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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 …

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Does a Trip to the Dentist Have you Tripping Out

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Laser Dentistry of Erie – Does a trip to the dentist have you tripping out? Enjoy a stress-free dental visit with these tips It is not uncommon for people to experience anxiety, stress or fear at the thought of going to the dentist. However, for some, these emotional upsets get in the way of them …

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Gross Factor: What the Hygienist Removes from your Mouth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Within about 6 months, enough bacteria and plaque accumulate in our mouths that warrant a professional dental cleaning. You know the kind of dental appointment we are referring to, when the hygienist scrapes around your gum line, flosses, and polishes your pearly whites. But, what is the hygienist actually removing during this process? Let’s just …

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Improve your Professional and Social Success with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Who doesn’t love an attractive smile? Bright, beautiful white teeth cannot only make you look younger but increase your confidence. A study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed that an attractive smile could also make you appear smarter, more successful, and friendly. Could it really be that simple? It can be with …

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Fun Dental Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Our mouths play an essential part of our everyday life, from eating, breathing, and talking; it is always at work, even when our bodies are at rest. We probably take our mouths for granted, but here are some fun dental facts you probably didn’t know! Saliva helps us to taste foods and beverages. Without it, …

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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to your oral health, prevention is key. Part of these efforts should include daily brushing and flossing, as well as visiting your dentist for checkups and cleanings. The reason behind routine dental visits is to detect oral health …

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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. Before you get grossed out, rest assured in knowing that everyone has biofilm, it is …

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Tooth Sensitivity – What’s the Deal?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA One of the most common complaints we hear at our office is regarding tooth sensitivity. It is caused by gum recession, which exposes the roots of a tooth. Since the roots are not protected by enamel, like the “whitish” areas of our teeth are, stimuli can directly reach the nerve of a tooth, which is …