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Aug 26 2019
Central Avenue Dental | Root Canal

Dental Symptoms of a Tooth Infection

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What is an infected tooth? An infected tooth is one in which bacteria has infiltrated beneath the surface and started to proliferate within the tooth. Bacteria colonize the pulp, soft tissue within the tooth that supplies blood. Ultimately, the infection can threaten the nerve and spread far beyond the tooth. Inflammation and pain in and […]

Nov 9 2018

Are Veneers Safe?

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Many people turn to veneers to get the smile they want, but if you’re considering this type of cosmetic dentistry treatment, you may wonder exactly how they work and whether they’re safe. What Are Veneers? Veneers are very thin shells of tooth-colored materials – like porcelain or composite resin – that cover the front surface […]

Oct 15 2018
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What Happens When You Grind Your Teeth

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Grinding your teeth may seem like a harmless habit, but it can actually cause annoying symptoms as well as serious dental issues. What Causes Teeth Grinding? Sometimes the cause of teeth grinding (which is also called bruxism) can’t be determined. In other cases, however, it may be related to one or more of the following: […]

Sep 13 2018

Myths About Invisalign

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Braces are commonly associated with metal brackets and wires, but Invisalign can help correct teeth and bite issues without many of the negatives associated with traditional braces. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a treatment that utilizes a series of custom-made aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time They’re designed according to a unique, digital […]

Aug 17 2018
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Botox & Dentistry

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Botox is most commonly known as a cosmetic treatment that helps give the skin a healthier and more youthful appearance. When used in cosmetic care, it temporarily reduces movement of small muscles in the face that tend to deepen lines and wrinkles. Some people have even reported other benefits to the use of Botox. Many […]

Jun 13 2018
Root Canal

When Is A Root Canal Necessary?

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What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a special procedure used to treat a severely infected tooth. It effectively preserves a tooth that has succumbed to infection or soon will. Although the treated tooth is no longer living, the root canal procedure allows you to maintain it and the chewing ability it provides. […]

May 16 2018
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What Are Dental Implants?

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When you have a missing tooth, especially in a noticeable area, it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. You might feel reluctant about talking to others or smiling. Having missing teeth can also make it harder for you to speak or chew food. Dental implants provide a way for you to replace missing […]

Dec 29 2017
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Keeping Your Teeth Clean this Holiday Season

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The holidays are a culinary delight where parties and family get-togethers constantly offer you something tasty to eat. When you’re enjoying face-time with all your favorite people – and some of your favorite dishes – don’t forget about dental hygiene. It’s easy to overlook tooth and gum care in the festive (and hectic!) winter holidays. […]

Dec 26 2017
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What Causes White Spots on Teeth?

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What are those white spots on your teeth? They could be harmless or a sign that you need to see a dentist to have them checked. Find out more about what causes these white spots to appear and what you can do about them. Causes of White Spots You can develop white spots on your […]

Nov 16 2017
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How Bad is Coffee for My Teeth?

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Brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly are the three pillars of dental health most people are familiar with. While all of these are essential, it’s important to recognize that your diet can have a very substantial impact on your teeth as well. What Does Coffee Do to Your Teeth? There are two main ways […]


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