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Healthy Smooching: Good Oral Hygiene Leads to Great Kisses
The best smooches are spur of the moment, so it's best to be prepared for them. Whether you're preparing for holiday mistletoe or are just in the mood for some love, you're probably fully aware of the connection between the state of your mouth and the quality of your kisses. Still, a ...
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Raisin Eyebrows: Is Dried Fruit Good for Your Teeth?
It's true that there are a number of benefits to eating raisins. They're low in fat and cholesterol, but boast plenty of fiber, calcium and potassium. Unfortunately, they're also both sticky and high in sugar, putting them high on the list of foods that can cause cavities.
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Oral Cancer and Smokeless Tobacco

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Oral Cancer and Smokeless Tobacco
Smokeless tobacco causes problems for your oral health. Tobacco products cause about 75% of oral cancers affecting the mouth, tongue, lips, throat, and parts of the nose and larynx. "Dip" ... “Chew" ... "Pinch" ... “Snuff" ... "Dirt" ... "Plug" ...
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Use of Laughing Gas

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Use of Laughing Gas
The most commonly employed technique used in conscious sedation dentistry is inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen (N20-02) or "laughing gas". It is estimated that approximately 35% of U.S. dentists use this technique to relieve pain and dental anxiety.
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Oral Health and Early Disease Detection

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Oral Health and Early Disease Detection
Most of your dentist's patients enjoy robust health, and he or she is thankful for that. In fact, if you are faithful about your "recall" appointments (regular check-ups) he or she probably sees you more often than your physician does. That means much more to him or her than finding a ...
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Who Wants Whiter Teeth?

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Who Wants Whiter Teeth?
Tooth bleaching is a way to lighten teeth without bonding material to the teeth, or removing any sound tooth structure. In this respect, it's one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures. It's an "old" procedure, back in vogue.
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Dental Anxiety is No Laughing Matter

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Dental Anxiety is No Laughing Matter
We'd like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today's dentistry: it's much more comfortable than it used to be. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to dental anesthesia have all contributed to comfortable dentistry, from cleaning to cavity prep...
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Five Things You Should Know When Choosing A Dental Insurance Plan
You've heard time and again that dental insurance can protect you and your family from dental and financial catastrophe. Even cheap insurance with minimal coverage will most likely save you big bucks over the course of your lifetime. A quick Web search will show that insurance is big business...
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Dental Fees

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Dental Fees
Fortunately, in these times, a lot of patients have dental insurance. Insurance is, on the face of it, a good thing. It minimizes out-of-pocket expenses for treatment and encourages people to keep up with the care they need. But most dental plans do not pay 100%. There simply is no perfect insurance...
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Drink and Be Merry?

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Drink and Be Merry?
Over the Holidays, if you were looking for an excuse to drink red wine, it's your lucky day. A study released by scientists from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, reports that compounds known as polyphenols in red wine have been found to stave off periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases ...
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  • Raisin Eyebrows: Is Dried Fruit Good for Your Teeth?
    It's true that there are a number of benefits to eating raisins. They're low in fat and cholesterol, but boast plenty of fiber, calcium and potassium. Unfortunately, they're also both sticky and high ...
    Read More
  • The Importance of Online Reviews
    Google, Facebook and Yelp reviews are extremely important to the success of a dental practice. We hope we were able to deliver the level of care that Donald E. Larson, DMD is known for. If you like ou...
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  • CPR For Your Teeth
    I am an idealist at heart. My primary goal as a dentist is prevention, to help patients to maintain good teeth, avoid gum disease and cavities. But sometimes teeth are damaged, cracked, decayed, traum...
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  • Who Wants Whiter Teeth?
    Tooth bleaching is a way to lighten teeth without bonding material to the teeth, or removing any sound tooth structure. In this respect, it's one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures. It's an ...
    Read More
  • Dental Fees
    Fortunately, in these times, a lot of patients have dental insurance. Insurance is, on the face of it, a good thing. It minimizes out-of-pocket expenses for treatment and encourages people to keep up ...
    Read More

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