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General Dentistry News

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...

Dental Injections

Fear the Dental Needle No More! Injections are now Pain Free Unfortunately, “fear of the needle” sometimes precludes patients from dental examinations, cleanings, and other necessary treatments.  This fear in most cases is developed from hear-say, cartoons, comedians, friends, and even family.  A person is not born to fear the...

Preventative Dentistry News

Dry Mouth, Decay and Flossing

Dental Floss

Floss Prevents Decay How Important is use of Floss to Your Teeth? Flossing your teeth is a very important and necessary adjunct to the toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste in the quest for a clean and healthy mouth, as well as preventive dentistry.  Proper flossing prevents decay, gum disease, bone loss, and bad...

Preventive Oral Health Professional

Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist A registered dental hygienist (RDH) is one of the more respected as well as one of the more personally satisfying professions available. In most cases, the dental hygienist is the only person, other than the dentist, qualified to legally perform certain procedures in the dental office. Dental...

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...