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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 …

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Caring for your Dental Implants

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If you have ended up on our blog today, congratulations! You either already have a dental implant or are considering getting one and want to know more about how to properly care for your restoration. You’ve come to the right place! Our expert dental implant dentist in Erie has some tips to help you care …

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Tips for Relaxing in the Dental Chair

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Do you ever feel anxious or nervous at the thoughts of going to the dentist? If you do, then you probably neglect to go to the dentist for your routine dental checkups and cleanings, only showing up to see your dentist in Erie when you get a toothache or something goes awry. Your sedation dentist …

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Albert Starr becoming LVI Fellow

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA The field of dentistry always is evolving. Dentists who provide the highest level of care always are working to learn and improve. Your Erie dentist Dr. Albert Starr regularly pursues continuing education and new training opportunities in order to raise the level of service provided at Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC. As part of that …

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A Silent Epidemic Affecting our Youth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA If we were to ask you what the most prevalent disease is among children in the U.S., which would be your best answer? Asthma? Diabetes? Obesity? Well, the answer may surprise you. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the number one chronic illness among children in the U.S. is tooth decay or …

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Five Reasons to be Thankful for your Smile

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA There are all types of smiles: angelic smiles, crooked smiles, and Mona Lisa’s smile. You can smile with just your closed lips or with your teeth. While the closed mouth smile is the most mysterious; the full teeth smile is the most expansive and enthusiastic. Just as Shakespeare said that eyes are the windows to …

How not to get Spooked at the Dentist

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Fall has officially arrived, which means Halloween is just around the corner. It is the season for scaring and many people love the thrill of a good spook. But, there’s one place most everyone prefers not to be scared, and that’s at the dentist’s office. Your sedation dentist in Erie at Laser Dentistry of Erie …

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Forget the Fear! How Sedation can Ease your Dental Anxiety

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Each individual should see their dentist at least once every six months for a routine check-up but, for individuals who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, these visits are anything but routine. For these people, just the thought of going to the dentist can provoke feelings of anxiety or even outright terror. People who …