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Fixed Permanent Dentures vs. Removable Dentures

Fixed Permanent Dentures vs. Removable Dentures: Which Is Right for You?

Two Styles of Implant-Supported Dentures Traditional dentures are no longer the only option for treating extensive or complete tooth loss. Skip the messy adhesives, dietary restrictions, and frequent relinings by choosing implant-supported dentures instead. Here’s what you should know about the two types of implant-supported dentures, and how fixed permanent dentures compare to traditional removable…
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All about tooth extractions

Tooth Extractions: When They’re Necessary vs. When They’re Not

Understanding tooth extractions Tooth extractions are one of those dental treatments that dentists and patients try to avoid whenever possible. After all, we only get a single set of adult teeth, so it’s important to do everything we can to save them and keep them healthy. When necessary, however, tooth extractions are often an essential…
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Restore your smile with prosthodontics

Restore Your Smile with Advanced Prosthodontics

Need to replace some teeth? Prosthodontics can help! Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with tooth replacements. It includes replacement solutions like dentures and dental implants, which are designed to restore teeth that are missing entirely,  and crowns and veneers, restorations that work to retain part of the natural tooth. Advanced prosthodontics affords…
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Find a prosthodontist near Chico CA

What Is the Difference Between a Prosthodontist and a Regular Dentist?

Pick the right professional to restore your smile. You probably know there is some distinction between a prosthodontist and a dentist, but you may not be sure what those differences are when choosing one or the other. In general, prosthodontists specialize in tooth restoration and replacement, giving patients with missing teeth access to the highest-quality…
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All about porcelain dental veneers

Porcelain Dental Veneers: 5 Things You Need to Be Aware of

When our smile is not quite what we want it to be, it can negatively affect our overall well-being. Smiling boosts our immune system because we are more relaxed when we smile. Smiles are contagious too, so those you smile at are more likely to smile back. And this means a mood boost for everyone.…
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How does mouth breathing affect you

How Tongue Thrust and Mouth Breathing Affect Facial Structure

Most people don’t give a second of thought to how they breathe or swallow. And when it comes to their kids, parents often assume that if their child is breathing and swallowing, all is well. But the truth is that the way we breathe and swallow really does matter. Breathing and swallowing impact speech development,…
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Signs and treatments for tongue tie

Tongue Tie: What is it and Why Does My Baby Have It?

The tongue consists of an amazing group of muscles. These muscles work in harmony allowing us to properly chew, swallow, eat, speak, and breathe. In newborns, the tongue is crucial in palate development. Their tongue rests on the roof of their mouth and gently expands their upper palate as they grow. Your newborn’s tongue also…
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Bonding vs. veneers

Bonding vs. Veneers: A Beautiful, Confident Smile for Work and Life

Cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile. You might be finding that your teeth are getting in the way of your confidence. Maybe your teeth are chipped and cracked, uneven, or misaligned. Or perhaps they’re worn down from use, discolored, or have gaps between them.  We’re here to break the good news to you: these problems…
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Kick bad breath for good

Bad Breath and Covering It Up Is an Epidemic in America

Want to know how to safely get rid of halitosis? Bad breath, or halitosis, and covering it up is an American epidemic. It’s one thing to get a late start one morning and forget to clean your teeth. But when you dutifully follow a good oral hygiene routine and still find yourself having to watch…
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Are you at risk for gum disease

Are You Among the 47% of American Adults With This Disease?

Understanding America’s Gum Disease Epidemic A whopping 47% of U.S. adults have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, in some form—that’s roughly 64 million people. When you look at the statistics for people over 65, that percentage goes up to 70%. But that’s not even the most alarming thing.  Gum disease’s most dangerous statistic…
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