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Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?

To the patient, a dentist may be a dentist. However, an oral surgeon is a specialized dentist who has completed the required four years of general dentistry training as well as four additional years of surgical residency in a hospital. These dentists are called oral surgeons and they specialize in advanced dentistry procedures that may require surgery, such as: Broken…

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Uncover the Truth About Root Canal Treatment

Are you hesitant about seeing a dentist when you have a very painful tooth because you fear you will need a root canal? There is nothing to fear. A root canal does not hurt; it’s not the dreaded procedure it was when your grandparents had one. The treatment will end the intense pain you’re feeling and you will only experience…

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What to Expect With a Tooth Extraction

Fear of the dentist’s office is so common that there are two words to describe it: dentophobia and odontophobia. They both mean the same thing, which is an extreme or irrational fear of the dentist’s office. To the dental patient, however, the fear is anything but irrational, and it’s understandable even to those who have no such fear. A dental…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

If you have ever experienced a painful or uncomfortable reaction to hot or cold food or when biting down on something, you already know the primary symptom of sensitive teeth. This condition is estimated to affect more than 12 percent of adults in the United States. In general, the cause of tooth sensitivity is related to the condition of the…

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Cavity Prevention Advice for Everyone

You may think of cavities as a problem that only children have. In fact, cavities can affect anyone who has teeth. This includes toddlers, senior citizens and everyone in between. Your dentist can often provide you with advice on the right way to brush, floss, and care for your teeth. By working with an affordable dentist in South Hampton Roads, you can…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

Dark and discolored teeth can affect a person’s confidence levels. Find out about the steps you can take to make your smile whiter and your outlook on life brighter by reading the complete article. What Causes Stained Teeth? There are many possible culprits when it comes stained or discolored teeth. Aging is one such culprit. As we grow older, the…

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Why Flossing Is A Must, Not A Maybe

Everyone should have been taught the importance of brushing their teeth two times each day at a minimum. However, dental experts now want to make it very clear that twice-daily brushing isn’t enough. We need to floss at least once each day, preferably before bedtime, if we’re to have optimal oral health. After eating or drinking, a sticky film forms…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Everyone wants the gleaming white smile that they see in advertisements and on television, but there’s more to maintaining a beautiful smile than just veneers or tooth whitening. Unless you have a program of good oral hygiene, even the whitest teeth can develop disease and decay. Learning about gum disease and how to avoid gingivitis can help you maintain your…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Why would you need a refresher course on brushing and flossing? You’ve been taking care of your teeth since you were a child. Unfortunately, children don’t always develop the proper brushing skills or they tend to slack off when they’re tired or busy doing other things. A national health study found up to half of all young children lied to…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re self-conscious about your smile because your teeth are misaligned or crooked, then the Invisalign system of aligner trays can provide you with the beautifully straight and even teeth that you want. A beautiful smile will increase your self-confidence and enhance your self-esteem, so call us today to learn more about this innovative system of braces. How Does the…

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