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How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account

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Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children.

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What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss

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Oral Hygiene Success: Endodontics

Are you familiar with endodontics and what it entails? Endodontics is a form of dentistry that is dedicated to caring for the inner workings of a tooth. If for any reason you have suffered pulp damage or damage to your roots, you will need to visit our dentist so that the appropriate treatments can be

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Tips to Enhance the Success of Your Dental Implant

We are pleased to offer dental implants as an option to help you restore your smile. If you are considering having a dental implant placed to restore a tooth gap, we can provide further information to help you keep it in good shape. Our team is happy to offer some dental implant tips to help

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To Implant or Not to Implant?

A smile is one of the most important aspects of your physical appearance. In fact, some would say it’s the most important part of it. Regardless of what you think, a smile is hugely important in how you and other perceive yourself. That means that if you lose teeth, or have other aesthetic problems, you’ll

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The Importance of Orthodontic Care

Did you know having your smile cared for by an orthodontist can save you from oral health problems down the road? Well, it’s true! There are many reasons to improve your smile. No matter if you are upgrading your smile for looks, or for health, our orthodontist, Dr. Rush Davidson with Empire Dental Specialties in

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There are Different Types of Braces

If you are about to adjust your smile, the good news is you have options! Did you know there are several different types of braces? Well, it’s true! Depending on your own alignment needs, you will be able to figure out which system is ideal for you and your unique smile. When it comes to

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Getting an Orthodontics Consultation

Have you been considering straightening your teeth or making a correction to the alignment of your jaw? The first step in undergoing orthodontic treatment is to schedule a consultation. When you sit down with our orthodontist during the consultation, he will listen to your concerns and make a professional recommendation for your treatment. The orthodontist

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If You’re Over 30 You Are at a Higher Risk for Gum Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of people in the United States over 30 years of age have some form of periodontal, or gum disease. Gum disease can range in seriousness from early stage gingivitis (bleeding, inflamed gums) to periodontitis. With periodontitis, tooth loss is a potential risk. Most people think that bleeding

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