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Sleep Loss Leads to more Frequent Illnesses

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Do you seem to be getting sick all the time? Has feeling under the weather become your apparent normal state of being? Frequent illnesses actually can be related to a lack of quality sleep. Let’s learn more about this link, and how a sleep apnea dentist like Dr. Albert Starr at Laser Dentistry of Erie, …

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How to make sure your Dental Implants last a Lifetime

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Restorative dentistry is one of the specialties of your local Erie dentist Dr. Albert Starr at Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC. Dr. Starr has been performing implant installation procedures for years. He knows what has been established throughout dental science—that no tooth replacement option can match the durability, stability, and permanence of an implant. It’s …

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Can I get Dental Implants if I have Osteoperosis

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA The vast majority of the American population loses at least one permanent tooth at some point in their lives. If you are one of these people, then a dental implant represents the finest tooth replacement option that is available in restorative dentistry. However, what if you have missing teeth but also are one of the …

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Use Veneers to get Whiter Teeth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Looking to make a good first impression? It starts with your smile. A study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that, among respondents, 71 percent of women and 58 percent of men first noticed the teeth of potential mates before any other outward feature or appearance factor. However, many people are dissatisfied …

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Questions you should ask when choosing an Implant Dentist

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Are you thinking about having dental implants installed to replace your missing teeth? Great news! A dental implant represents the finest tooth replacement option available in all of restorative dentistry. No other tooth replacement looks and feels more like natural teeth. However, not all dentists are qualified to install implants, so you may have to …

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5 Habits That Wreck Your Smile

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Do You Have Bad Dental Habits? Nobody has perfect teeth or practices perfect dental hygiene. We occasionally skip our before bedtime brushing or are in too much of a hurry to floss. Our teeth often become casualties of several other habits and preferences we have adopted over the course of our lives. Do You Smoke?  …

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Dental Anxiety No More

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you have ever sat in a dentist chair and contemplated bolting out of the door, or been so afraid of the dentist, you would rather endure the pain of a toothache, then you might be surprised and relieved to learn about sedation dentistry. Sedation can be chosen for cleanings, fillings, and even more invasive …

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Is Never Flossing all that Bad

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Controversy over whether flossing is really all that necessary for good dental hygiene erupted in the last two years when the New York Times reported that there was no scientific evidence which supported the claim that daily flossing prevents periodontal disease. However, dental professionals all agree that flossing helps reduce gingivitis, the first stage of …

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Why your Baby needs Oral Care Too

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you are a parent, you’ve probably experienced dealing with a teething baby. It can either be really cute and surprising or an absolutely miserable experience for everyone. Some teething babies are in pain and mad about it! Besides love and comfort, what can we do for our teething babies? Because babies can begin getting …

Understanding Dental Sealants

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Dental sealants are a safe, non-toxic plastic coating for the back teeth or molars. Chewing teeth or molars have tiny grooves and fissures that add to their efficiency, but they also are notorious places for plaque and cavities to develop. Sealants seal over these fissures in the tooth and stop the deepening of the grooves …