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10th of March 2020

Veneers: What You Need to Know

Veneers are thin yet durable tooth-colored shells that can help patients achieve a perfect smile. These easy and high-quality enhancements correct stains, misalignments, gaps, and chips. When considering if veneers are right for you, talk with Ames dentist, Dentistry At Somerset. Our dentists have over 25 years of combined experience with veneers and with helping…

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10th of February 2020

Children’s Dental Hygiene

February is National Children’s Dental Health month! Although it is the shortest month of the year, positive dental hygiene habits will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a parent, relative, or caretaker, you can reinforce these dental care tips for the kids in your life:    Set a positive example  Monkey see, monkey do! If you…

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8th of January 2020

New Year, New Smile: Resolutions

January 1 is one of the most ambitious days of the year! On this day, people have dedicated themselves to a resolution (or five) for the New Year. Come January 12, though, most resolutions are left shivering in the cold: abandoned. According to the University of Scranton, this is mostly due in part to the…

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4th of December 2019

Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Dental Health

If you’re like most Americans, you haven’t experienced one holiday season without someone hurting their teeth in some way. Whether it be from Dad insisting he can open a bottle with his teeth, the dog cracking a tooth after getting into the trash, or your cousin eating too many caramels and now needing a filling…

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5th of November 2019

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

Definition of Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands produce an inadequate amount of saliva to keep the mouth moist. Depending on its cause, dry mouth can either be a minor, temporary inconvenience or it could be indicative of a greater health issue. Regardless of its duration and origin, dry mouth…

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15th of October 2019

Identify Cavities Early Before They Require More Costly Dental Treatment

A cavity is decay in a tooth resulting from plaque build-up, poor dental care, or even genetics. This is a common dental problem that is easy and cost-effective to fix. Cavities are most prevalent in children, teenagers, and seniors, but can impact anyone. While the signs and symptoms may vary depending on the severity of…

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12th of September 2019

Straight Teeth with Confidence, Comfort, Convenience

Unlike a spring blouse or a winter sweater, having straight teeth is always in style. Similarly, having straight teeth increases confidence, and according to a recent study, helps people reach their goals. Fortunately, today anyone can achieve their dream smile with either traditional wired braces or Invisalign clear aligners. If you’re thinking about how straightening…

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8th of August 2019

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a very common issue among adults, especially as we age. The probability of losing at least one tooth increases over time and certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, diet, and overall health, can contribute to the loss of teeth. If a rotten tooth is not removed immediately, it will cause additional damage,…

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8th of July 2019

Bad Breath? Learn the Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common issue, but garlic, onion and coffee aren’t the only culprits that can turn your breath sour. For most people, bad breath can be characteristic of certain lifestyle habits. Spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, garlic, tobacco, and more have all been proven to be major causes of bad breath. Despite…

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6th of June 2019

Sleep Apnea and the Dentist

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a chronic sleeping condition that causes people to stop breathing for certain periods of time during the sleep cycle. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive; this type of sleep apnea occurs when the airway leading to the lungs collapses, preventing oxygen from passing to the…

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