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What are Dental Veneers?

What are veneers, you ask? Learn about this popular cosmetic dental procedure, that creates a beautiful new smile.

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

An overview of gum disease and the surprising impact it can have on your health. Read up on these important reasons to brush and floss your teeth.

The History of Dental Assistants and The American Dental Assistants Association

Learn about the history of dental assisting and the American Dental Assistants Association; the oldest and largest association dedicated to the professional development of dental assisting.

Diabetic Gum Problems

When dealing with diabetes, one critical area to know about is how it affects your oral health. Learn more about why you need to be concerned about your gums if you have Diabetes.

Risks Associated with the Development of Oral Cancer

What you need to know about the causes and risk factors for oral cancer and how it applies to you.

Different Types of Fillings

Descriptions of the Most Common Dental Fillings.

Why Do I Need A Crown?

What You Need To Know About Crowns

Salivary Gland Cancer

What is salivary gland cancer? How dangerous is it, how common is it, and can it be prevented?

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are just as effective for adults as they are for children and teenagers. What are sealants and why are they recommended by dentists?

Root Canals - The Whole Truth

A clear and concise breakdown of what a root canal is, why it's needed, and what the procedure involves.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

When your tooth has recurring pain or discomfort, you may have cracked tooth syndrome. What are some symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome and what do you do if you think you may have a tooth with this condition?

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Here is exactly what you need to know about taking care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy can have an unpleasant impact on the health of your mouth, but there are things you can do to help.

Drug Associated Gingival Overgrowth and Enlargement- Dilantin (Phenytoin)

Dilantin (Phenytoin) is a medication frequently used to treat seizure disorders and epilepsy. The side effects on the gum tissue from the use of phenytoin are examined along with common treatments suggested by your dentist.

Obesity and Your Teeth

Emerging research may have found a correlation between obesity and oral bacteria.

State Dental Association Directory

State-by-state dental association directory

OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test

Q&A with Ron Ticho, Vice President - Corporate Communications, OraSure Technologies and Dr. Catrise L. Austin, D.D.S., VIP Smiles, about the OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody test.

Teeth- Caring for Your Kids Teeth

Dental care information for children of all ages. Learn how to care for your kids teeth correctly.

Replacing Missing Teeth With Dentures

Dentures are used as a way to replace missing teeth. Explore the different types of dentures and learn how to care for them.

Understanding the Dental Exam

Find out what takes place during a dental exam and how to better understand the process of routine dental care.

What to Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure

Find out how to prepare for your upcoming dental implant surgery and what you can expect during and after the surgery.

Straight Teeth Without Braces? It's Possible With Invisalign

Are you looking for information on Invisalign braces? I interviewed Texas orthodontist Dr. Randy Kunik for the latest information on this popular option for straightening your teeth.

Gum Disease and Oral Hygiene May Be Connected to Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease and stroke, both with serious health consequences attached to their name, have been linked to gum disease.

Tooth Whitening Methods

Have you ever wondered how teeth are whitened? Are you considering whitening your teeth? Find information on how dental whitening works, if you are a candidate for the procedure and any possible side effects from tooth whitening.

Protecting Your Privacy In the Dental Office

How is your dental information protected under federal privacy laws? Find out how your information might be shared by your dentist.

Sports Dentistry - What is Sports Dentistry?

Sports dentistry related to professional hockey is an exciting career that takes a dentist from the office to the ice, ready to mend orofacial injuries hockey players regularly receive during your typical hockey game.

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