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Quit Smoking – For Your Oral Health, PART 3

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health, PART 3 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 the previous two article posts, we explored the many terrible effects of tobacco-use upon one’s oral health, from bad breath […]

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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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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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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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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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Sinus Augmentation and Ridge Augmentation

Halitosis. Sinus. Bacteria. Implant

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

Halitosis. Sinus. Bacteria. Implant

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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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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Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease

Medical Disease

Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease Periodontal Diseases have been shown to have a strong correlation with many medical conditions and diseases. Correction of the Periodontal diseases may lessen the severity of the medical conditions. Not correcting the periodontal problems can result in increased severity and occurrence of some medical problems.

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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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Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure!

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Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure! This article describes the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, what the examination itself involves and what patients can expect should anything suspicious be identified. With all the devastating news and statistics about breast, stomach, colon, pancreatic, bone marrow and prostate cancer, it can be quite easy to […]

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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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Periodontal Disease: The Connection Between Mouth and Heart

Periodontal Disease: The Connection Between Mouth and Heart   This article explores the importance of good oral health and hygiene in the prevention of bacterial infection that affects both the oral cavity and the other vital organs in the body. Medical studies have revealed a strong link to exist between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease. […]

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