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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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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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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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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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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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Skilled Functional Crown Lengthening

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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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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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Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope

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Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope A regular professional teeth cleaning is as important to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile as twice daily brushing and flossing and bi-annual visits to the dentist. You may think that you do a good job of keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly white, but there are just too many hard-to-reach […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with Bad Breath: Breath Mints Just Won’t Cut It

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Dealing with Bad Breath: When Breath Mints Just Won’t Cut It Bad Breathe: the primary causes behind chronic bad breath and what  you can do to eliminate it.  Bad breath is a make-or-break curse that can render even the most beautiful woman or handsome man decidedly unattractive. It is perhaps the most potent of social […]

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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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Tooth Sensitivity: Ask the Dentist

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Ask the Dentist: About Tooth Sensitivity This article explores tooth sensitivity and the various causes behind it, first by understanding the general anatomy of a tooth. The dentist is frequently asked about tooth sensitivity; what causes it and what we can do to eliminate it. After all, a life without hot coffee and cold ice-cream […]

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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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