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Your Guide to Care after having a Tooth Extracted

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but there are many reasons that they don’t. In fact, data from the American College of Prosthodontists shows that 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one permanent tooth. There are many reasons to have a tooth extracted: periodontal disease, tooth decay, overcrowding, and …

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Enjoy Halloween without Spooky Consequences for your Oral Health

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Halloween is a night all kids look forward to. It can take children weeks to decide what costume they want to wear. Will they make their costume on their own or will they want to pick out the perfect one in a store? No matter the costume or the age, your children will want to …

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Exploring the 3 Stages of Gum Disease

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Gum disease affects more than half of adults in the U.S. Many don’t even know that they have it. Studies link untreated gum disease to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and cognitive decline. That’s some pretty scary risks right there. Could your health be in jeopardy? If so, …

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How we use Lasers to provide improved Dental Care in Erie

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Lasers still can sound like something from a science fiction movie or TV show.  “Dr. Spock, deploy the laser cannons,” sounds like a programmed staple of TV that we’ve watched for decades. Lasers may sound like something from the future. However, at Laser Dentistry of Erie, we use this state-of-the-art laser technology daily to care …

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The hidden cause behind Chronic Headaches

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA In your medicine cabinet at home or in a drawer at work, you probably have a bottle of ibuprofen or aspirin on hand. You have to in case a headache rears its ugly head. What do you do when these headaches become more frequent or chronic? If you’re taking over-the-counter pain relievers to deal with …

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5 Advantages of Metal-Free Fillings

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you are an adult over the age of 30, you probably have a silver filling or two. For decades, silver (also known as amalgam) fillings were used to repair decayed teeth. While they were effective and got the job done, they are unsightly and eventually cause the tooth to crack and break apart. Thankfully, …

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit–What to Expect

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Is your child nearing his or her first dental visit? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist around their first birthday. While this may seem rather young, a lot can happen during your child’s development, and the dentist can help be apart of that to ensure your child’s jaw …

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A Hidden Disorder behind Chronic Pain and Depression

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Temporomandibular joint disorder, which is more commonly referred to as TMJ disorder or TMD, is a serious medical condition that can affect the way you live your life. It is a common condition affecting nearly 10 million adults in our country. Laser Dentistry of Erie does not want you to be one of the millions …

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3 Reasons why you shouldn’t cancel your Dental Appointment

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You look at what’s upcoming on your calendar, and there it is… an upcoming dental check-up. Making it to the dentist isn’t always easy. Maybe a dental visit feels like a hassle because of your busy schedule. Maybe you’re worried about payment, and don’t have dental insurance. Or maybe you’re one of the millions of …

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What Same-Day Dentistry Means for Patients

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Think about all the ways that technology has changed your life. Advances in technology have made all kinds of tasks and activities more convenient. The field of dentistry is no different. At Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, we offer the revolutionary E4D Dentist system, which makes it possible to receive many restorations such as crowns …