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Nervous about Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction? Learn What To Expect

Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary teeth and most adults have them extracted due to impaction, infection, or crowding. While not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, those that do have them taken out typically do it in their late teens or early twenties. At Summit Family and Cosmetic Dentistry,…
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Is There A Connection Between The Gums and The Heart?

Your entire body is connected, which includes your oral and overall health. It might surprise you but there is actually a direct connection between your gums and your heart. That means that taking good care of your teeth and gums is important for keeping your heart healthy. Dr. López is…
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Achieving Your Dream Smile In A Day With CEREC

No one wants to live with damaged teeth longer than they have to. After dental work or due to an accident, cracked or broken teeth can cause risks to your health and be a blemish on your smile. Crowns can take two or more visits and weeks to put in…
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Stay Cavity Free this Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween? With just a week left before a flood of trick-or-treaters descend on your doorstep, we’re heading into crunch time. Getting the last few touches up on front-yard decorations and making the last few adjustments to your costume can quickly absorb any free time you have…
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Health Smiles Start with a Healthy Diet

We’re all are familiar with the phrase “you are what you eat.” But did you know your diet can impact the health of your entire smile? Recent studies published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology add greater support to the theory that there’s a strong relationship between diet and…
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The History of Dental Implants

Modern dental implants are among the most innovative tooth replacement options available. Reliable, versatile, and permanent, it’s no wonder that that a diverse group of patients is opting for dental implants or implant-supported bridges/dentures. However, many are surprised to learn that implant dentistry is not unique to the 19th century.…
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Dental Signals You Should Never Ignore

Too often, serious dental conditions go unnoticed. Not only does this force patients to experience serious dental pain for longer than necessary, it also requires much more invasive care in order to restore our patients’ smiles to optimal health. If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, be sure to…
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Do-It-Yourself Orthodontia May Do More Harm Than Good

Many consider the emergence of the Internet and The Information Age a largely good thing, and it is — for the most part. U.S. adults may have access to endless information, but it is also important for users to assess and process what’s out there, knowing that sources may be…
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Two Common Myths About Dental And Oral Care

When is the best time to find a dentist? The answer is right away — and for a multitude of different reasons. First and foremost, the state of American dental and oral health is not good, and it’s not going to get any better unless people of all ages make…
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Is Drinking Fruit Juice Bad for Your Teeth? The Answer May Surprise You

It’s commonly known that sugary drinks like soda and sports drinks are some of the biggest causes of tooth decay and gum disease, two things that sometimes require emergency dental treatment or a cosmetic dentistry procedure. And when tooth decay is the top chronic childhood disease in the world, avoiding…
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