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Vaping, E-Cigar, Hookah, and Our Oral Health

November 25, 2019

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April is Dental Cancer Awareness Month and today oral cancer and periodontal disease are trending in the form of vaping, hookah, and e-cigarettes. These new fads have become the hip and “fun” alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. It’s amazing to me that my teenager is able to buy these items before he can even legally purchase alcohol. These e-cigarettes and USBs (juuls) have become the new threat against the dental health of our youth.

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Dental Implants: Why They Are the No. 1 Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

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When you’re an adult, losing a tooth can be an upsetting experience, no matter how it happens. Teeth that are knocked out during an accident can sometimes be replanted. But when a tooth is badly damaged by decay, disease or trauma, you need another solution. Dentures and bridges are the traditional choices, simply because they’ve been around the longest. But today, dental implants provide another alternative, and as it turns out, they are a really popular option for most men and women.

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What Are the Most Popular Procedures Included in a Smile Makeover?

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Flashing a beautiful smile is one of the best ways to make a good impression on other people — and it can do a lot for your own self-confidence too. The problem is that most of us don’t have celebrity-grade smiles, and that can leave us feeling less than positive about the way our teeth and smiles look. The good news: Smile makeovers can help correct cosmetic flaws in your smile in less time than you probably realize. In fact, smile makeovers are so effective in transforming the way people feel about their smiles that they’ve soared in popularity in recent years. If you’ve got a cosmetic problem with your smile that is keeping you from feeling confident about those pearly whites, a smile makeover at Lowes Island Dentistry could be a great solution.

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Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Getting the Oral Care You Need: We Have Sedation Options

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Even though contemporary dental procedures are virtually pain-free, it’s still common to have anxiety about a trip to the dentist. Sometimes it’s the sights, sounds, and sensations of the experience rather than the pain that puts people off, or an experience in their past simply raises anxiety in the present.

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Learn How Our Advanced CEREC Technology Delivers Same-Day Crowns

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Over the course of your life, you spend approximately 43 days on hold with customer service, six months standing in line, and 21 minutes waiting on your spouse each time you go out. When it comes down to it, Americans spend a lot of time in a state of waiting.

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How to Prepare for Your First Root Canal

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If you need a root canal, you’re not alone. More than 15 million root canals are performed every year, alleviating tooth pain and avoiding the need for extraction. Anxiety about root canals is unwarranted these days. Performed under local anesthesia, the procedure is no more painful than having a cavity filled.

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What is Invisalign® and Why Should I Consider It?

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You may have noticed, even if you’ve had braces at some point in your life, that your teeth are slowly creeping out of alignment. This is caused malocclusion and may cause other dental problems in your mouth like overcrowded teeth, unevenly spaced teeth, or an abnormal bite pattern. In addition, crooked teeth can make proper cleaning with floss difficult, increase your risk for gum disease, cause bad breath, increase general wear and tear on your teeth, put you more at risk for tooth injury.

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Combat Dental Visit Anxiety with Oral Conscious Sedation

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Let’s face it—no one really enjoys going to the dentist. But, regular checkups and cleanings as well as treatments like root canals and dental implants are vital to keeping your oral in good condition. Beyond that, regular cleanings and dental checkups also improve your overall health and confidence levels.

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Why We Recommend KöR Whitening

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You may not be new to the teeth whitening world. If you’ve ever used whitening toothpaste, strips, or even undergone a whitening procedure, you know that the results are sometimes disappointing. They don’t last as long as you’d want or your teeth aren’t quite as white as you’d like. As dentists, this is something we care deeply about. We want to make sure we provided the best whitening options for our patients who need it.

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Meet Our Hygienist, Mandana Moghadas

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Mandana Moghadas graduated from Dental Hygiene school in May 2015 and is laser and local anesthesia certified. She has been with Lowes Island Dentistry since 2017. In her spare time, she reads dental articles and furthers her education on oral health to ensure all patients get excellent care. While working with patients of all ages and different levels of periodontal conditions over the years, she has gained valuable experience.

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