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High Blood Pressure and Dental Procedures

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, comes in three varieties. The first is the most common, chronic. Those with chronic hypertension have higher-than-average blood pressure most of the time. Acute hypertension refers to temporary, but very high, hypertension. White-coat hypertension is the name given to patients who only seem…
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Baby Teeth and Dental Ankylosis

Dental ankylosis is a condition in which teeth fuse directly to the jaw bone. It’s extremely rare, but it can happen when baby teeth are erupting or certain types of injury. Typically, there is a ligament between tooth and bone that prevents dental ankylosis. When the ligament is gone or…
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Cost?

Dental care products are a multi-billion dollar industry. Now that electric toothbrushes are widely available, you may be wondering if they are actually superior to manual toothbrushes. What has scientific merit and what is all marketing? The marketing directors at electric toothbrush companies are happy to report electric toothbrushes performed…
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February 19, 2021
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Types of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to treat cavities which, as the name implies, are small holes in the center of your tooth that cause pain when left untreated. Dentists use several different types of materials to fill cavities. The oldest remedies involve metals. Newer approaches include tooth-colored plastics. In this article,…
Peak Family Dental Care
January 26, 2021
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Teeth Movement and Treatment

You can’t see them moving around, but teeth do move in your mouth. This process is quite natural. Your teeth move when your age and your jaw gets larger and changes shape. Repetitive stress from eating or teeth grinding can cause your teeth to move. Gum disease is another reason…
Peak Family Dental Care
January 19, 2021

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