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Wisdom Teeth: Keep them or remove them? Five factors to consider.

January 23, 2023

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wisdom tooth illustration

Q: My dentist said I needed to have my wisdom teeth taken out. But they don’t hurt, so why remove them?

A: There are a great deal of opinions of whether wisdom teeth should be removed and when. It looks like we humans are evolving past wisdom teeth.  Most of us do not seem to have enough room in the jaw for a third set of molars.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Whiter & Brighter Smile

January 3, 2023

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a patient smiling while brushing her teeth

Many of us have several New Year’s resolutions that we’d like to tackle this year, but whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds or land a big promotion at work, one resolution you should aim to achieve is maintaining excellent oral health. And by doing this, you can easily create a winning situation for both your smile and your wallet. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how you can establish a few resolutions for the new year that are centered around achieving a healthy and brighter smile.


Am I Too Old to Get Invisalign?

October 28, 2022

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smiling older adult taking a walk in the park

When people think about orthodontic treatment, they often imagine teenagers with traditional braces. However, it’s never too late to address misalignment and malocclusion, and with modern dental technology, treating these problems no longer means having to deal with metal brackets and wires in the mouth. Treatments like Invisalign clear aligners allow dentists to help patients of all ages straighten their smiles discreetly and conveniently. Read on to learn more about how Invisalign works and whether older adults and seniors can benefit from this treatment.


E-cigarettes and Oral Health: Is Vaping a Safer Alternative to Smoking?

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdara @ 12:23 pm

Dr. Dara,
I have been diagnosed with gum disease and jaw bone loss. My dentist explained that smoking is a big part of the problem. Would it be better to switch to e-cigarettes?

person vaping

Vaping pens, e-cigarettes, and JUULs are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and many people have turned to vaping to avoid the danger of nicotineOn the surface, e-cigarettes seem to have advantages over regular cigarettes, they are definitely less smelly and are advertised to have less nicotine. When looked in depth, however, and all facts considered e-cigarettes may be even more dangerous to our oral health than traditional cigarette.


5 Things to Expect After All-on-4 Surgery

September 27, 2022

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With All-on-4 dental implants, you can replace all of your missing teeth at once with just four expertly placed implant posts. Thanks to the state-of-the-art techniques used during the surgery, All-on-4 recovery is usually shorter compared to that of traditional implant procedures. That said, it is important to know what will happen during the healing process. Here are 5 things you should expect after the All-on-4 procedure.

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