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Dental Specialists

Explains what different dental specialists are as well as what they do.
Teeth Whitening Facts
Information and facts about teeth whitening that you probably don't know. Decide if teeth whitening is right for you.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are several different teeth whitening options available, from at-home kits to dentist's office procedures.
What is Gingivitis?
Describes what gingivitis is and what you can do to prevent it.
Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
A new study has linked gum disease to pancreatic cancer. Find out how preventing gum disease might reduce your chances of developing deadly pancreatic cancer.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
8 Warning Signs of Gum Disease
It is important to know these 8 warning signs of gum disease so that you can notify your dentist before the disease progresses.
How to Prevent Periodontal / Gum Disease
Learn how to prevent gum disease by following these easy steps.
An Overview of Periodontal / Gum Disease
Learn what you can do to prevent gum disease and maintain good oral health.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Learn what causes bad breath and how prevent it.
Braces - Before and After Photos
Photos of patient's teeth before they had braces and after they had braces.
Adult Braces: They’re Not Just for Kids Anymore
The boom in cosmetic dentistry is prompting more adults to consider wearing braces to straighten their teeth, something once thought of as a rite of passage for teens. So if you think you’re too old for braces, think again. Some adults are even opting to get braces at the same time their children do!
How to Take Care of Your Retainers
Retainers are usually worn after braces. Find out the proper way to take care of your retainers.
Retainers - What is a Retainer?
You have probably heard of retainers, but do you know what a retainer is and why wearing a retainer is so important?
How to Find an Orthodontist
If you need to choose a dental specialist for braces or other orthodontic treatment, follow these 10 tips for choosing the right orthodontist for your needs and for the needs of your family.
What is a Root Canal?
Describes what a root canal is.
What to Expect During a Root Canal
Information about what to expect during a root canal treatment, including price estimates and follow up care.
10 Myths About Root Canals
There are many myths about root canals, but having a root canal is nothing to worry about. Find out the top 1o myths about root canals.
What is a Biopsy?
Explains what a biopsy is and why you might need a biopsy.
Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer and its Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Teeth Whitening in the Dental Office
Deciding on teeth whitening can be confusing with so many cosmetic dentistry options available. Find out how teeth whitening in the dental office works and what is involved in this bleaching process.
Smiles Replacing Surgery
Dr. Steven D. Spitz, founder and principal of Smileboston™ Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, explains the various dental options available that will make a distinct difference in the facial structure of an individual in conjunction with, or in lieu of, traditional cosmetic surgery. Small changes revitalize that youthful look creating the illusion of a facelift while strengthening the bone for years.
Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Different types of cosmetic dental procedures available to brighten and whiten your smile.
Anesthesia for Oral Surgery is Very Safe
Explains why dental sedation for oral surgery is safe with research and clinical studies.
What is a Dental Implant?
Describes what a dental implant is and why you might need one.
Veneer
Definition of Dental Term - Veneer
Enamel Shaping
Definition of Dental Term - Enamel Shaping
Bonding
Definition of Dental Term - Bonding
What is a Periodontist?
Explains what a periodontist is as well as what a periodontist does.
What is an Oral Surgeon?
Explains what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is as well as what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon does.
What is an Endodontist?
Explains what an endodontist is as well as what an endodontist does.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Explains what a pediatric dentist is as well as what a pediatric dentist does.
What is an Orthodontist?
Describes what an orthodontist is and what education is required to be an orthodontist.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Describes what a prosthodontist is and what they do.
Tooth Illustration and Diagram
See a detailed diagram of the anatomy of a tooth.
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Provides useful information and definition of cleft palate.
Thumbsucking - Breaking the Habit
Information about why babies and children suck their thumb and useful advice on how to break this habit.
Broken or knocked out tooth
What do you do if you or your child gets a broken or knocked out tooth? Follow the tips in this guideline for safely transporting a tooth for reimplantation.
TMJ - A Brief Explanation
Carol and Richard Eustice, Arthritis guides at about.com, offer a brief explanation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, otherwise known as TMJ.
Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder
Florence Cardinal, our Guide to Sleep Disorders, provides insight about TMJ disorder and how it can affect more than just your mouth.
Dental Implants: Bringing the Carefree Back Into Your Smile
This video about dental implants will show you how dental implants can give you a carefree smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Whitening
The Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry provides some excellent answers to frequently asked questions regarding dental teeth whitening.
Oral Cancer Self Examination
Did you know that someone dies of oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone? This serious disease is often highly curable if diagnosed early. These Oral Cancer Self Examination Tips will show you how to examine yourself for signs of oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Photo Gallery
These pictures of oral Cancer are very graphic and show how different types of oral cancer can look.
Research Summary: Dental Implants
Dental implants are very small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone to provide a secure foundation for artificial teeth. An appointment to get dental implants is usually done in two surgical procedures within about 3 - 6 months of each other. According to abc7news.com, some dentists are now able to do dental implants in a one hour office visit.
Understanding TMJ
Dr. Fred Simonton, a highly successful oral and maxillofacial surgeon, provides insight to understanding TMJ.
FAQs About Root Canal Treatment
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about root canals, provided by the American Association of Endodontists.
Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Debra King, of the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, was recently chosen to go to Hollywood and become part of the dream team of doctors on ABC's Extreme Makeover. This site has wonderful pictures and information on several different cosmetic procedures.
Congenitally Missing Teeth - Hypondontia and Oligodontia
Two congential conditions, Hypodontia and Oligodontia, describe teeth that never developed in a child. Also described at "primary failure of eruption." Learn more about these conditions, causes, and treatment.
Answers to Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions
Dr. Thomas Field, a highly successful orthodontist in Gainesville, Georgia provides answers to some frequently asked questions about braces, retainers and other orthodontic treatments.
Photos of the Stages of Gum Disease
View the photos of the stages of gum disease.
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