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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What is Trench Mouth?

Though not a pleasant thought, the human mouth contains bacteria, fungi and viruses. When in balance, however, these are naturally occurring and do not cause pain or illness. Even so, when dental hygiene is lacking, harmful bacteria begin to grow. As plaque builds up on the surfaces of teeth and gums, individuals may experience some…

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Dental Crowns

Given their versatility, dental crowns are used by dentists for a variety of reasons. Contrary to a dental filling, a dental crown encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that sits above the gum line, akin to a “cap.” To better understand why a dental crown might be needed, consider the following. When a tooth…

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Imagine Your Future With Porcelain Veneers

When it comes to recreating one’s smile, porcelain veneers are the dental restoration of choice, providing unmatched beauty, strength and resilience. In turn, veneers are remarkably versatile, making them a customized aesthetic procedure. Dentists can make slight alterations in the positioning of a patient’s teeth. In addition, the size, shape and color of teeth can…

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The Purpose Of Pediatric Dental Care

An integral part of encouraging overall health and wellness begins at an early age with pediatric dental care. In fact, Colgate reports that before any teeth erupt, it’s wise to wipe down the gums with gauze or a soft, wet washcloth. This establishes a routine for when primary teeth appear, and this is the purpose…

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The Dangers of Receding Gums

When gums pull back from the tooth surface, or when they drop to a lower position below the original gum line, this is called receding gums. Surprising to some, receding gums is a form of periodontal (gum) disease, and with multiple factors at play, receding gums do not happen overnight. To gain a better understanding…

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