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The Magic of Implant Dentures

Not so long ago, if you had multiple missing teeth, you had one replacement option: dentures. Now, conventional dentures are still an excellent option in many cases. And today’s are infinitely superior in fit, appearance, and function to the ones likely available to your grandma and grandpa years ago. But if you want to replace your pearly ...

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Seniors & Oral Health [video]

If you are of a certain age and still have most of your original teeth in great condition, good for you! You’ve done a great job of maintaining your oral well-being over the years. But it’s as important as ever to continue to practice good oral hygiene at home and visit the dentist regularly. Watch this video about seniors and oral health to ...

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How to Keep Your Breath Fresh [infographic]

Halitosis is an embarrassing and socially isolating problem. If your breath smells bad, you may feel self-conscious about speaking with speaking with people and avoid socializing at all. The causes of this condition may include diet, lack of oral hygiene, lifestyle factors, or underlying medical issues. At Uptown Dental Associates, we can help ...

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Why Gum Health Matters

When you grin, it’s those gleaming pearly whites that people notice. But while your gums may not be glamorous, they are just as important to the health and appearance of your smile as your teeth. Not only that, but there’s been a lot of research recently focusing on gum health. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that gum disease is ...

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“It’s That Personal Touch” [video]

One of the first times Jay came to Uptown Dental Associates, he needed a root canal and he was very nervous about it. But the wonderful office, friendly staff, and their skill at explaining everything about the procedure immediately put him at ease. “You will really love going there. . . . You couldn’t find a better staff and dentist to make ...

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How to Brush Your Teeth [infographic]

It’s easy, right? It’s something you’ve done every day for as long as you can remember, so what could you possibly have to learn about brushing your teeth? Well, ask yourself this: do you know how much toothpaste you should use? How long you should brush? How often to change out your toothbrush? While it may seem like second nature, there ...

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Protect Yourself from Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we’d like to educate you about this deadly disease. About 50,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Sadly, one person dies of the disease every hour of every day. Forty percent of people afflicted will pass away within 5 years of diagnosis. Did you know that when ...

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Get the Facts About Cavities [video]

A cavity is an area of decay in your tooth caused by bacterial acids that eat away the enamel. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about how bacteria and acids harm your oral health. Good brushing and flossing at home is essential to preventing cavities and other problems. As are regular dental checkups. For a ...

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Know What to Do in a Dental Emergency [quiz]

When a dental emergency strikes, will you be panicked or prepared? It’s up to you. An emergency dental situation can take many forms — a tooth knocked out by a fast ball, a painful crack from biting down on the wrong thing, unexplained tooth pain that comes on suddenly and intensely. It pays off to be prepared. Not only will you be better ...

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Don’t Believe These Dental Myths

Ah, the internet. Can you imagine life without it? It’s the source of so much valuable knowledge. Unfortunately, it’s also become a source of much misinformation as well. It’s not that misleading and misguided information did not exist before. But falsehoods have a way of propagating and spreading online that’s unprecedented — and ...

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