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Dental consequences caused by Bulimia

Studies state that over 4.7 million women and 1.5 million men suffer from bulimia nervosa eating disorder during their lifetime. These disorders cause a lot of damage to our teeth. The continual acid exposure from the stomach from the constant vomiting can create many dental problems and symptoms, such as…

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Teeth destruction caused by drug addiction

In general, drug consumption causes many health issues that can affect, not only those who use it, but their family as well. The main drugs that affect our teeth the most are:   Cannabis or Marihuana: The biggest problem this drug causes in our mouth is periodontal disease, also known…

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Coping when Stress Affects Your Dental Health

The grinding began within a week of being downsized. If it were me, being in my 30s, it would have been easier to find more work on the side. My husband would have contributed, and some support is available for those with young children. However, this happened to my father,…

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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is considered the replacement of a root or roots of a tooth. Like teeth, they are secured in the jawbone, and are not visible once surgically placed. They may secure different types of restorations: single crowns, bridgework or dentures by different means. Most implants used today are…

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Considering dental implants?

Are you considering dental implants? Teeth need to be extracted for common problems such as periodontists, cavities and/or trauma. What’s next? The idea of being toothless is horrifying for most of us and never desired. But when a tooth is hopeless, alternatives must be taken into account to recover function and…

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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for adequately restoring a tooth. This is simply done by a periodontal specialist by removing gum, bone or both around the tooth. First, local anesthesia is placed in the area, then the specialist proceeds to remove…

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Crowns in a day

Here at Prisma Dental we have our on-site lab where we can create full porcelain crowns within 24 to 48 hours. By using the newest technology like CAD/CAM, we can have your crowns in the least amount of time possible, always with the highest quality. The on-site location of our…

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TMJ & Botox

Temporomandibular joint disorders are difficult to diagnose. There are several options as far as treatment. Some patients may react differently to each treatment; some may cause better effect on your specific situation. However, Botox has a greater effect compared to the other methods to treat the same disorder. It has…

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Nitrous Oxide

Fear or phobia to the dentist still exists; it’s one of the most common shared fears and one that must be faced eventually. Many people don’t routinely visit the dentist for this reason and many can spend years concerned about their oral health and not go. Problems may be begin…

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Ever seen a tooth completely dark compared to the rest?

It may be caused by a pulp necrosis, which in other words means death of the inside content of the tooth. Not only makes the tooth look uneven from the rest but it may cause discomfort or intense pain. This can be potential complication of dental cavities, fracture and trauma…

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