Your oral and dental health may be more important that you think. Let’s take a look at how the overall health of your mouth, teeth and gums can impact your general health. Your oral health can provide clues to your overall general health. Sometimes, conditions which occur in the mouth can also affect the rest…

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The dentists at Bearable Dentistry want only the best for you and your oral health. Your dentist has concerns about oral piercing and wants to let you know some of the common risks associated with this popular practice. Excessive drooling and difficulty speaking. Mouth jewelry can cause excessive saliva production and can affect your ability…

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Dental patients who are undergoing cancer treatment receive a little extra care at Bearable Dentistry. We may get involved with the patient’s cancer care team to gain understanding of proposed therapies, so together we can determine the best oral care plan. Patients who are receiving chemotherapy and head/neck radiation treatment are at a high risk…

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*Some content is reprinted in part from an article writen by Jennifer Garvin which appears in the American Dental Association publication on May 7, 2018* “In continuing efforts to keep prescription opioid pain medications from becoming a source of harm in communities, the ADA is supporting several proposals highlighted in the Opioid Crisis Response Act…

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If you have heart disease, a heart condition even as minor as a murmur, or have recently had heart surgery, it’s important to let your dentist know about your condition before your visit. Taking this extra precaution can be vitally important to safeguarding your health. Why It’s Important Even routine dental procedures, such as cleaning,…

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The Bearable Dentistry dentists want you to have strong, healthy teeth for your entire life. That’s why they recommend preventive care to keep troublesome dental problems away. Modern technology has given dentists the tools to diagnose caries (dental decay), periodontal disease, oral cancer and other problems early. Early detection provides for the most minimally invasive…

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There are a growing number of research studies which indicate that e-cigarettes pose negative health consequences for users. Medical Daily states that when “e-cigarettes first emerged in 2004” they “quickly became popular” as a so-called healthy alternative for individuals who wanted the experience of smoking tobacco without inhaling the toxins associated with traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately,…

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Hypodontia and Agenesis terms which refer to the condition of development of adult teeth. Hypodontia refers to a lack of one or more teeth.  In medicine, agenesis refers to the failure to develop during embryonic growth and development. Hypodontia is often familial and can also be associated with genetic disorders. Possible causes are genetic, hormonal, environmental and infectious.…

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Too many people mistakenly believe that they need to see a dentist only if they are in pain or think something is wrong, but they are missing the bigger picture. A dental visit means being examined by a doctor of oral health, capable of diagnosing and treating conditions that can range from routine to extremely…

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Taking care of your teeth and managing your oral health may save you thousands of dollars in restorative dental care. Did you know that a complete restoration of your teeth can cost up to $80,000? Preventive dentistry and proper home care can safeguard you from undergoing dental procedures that are costly and completely avoidable.Preventive dental…

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