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  • Abscess

    A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that starts as a tooth infection or a cavity. Bacteria from a cavity can extend into the gums, the cheek, the throat, beneath the tongue, or even into the jaw or facial bones. Pus collects at the site of the infection and […]

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  • Checkups/Examinations

    Dental checkups are the best way to make sure your gums and teeth stay healthy. During your check up, your dentist will look for early signs of oral cancer and many other diseases. Your dentist will also look for gum disease, cavities, eroded fillings, tooth fractures, and oral infections. A check up can include some […]

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  • Healthy Mouth/Healthy Body

    We have long associated oral health with tooth decay and gum disease. There is now growing evidence that the state of our oral health may be linked to other health conditions such as premature and low birth weight babies, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes. Researchers believe that the build-up of oral bacteria through poor […]

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  • Oral Cancer

    What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer is the eighth most common form of cancer. Oral cancer can be fatal. Oral cancer is more common in males over 40 years of age. Know the Signs and Symptoms: Sores on the face, neck or mouth that do not heal within two weeks. Swellings, lumps or bumps on […]

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  • Xrays

    Dental x-rays provide a picture of what’s happening in areas we normally cannot see. Early cavities, impacted wisdom teeth, abscesses and bone loss from gum disease are all things that dental x-rays can show. X-rays are safe. Your dentist will only take x-rays if there is a need for them. When you have a dental […]

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