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  • Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

    You Can Have Dental Implants
    Upon hearing about dental implants in their treatment plans, many patients quickly dismiss the possibility of having their teeth restored with implants because they are convinced that they can’t have implants due to a medical condition or their age. The good news is that there are only a very few medical conditions that would prevent a patient from having dental implants placed, and when it comes to dental implant treatment, age isn’t a restricting factor.
    Medical Conditions and Dental Implants
    Many people in today’s society are being treated for common conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, anxiety and depression. ....

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  • How to Properly Brush & Floss

    Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene. Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable. Proper brushing and flossing can enhance the health of the mouth, make the smile sparkle, and prevent serious diseases. Reasons why proper brushing and flossing are essential:
    Prevention of tooth decay
    – Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, and its treatment often requires complex dental procedures. Tooth decay occurs when the acids found in plaque erode the natural enamel found on the teeth. This phenomenon can easily be prevented by using proper home hygiene ....

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  • Dental Anxiety and Fear

    The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety. Many people visualize a drill-wielding man in a white coat just waiting to cause pain and remove teeth. The reality, however, is very different. The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice. The staff at the practice will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments. Recent technological advancements have meant that in many cases, dentists are able to replace noisy drills with painless laser beams. There are also a wide variety of safe anesthetics available to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety during ....

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  • Mouth - Body Connection

    Research studies have shown that there is a strong association between periodontal disease and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications and respiratory disease. Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gum tissue, periodontal infection below the gum line and a presence of disease-causing bacteria in the oral region. Halting the progression of periodontal disease and maintaining excellent standards of oral hygiene will not only reduce the risk of gum disease and bone loss, but also reduce the chances of developing other serious illnesses.
    Common cofactors associated with periodontal disease:

    A research study has ....

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  • Why Straighten Teeth?

    Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth. In addition, a straight smile boosts confidence, is aesthetically pleasing to look at, and can help stave off a wide variety of dental ailments. There are several types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. Each of these alignment problems negatively impacts the functionality and cosmetic appearance of the teeth. Here is a brief overview of some of the main disorders associated with crooked teeth: Periodontitis
    – Periodontitis or gum disease begins with a bacterial infection. The bacterial infection is caused by inadequate oral hygiene. ....

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  • Can I get Dental Implants?

    Can I have Dental Implants? A short and simple answer, Probably! A big percentage of population qualify to have dental implants, dental implants come in different sizes and dimensions to accommodate the different bone types. To determine if you qualify or if it is the best option for you, schedule a FREE
    Dental Implant Consult with Dr. Faris, you will get all your questions answered and more information regarding the steps and nature of the procedure, in this consult you will also get a FREE
    3D CT scan to evaluate your bone for best treatment planning. Call our office at 858 566 5050 ....

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  • Missing Teeth Options - Learn Them Before Making the Decision

    With any missing teeth problem , patients need to know all the available options so that they can make his/her best informed decision of what they want to have. Depending on the location and the number of the missing teeth, options could be: -FIXED BRIDGES:
    it’s done by using the existing teeth next to the space. usually to replace 1-2 missing teeth, they can be done if teeth next to the space are healthy teeth with strong roots and stable condition. -REMOVABLE DENTURES:
    either partial or complete, these are dentures made of metal and/or acrylic to replace some or all missing teeth, they have extensions that go over the gums and could in a lot of cases cover the roof of the ....

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  • Advantages of Implants

    Advantages are so many for Dental Implants: 1- DENTAL IMPLANTS WILL KEEP YOUR FACE DIMENSIONS!
    Yes that is right, have you ever seen elderly people that have their face look collapsed? This is the result of them missing their teeth. Let me explain more, the ONLY things that can keep the jaw bones are TEETH and DENTAL IMPLANTS. Jaw bones exist for the sole purpose of holding the teeth, after teeth are lost, bone will start to shrink and eventually lose its height leading to the face losing its height and dimensions. But if lost teeth are replaced with dental implants then it will act exactly like natural teeth keeping the bone in place and maintaining the same face height and shape. ....

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