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5 Questions You Should Ask During a Dental Cleaning

May 12, 2018

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dental hygienist As anyone who has been to the dentist will tell you, it is normal for an appointment to be mostly spent with a hygienist! Just like dentists, dental hygienists are also excellent resources for a wide range of practical dental knowledge. To get the most out of your next dental cleaning in Williamsville, be sure to ask your hygienist these 5 basic questions! (more…)

The 3 Stages of Gum Disease

May 5, 2018

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healthy gumsGum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental issues in the entire world. It is an infection that damages the gums, roots of the teeth, and the bone that supports them, and an estimated 80% of the adult population is currently dealing with a form of it right now. Like many other infections, its initial symptoms are very subtle and easy to miss, but it can eventually develop into a severe oral and even overall health issue. Gum disease progresses in 3 distinct stages, and today, we are going to discuss each of them as well as tell you how to stop them. (more…)

Toothache? Bleeding Gums? Dentist Offers Helpful Tips!

April 6, 2018

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young woman covering mouth Is one of your teeth starting to feel a little sensitive? Do you notice that your gums seem to bleed every time you brush? People around the country deal with these and many other of the most common dental problems every day, so below, your dentist in Williamsville is going to share some quick tips on how to handle them. That way, you can stop a small problem before it has a chance to become a big one! (more…)

Horse Hair? Family Dentist Reveals the Strange History of Floss

February 14, 2018

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child flossingNowadays, it is very common for parents and dentists alike to tell children that flossing their teeth is an essential part of taking care of their smile. Have you ever wondered how that came to be? There had to be a time before you could just go to the store and pick up a pack of nylon floss, right? In honor of Children’s Dental Health month, your family dentist in Williamsville is going to quickly go over the interesting (we promise) history of dental floss as well as share tips on how to get your child to start flossing consistently. (more…)

Dentist Answers: “Are White Teeth Always Healthy?”

January 6, 2018

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extremely white teethWhenever you turn on the TV, no matter what channel you are watching or what kind of show is on, there is one thing you are certainly going to see: a bunch of pristinely white smiles. Of course, this is not a big surprise, because perfectly white teeth automatically means they are healthy, right? Actually, according to your dentist, just because a smile is pearly white does not necessarily mean that it is problem-free. What issues could be affecting your smile without changing the color? We share the most common ones today. (more…)

Dentist Discusses Why You Should Replace Hidden Missing Teeth

December 11, 2017

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smiling womanMost of the time when people think about replacing missing teeth, it is simply for cosmetic reasons. No one likes to have a gap in their smile! Of course, not all of the teeth actually show when a person smiles, so what if you are missing a tooth that cannot actually be seen? No need to replace it then, right? Actually, while this kind of missing tooth might not have a big impact on your appearance, it can severely affect your oral health and lead to much bigger problems down the line. Today, your dentist in Williamsville discusses the top 3 reasons you should replace even hidden missing teeth. (more…)

What Causes Orofacial Pain in Williamsville?

November 17, 2017

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painful jaw

“Orofacial pain” is not a term many people are familiar with, but it is something that millions of Americans suffer from every day. Orofacial pain is a general term that refers to any pain felt in the mouth, jaw, or face. According to research, over 95% of orofacial pain can actually be attributed to dental causes. Today, we are going to discuss the most common causes and what you can do to get relief from orofacial pain in Williamsville.

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Curing Bad Breath with Your Dentist

October 28, 2017

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woman checking breathBad morning breath is something we all experience every day, but for some, that unpleasant taste and smell does not simply go away after they brush their teeth and wash their mouth out. Chronic bad breath is an issue millions of Americans deal with every day, and many have no clue as to why. While bad breath is common, chronic bad breath could be the sign of a much more serious problem. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do about this issue, and your dentist is always willing to offer a helping hand. (more…)

Effects of Gum Disease, Tooth Loss Severe in Older Women

September 30, 2017

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 older woman smiling Growing research on the effects of gum disease and tooth loss points to the significant toll both can take on an otherwise healthy body. We have already established a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, for example.

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How Overdentures Can Improve Your Bite

September 2, 2017

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 attractive older couple smiling on a sofaDental implants have been a popular tooth replacement option for decades — and they have never been better than they are today. People who have lost several teeth but still have healthy ones remaining in the jaw can benefit from a special type of implant-supported denture we call “overdentures.” This method is especially helpful in the mandible, or lower jaw. Keep reading to find out how dental implants can secure a denture to help you chew, speak, and smile with full confidence once again.

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