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Tired of Misaligned Teeth in Your Smile?

Are you self-conscious about your crooked teeth and how they make you look? Alignment issues can be repaired with orthodontic appliances, and that usually means braces, preferably during childhood. One out of four adults (and a significant number of teenagers) could benefit from orthodontic treatment, but they don’t pursue it. Often, they cite ...

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How Gum Disease Works Pt. 3

Gum disease is a national health crisis. According to estimates by the American Academy of Periodontology and the CDC, 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease: either gingivitis (the first and less serious stage) or periodontitis (the second stage of disease that can lead to tooth loss). Gum disease is the number one ...

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How Gum Disease Works Pt. 2

In our last post, we discussed how gum disease generally works. Gum disease is chronic inflammation that is caused when the oral bacteria infect your gums, in the form of plaque and dental calculus (tartar). Inflammation stays “on” until the infection is totally gone; if the infection is severe enough, it sticks around. In the case of gum ...

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How Gum Disease Works Pt. 1

Do you have gum disease? It’s much more common than you think! An estimated 65 million people in the US have some form of gum disease (you might have heard it also referred to as periodontal disease). As common as it is, most people aren’t aware that they may have gum disease because they aren’t familiar with the symptoms to watch for. In ...

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CEREC Same-Day Crowns: Speed and Safety

Cavities are one of the top health issues in the US today, just shy of the common cold. Most of the time, a cavity is caught before it becomes to big, but if for whatever reason it isn’t, you’ll need a crown. Crowns provide your damaged tooth with the structural strength it needs to keep doing what it was meant to do: grind and chew food. The ...

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Dental Implant Options at Edgewood Dental

For the last couple posts, we’ve been talking a lot about dental implants: how they’re different from conventional solutions for missing teeth (dental bridges and dentures), and what makes a good candidate for dental implants (i.e. an adult who is in good oral and general health and able to tolerate general anesthesia). Edgewood Dental has ...

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Are missing teeth causing you embarrassment and physical pain? You’re not alone: on average, an American adult has at least three teeth that are either missing, or are in serious danger of being lost. For a long time, the only things you could do about a missing tooth as an adult was limited to three options: Get a dental bridge placed Get ...

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Dental Implants Vs. Bridges and Dentures

Missing teeth aren’t just bad for your oral health; missing teeth make you look like you don’t care about your health or appearance at all! Missing teeth used to only have two treatment options: a bridge, or dentures. Today, Edgewood Dental (in Edgewood, KY) is able to offer a third option: dental implants. Why Should I Think About Dental ...

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Enhance Your Smile and Confidence

Have you lost your smile to age, injury, or disease? Or have you never had a smile to be proud of in the first place? Today, you have lots of options to consider if you’re thinking about cosmetically enhancing your smile’s appearance. In our Edgewood, KY dental practice, we like to think of ourselves as an all-inclusive office. We have the ...

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Truth Or Consequences: Root Canal Myths

The last time we posted, we talked about how root canals are a necessary procedure for the treatment of an infected tooth (signaled usually by a persistent toothache). We went over the procedure, as well as why a root canal is preferable to extraction because it keeps the natural tooth in place and is less invasive. Today, root canals are ...

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