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Tooth Extraction: Obituary for a Tooth

Tooth Extraction in Ft. Lauderdale: Obituary for a Tooth This article discusses some of the reasons why teeth sometimes need to be extracted: decay, gum disease and accidental trauma. Tooth extraction is sometimes inescapably necessary. There comes a time in everyone’s life when it is time to say goodbye to a tooth. Whether it was […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Removable Dentures

Understanding the Challenges of Removable Dentures This article describes the various challenges and disadvantages of relying upon removable dentures or ‘false teeth’ as a tooth replacement solution. Remember when your grandfather’s removable dentures were the source of much hilarity amongst you and your brothers and sisters? How the tables have turned! Now, as you enter […]

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What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health, PART 4

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 4 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. It has been the goal of this four-part article series to provide more information on the relationship between tobacco-use and your […]

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Smoking and Oral Health, PART 2

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 2 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. In our previous article installment, we began this four-part series by discussing some of the effects of tobacco-use (both chewing and […]

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The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 1

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 1 This four-part article series explores the connection between tobacco-use and the health, aesthetics and longevity of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. As little as 30 years ago, the link between cigarette or cigar smoking and the health of the body was only […]

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Preventing Tooth Decay Starts NOW!

Preventing Tooth Loss Starts NOW! This article explains the importance of oral health and hygiene in the prevention of tooth loss caused by bacterial infection and tooth decay.   Too many people take their teeth for granted. As strong and invulnerable as your pearly whites may seem, they simply cannot withstand decades of neglect. A […]

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When it’s time to see the Dental Implants Dentist 

When it’s time to see the Dental Implants Dentist   The Dental Implants Introduction You have one set of permanent adult teeth, unfortunately few people truly understand how precious a gift this is. Just a few decades of over-indulgence and bad habits can leave you with deteriorating oral health. Are there any noticeable gaps in your smile? […]

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Options for Denture Wearers  

Options for Denture Wearers Dental implants can be utilized to stabilize loose dentures. Some patients can have their loose dentures converted to a fixed, non-removable prosthesis in as little as one day!

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Periodontal Gum Disease FAQ PART 3

Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease! PART 4 This article, part 4 of 4, presents a number of questions that are frequently asked by patients about periodontal gum disease. This dentist has used this four-part FAQ series to spread a greater understanding of periodontal (gum) disease and the various treatment options available. Since many patients avoid the […]

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Oral Hygiene – What you Need to Know; Part 1 of 2

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  This two-part article series answers frequently asked questions about oral healthcare and hygiene. In term of oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums speak volumes about your general health and well-being. Oral conditions, such as periodontal (gum) disease lead to other serious ailments that affect the rest of the body. These include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, […]

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Why Dentists Recommend Dental Implants

Why Dentists Recommend Dental Implants This article explores the benefits and advantages of dental implants over the more traditional tooth replacement technologies; dental bridges and removable dentures.Tooth loss is not something one dwells much on until the day comes that one or more become accidentally knocked out or irreparably damaged or decayed. And according to […]

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What You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth, PART 2

This article, part 2 of 2, presents five interesting facts about oral health and hygiene. In the previous article post, we had a look at two interesting facts you may not have known about your teeth. The first was that sour or acidic food is as detrimental to the enamel of your teeth as a […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth, PART 1

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This article, part 1 of 2, presents five interesting facts about teeth, oral health and hygiene.   Your teeth enable you to eat, chew, articulate properly in speech and of course, look dashing when you smile! They go with you wherever you go and they are as attached to you as your belly button is […]

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Your Teeth and Candy

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Your Teeth and Candy This article discusses the various hazards associated with indulging in sweet candies and the habits people should avoid developing. A life without candy for some wouldn’t be a life worth living. And while there is little more delightful than a bright and colorful sugar-rich treat, this kind of indulgence does come […]

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In Case Of Dental Emergency

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WHEN WE THINK OF an emergency, we probably don’t imagine it could have something to do with our teeth. However, any chip, crack, or toothache should be treated as a priority, because even if they seem like minor issues, they can lead to much worse (and more expensive) problems down the line. Do you know what […]

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Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth. HALLOWEEN IS ONE OF the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite […]

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The Future Has Arrived! Laser Periodontics, PART 2

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The Future Has Arrived! Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Periodontics, PART 2 This article, part 2 of 2, answers some of the frequently asked questions about the application of laser technology in dentistry. In our previous article post on laser periodontics, we began answering some of the questions that patients frequently ask about the applications […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry, PART 1

The Future Has Arrived! Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry, PART 1 This article, part 1 of 2, answers some of the frequently asked questions about the application of laser technology in dentistry. Laser technology, once an exciting prospect for the future, now represents a current field of scientific exploration. Although the idea of harnessing […]

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Stem Save

Stem Save Stem Save – Stem cells can be harvested from extracted baby teeth and adult teeth. These stem cells may be used to treat diseases for you and your family for the rest of your lives.

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Sensitive Teeth

Sensitivity Sensitive teeth can be treated with topical medications or even a laser. Some require gum grafting to cover areas of recession.

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Non-Surgical Treatment

Non-Surgical Treatment Not all patients need surgery. Cultures identify specific bacteria in your mouth. Non-surgical treatment can control periodontal disease in many patients.

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Sinus Augmentation and Ridge Augmentation

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Sinus Augmentation and Ridge Augmentation In the upper arch, tooth loss results in bone loss and growth of the sinus. The bone can easily be regenerated through sinus augmentation. This will allow implants to be placed to replace missing teeth.

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Bacteria Removal Techniques

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Bacteria Removal Techniques Bacteria form a sticky colony or biofilm around your teeth. This plaque must be removed on a daily basis.  When saliva, food, and fluids mix, they form bacteria deposits, which collect where the teeth and gums meet.

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Bleeding Gums Can Be A Sign of Gum Disease

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Bleeding Gums Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation and infection. However, lack of bleeding is not a guarantee that your gums are healthy. Symptoms of Gum Disease The following are symptoms of gum disease. If you are experiencing any of the these symptoms, you should see Dr. Levine for a comprehensive examination to find out […]

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Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape

Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape  This article describes how gentle sedation can be used to completely transform a patient’s experience in the dentist’s chair. For countless people around the world, that six-month appointment with the dentist is a calendar event marked by great trepidation, anxiety and (in rare cases) bed-wetting. So pervasive is a fear of […]

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Dental Pockets

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Dental Pockets A dental pocket is a space between the gum and the bone. As infection progresses, more bone is lost, teeth loosen and may be lost.

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Skilled Functional Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening The crown of a tooth is the visible part of the tooth that shows above the gumline. Sometimes, some of the gum and bone tissue around the tooth needs to be removed so that other procedures, such as placing a dental crown or filling a cavity, can be performed. This procedure is known […]

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Halitosis and Smoking

Halitosis. Sinus. Bacteria. Implant

Halitosis and Smoking  Halitosis, or bad breath, is caused primarily by bacteria on the back of your tongue.

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The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

The Importance of Regular Dental Exams  This article explains the importance of receiving regular (bi-annual) professional oral health and hygiene care. Regular dental exams  are an integral part of proper healthcare. In your childhood and early adulthood, healthy teeth and gums may seem like a given, but the toll of the years can become visible, not […]

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A Implant Replaces The Root of Missing Teeth

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Dental Implant Explanation A dental implant replaces the root of missing teeth. Today, all patients are candidates to replace one, some or all of your teeth using dental implants.  

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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy Laser therapy for surgery with little or no discomfort, swelling or bleeding. Many times this can be accomplished with no anesthesia, no needles, no scalpel and no stitches.

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Gum Recession

Gum Grafts

Gum Recession  Gum recession is not only a cosmetic or aesthetic problem. It is a reflection of bone loss which is completely reversible.

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Tooth Extraction – What to Expect

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What to Expect from a Tooth Extraction This article explores tooth extraction; why it is sometimes necessary and why it certainly isn’t a procedure to be feared and avoided. “Say Ahhh!” Yeah right, it sound so easy. Like saying “Ahhh” is simply a matter of opening your mouth and forcing the air up from your […]

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Children as Periodontal Patients

Children as Periodontal Patients Children have very special periodontal needs. They can have a gummy smile, or too much gum. There can be muscle pulls or even too little gum. Many of these corrections can be made with our Laser. Children who are tongue tied can have a correction accomplished with the Laser.

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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Tooth loss results in bone loss in the jaw. This lost bone can be rebuilt.

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Lack of Pain from Disease or Treatment

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Lack of Pain from Disease or Treatment  Lack of pain does not mean that you are free of disease or infection. Treatment is not painful.

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April Is National Oral Cancer Month

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Oral Cancer Screening April Is National Oral Cancer Month. This article addresses some of the questions frequently asked about oral cancer screenings: what they are, how often they need to be done, what the risk factors are and what happens should the dentist find anything abnormal. Get out those calendars! An oral cancer screening is one of […]

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About Oral Cancer

About Oral Cancer  This article takes a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment of Oral Cancers affecting the lips, tongue, cheek lining, palate and gingiva. No other word in the medical dictionary strikes fear quite like ‘cancer’ does. Well, perhaps with the exception of the Ebola virus. But when you consider that one in […]

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Assessing Your Risk of Periodontal Disease

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Assessing Your Risk of Periodontal Disease This article, part 1 of 2, provides a questionnaire to aid in the identification of people who are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Periodontal dentistry is the dental field dedicated to the elimination of disease-causing bacteria in the oral cavity, with special emphasis upon the health […]

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Advice for Tooth Grinders

Advice for Tooth Grinders  This article provides professional treatment advice for people who suffer from Bruxism; sub-conscious teeth grinding that is generally a result of stress. Teeth grinding. You may be completely unaware that you do it, but it could lead to the very early demise of your pearly whites!  Bruxism, as the condition is […]

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Cosmetic Gum Dentistry, Part 2

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, Part 2   This article, part 2 of 2, explores some of the questions frequently asked about the variety of cosmetic procedures that focus upon the aesthetics of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth; the gums. In our previous article post, we began answering some of the questions Dr. Levine is […]

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, Part 1

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FAQ’s About Gum Cosmetic Dentistry, PART 1 This article, part 1 of 2, explores some of the questions frequently asked about the variety of cosmetic procedures that focus upon the aesthetics of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth; the gums.  When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most patients think about teeth bleaching, porcelain veneers and dental […]

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Free Dental Exams: The Best Things in Life ARE Free!

Free Dental Exams: The Best Things in Life ARE Free! This article emphasizes the importance of regular professional oral healthcare and how free dental exams enable patients of all financial means to receive this attention. Money, money, money, money! Some will argue that it has too great a hold on our everyday lives, decisions and […]

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About Cosmetic Gum Surgery

About Cosmetic Gum Surgery This article describes how gum cosmetic surgery can be used to greatly improve the quality of one’s smile. When one talks about cosmetic surgery, one imagines an improvement in the appearance of one’s teeth or perhaps even the alignment of the jaw; but cosmetic gum surgery? The gums play an integral role […]

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