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Monthly Archives: July

Occlusal Guards

Occlusal Guards In order to protect teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching at night, My Plantation Dentist may suggest an occlusal guard, also known as a night guard. This dental device fits over the teeth and creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing wear on the tooth enamel. Different guards

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The Latest Technology for the Early Detection of Oral Cancer

The Latest Technology for the Early Detection of Oral Cancer Nearly fifty thousand Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and it will kill approximately one person every hour. The rate of death for oral cancer is even higher than that of other cancers including cervical, testes, thyroid, and endocrine among others. Therefore,

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Do You Recognize These 3 Common Bad Dental Habits?

Our mouth and teeth play important roles in our bodies and serve vital functions. Not only do they help us tear and chew our food, but they aid digestion, help support our facial shape, and play a large part in our speech and in our overall health. However, there are some functions that teeth shouldn’t

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What is a Dental Abscess?

Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. When the teeth and gums aren’t properly cleaned through regular brushing and flossing, the bacteria form a sticky film on the teeth called plaque that produces acids, which can damage teeth and gums and result in tooth decay or gum disease. When left untreated, a bacterial infection can occur

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