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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth and When Do They Need To Be Removed?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Wisdom Teeth

Why Do Humans Have Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth. Why do we have them? In most cases they end up getting pulled for reasons we will touch upon later. While wisdom teeth come with a negative connotation these days, there was a time when they served a greater purpose, when survival was in a far greater …

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Why You Should Schedule Regular Dental Visits

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Man Brushing Teeth

Just like anything else, your teeth need regular maintenance including brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist every 6 months for dental cleanings and an exam. Regular dental checkups are important for finding problems early when they are more easily treated: Catching early gum disease Detecting early tooth decay Check bite and jaw Check gums Overall …

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The Connection Between Oral Health and Your Overall Well-Being

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

How does poor oral health affect health?

Everyone knows that practicing good oral hygiene (like brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and regular dentist visits) is the most important factor in maintaining good oral health. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize the tremendous impact that poor oral health can have on your body’s overall health and well-being. In Western culture, and …

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The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Gums should never bleed, even after brushing vigorously or use dental floss.

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can be a lot more serious than most people would expect. This is especially true because the warning signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are very subtle and often completely painless. In fact, an astounding 80% of people who have periodontal disease aren’t even aware of it! What …

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (a.k.a. TMJ Disorder or TMD) is a catch-all term that refers to any number of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint. What Are the Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction? The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible (lower jawbone) to the skull; acting as a hinge, the temporomandibular joint allows for the movement required …

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Dental Implants: Everything You Need to Know

Friday, December 28th, 2018

What are dental implants? What are the advantages of dental implants?

Your natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, due to a variety of reasons, that is not always the case. Tooth loss can occur as the result of an injury, severe decay, periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene routines or just as a natural consequence of aging. The loss of natural teeth can have …

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Welcome to Arnold Dentistry

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Dr. Scott Arnold

Arnold Dentistry – Your Best Choice for “Comfortable Dental Care” Here at Arnold Dentistry, everyday, Scott Arnold, D.M.D. (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) and his team strive to make every patient’s experience with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In addition to being a nationally-recognized leader in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, …

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