The American Dental Association doesn'...

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