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Preventing Gum Disease

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque can harden into tartar and gradually accumulate. If not removed, it can cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone. At Uptown Dental Surgery , we perform the…

Why Choose Dental Implant?

WHY DENTAL IMPLANT IS BECOMING POPULAR? The first successful dental implant was done in year 1965. That was a good 54 years ago. The success of the first titanium dental implant quickly led to significant improvement in the technique used for tooth replacement. However, this very niche treatment has not been popular in the past 50 years and it is not surprising to say that only a few dentists during those days would provide dental implant services. However, the dental implant seem has evolved significantly ever since. Dental implant treatment has become a common treatment procedure that is not only less…

How to Preserve the Health of Your Dental Crown

Our dentist at Uptown Dental Surgery often recommend dental crowns for our patients who are in need of a restorative option for their smile. They help to change the size, shape, and color of each individual tooth. With proper attention and keeping, dental crowns provided by our dentists can last a lifetime. But how can you properly preserve the health of your dental crown? Read on to find out! To begin, it is important to avoid chewy, sticky, and hard foods. This may be a hard habit to knock at first, but it will help keep your crown healthy and looking like…

Why Dental Veneers Are Really Worth It

Looking for a dentist who can do veneers?  Veneers can have a variety of applications. Many dentists use them on teeth that need filling or on discolored teeth as a result of root canals. They are used to change the shape and size of the tooth to make it look more in line with the other ones in the row. So, if you have chipped or broken teeth you can consider getting veneers to make them look normal. Veneers are also used to fill the gaps between the teeth and make them look healthy in their place. Many people suffer…
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