The Importance of Treating Receding Gums

Just what are receding gums? This situation occurs when tissue around the teeth become worn down and begin to draw back. This results in more of the tooth getting exposed. With a receding gum line, pockets of space work their way between the teeth and the gums. This helps create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that lead to many problems. Additionally, receding gums expose the root of the ...
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Now is a Great Time to Use Your End of Year Deductible

Most people have had enough of 2020 and will not be sorry to see it end. The pandemic has disrupted lives in so many ways. Besides battling the virus itself, one of the most daunting challenges is making sure we are financially secure. A prudent step to take before January arrives is to use the end of the year deductible on your dental insurance. This will benefit your oral health as well as your ...
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The Use of Cosmetic Surgery Can Improve Your Smile

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is remarkably simple, although procedures can be extremely complex. With this type of surgery, the dentist works to improve the appearance of your smile, teeth, and complete mouth area. Most of the time this work is elective. However, there are occasions when treatment is necessary to improve overall oral health. Some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed ...
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Dr. Malik Has Covid Precautions in Place

Current events have forced the public to become more aware of their health than ever before. The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the daily life. Social distancing, the wearing of protective masks and hand washing are habits we are asked to practice every single day.  Unfortunately, the threat of contracting the virus has caused some to postpone needed dental care. It is important to keep ...
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I have really bad teeth. Is there hope for me?

There are many things it’s never too late to do later in life. At the top of that list is fixing your smile, even if you have missing teeth and it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist. What are my options? If you have missing teeth, or you damage to your teeth’s surrounding tissue, you can get partial or complete dentures to dramatically improve your smile. These small appliances are cus...
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Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects many Americans, and the most troubling fact is the majority of people are unaware they have the disorder. This condition affects breathing cycles while you are trying to get your rest and can prevent you from getting a night of quality sleep. How do I know if I have sleep apnea? Some of the signs and symptoms include loud snoring, constant fatigue, never ...
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Help – I’ve chipped my tooth!

Uh oh! You’ve bitten into almond at the wrong angle. You’ve tripped and hit the edge of the stair railing. You’ve been whacked with a shovel while working with a family member in the garden. Whatever the reason, a chipped tooth is the result of not being fully aware of your surroundings, not being careful when eating hard or rough food, allowing your teeth to decay to be more vulnerable to chipped...
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Enjoy These Foods Without Harming Your Teeth

There are a lot of different foods and drinks that, while tasty, aren’t necessary good for your teeth, gums, or overall dental health. But instead of depriving yourself of these food items and drinks, is there anything you can do to minimize the harm they can bring to your dental health? Read on to find out more. Ice that coffee and tea       Coffee and teas – in moderation – can be delicious a...
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New Technology Helps Makes Dental Visits More Comfortable

No one really looks forward to a dental appointment. However, regular dental visits should be kept since they play a huge role in keeping your mouth healthy. Going to see your dentist every six months is highly recommended. Timely appointments also help in the early detection of possible problems so they may be addressed before they become a larger issue. The Latest in Imaging Technology Today, ...
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What to Know About Root Canals

There was a time not too long ago that a tooth with a diseased nerve would probably be lost. However, dentistry has improved drastically with both state-of-the-art equipment and better procedures. Now, with root canal treatment, an infected tooth can be treated and saved. A root canal is a common procedure usually requiring one to three appointments. It is comforting to know a root canal can save ...
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