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The 3 Most Common Oral Health Problems (& How to Prevent Them!)

September 24, 2020

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Dentist in Greater Heights conducting examination

Did you know that over 40% of adults felt pain in their mouth within the last year? Plus, 42% of Americans don’t visit the dentist as often as they should, 32% say they never floss, and 75% don’t replace their toothbrush every quarter! Unfortunately, poor dental habits like these are the reason that preventable oral health problems are rampant. Therefore, a dentist in Greater Heights is sharing the three most common ones and seven prevention tactics every patient should know.


Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

July 16, 2020

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Woman experiencing a toothache

Did you know that roughly 48% of Americans experience anxiety around visiting the dentist? Plus, an additional 20% of adults put off going to the dentist out of fear of the procedure. Unfortunately, this can wreak havoc on your teeth and overall oral health. In fact, it can even be fatal if the infection or harmful bacteria spreads to other areas of your body. Therefore, your dentist in Greater Heights is sharing common signs of a toothache, symptoms of the infection spreading, and when you should schedule an emergency visit.


Staying Safe: 5 Concerns of Patients Who Are At-Risk for COVID-19

May 14, 2020

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At-risk patient being treated by emergency dentist in Greater Heights

You’ve been doing your absolute best to stay at home and quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re considered to be someone who is at risk for the virus and don’t want to take any chances. These times are stressful for everyone, but especially for those of the population who are at a higher risk of having severe symptoms from the virus. If you are one of those people and have questions about how best to avoid getting sick, you are far from alone. Your emergency dentist in Greater Heights is here to answer five of the most common questions about being at-risk for COVID-19.     


Why Type of Sedation Dentistry is Right for Me?

November 13, 2019

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woman comfortable at dentistSedation dentistry is a great way to make your dental experience easier and more comfortable. Whether you need an invasive procedure, multiple treatments, or you suffer from dental-related phobias, your sedation dentist in Greater Heights can help you sit back and relax. Contrary to what you may have heard, there is more than 1 type of sedation available, but which is right for you? Your dentist will determine the sedative that best meets your needs.


My Dental Implant Feels Loose – What Should I Do About It?

September 15, 2019

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older woman smiling with gorgeous teeth

More and more people are realizing that ignoring missing teeth isn’t a good idea. That’s because it can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting, which can contribute to accelerated bacteria accumulation. Another problem that can arise is jawbone degeneration, a serious issue that can lead to further tooth loss. Thankfully, with the placement of dental implants, patients can now have their oral health, functionality and appearance restored to normal. Although the procedure has a 95% success rate, it’s still possible for the implant to fail, a warning sign of which can be a loose fitting. To find out what can be done about this, continue reading!


Can Smoking Cause My Dental Implants to Fail?

August 10, 2019

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dental implantDental implants are the most predictable and reliable solution to treat tooth loss. Research proves they have over a 95% 10-year success rate when you take the time to maintain your oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Ensuring your new smile lasts relies on your jawbone fusing to the posts and remaining infection-free. Unfortunately, if you smoke or use tobacco, your dental implants can fail. If you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants but you smoke, here’s what you need to know to protect your investment.


Want a Free Fluoride Treatment In Greater Heights? Just Schedule a Checkup!

April 14, 2019

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A dentist holding a sign that reads, “Fluoride”

Everyone would agree that the less time they spend getting dental work, the better. While good oral hygiene habits, a low-sugar diet, and regular checkups are all effective means for prevention, there’s one more thing you can do that’s incredibly effective for preventing cavities: Get a fluoride treatment in Greater Heights. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of fluoride and how you can get a free fluoride treatment that will start preventing tooth decay immediately!


Enjoy Free Oral Cancer Screenings in Greater Heights with Your Dental Exam

March 9, 2019

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Woman smiling in dental chair

Did you know that dentists alone catch 84% of oral cancers each year? This serious health issue has a high recovery rate if it’s detected early on, but the symptoms are hard to notice on your own. That’s why at Sunrise Dental, we offer free oral cancer screenings with your dental exams to keep you as healthy as possible. We never want to find cancer, but we rather catch it early on to give you a higher chance of a 100% recovery. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer screenings in Greater Heights and why they’re important.


What Are the Differences Between Orthodontics In Greater Heights For Kids and Adults?

January 11, 2019

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Smiling adult woman in braces

In the past, it was relatively rare to see an adult in braces. Recently, however, more and more adults are getting orthodontic treatment to straighten their smiles. In fact, an estimated 50% of orthodontic patients are now adults! And, with recent advances in treatment options, you have more choices than ever before, including discreet alternatives like Invisalign. But, regardless of which option you choose, getting orthodontic treatment as an adult is not the same as getting it as a child. Keep reading below to learn how orthodontics in Greater Heights is different for adults!


Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Dentures?

July 2, 2018

Model All-on-4 dentureNo dental treatment is right for every patient we treat, but the innovative All-on-4 implant supported denture method makes it possible for us to provide dental implant supported restorations for more patients than ever before. Unlike traditional implant dentures that are supported by evenly spaced dental implant posts, All-on-4 dentures utilize the naturally denser parts of the jawbone to provide support for the entire denture. This makes it possible for more patients to receive implant supported dentures without the need for advanced preparatory tissue grafts.  In this post, we’ll review some of the many factors that make patients good candidates for All-on-4 implant dentures.

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