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The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Pediatric Dentistry | 0 comments

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

What can pediatric dentistry offer that general dentistry cannot? Some dentists are specifically trained to treat different age groups and/or conditions.  Others specialize in root canals (endodontics), family dentistry or more. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized form of dentistry that involves extra training and certification beyond general dentistry. These dentists are schooled in child psychology and receive training for performing dental work on children and even infants. Find out why family and pediatric dentistry is very important for...

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What’s A Dental Hygienist?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in dental exams, teeth cleanings | 0 comments

What’s A Dental Hygienist?

If you have been to a dental office, then you have received dental assistance from both the dentist and other professionals in the office. Those other professionals are dental hygienists and they play a vital role in helping the dentist keep your mouth healthy. They have specific training, as well as tasks that they perform during dental cleanings, exams and even more major dental procedures. Learn what a dental hygienist is and what role they play in your dental health!   Experience In a Dental Office If you’ve been to a dental office...

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Are You Brushing and Flossing Correctly?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in brushing and flossing | 0 comments

Are You Brushing and Flossing Correctly?

Did you know that there are proper ways you should be brushing and flossing your teeth? There are also various types of toothbrushes, toothpastes and dental products that are designed to fit specific mouth sizes, dental needs and more. Brushing and flossing correctly involves knowing proper technique as well as how often you need to do it, why, and the effect those habits have on your dental health. Let us help you learn the proper technique and additional tips for brushing and flossing correctly!   Oral Hygiene Habits Did you know that...

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Improve Your Oral Health This Year

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in dental health, healthy teeth, oral care | 0 comments

Improve Your Oral Health This Year

Summertime is fast approaching. Many people made worthy resolutions and goals at the start of the year, and diet and exercise often top that list. However, having better oral health should also be a main goal for people. Why? Studies show that more than ½ of all American children and adults have tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. Almost all of those oral problems can be avoided with simple, effective oral hygiene habits. Find out why people should be more concerned about their oral health and what small measures you can...

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Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in wisdom teeth | 0 comments

Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Adults have 32 permanent teeth compared to a child’s 20 teeth. These teeth come in starting around age 7 or 8. However, the last 4 adult teeth—the wisdom teeth—don’t generally come in until a person is between 17 and 21. These are teeth that don’t have many functions in modern times, which is why the majority of people have the wisdom teeth removed. Not removing those 4 teeth could result in teeth crowding, tooth decay and other oral health problems. Learn more about why the wisdom teeth need to be removed and how this process works. Your...

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Facts About Adult Tooth Decay

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in dental health, tooth decay | 0 comments

Facts About Adult Tooth Decay

Cavities are something that most children get when they are younger. Children have a high tendency for tooth decay, but you might be surprised to find that adults get cavities just as much, if not more. Studies show that many adults don’t brush or floss their teeth each day. Some don’t even remember the last time they flossed and only about 65% of adults even see a dentist each year. These are just a few of the reasons that tooth decay is so prevalent in adults. Find out why adults get tooth decay so often and the simple habits that could rid...

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Risk Factors for Oral Health Problems

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Risk Factors for Oral Health Problems

How do you know if you have problems with your teeth and gums? Tooth decay is a tricky condition, because cavities often start out small and are undetectable unless you are visiting a dentist regularly. When you do start to show problems such as pain, intense sensitivity and more, the problem is likely already severe. Many people don’t know the signs to look for to detect gum or teeth problems. Spot the signs of developing oral health conditions, and know what habits put you at risk for those problems!   Oral Health Problems Did you know...

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What’s a Gum Graft?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in dental health, gum disease, oral care, periodontal disease, pregnancy gingivitis | 0 comments

What’s a Gum Graft?

When do gum grafts become necessary? Gum recession is a common dental problem affecting 4% to 12% of adults. The problem with gum recession is the process is gradual and usually painless. You don’t realize you have a problem until it has reached an advanced stage. To restore the tooth’s health, and to prevent further dental damage, a gum tissue graft may be needed.   What Is Gum Recession? Gum health and tooth health go hand-in-hand if you want a healthy mouth free of disease. If you are not brushing, flossing and following other oral...

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How Dental Services Improve Your Sleep

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in mouth guards, mouthguards | 0 comments

How Dental Services Improve Your Sleep

One out of five adults in the U.S. have, at least, mild obstructive sleep apnea that necessitates sleep apnea therapy. Dentists can successfully diagnose and treat patients with sleep apnea therapy, helping them get the much-needed sleep they deserve. Pioneer Hills Dental provides custom dental devices that comfortably keep your airways open as you sleep, so you can avoid using a machine or having to undergo surgery.   Good Sleep for Better Health Have you ever thought about the fact that you spend about 1/3rd of your life sleeping? You...

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Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Dental implants, dentures | 0 comments

Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Are you missing teeth and trying to decide if you should do something about it? Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue, but a health issue as well. Missing teeth expose your mouth to real risks that you may not be aware of. Learn about your options and improve your health.   What Do I Risk with Missing Teeth? You may think that missing teeth only hurt your smile’s appearance, but they can significantly hurt your oral health and overall health too. Sadly, missing more than just one tooth is very common in most countries around...

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