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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation at Lowes Island Dentistry

November 25, 2019

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“SOOOO, I have been told by my dentist and hygienist that I have receding gums! What does that mean? My mouth isn’t sensitive except for when I drink really cold things or the hygienist puts her instruments there…”

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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The dental health of children is unique from adults, so it’s no wonder we dedicate an entire month to raise awareness about the best oral care practices for our little ones! After all, it’s vital that children understand how to keep their teeth healthy because this is a skill that lasts a lifetime and saves them from unnecessary issues down the road. It’s also important that kids understand how teeth change over time, whether they are losing their baby teeth or getting braces. And since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), we wanted to share some information with you to help you make the most of it!

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Toothache! Do I Need a Root Canal?

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Pain from a toothache can make everyday activities difficult and can even affect your mood. As the pain persists, you may start to wonder if you need a root canal. A root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed. This can happen due to cracks and chips, deep decay, trauma to the tooth, a deep cavity, and repeated dental procedures on the same tooth.

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Bridge or Implant? How to Make the Right Choice

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Over the years, teeth replacement procedures have advanced leaving patients with more options. While this is a good thing, it may also leave you wondering which is right for you – a bridge or implant? There are a few different factors to consider when choosing between the two. And you’ll want to ensure you ask your dentist about which makes the most sense for your particular dental health goals. To help you get started, here is a little bit of information about dental implants and bridges.

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Nice Teeth! All About Zoom Teeth Whitening

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Our smile makes an impression whether we like it or not, and when you’re confident flashing those pearly whites, people take notice whether you’re on a job interview, first date, or celebrating a fiftieth wedding anniversary. However, over the years discoloration can occur due to drinking dark beverages like coffee and wine, eating rich-colored foods like berries and tomato-based sauces, as well as other lifestyle habits like smoking. In fact, even the natural aging process will play a role in the whiteness of your teeth.

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Benefits of Using Your Dental Insurance Before Year End

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With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to think about using your dental insurance before January 1 and start considering in-house dental plan benefits for the New Year! We know that the holidays can make schedules hectic, but don’t skip over adding a dentist’s visit to your to-do list. Not only will you improve oral health when you visit a dentist, but you can brighten that smile for all of those holiday gatherings and pictures!

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November is Invisalign® Month!

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If you have crooked teeth and want them to align beautifully to enhance your smile, you’re in luck because November is Invisalign month! Invisalign is designed to provide the right amount of force to straighten misaligned teeth while also focusing on the timing of the process, so you get faster results with less pain. A dentist guides you through each stage and customizes a plan that appeals to your goals. To help you get started on your journey to a healthy and gorgeous smile, here is a little information about the cost of Invisalign, benefits, and more!

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Why Do I Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

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Going to the dentist is an essential part of our health both physically and orally, and a deep cleaning can play a significant role in proper hygiene for your gums. When a dentist notices the signs that you have gum disease, they may recommend that you get a deep cleaning because it helps to avoid more serious damage such as tooth loss and even heart disease. You can also get a deep dental cleaning to enhance your current oral health goals.

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Do You Have a Cracked Tooth? How to Know for Sure

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Cracking a tooth is pretty easy, but it is not always easy to identify. Even with an x-ray, the trouble spot may be hard to detect. A cracked tooth can occur when you are biting down on hard foods like candy and ice, the result of an accident whether sports related or other, and clenching and grinding teeth. In some cases, exposing your teeth to extremely hot or cold foods and beverages can cause them to crack.

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Crown Them! How CEREC Crowns Differ from Other Types

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There are a few different reasons why a dentist will recommend that you get a crown. If a tooth is decaying, a crown will help fix this problem. Crowns can also contribute to improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile by brightening the color and straightening the teeth. Whatever reason you have for getting a crown, you will discover that you have a few options. Here we look CEREC Crowns and how they compare to traditional methods.

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