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My Wisdom Teeth Hurt, What Should I do?

I can see 3/4 of the points on the tooth. My dentist told me a few years ago my mouth should be big enough for my wisdom teeth to come through. Last Friday I woke up with right bottom wisdom tooth pain. I now can’t eat anything on that side and have so much difficulty […]

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What is the difference between a Porcelain Crown and a Veneers

Porcelain crowns Crowns, or “caps” as they are commonly known, are porcelain restorations that fully encapsulate the teeth. A dentist will often recommend a crown when a tooth is heavily restored and has a higher likelihood of fracturing or after having a root canal procedure to protect the tooth from splitting or being re-infected. As crowns encompass […]

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Why is it important to keep up with your preventative dental appointment?

A great number of patients participate in their dentist’s recall program. Most dentists establish a regular schedule of recommended cleaning and examination for their patients and clearly it’s best if these are adhered to. That being said, less than half of active patients adhere to their planned hygiene schedule. Why is that? Well, what I […]

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Dental Emergency Does Not Have To Wait

If you have a damaged or infected tooth, or gums that need immediate care, our emergency dentist at Chi Family Dental can help you right now. Do not risk the health and longevity of your teeth and gums by waiting to see a dentist when you can receive proper, quality treatment today for your emergency ailments. If […]

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Flouride and Preventative Dentistry

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and widely distributed in nature. Some foods and water supplies contain fluoride. The use of fluoride varnish to prevent and control dental caries in children and adults is expanding in both public and private dental practice settings and in non-settings that incorporate […]

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Deep Cleaning

Checking for Periodontal Disease: During your dental checkup, the dentist examines your gums. This is called a periodontal examination. A periodontal probe is used to measure the depth of the sulcus surrounding each tooth. Dental X-rays also may be taken to evaluate the amount of bone supporting the teeth and detect other problem not visible […]

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Study Links Kidney and Periodontal Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 26 million American adults, with millions more at risk, according to the National Kidney Foundation. It damages the body’s ability to remove wastes from blood, leaving sufferers at best tired and unable to concentrate, eat, and sleep. But it also could lead to anemia, weak bones, nerve damage, heart and […]

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Dental Care for Teens and Young Adults

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be […]

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Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Run Out!

Just like most vacation time at work, your dental benefits are not eligible for roll over to the new year. Once your benefit year has been completed, any benefits that you do not use are lost to you forever. November and December can be a busy time with the holiday season kicking into high gear, […]

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