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Deep Cleanings for Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

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Keeping your smile healthy and attractive starts with prevention. If you brush, floss, and visit the dentist for your semi-annual dental cleanings, you may never have to worry about developing gum disease.

But your life is busy, and it’s all too easy to let dentistry fall to the bottom of your to-do list. A few missed appointments and an at-home hygiene routine that gets a little too relaxed can quickly undo all your efforts, and you may find yourself facing gum disease.

Gum Disease 101

Gum disease develops in two stages:

Gingivitis

This is the earliest and mildest stage of gum disease. Bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that isn’t removed with correct brushing or professional cleanings ...

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Should You Try to Clean Your Own Teeth with Pro Tools? (Hint – NO!)

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The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly visits to your dentist for exams and professional cleanings. This interval allows your dentist to periodically check your teeth and gums to stay ahead of decay and periodontal disease.

It doesn’t seem like a huge time commitment – we’re talking a couple of hours every year. But if you fear dental visits, those couple hours a year are a couple of hours too many. You know you should take better care of your teeth, so you may be tempted to take matters into your own hands, which is not a good idea.

DIY Dental Hygiene Kits

Recently, a popular coupon site promoted a ‘dental hygiene kit’ to ...

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These Sticky Treats Could Cause Your Crown to Come Loose!

You know that you should eat nutritious foods that support your general health and avoid foods that compromise your oral health, like candy. But every once in a while, your sweet tooth rears its ugly head, and you find yourself reaching for that candy bar.

Chewy Treats to Avoid

There is no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a sweet occasionally as long as you remember to brush afterward. But some chewy candies will loosen or damage a dental crown or bridge and send you heading to the dentist for an emergency visit.

These are the treats you want to avoid like the plague, and you probably already have a good idea ...

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5 Ways We Help Our Patients Feel Comfortable in Our Office

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Dental anxiety is a more common problem than you might think. Millions of people avoid scheduled dental visits each year, which results in neglect and poor oral health.

But not everyone who avoids dental visits is anxious; some people don’t like the smells or sounds of a dental office while still others dread injections. If we want you to be proactive with your dental care, we must find ways to remove these barriers and make each of your visits comfortable and stress-free.

At Atlantis Dental Care, we have many ways to ensure that you can relax and get the critical care you need.

  • Supportive professionals – Anyone involved in dentistry knows that anxiety ...

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Improve Your Nutrition for Your Best Oral Health

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Your dentist or hygienist may have explained the importance of proper nutrition to support good oral health. You know that one thing you must avoid is sugar, but that’s only part of the picture.

Every day we learn more about the effect that oral health has on the body, it’s clear that there’s a lot more involved with a healthy diet than avoiding sugar. It’s also critical to understand all the pieces that make up a picture of “good nutrition” so you can make appropriate choices.

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Bacteria that lead to decay prefer sucrose, which is found in table sugar, honey, and corn syrup. But fructose, lactose, and glucose all ...

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3 Reasons We Might Recommend a Crown

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Dental crowns, also called “caps,” are one of the most versatile restorations available. Crowns have been successfully used for decades to protect damaged or decayed teeth. Today, with the availability of esthetic materials like porcelain, crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as changing the shape of a tooth. 

Your dentist may recommend a crown for any one of a number of reasons, but here are the 3 most common uses for dental crowns:

  • Protect a damaged tooth – Sometimes, a tooth is so damaged that a simple filling isn’t enough to do the job. In this case, your dentist would recommend a crown provide protection and restore your ...

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3 Ways Dental Bridges Can Improve Your Life

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Tooth loss for any reason can be a devastating event. Whether you have suffered a sports-related injury or your tooth loss is due to poor oral health, replacing the lost tooth as quickly as possible is essential.

What Dental Bridges Do

Dental bridges are a time-tested method for tooth replacement and work well for many people. A bridge is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth so you can eat, speak, and smile confidently again. It takes only two or three visits to complete the entire process, and the result is a healthier, more attractive smile.

How a Bridge Can Improve Your Life

Aside from restoring your oral health, there ...

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