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Why Orthodontics?

You may think that straightening your teeth is simply for esthetic reasons only, but while esthetics is certainly one reason to straighten teeth, it is not the most important reason. The most important reason for straightening teeth is to maintain your oral health. Misaligned teeth can lead to numerous problems including decay, gum disease, chipped […]

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What Is Maxillofacial Surgery?

includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face, and neck. An OMF surgeon requires dual qualification in both dentistry and medicine and treats conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds. Some issues that may require OMF surgery include facial pain, facial disproportion, impacted teeth, temporomandibular joint disorders, cysts, tumors, head and […]

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Are You Partially Edentulous?

Edentulous means that you have no original teeth remaining in your oral cavity. Therefore, you are completely toothless. Partially edentulous is really an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp. You cannot be “partially,” edentulous but you can be partially toothless. Confusing? The plain fact is that if you are missing several of your teeth and they are […]

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Do Dentists Still Extract Teeth?

With all of today’s modern technology that seems like a good question, right? Your natural tooth structure should be saved whenever possible, and that’s why there are so many treatment options available today. Although dental implants are one of those options, your natural tooth root is, of course, preferable, if only because you won’t have […]

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What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

There are several different dental treatments to choose from when needed. Of course, you need to consider certain aspects such as price, what dental problem you are trying to fix, where the problem is located in your oral cavity, whether or not the treatment is conservative or invasive, what materials to choose, how long the […]

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