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Get the Facts: Gingivitis VS Periodontitis

November 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Alan Sasson @ 1:56 am

Model of mouth with gum diseaseDid you know cavities aren’t the only threat to your oral health? Gum (periodontal) disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss. Although it’s preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have it. Not only can it wreak havoc on your smile, but research has found an increased risk of developing several serious health issues, like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage of the infection requires different treatments. Here’s what you need to know about gingivitis and periodontitis. 

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Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits vs. Store-Bought

September 16, 2022

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A professional, take-home teeth whitening kit

You might think personal teeth whiteners are identical. After all, don’t these items all work the same way? However, the truth is quite the opposite: a professional kit will give you different results than a store-bought product. In fact, the latter has features that make it inferior to the former. As a result, you’re much better off with a pro kit. Read on to learn the differences between a dentist’s take-home teeth whitening and a store-bought version.

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How to Correct White Spots on Teeth (and What Causes Them)

August 6, 2022

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When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you notice small white spots on your teeth? If so, you are certainly not alone. These areas are fairly common and can be the result of a few factors. Keep reading to learn more about what causes white spots and how they can be treated for a more confident, beautiful smile. 

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Common Side Effects of BOTOX – and How to Deal

July 11, 2022

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BOTOX is a common treatment used to combat signs of aging in the facial skin like crow’s feet and frown lines. The application is quick and practically pain-free – and the results appear after about two days and can easily last for four months. Of course, you should know that there are some side effects that may occur with this treatment. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect after this simple procedure, and what you can do to prepare. 

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3 Reasons for Cosmetic Dentistry’s Growing Popularity

June 9, 2022

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Smiling cosmetic dentistry patient

Modern dentists have mainly focused on treating dental issues or providing professional cleanings. However, cosmetic dentistry has become quite popular lately. Patients increasingly visit dental practices to get white, shiny teeth rather than just a healthy mouth. What’s causing this to happen?

Among other things, there are three big reasons for the growing demand for cosmetic dentistry. Read on to learn their powerful effects!

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What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces?

March 6, 2022

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Woman with braces holding face in discomfort on blue background

Did you know that swollen, puffy gums often develop during orthodontic treatment? Braces bring about a lot of changes, but many people don’t know about this one! Sometimes the swelling is temporary or related to oral hygiene, but sometimes it isn’t. Unhealthy gums could slow down your orthodontic treatment and put your health at risk. If you plan on straightening your smile soon, here’s what you need to know about swollen gums with braces.  

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Here’s What Happens After You’re Done with Braces

February 17, 2022

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person with straight teeth smiling at reflection

After months or even years of using orthodontic appliances to correct issues with your smile, you may find yourself beginning to daydream about life after braces. Though it may seem like the journey is almost over and you will no longer have to worry about depending on outside forces to give you a gorgeous grin, there’s more to treatment than you might think. Read on to learn about four things you can expect once they’ve been removed and how you can quickly adjust to life without braces.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans – Which Is Best?

December 16, 2021

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Visiting your dentist is essential to keep your smile, and the rest of your body healthy. However, dental care isn’t free, even though it is a highly necessary service. Fortunately, there are several different methods out there to help patients receive more affordable care, like dental insurance and dental discount plans; but what is the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more about these options so you can determine which is best for you.

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Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures

October 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Alan Sasson @ 2:14 am

Older woman with dentures holding Thanksgiving turkeyIf you’ve recently replaced your missing teeth with dentures, you have one more reason to smile. As the holidays approach, you don’t have to spend another year missing out on your favorite foods. Whether traditional prosthetics or implant-supported, your dentures gave you the next best thing to your real teeth to enjoy steak, turkey, and more, but dentures have their limitations. You don’t want to end up sitting in a dental chair instead of at the dinner table. You can spend more time with your loved ones by following a few tips when choosing the foods on your plate.

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3 Reasons Summer is Perfect for Dental Implants

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Alan Sasson @ 7:07 pm

Woman who choose dental implantsIf you have lost a tooth or two, don’t put completing your smile off any longer. Summer is the perfect time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Although you have all year to see your dentist, there are several advantages to treating your tooth loss before the leaves begin to change colors. Here are 3 benefits of skipping a day at the pool to visit your dentist for dental implants.

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