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Five Potential Signs of Oral Cancer Oct 14th, 2021

Cancer can strike most any part of your body, including the tissues in and around your mouth, which are grouped under oral cancer. More than 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with some form of oral cancer this year, which is a number that’s large enough to cause you to sit...

When to Consider a Night Guard Sep 8th, 2021

Not everything in life needs to be complicated, which is certainly true of a simple night guard. From teeth grinding to jaw pain, you can easily resolve these potentially serious problems by wearing a simple acrylic device over your teeth when you sleep. If you want to learn more about...

Five Effective Ways to Prevent Cavities Aug 16th, 2021

The numbers surrounding tooth decay and dental caries (the technical term for cavities) in the United States are eye-opening: A whopping 92% of adults ages 20–64 have cavities. And the numbers among younger populations aren’t much better: Nearly 60% of kids between the ages of 12 and 19 have dental...

How Are Crowns and Bridges Different? Jul 19th, 2021

When it comes to preserving your dental health, few tools are as effective as dental crowns and bridges. From protecting your existing teeth (and smile) to filling in the gaps when you lose teeth, crowns and bridges are true workhorses that give you something to really smile about. At our...

Bleeding Gums? You Might Have Periodontal Disease Jun 29th, 2021

Nearly half of Americans over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease and 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. These two statistics are very much connected, as periodontal disease is one...

Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth May 23rd, 2021

Losing a tooth is never good news, but thanks to dental implants, your dental health (and your smile) won’t skip a beat. In fact, dental implants are so successful in restoring both form and function to your mouth that the number of people getting implants has risen by 500,000 in...

Look Younger With a Professional Teeth-Whitening Treatment Apr 15th, 2021

While the impact of aging on your appearance can be significant, it can do little to dampen a great smile. In fact, the ability to greet the world with a smile full of beautifully white teeth can be the ultimate anti-aging weapon, and arming yourself takes just one quick-and-easy professional...

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth Mar 24th, 2021

A missing tooth may seem embarrassing. When it happens, most people only think about the visible portion of a tooth, but you also lose the root, which can lead to even bigger problems down the road. It’s important to focus on more than your smile alone. At Dental Distinction, Dr....