Tips on Losing Plaque, Not your Teeth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA By the end of the day do your teeth ever feel fuzzy? While that “fuzzy” feeling is not really fuzz, after all, it is actually plaque. Plaque is a sticky biofilm, containing millions of bacteria, that attaches to our teeth, and is caused by the foods and drinks that we consume. Before you get grossed …

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How Dental Implants can Reduce Signs of Aging

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Did you know that your teeth can make you look older? As we age, our teeth become discolored, worn out, and sometimes need to be extracted. Even if you are diligent about oral hygiene efforts, and visit the dentist regularly, the chances are that your teeth will begin show signs of aging at some point …

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Why are Implants so Expensive

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA A dental implant is considered the finest tooth replacement option currently available in restorative dentistry. However, this quality comes at a significant cost; a single dental implant to replace a solitary lost tooth easily can come with a hefty price tag. Dental implants have good reason to be so expensive. Let’s break down the cost …

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Always Necessary

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Let us begin this blog by saying, no, wisdom teeth removal is not always necessary, although it is in many cases. There are cases in which third molars known as wisdom teeth, do not have to be removed. However, it is far more common that wisdom teeth are removed because a large majority of patients …

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Invisalign-What to Expect the First Six Weeks

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you have found your way over to this blog, you probably are gearing up for your upcoming Invisalign treatment or have considered it as a way to get straighter teeth. Either way, you probably are wondering what to expect the first six weeks. Erie cosmetic dentist Dr. Albert Starr would like to help give …

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Change your Life with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you were to ask a group of people what is the first thing that they notice about others, what do you believe their response would be? If you guessed a person’s smile, then you guessed correctly. A recent study published by PR Newswire found that people with straight teeth are perceived as being smarter, …

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Dental Implants–Worth it or Not

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA A single missing tooth can cause you to feel embarrassed about your smile, affect your eating habits, and even throw off your bite to the point that your teeth become uneven and you begin experiencing jaw joint pain or TMJ. All of this from a single missing tooth? Yes! Regardless of how you lost your …

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How Smoking Damages Oral Microbiome

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA It is no surprise to many of us that smoking can lead to many different health conditions and diseases, including in the mouth. According to the International Society of Microbial Ecology, new research indicates that smoking alters oral microbiome, which can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer as …