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6Dec, 2019

Read this Before Your Root Canal

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The American Association of Endodontists define a root canal as a “treatment designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth,” which we find to be a pretty apt definition at Audubon Dental Center. The term “root canal” has a seriously negative connotation in popular culture, usually because, in the past, the procedure has been somewhat synonymous with pain. You’ll often hear a cheeky character in a movie or on a television show say something like, “I’d rather get a […]
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29Nov, 2019

A Primer on Dental Plans

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In this day and age we have a lot of options when it comes to most things, whether it’s where we get our dry cleaning is done, where we get our organic foods from, and, especially, where and how we get our oral health services. At Audubon Dental Center, we like to make the process as simple as possible for our patients wondering what the best avenue is to get the most out of their investment, both when it comes to time spent on perfecting their smile and money spent […]
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22Nov, 2019

How to Create Your Perfect Smile

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Building a perfect smile is something that takes special care, attention, and dedication. Having a celebrity-caliber smile isn’t just something that happens overnight, but, with a little bit of practice and with some help from Audubon Dental Center, having a perfect smile is not as elusive as you may think. A recent UC-San Francisco research study found that there are 19 different types of smiles, so it might be a good idea to start working on your smile at large with your local dentist while also practicing your smile technique […]
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15Nov, 2019

What to Expect from Your First Teeth Whitening Experience

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If you’ve been considering getting your teeth whitened, it’s more than likely that you’ll have some questions and concerns about how long the process takes, whether or not there’s any discomfort involved, and perhaps how many shades whiter you can expect your teeth to become after the procedure. These are all fair questions and concerns, which is why Audubon Dental Center would like to shed some light on our teeth whitening procedure as a way to educate our patients. A large part of what we do is educate our patients […]
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14Nov, 2019

The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Tooth Enamel

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Tooth enamel is a calcified material that happens to be the hardest part of the human body. However, just because the enamel is made of stern stuff doesn’t mean that it’s impervious to decay. The big problem is, once you lose your enamel, you can never get it back. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Dental Federation agree that between 60%-90% of children and 9 out of 10 adults experience some form of tooth decay globally. This means that people’s tooth enamel all over the […]
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7Nov, 2019

Insider Tips for Great Oral Hygiene and a Healthy Smile

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asserted in recent years that, although tooth decay is highly preventable, 9 out of 10 adults have experienced tooth decay at some point in their lives. The statistics are even worse worldwide, with the HHS also reporting that 1 in 3 people living in the world right now is suffering through some form of tooth decay when it comes to their permanent teeth. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few insider tips that will help you avoid tooth decay and […]
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31Oct, 2019

7 Best Practices for Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

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When it comes to best practices for keeping your smile healthy and white, there are a few traditional things you can do to keep your teeth and gums in shape. There are also a few non-obvious things you can do that will give you a leg-up on potential oral health threats. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few best practices you can put in place to achieve a sparkling, healthy smile. 1.) Set Good Principles and Stick to Them Setting good oral health principles (like brushing in the morning […]
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24Oct, 2019

Essential Oral Health Tips from Your Family Dentist

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When it comes to oral health, to maintain a healthy smile an individual has to incorporate a rigorous oral health plan, which involves at-home discipline but also establishing and maintaining a close relationship with your family dentist. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) released the shocking statistic that 1 in 4 adults in the US has untreated tooth decay. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few essential oral health tips that will help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Brush the CORRECT Way Brush in circular […]
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22Oct, 2019

Is a Root Canal Painful?

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If you’re about to undergo a root canal procedure, fear not. In most cases, the root canal procedure is generally painless. The horror stories you hear about are usually cases in which patients delay treatment until their teeth become terribly infected. The bad reputation of root canals portrayed in the media stems from cases like these, and this is why root canals are often the subject of punch lines for jokes in regard to intense pain. When is a Root Canal Necessary? A root canal is necessary when the tooth […]
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15Oct, 2019

Making an Easier Transition into Dentures

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For those of us who end up having to get dentures, it can be quite an adjustment – to put it lightly. However, at Audubon Dental Center, we provide compassionate care to ensure patients who need dentures are able to achieve functionality and normalcy in order to have the most comfortable transition into dentures possible. Types of Dentures There are three types of dentures a patient might need: Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, and Implant-Supported Dentures. Complete dentures are made for patients who need their entire set of teeth replaced, while […]
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