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Dental Crown Frequently Asked Questions

A dental crown is one of the most common dental restorations we provide. Odds are high that you have a crown or you will get a crown at some point in your life. So, we thought we'd answer a few questions about dental crowns. Dental Crown FAQs What is a dental crown? A crown is an artificial tooth-like structure, made...
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Start Your Children Off With Good Dental Habits

One of the first things parents with young children start to worry about is how to teach them proper oral hygiene. Teaching good dental habits at an early age helps prevent tooth decay and establishes oral health habits that will last a lifetime. Learning how to protect their teeth at a very young age gives children a good foundation to...
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What is an Abscessed Tooth and How is it Treated?

When a bacterial infection develops around the root of a tooth, it can cause a pocket of pus to form. This is commonly known as an abscessed tooth. A dental abscess often results in a swollen, painful area in the gums near the infected tooth. Abscessed Tooth Symptoms What does the start of a tooth abscess feel like? The first...
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Mercury-Free Dentistry: Is It Right for You?

Mercury-free dentistry involves using white or clear composite resin to fill cavities or removing mercury-based fillings and replacing them with resin. Several studies have shown that the mercury amalgam that has been used for several decades to fill teeth may actually be causing health issues. With health concerns in mind, many dentists have turned to more holistic methods of filling teeth....
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How to Know When to Get Dentures

The American College of Prosthodontics reports that "36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth." In the next 20 years, these numbers are expected to grow.  Dentures are sometimes the best option for patients with missing teeth whose jaw bone will not support implants. Fortunately for our...
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8 Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

For many people, going to the dentist is the last thing they want to do. We find excuse after excuse to put off visiting the dentist because of the potential discomfort we may experience. But procrastination can cause serious medical issues. Focusing on the long-term health benefits of regularly visiting your local dentist in Palm Bay FL can be the motivation you...