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Laser Dentistry for Cold Sores

Laser Dentistry to Treat Cold Sores

Best Treatment Option for Cold Sores If you have ever had a cold sore, you know they are a big pain in the rear and always appear when there is an event or function in the near future. With our diode laser, we can laser the area of the lesion at any time. However, if you make an appointment with…
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Top Sports That Should Always Use a Mouth Guard

Play Hard, But Protect Those Teeth Using a Mouth Guard Athletic guards or mouth guards are tremendously advantageous for athletes of any age to wear during sporting events. The top sports where you should ALWAYS wear a mouth guard are: Football Hockey Rugby Soccer Basketball Softball/Baseball Volleyball Athletes take elbows, shoulders, balls and athletic equipment to the face and mouth…
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Strategies to Quit Tobacco

Kick Your Tobacco Habit to the Curb Quitting smoking or chewing can be some of the most difficult habits to overcome. Most people are addicted to the nicotine as well as dependent on the habit during certain situations: high stress, boredom, nervousness, certain times of day, etc.. Smoking and chewing habits tend to be very different. Chewing, whether it be…
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When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Parents often wonder when they should bring their child in for their first dental visit. I recommend around the age of one is a great time to schedule your child’s first dental visit, a well-baby check. Start Oral Hygiene Early I always say “a decayed tooth is a rotten reason for a child’s first visit to the dentist.” Oral hygiene…
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Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth There are many factors that go into the replacing a missing tooth or teeth. How many teeth need to be replaced; does the patient need a fixed or removable solution for the missing teeth; is replacing the missing teeth cosmetic or functional? To replace missing teeth there are three main options a dentist can use…
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Causes and Treatments for Dry Mouth

One in four people are affected by Dry Mouth. That is 25 percent of the population! Dry mouth, or “cottonmouth” as it is commonly nicknamed, occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva. There are three main categories of patients who experience dry mouth: Patients who are on multiple prescription drugs (Polypharmacy) Cancer patients Patients who have Sjogren’s Syndrome In…
Sensitive Teeth

Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

Alleviating Tooth Sensitivity People often struggle with sensitive teeth. The sensitivity can be triggered by drinking cold liquids, eating certain foods, or just because. There are many reasons and causes for sensitive teeth ranging anywhere from tooth decay, misaligned teeth (maloclussion), or even gum recession. Gum Recession and Sensitive Teeth Gum recession is when your gum tissues no longer cover…
Surprising Mouth Facts

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mouth

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mouth Your mouth. You probably take it for granted. All that chewing and talking and expressing are just part of your everyday, but your mouth is actually an incredibly complex environment. Here are five things you probably did not know about the wonders of your mouth. Read up and you can use these…
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The Importance of Dental Health During and After Pregnancy

In this blog post about the importance of dental care during and after pregnancy, Dr. Summer Kleidosty teamed up with Reno OBGYN, Dr. Rafaela Hernandez to bring you complete information on this critical topic for expectant mothers. Pregnancy and Oral Health You’ve taken your prenatal vitamins, gotten all your bloodwork, and been diligent with your OB doctor visits, but have…
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Common Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease? For many, the first signs of Periodontal Disease (more commonly know as Gum Disease) are bad breath and bleeding gums. Often bleeding gums is seen as commonplace, however it is anything but. If any part of your body starts bleeding on contact, you should be concerned. Bleeding gums are a sign…

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