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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Always Necessary

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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 simply do not have enough …

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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 …

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Stress-Free Means a Healthier Mouth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA In today’s world, stress is inevitable it seems. Between working, taking care of the kids and household chores, to keeping up with ball games or music lessons, families are stretched to the max, often leaving parents stressed out. But, did you know that your level of stress has an impact on your oral health? It …

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Smile bright for the Holidays

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA During the holiday season, our thoughts tend to gravitate to doing things for others. We certainly do not want to discourage such a spirit of giving, but this year, why not do something for yourself and treat yourself to a beautiful new smile? This can be achieved through cosmetic dentistry in Erie, which combines cutting-edge …

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Hidden Health Dangers of Hypertension & Sleep Apnea

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA High blood pressure affects approximately one of every three adults in the United States. Also referred to as hypertension, this can be a dangerous and even life-threatening condition. Many people are unaware, however, of the link between hypertension and sleep apnea. The proper circulation of blood through your body helps keep you alive. For people …

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Implants vs Bridges – Which Option is Right for You?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Replacing a missing tooth (or teeth) is an important decision because not doing so may lead to an uneven bite, crooked teeth, or cosmetic concerns. Tooth replacement options often refer to either a dental implant or bridge, but what’s the difference and which one is right for you? What are dental implants? Dental implants use …

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Sippy Cup – Why you Should Skip it

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Sippy cups are a godsend for parents. But, that’s exactly who they were designed for – the parents. An engineer was fed up with his child spilling juice all over the floor, so he invented the sippy cup. However, these specially designed, leak proof cups are unnecessary for toddlers, and here’s why. Plus, we will …