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  • Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

    Gingivitis is the medical term for early gum disease, or periodontal disease. In general, gum disease can be caused by long-term exposure to plaque, the sticky but colorless film on teeth that forms after eating or sleeping. Gum disease originates in the gums, where infections form from harmful bacteria

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  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery

    Eyelids and the tissues surrounding the eyes are extremely thin. Itâ??s no surprise, therefore, that this tissue is easily prone to age lines, wrinkles and puffiness from years of excess exposure to the elements. Other factors such as diet and heredity also come into play. Age, sun exposure, and hereditary

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  • Grafts

    Bone grafts Some people who need dental implants face a particular challenge if the jawbone near the implant site has deteriorated, or atrophied. Bone grafts—usually taken from inside the mouth, chin, jaw, and in extreme cases, the hip or knee—can now be used to restore the affected area of the implant

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  • Facial Wrinkling

    Chemical peels are procedures that are sometimes used to restore skin that has become damaged by acne or wrinkled by age or other factors. Conditions such as dark facial pigments and keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths), as well as freckles and age spots, also can sometimes be removed by a chemical

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  • Brushing

    Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids. Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the

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  • Age and Oral Health

      Oral changes with age Is tooth loss inevitable in your later years? How much should adults be concerned about cavities? Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older. National survey reveals baby boomers miss

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  • Dry Mouth

    Saliva is one of your body's natural defenses against plaque because it acts to rinse your mouth of cavity-causing bacteria and other harmful materials. Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production. People with medical conditions, such

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  • Bridges

    Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. There are several types of fixed

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