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Gingivitis

 Q: Is gingivitis something to be concerned about? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE Yes. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. It is reversible, but if neglected it can lead to periodontitis and consequently, loss of teeth. Gingivitis not only is controllable, it is preventable. The culprit is plaque, the colorless, sticky film that […]

Dental Implants Versus Dentures

  Q: : I wear dentures and have found it to be a daily struggle. My dentist has suggested dental implants, but I am wary.  Could dental implants really improve my situation? ANSWERED by DR.ADAM LALONDE The Academy of General Dentistry reports that implants have quickly become the treatment of choice for some patients who […]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Q: What is baby bottle tooth decay? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. Every time a child consumes a sugary liquid, acid attacks […]

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What to Do About Bad Breath

Q: I have a problem with bad breath. Is there anything I can do about this, other than daily brushing and flossing? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. Certain foods, tobacco products, & medical disorders like chronic bronchitis can cause bad breath, but in […]

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Dental Decay and What Causes It

Q:  What factors increase your risk for dental decay? ANSWERED by DR. GRAYSON SELLERS Before answering your question, I like to remind all my patients that you don’t have to be a kid to get cavities.  In fact, the average adult develops about 1 cavity per year. Factors that increase your risk for dental decay […]

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All About Dental Implants

Q:  What are dental implants? A dental implant is an artificial tooth  that is surgically anchored to your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss […]

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Why Are Your Gums Receding?

Q: Why do my gums seem to be receding? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE: Many people brush too hard or use too hard of a toothbrush, yet a “soft” toothbrush actually cleans best. Vigorous brushing is not necessary, in fact, it can be harmful. After years of hard brushing, erosion of the enamel and gums […]

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Regular Dental Visits Can Help Prevent Oral Disease Before It Starts

Q: Why do I need to see my dentist every six months to maintain my oral health? ANSWERED by DR. GRAYSON SELLERS: Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases can have a significant impact on quality of life. Many reports indicate a relationship between periodontal (gum) […]

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Not All Dentures Are Created Equally

Q: Right now, I feel terrible about myself because I hate my dentures.  It seems like they were made for somebody else. Are all dentures alike? ANSWERED by DR. ADAM LALONDE: You’ve touched upon a common myth in the world of denture-making.  The answer is “no.”  A denture should be custom-designed for each individual.  Since […]

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Dealing with “Dry Mouth”

Q: How do I know if I have a condition called ‘dry mouth?’ ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE: Everyone’s mouth feels dry from time to time, but if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it may indicate that you have a problem with saliva production called Xerostomia or dry mouth. […]

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