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Bony Knots in Mouth

Torus Palatinus, Torus Mandibularis, Exostosis  (Bony Knots) Do Bony Knots Have to be Removed? According to Google, a torus palatinus is a bony knot or protrusion located in the mid line of the palate.  A torus is more common on the palate than on the lower jaw or mandible where it...

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are available in two categories, fixed (permanently cemented) and removable.  In this article we will be discussing removable partial dentures which gain their name because they can easily be inserted and removed by the patient. Removable partial dentures are utilized when some, but not all, of the teeth...

Preventative Dentistry News

Oral Cancer Exam

Oral Cancer Exam

Dental Oral Cancer Exam How, When, and Where Do I Get Checked for Oral Cancer? Without a doubt, the best time and place to get an oral cancer exam is at your routine dental check up and cleaning appointment.  It only takes a couple of minutes.  Your dentist will depress...

Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry

Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry

 Good Oral Hygiene is Preventive Dentistry Daily Removal of Bacterial Plaque is Preventive Dentistry (Good Oral Hygiene) The most powerful and predictable means of preventing tooth decay, inflamed gums, and bone loss is a daily regimen of proper brushing and flossing to remove bacterial plaque and food debris. This process also stimulates...

Other Dentistry News

Invisalign

Invisalign Braces

Removable Dental Braces Clear Braces for Orthodontics Invisalign is a trademarked term which to the general public means “clear braces” or “invisable braces” utilized for straightening teeth. This treatment is used by orthodontists and general dentists for the less complicated cases. The Invisalign Braces process involves the use of approximately 12 to...

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures Dentures, or false teeth, refer to the prosthetic replacement of all the teeth on one or both arches.  They are most often spoken of as full or complete dentures as opposed to partial dentures which are used to replace only a few missing teeth.  For this article, we are only discussing full dentures replacing...