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High Quality H2O

By obanion | Jul 13, 2016

Whether you’re drinking from a glass that is half-empty or half-full, drinking a glass of water is always beneficial to your health. Human beings are 60% water; so staying hydrated throughout the day is crucial for the hydration of tissue, the distribution of nutrients, and the removal of waste from your body. Not only is drinking water beneficial to your…

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Help! I’ve Cracked My Tooth!

By obanion | Jun 29, 2016

So you’ve cracked your tooth—We know this can be stressful. But don’t worry, [PRACTICE_NAME] is here to help. Our main goal is to save your tooth, but the treatment plan and outcome all depend on the type, extent, and location of the damage. Before any more damage can be done, seek treatment as quickly as possible. How to tell Cracked…

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Filling Your Roots with Roots!

By obanion | Jun 15, 2016

What is Gutta-percha? In endodontics, when you have a root canal treatment, your tooth is filled with a substance called Gutta-percha (“gutta-per-cha”). Its first uses in dentistry were in the late 1800s as a temporary restorative material, until it was used to permanently fill root canals. It is used to “obturate” or fill the empty space inside your tooth root…

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Apicoectomy. Say What?

By obanion | Jun 1, 2016

Say that again?! An apicoetomy or “ey-pi-koh-ek-tuh-mee” (say that three times fast!) may be needed when an infection develops or won’t go away after your root canal treatment or retreatment. Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. They can have anywhere from one to four roots. The tip of these roots is called the…

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Oral Bacteria: Get the Facts

By obanion | May 18, 2016

We all have bacteria in our mouth, good and bad. But what exactly do these bacteria do? We’ve got all kinds of information on the role bacteria play in your oral health. Learn more about those pesky bacteria in your mouth! Fact #1 There are anywhere between 500 and 1,000 different kinds of bacteria in our mouths. Fact #2 Babies’…

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On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

By obanion | May 4, 2016

Oral cancer screenings are performed regularly at dental exams, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention to your dental hygiene between appointments. Taking matters into your own hands is the best way to maintain your oral health. Not sure how to screen for oral cancer? We’ll show you! What is oral pathology? This branch of dentistry involves the…

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“Baby Root Canal” – Pediatric Pulp Therapy

By obanion | Apr 20, 2016

Damage to the tooth’s pulp is commonly caused by tooth decay or traumatic injury. Pulp damage in baby teeth can affect the development of your child’s permanent teeth later on. Rather than pulling the affected tooth, we opt for pulp therapy, a technique similar to a root canal in adults, that maintains the baby tooth’s vitality. Keep reading to find…

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Get Checked, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

By obanion | Apr 6, 2016

Being that we are entering April, now is the time to be proactive and get yourself checked for oral cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 48,330 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and an estimated 9,570 people will die from oral cancer in 2016. In the spirit of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness, we urge you to receive…

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There’s More to Cavities!

By obanion | Mar 23, 2016

We’re all familiar with cavities – the anxiety before going to the dentist, the satisfaction of leaving without having to return for fillings. As routine as cavity treatment seems, tooth decay, or dental caries, is more complex than we often realize. Keep reading to get the inside scoop on tooth decay and how you can prevent it! What is tooth…

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