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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Oral Health?

It is estimated that up to 20 million people have diabetes, but only two-thirds of these individuals are diagnosed. Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal (gum) disease than those who … Continue reading

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What is the Best Technique for Brushing?

As we continue to observe October is National Dental Hygiene Week, we believe it is important to share with you the correct way to brush. There are a number of effective brushing techniques. Patients are advised to check with their … Continue reading

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Using Floss Once a Day Helps Fight Decay

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Check back here for tips for good oral health! Some people loop. Some people spool. Others simply refuse. The verdict is in: Flossing is one of the best things you can ever do to … Continue reading

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Taking Herbal Supplements? Tell Your Dentist.

Alternative medicine isn’t so alternative anymore. Once dismissed as a fad or fringe movement, alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component of mainstream health care, including dentistry. But patients need to use caution when using any alternative, “natural” treatments, … Continue reading

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Protecting Teeth with Mouth Guards

Football season is almost here! And, it is always a good time to talk about mouth guards and how important they are in protecting teeth. A mouth guard is a flexible appliance that is worn in athletic and recreational activities … Continue reading

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Why is Oral Health Important to Men?

Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most common … Continue reading

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Oral Warning Signs Can Indicate Serious Medical Conditions

Regular dental exams not only help to decrease a patient’s risk of oral diseases, such as cavities and periodontal (gum) disease, but they may also help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions. Dentists are able to assess a patient’s … Continue reading

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Soda Attack: Soft Drinks, Iced Tea Hurt Hard Enamel

As summer temperatures rise so will people’s thirst. Unfortunately, many people will grab a pop or iced tea instead of water. It isn’t just cola’s empty calories – about 150 per 12-ounce can – you should worry about. Many of … Continue reading

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What is a Composite Resin (White Filling)?

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. How is a composite … Continue reading

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Immediate Dentures

Have you thought of getting dentures? You may want to consider getting an immediate denture, one that is placed immediately after having the remaining upper and or lower teeth removed.  This technique gives you the big advantage of allowing you … Continue reading

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More Questions About Dental Implants

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but this is not the case for everyone.  Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Maybe you have considered dental implants and … Continue reading

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year? The five-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64%. But when cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health … Continue reading

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A Taste of Local Music – “Music for the Mission”

The committee working on “Music for the Mission” is finalizing plans for their event that will be held at the State Theatre in Uniontown on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. The event, presented by the Cecchini Advanced Center for … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Dentures Slip

Do you regularly face the embarrassment of dentures that slip?  If so, perhaps it is time to consider implant supported dentures. Regular dentures tend to be less stable in the lower jaw; therefore, implant-supported dentures usually are made for the … Continue reading

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Teeth Whitening – What you Need to Know

According to a survey done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening treatments are the number one requested cosmetic dental procedures. The national survey also found: • Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social … Continue reading

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