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Is a Bone Graft Always Necessary Before Dental Implants?

October 16, 2019

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are planted in the bone of the jaw. Because titanium naturally works in harmony with bone, this allows new cells to grow and adhere to the surface of the dental implant. This unique ability allows the bone and implant to fuse together, creating a strong, durable connection.

Implants are permanent, strong and esthetic solutions for missing teeth.

What is a bone graft?

It is a procedure to build the bone in the area of the missing tooth in order to make it strong enough to create a solid base for the implant.

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6 Factors That Cause Teeth Sensitivity

July 25, 2019

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Does drinking wine make my teeth sensitive?

It could. Wine can cause erosion of the protective layer of the teeth.

How does Enamel protect your teeth?

Enamel is kind of like an eggshell. It’s the hardest substance in our body and protects the softer part of the tooth inside.

What is Tooth Erosion?

However, decades of biting, chewing, crunching, and clenching starting to cause irreparable damage. Enamel can be chipped or cracked. Unlike bone, it can’t grow back on its own. 

Our mouth is constantly consuming something throughout the day. Frequent exposure to acids (foods, sports drink, and juices) can lead this hard strong layer of the teeth to erode, make it thinner or missing completely in some areas.

Teeth with damaged enamel can react to heat or cold. Eating ice cream or sipping hot coffee can be a pain, or at least unpleasant.

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How Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth

May 22, 2019

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Health conditions in other parts of the body can impact your oral health in significant ways.

What is GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)?

This is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid gets a wrong direction and flows up into the esophagus (a tube that connects stomach with the mouth), the throat and even into the mouth. Acid reflux and heartburn more than twice a week may indicate GERD.

Normally, the ring of muscles at the top of the stomach is strong and prevents acids from leaking. However, if the sphincter is not working properly, the acid can move up causing erosion on the walls of your esophagus, your mouth, gums, and teeth. This medical condition affects approximately every fifth adult in US.

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CEREC One Day Restorations

April 24, 2019

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What is a Single Visit Dentistry?

Single visit dentistry is a recent technology allowing dentists to fabricate crowns, veneers, onlay within the duration of a single dental appointment.

It’s also called CAD/CAM  (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing). It consists of variety of technology and specialized dental software, all to scan, design and mill custom restorations during one visit to the dentist.

There are several different companies that use CAD/ CAM technology. My evaluation and  overview is based on my experienced with CEREC® (stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic).

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Are Baby Teeth Important?

October 24, 2018

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“Why do baby teeth matter? They fall out anyways, right?”

If we were like the sharks every time a tooth gets loose or decayed, a new one will come in place to replace it. That would’ve been nice but in reality people get one set of baby teeth that fall out by the time we reach 12-13 years of age and one permanent set of teeth that are supposed to last us a lifetime.

Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are very important to a child’s physical, emotional, and social development. Here are five reasons why baby teeth should be taken care of just as we take care of our permanent (adult) teeth.

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