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Tricks to Protect your Oral Health this Halloween

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA This year has looked quite different than ever before. In the age of social distancing, we are left wondering what the holidays will be like. Whether you spend time at home with your family or with close friends, one thing will probably remain the same – the food. Candy, cookies, and desserts are often the …

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How Dental Crowns save Teeth from Extraction

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Dental crowns are an effective treatment to save and protect a damaged tooth. Today, modern dentists like Dr. Albert Starr can use crowns in Erie made with beautiful dental porcelain that mimics both the form and function of real teeth. A crown covers or caps a tooth, replacing the exterior, which can have several benefits—including …

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3 Things your Dental Hygienist Wishes you Knew

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Dental hygienists are your cheering squad when it comes to good dental hygiene. Your hygienist, nor the dentist, are here to make you feel guilty or shameful for less than perfect teeth. But, our goal is to help patients experience good oral health. Who better to share a few oral hygiene tips than a dental …

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6 Reasons Why Your Jaw Hurts

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Jaw pain can be difficult to treat. Identifying the cause can be even more challenging. If you’re living with jaw pain, you may be suffering from headaches, ringing in the ears, or facial swelling. On the other hand, jaw pain can be more evident at times. It can present as clicking sounds when you open …

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4 Reasons to choose an Experienced Implant Dentist

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Receiving a dental implant is considered oral surgery. Therefore, it is essential to choose a trusted and qualified dentist for your procedure. Dental procedures that involve complex and intricate actions require an experienced, well-trained dentist. An improperly placed implant could result in an infection, loss of other teeth, or dental implant failure. Board-certified dental implant …

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What to Expect when going to a Cosmetic Dentist for the First Time

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA New experiences sometimes cause feelings of fear or uneasiness because of the unknown factors involved. Even though you may be comfortable with the processes of regular dentist appointments, you may harbor some anxiety about visiting a cosmetic dentist. Today on the blog, Dr. Albert Starr, shares what to expect when going to a cosmetic dentist …

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4 Tips for Denture Wearers

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Have you lost all your teeth? Complete tooth loss is more common than you might think. Approximately 36 million Americans have lost all their teeth, and, of those, about 90 percent chose dentures as their means of replacing those missing teeth. A good set of properly fitted dentures helps you regain confidence, restores your smile, …

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8 Problems with Missing Teeth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA A missing tooth causes a hindrance when wanting to eat a juicy steak or crunchy apple. It could also cause a drop in self-confidence resulting in missing out on your dream job. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that the average American adult has three or more missing teeth or tooth decay that results in …

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Understanding your Dental Insurance

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Dental insurance can be helpful when you need to go to the dentist for restorative care, or to help cover preventive treatments, such as cleanings and checkups. However, understanding your dental coverage could be confusing. Between maximums, exclusions, networks, deductibles, waiting periods, and more terms, dental insurance could leave you scratching your head. Therefore, to …

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Choosing between Dentures and Dental Implants

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Missing one or more teeth is common in our society. Research by the American College of Prosthodontists found that nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth, while approximately 40 million Americans have lost all of their natural teeth. Tooth loss can have multiple causes: age, normal wear and tear, tobacco use, …