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Published:  2017-12-01 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease generally begins with a bacterial infection in the gum (gingival) tissue, which progressively destroys the tissue and the underlying bone.  If left untreated, the bacterial infection causes an inflammatory reaction in the body, which can significantly deepen the gum pockets (space between the teeth and gums . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease And Preganancy

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Published:  2017-11-30 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

It is well documented that people who suffer from diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections than non-diabetes sufferers.  It is not widely known that t periodontal disease is often considered the sixth complication of diabetes; particularly when the diabetes is not under proper control. . . . .

 

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Published:  2017-11-28 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Diabetes A research study has shown that individuals with pre-existing diabetic conditions are more likely to either have, or be more susceptible to periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease can increase blood sugar levels which makes controlling the amount of glucose in the blood difficult . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Mouth - Body Connection

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Published:  2017-11-25 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A Partial denture not only fills in the . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dentures And Partial Dentures

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Published:  2017-11-20 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola.  However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying. There are literally hundreds of whitening . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Zoom

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Published:  2017-11-08 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.  Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings.  Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Porcelain Inlays

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Published:  2017-11-07 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment. . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Cosmetic Dentistry

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Published:  2017-11-05 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene.  Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable.  Proper brushing and flossing can enhance the health of the mouth, make the smile sparkle and prevent serious diseases. . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - How To Properly Brush & Floss

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Published:  2017-11-04 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients.  Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal.  Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Oral Home Care

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Published:  2017-10-29 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Oral cancer is a pathologic process which begins with an asymptomatic stage during which the usual cancer signs may not be readily noticeable.  This makes the oral cancer examinations performed by the dentist critically important.  Oral cancers can be of varied histologic types such as teratoma, adenocarcinoma . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Oral Cancer Exam

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Published:  2017-10-26 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dental X-Rays

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Published:  2017-10-24 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

  A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dental Exams & Cleanings

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Published:  2017-10-23 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth.  In addition, a straight smile boosts confidence, is aesthetically pleasing to look at, and can help stave off a wide variety of dental ailments. There are several types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Why Straighten Teeth?

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Published:  2017-10-22 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

When braces are finally removed, the “retention” phase begins for most individuals.  The objective of this phase is to ensure the teeth do not regress back to their previous position.  A retainer will be used to maintain the improved position of the teeth.  A retainer is . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Care Following Orthodontics – Retainers

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Published:  2017-10-15 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that is concerned with diagnosing, treating and preventing malocclusions (bad bites) and other irregularities in the jaw region and face.  Orthodontists are specially trained to correct these problems and to restore health, functionality and a beautiful aesthetic appearance to the smile . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Who Can Benefit From Orthodontics?

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Published:  2017-10-13 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Moderate malocclusion commonly requires treatment by an orthodontist.  Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in the treatment of malocclusions and other facial irregularities. The following are three main classifications of malocclusion: Class I – The occlusion is typical, but there are . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - What Is Malocclusion?

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Published:  2017-10-11 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile.  Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, the American Dental Association suggests that an orthodontic assessment should be performed around the age of seven.   . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - What Is Orthodontics?

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Published:  2017-10-10 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

6 Month Smiles® is the ideal solution for adults who are insecure about the appearance of their smile.  This orthodontic treatment utilizes shape-memory wires that are engineered to provide exceptional results without unsightly metal braces or having to destroy your natural teeth for the placement of . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - 6 Month Smiles®

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Published:  2017-10-09 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Invisalign

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Published:  2017-10-06 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

In addition to dental training, pediatric dentists specifically study child psychology.  This enables them to communicate with children in an effective, gentle, and non-threatening manner. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children see a pediatric dentist before the age of one (or . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Why See A Pediatric Dentist?

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Published:  2017-10-04 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

One of the most common misconceptions about primary teeth is that they are irrelevant to the child’s future oral health.  However, their importance is emphasized by the American Dental Association (ADA), which urges parents to schedule a “baby checkup” with a pediatric dentist within six months of . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Why Are Primary Teeth Important? By Excel Family Dental

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Published:  2017-10-03 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

What potential dental problems can babies experience? A baby is at risk for tooth decay as soon as the first tooth emerges.  During the first visit, the pediatric dentist will help parents implement a preventative strategy to protect the teeth from harm, and also . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

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Published:  2017-09-29 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Tooth decay has become increasingly prevalent in preschoolers.  Not only is tooth decay unpleasant and painful, it can also lead to more serious problems like premature tooth loss and childhood periodontal disease. Dental sealants are an important tool in preventing childhood caries (cavities) and tooth decay . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Sealing Out Tooth Decay

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Published:  2017-09-28 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Why are perinatal dental checkups important? Maternal cariogenic bacteria is linked with a wide range of adverse outcomes for infants and young children.  For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises expectant mothers to get dental checkups and counseling regularly, for . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Perinatal And Infant Oral Health`

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Published:  2017-09-27 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

According to research from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the vast majority of children will cease using a pacifier before the age of four years old.  Thumb sucking can be a harder habit to break and tends to persist for longer without intervention.  Children who . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Pacifiers And Thumb Sucking By Excel Family Dental