Check In and Check Up

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​ Going to the dentist is not just about getting your teeth cleaned and having twice-a-year fluoride treatment. While these two things are essential parts of your dental visit, other important things are happening while you're in the chair, too. Learn the ins and outs of the dental exam and why making - and keeping - your dental appointment is so n...
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So Fresh and So Clean?

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​ After you brush your teeth, do you notice that your mouth feels dry or sticky? It's not you; it's your toothpaste! Toothpastes can be a little harsh, leaving your mouth feeling parched and even a little bitter or sour. Why does this happen? We can explain. All About the Astringent The reason your mouth feels arid after brushing is astringent. Man...
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Losing Teeth Doesn't Have to Be Scary

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Has your child lost a tooth? Were they afraid or excited when that wiggly tooth finally came out? A new study from the University of Zurich shows that the majority of children have positive feelings and are proud to lose their very first tooth. The study also reveals that these feelings are directly related to previous visits to the dentist. How el...
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Mind the Gap

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Have you lost a tooth recently due to injury or extraction? If so, you may be tempted not to replace it, especially if it is a tooth that is not visible when you smile or talk. As tempting as it might be to skip the sometimes lengthy process (and cost) associated with a tooth implant, there are some negative physical and mental consequences of not ...
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Why Do Mouth Injuries Heal So Fast?

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Ever bite your tongue? What about the inside of your cheek? Have a paper cut to your lip? Or have you burned your mouth on scalding soup or suffered any other mouth injury? It's likely you have; mouth injuries are very common. They are also often very uncomfortable for a short while, and then suddenly, they are healed. This is because your mouth he...
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Looking for a Dentist in Litchfield Park?

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  The process of choosing a dentist can be somewhat daunting. We know many factors go into your search: what services are provided, the location of the office and whether the dentist is in-network with your insurance. Searching through online and social media reviews can make the process even more painful. So, how do you find a dentist who's r...
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Advances in Dentistry: Regenerating Tooth Enamel

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A new project from Queen Mary University of London may mean the ability to regenerate lost dental enamel. Dental enamel is the outermost layer of the teeth and is the hardest tissue in the body. Dental enamel protects the living, inner layers of the teeth during standard functions such as biting and chewing. Enamel also helps to protect these sensi...
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A New Film May Protect Orthodontic Retainers

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Researchers at the American Chemical Society may have a new solution to an old problem regarding orthodontic retainers. No, they have not found a way to prevent them from being accidentally thrown out on cafeteria lunch trays, but their new research may mean a new way to reduce bacterial contamination and the buildup of dental plaque. According to ...
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Chipped Tooth? Don't Panic

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Do you know that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body? It's true. Tooth enamel is even stronger than bone. While tooth enamel is remarkably durable, it can still be damaged. One of the most common injuries to teeth is chipping, and while chipping a tooth may seem scary, Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman can help treat your damaged to...
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More Kids: Fewer Teeth?

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Does having a large family affect a woman's oral health? A new study published in the online Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health says yes. Researchers on the study examined health information collected in the Wave 5 of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). SHARE is a multi-national panel survey of more than 85,00...
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Get a Beautiful Smile with Laser Gum Treatment

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Do you cover your mouth when you talk because you think your smile is too "gummy"? If you shy away from smiling because you are self-conscious of your excess gum tissue, it is time to talk to Dr. Warren or Dr. Hagerman about laser gum treatment. Contributing Factors to a Gummy Smile For many people, their excess gum tissue is a problem caused by ge...
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New Filling Material May Mean the End of Recurrent Dental Caries

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A new material developed by the University of Toronto may give dentists the edge they need to fight tooth decay. Researchers with the school's Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering designed a new antimicrobial filling material intended to prevent the development of cavities under dental fillings. Fillings are a very common dental treatment; 91...
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Trying to Choose Between Dentures and Implants?

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Are you missing a tooth and want to replace it, but you're not sure what option is the best fit for you? The most popular choices for replacing missing teeth are dental implants and dentures. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks. Drs. Warren and Hagerman offer both implants and dentures for patients who are looking to replace teeth and restor...
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A New Filling Material May Mean Fewer Cavities

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania analyzed a new dental filling material with the ability to repel dental plaque and kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. The study, funded by Dentsply Sirona, an American dental supply and dental consumables manufacturer, examined the benefits of the new filling material in contras...
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Who's a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatment options today. The ability of porcelain veneers to quickly make over a smile, combined with their durability and fast treatment, makes them an attractive choice. But are porcelain veneers right for everybody? Dr. Warren sees many patients interested in getting porcelain...
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