What You Need to Know About Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when the gum line becomes inflamed and progressively affects the bones that support the teeth. There are three stages in the development of gum disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Many individuals experience gum disease in their lifetime, but they don’t know basic information about this disease. Here are some… Read more »

Smart Foods That Improve Your Oral Health

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You want a dazzling, healthy, white smile that makes people stop in their tracks and take notice. You know how much your smile communicates about you, and you want it to last. But lately, your frequent cavities have you wondering if your diet is affecting your dental health. You want to have your cake and… Read more »

Can You Stop Plaque Buildup?

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You probably know that tooth decay can lead to a number of issues. Similarly, you may know that if you let plaque build up there are a few things you’ll need to do to keep your teeth clean. However, did you know that plaque and tooth decay together can form cavities? Fortunately, there are a… Read more »

2 Ways to Correct the Gap in Your Teeth

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You’ve taken care of your teeth your whole life. Yet despite your efforts to maintain good oral health, you’ve lost several teeth along the way. Age, tooth decay, mouth injuries, or any other factor could have caused this loss. When you were only missing one tooth, that small gap didn’t seem like a huge concern-especially… Read more »

A Patient’s Guide to Nitrous Oxide

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Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, offers one of the most versatile and helpful forms of sedation available in the dental industry. Whether you have never undergone nitrous before or you’re bringing in your child for his first serious dental procedure, understanding this sedation option can help you feel reassured and confident in your decision. In… Read more »

Teeth and Vegetarian Diets

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You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if… Read more »

Why Get a Crown Instead of a Filling?

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You’ve been diligent about caring for your teeth throughout your life. You have a few older fillings in your mouth, but overall your teeth are in good shape. On most trips to the dentist for cleanings and checkups, your dentist declares that you don’t need any restorative dental treatments. But you have an unpleasant surprise… Read more »

The Implant Advantage

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There are many common reasons why a person might need to have a tooth replaced. For example, over time teeth can become worn down or decayed to the point that they need to be extracted. A tooth may also be lost if it is severely damaged. Regardless of why a tooth is lost, it is… Read more »

Having Dental Veneers Installed to Improve the Teeth in Your Smile

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Minor imperfections, chipped tooth enamel, and deeply stained teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This drives many people to want to explore their options for the white and even smile they’ve always wanted. If you feel this way, you should consult with Dr. Poovey or Dr. Gorman to explore the best option… Read more »

A Brighter Smile for Spring

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Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, flowers are starting to bloom, and your smile should be as brilliant as anything Mother Nature can offer. But if your teeth have faded over the years, you might not want to be as radiant as you have the potential to be. A laser whitening treatment… Read more »