The Priceless Benefits of Dental Implants

Believe it or not, you need all of your teeth – and not just for a pretty smile. Each tooth plays a vital role in how you chew, speak and retain your jawbone density. When a tooth goes missing, a detrimental chain of events can occur that can include misalignment, bone loss and threats to…

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Your Dental Health During Pregnancy

Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is important for you and your baby. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes which could cause dental problems.  Your dental health should be part of your prenatal care. Gingivitis and cavities are common among pregnant women. According to the CDC, 60-75% of pregnant women have gingivitis. This is an early stage…

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Dental Hygiene and Children

We all have heard as parents to start teaching our children good habits at a young age so they are instilled and become habits later in life. Dental hygiene is no exception to setting your children on their way with good dental habits. Did you know that at 6 months old your baby’s first teeth…

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Do I Have a Dental Emergency?

Have you ever wondered why would I need to contact a dentist in an emergency? How do I know if I am having a dental emergency? What do I do in a dental emergency? These questions could be scary if you have not already done your research and understand the steps to follow. If you…

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Porcelain Veneers

For teeth that are stained, chipped, decayed or crooked, porcelain veneers are specially crafted shells designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth. Sometimes referred to as cosmetic veneers or dental porcelain laminates, they are remarkable in restoring the appearance of teeth. When it comes to placing porcelain veneers, it’s important to understand that it is…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

With no rhyme or reason, some individuals remain unaffected by wisdom teeth, while others develop painful conditions that warrant their immediate removal, as noted by Very Well Health. In any case, it’s understandable to feel nervous when preparing for wisdom teeth removal. That’s why the team at Pure Smiles Dentistry makes every effort to educate patients…

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Missing Teeth

While genetic factors might result in a person being born without certain teeth, there are other causes of missing teeth that are not related to a congenital or systemic condition. These include tooth decay, gum disease or an injury. In either case, however, it is important to replace missing teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) explains…

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Protecting Your Oral Health

When it comes to protecting your oral health, the National Institute on Aging highlights a few conditions and provides instructions on how to clean teeth and gums. To begin, it’s wise to understand how the process of tooth decay begins. As you may know, a hard, outer coating called enamel covers teeth. Yet, plaque builds…

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Why Wearing A Mouth Guard Is A Good Idea

When it comes to dental injuries, the American Dental Association projects that one third of all injuries are sports-related, and that wearing a mouthguard can prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries to the mouth each year. This is true for an athlete of any age and skill level, which is why wearing a mouthguard is…

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GLO is the way to GO!

When it comes to obtaining a brighter, whiter smile, there are numerous products in the form of messy strips and ill-fitting mouth trays. Unfortunately, over the counter brands fall short when it comes to results. What’s more, these methods are a threat to gum tissues that might come in contact with whitening fluids, causing irritation…

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