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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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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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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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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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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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Gum Recession

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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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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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How Stress Could Be Destroying Your Smile!

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How Stress Could Be Destroying Your Smile!   This article describes the various physical manifestations of stress and its direct impact upon the quality of a patient’s smile. Could stress be destroying your smile? According to professionals in dentistry, it could be! Stress, anxiety and the build-up of all those daily deadlines and responsibilities have been […]

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Golden Advice for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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Golden Advice for Healthy Teeth and Gums   This article discusses gum disease and how it can be prevented by following five simple rules and lifestyle choices. When it comes to oral health care, the focus can lie pretty heavily upon the aesthetics of one’s teeth. But the dentist will tell you that there are really […]

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The Truth About Dental Implants

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The Truth About Dental Implants   This article describes dental implants as being the most sophisticated method for teeth replacement, but one that could never rival a full set of natural healthy teeth. There are currently tens of thousands of successfully treated patients that are testament to the fact that dental implants offer the best solution […]

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The Mystery of Loose Denture Unraveled

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The Mystery of Loose Denture Unraveled   This article describes how bone atrophy in the jaw results in the need for denture refitting every few years or so. It then goes on to explain that dental implants offer a superior tooth replacement solution. Loose dentures can create a world of misery for those who are […]

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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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Keeping the Tooth-Fairy at Bay

Keeping the Tooth-Fairy at Bay This article describes the various reasons why people do not visit the dentist as regularly as they should. It then goes on to describe the importance of taking one’s oral health seriously. The dentist is – put very simply – the professional who is going to help you keep your original teeth […]

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Dealing with Troublesome Gums

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Dealing with Troublesome Gums   This article focuses upon the cosmetic procedures designed to improve smile aesthetic as a result of gums that have either encroached or retreated from the crowns of the teeth. Most of us associate the cosmetic dentist with more commonly known aesthetic treatments and procedures such as teeth bleaching, porcelain veneers and […]

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Myths About Periodontal Disease

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Myths About Periodontal Disease               This article discusses some of the common myths surrounding Periodontal Disease, from bleeding gums to the necessity of flossing daily. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), a staggering three out of four people in the United States present with some form or […]

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How to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 4

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 4 This article, the final installment of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. A Brief Recap: This four-part article series has taken a look at 15 different bad habits and behaviors that could wreck […]

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Destroying Your Teeth, PART 3

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 3 This article, part three of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. The Dentist in Fort Lauderdale: A Brief Recap This four-part article post takes a look at the top 15 bad habits and […]

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 2

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15 Ways to Destroy Your Teeth, PART 2 This article, part two of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. A Brief Recap  This four-part article post takes a look at the top 15 bad habits and behaviors that could wreck your dental […]

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How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

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NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH. Diabetes can have a serious impact on your oral health.  The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes (whether it be type 1, type 2, or gestational). At least another 7 million remain undiagnosed, and that doesn’t include the additional millions who are considered pre-diabetic. But what does diabetes […]

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15 Ways to Damage Your Teeth, PART 1

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15 Ways to Damage Your Teeth, PART 1 This article, part one of a four-part series, examines 15 common habits and behaviors that could lead to the early demise of your pearly whites. While it is human nature to focus upon the aesthetic aspect of any physical feature, one mustn’t forget that the teeth are tools […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing Gum Disease

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing Gum Disease A comprehensive guide to preventing gum disease; a chronic and acute oral bacterial infection of the gums and jawbone.  Your smile is one of your most important physical assets. It speaks volumes about your complex array of emotions and is responsible for forging relationships, sealing emotional deals and putting […]

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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

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WE OFTEN GET THE QUESTION from our patients, “What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?” Many people think they are the same thing. There is an important difference between the two, however, and it can help explain just why a daily oral hygiene routine is so crucial, as well as periodic visits to your dentist. What […]

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