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Preparing For Your Dental Implant Evaluation? Your Periodontist Checklist.

Preparing for your implant evaluation can be a little nerve racking. On one hand, you want to restore your smile and bring back your confidence. On the other hand, you may be worried about a number of things, like the cost involved or fear and uncertainty surrounding the procedure. Knowing that you’ve chosen the right […]

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Symptoms Of A Broken Tooth And The Next Steps

Even if you maintain excellent hygiene, you’re still not immune to a crack, chip or break. In this article, we are going to discuss the symptoms of a broken tooth and what you can do next.

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Helping Yourself Heal

Helping Yourself Heal Description: Growth factors, from your own blood, enable our patients to have better healing and less discomfort from our procedures.

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease

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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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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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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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Dental Implants since 1985

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Dental Implants Dr. Levine has been placing dental implants since 1985. In addition to periodontal training, he has earned extensive postgraduate certifications from several of the most renowned implant training institutes in the United States, including the Misch International Implant Institute and the Pikos Institute. He has also received extensive instruction from three of the […]

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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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Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile!

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Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile! Keeping Your Winning Summertime Smile! This article describes how our oral health can take a backseat in summer, when the heat of the day calls for serious ice-cream and cold cola therapy.   Summer is upon us and for most people, this means digging out the swimming trunks, skimpy gear […]

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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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Bad Breath: Social Suicide!

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Bad Breath: Social Suicide! This article describes the factors that can cause bad breath and what those who suffer from it can do to improve their oral health. Bad breath… it can ruin a personal relationship, earn you nicknames that stick for a lifetime and alienate you from your work colleagues. No matter how friendly, […]

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Frequent Flyers? Here’s Some Important Dental Advice

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Frequent Flyers? Here’s Some Important Dental Advice This article describes some of the oral health and hygiene risks that face frequent flyers and travelers. It then goes on to provide recommendations. Travelling long distances can take quite a toll on your body. There’s the difference in local time that you need to adjust to, a […]

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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy  Supportive periodontal therapy, or recall, is essential to maintain your oral health after treatment. We do an oral cancer screening examination at each appointment. Dr. Levine examines each patient at every appointment.

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