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How Common is Gum Disease

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Gum disease has become an epidemic in the United States. Data released by the CDC estimated that, in 2012, approximately half of the adults in America were living with some stage of gum disease. Making matters worse, many people who suffer from gum disease never seek treatment. Your Erie periodontist at Laser Dentistry of Erie …

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Gum Disease and Testosterone Levels

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You probably know that gum disease can harm your teeth and mouth, but did you know that it also might affect your sexual health if you are a man? A recently published scientific review examined a potential link between chronic gum disease and low testosterone levels. Published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, this …

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What’s Staining my Teeth and What can I do about it

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Many of us take great strides daily in an attempt to make our teeth look brighter and whiter. Brushing and flossing daily and routine dental cleanings help remove plaque buildup that leads to staining. Truthfully, it is often our diet to blame for stained teeth. Your Erie cosmetic dentist at Laser Dentistry of Erie is …

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How Much is your TMJ Really Costing You

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA More than 40 million Americans suffer from some a sleep disorder. Another 20 million experience occasional issues with sleep such as insomnia. Lost sleep has a major impact on your daily life, impairing your focus at work or school, and leaving you feeling fatigued and irritable. Did you know that the cause of a sleep …

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Men, why Skipping your Dental Appointment is a Bad Idea

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA It does not take a scientific study to pinpoint the fact that men tend to be more reluctant to visit a doctor than women. Men are more likely to “tough it out” through most ailments or pains, in hopes that whatever is causing the problem will just go away without the need for a doctor’s …

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 …