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What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

What Are the Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (a.k.a. TMJ Disorder or TMD) is a broad term that refers to a variety of issues or dysfunctions that affect the temporomandibular joint’s ability to function properly, often resulting in dental migraines and pain around the jaw, face or neck. How Do I know If I Have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction? The mandible …

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What is Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)?

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy – What to Expect

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (a.k.a. LAPT) treats periodontal diseases using a new, state-of-the-art laser technique. We do not use scalpels and there are no sutures used with laser gum treatment; instead this groundbreaking procedure utilizes the Denmat Sol Laser, so any fears you may have of gum disease treatment are, quite simply, unfounded when it …

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Root Canal Therapy – What to Expect

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful? Over the years, root canal therapy (also known as endodontic therapy or endodontic treatment) has gotten a very bad rap. For millions of American adults, the words “root canal” often conjure up images of a grotesquely invasive and very painful procedure that many people attempt to avoid at all costs, …

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The Aging Face & Bone Loss

Friday, November 16th, 2018

The Aging Face

Humans are an evolving species. Both intellectually and physically, the human body is in constant evolution. No two people are exactly the same and no one person will ever stay the same. This is also true for our most precious, unseen commodity; our skeleton. The jaws are comprised of these bones as part of our …

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The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth or loose Dentures? Are you thinking about Dental Implants? Dental Implants are often necessary for a variety of reasons, some cosmetic, others as a result of an injury, tooth decay, periodontal disease or just natural reasons that result in losing teeth. Losing natural teeth can have a negative impact on …

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Mouthwash vs Flossing

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Mouthwash vs Flossing

Can Using A Mouthwash Replace Flossing? Dentists and hygienists are often challenged with answering this question. Can rinsing with Listerine or a similar product, completely substitute flossing? Even though this question is not as stimulating, or entertaining as “what came first, the egg or the chicken?” question, there is still scientific debate around it. As …

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Older Adults Have An Increased Risk for Gum Disease

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Older Adults Have An Increased Risk for Gum Disease

Did you know that one in 5 Americans over the age of 65 are experiencing untreated tooth decay (also referred to as cavities or caries)? When cavities and gum problems are left untreated, teeth can become painful, loose, or broken. In some cases, these issues make it harder to eat and may even cause changes …

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Eating Ice cream or hot food shouldn’t hurt.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Eating Ice Cream Shouldn't Hurt

Sensitive teeth is actually a very common problem and can come and go over time. The Academy of General Dentistry reports that there are approximately 40 million adults in the United States that experience tooth sensitivity. The good news is, it can be treated! What causes sensitive teeth? There could be a number of underlying dental problems. …

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5 Things You Should Eat Or Drink.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

5 Things You Should Eat of Drink

Choosing the right food & drinks for your oral health. Some people don’t realize that eating the right foods can do almost as much good for you as brushing & flossing your teeth. Some food or drink choices can actually help your oral health. Here are 5 things you should eat or drink. Let’s start with a …

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Why Should You Consider Invisalign?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Why Should You Consider Invisalign

Is Invisalign treatment right for you? For many people, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is a popular solution for both teens and adults looking for a virtually invisible option to improve their smile! What is Invisalign treatment? Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. …

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Options To Enhance Your Smile!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Options To Enhance Your Smile

Restore, Replace, Straighten, Clean & Whiten At Smilecreator Of Naples, we have many options available to enhance your smile and we make sure you understand the process from start to finish. With so many options to choose from, it all starts with an in-office consultation. We will assess your smile, ask what you like and don’t …

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Flossing, Yes! Flossing Using Your Hair, No.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017


How do you remove food stuck between your teeth? Dental floss? Great. Folded paper or strands of hair? Not the best idea. While it may not be a good idea, the use of these types of unusual items to remove food is common. According to recent U.S. survey, adults attempted to remove food from between …

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