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Ask A Dentist – What is Periodontal Disease?

This week,  someone asked our dentist:  “I was told that I couldn’t have a regular cleaning because I have periodontal disease. What is that? And what kind of cleaning can I have?”  Dr. Mallory, a Smile Generation-approved dentist, based in Arizona replied: Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection in the gums,which causes inflammation and loss […]

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Ask a Dentist – What about implants?

This week,  one of our Twitter followers asked us:  “I would like to replace a missing tooth with an implant? What are considerations for having this done?”  Dr. James Mallory, one of our Smile Generation-approved dentists, had this to say. “Implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. As a matter of fact, it […]

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Knocked Out Tooth

This week we are reprinting a Q&A from Dear Doctor Magazine. A parent asks: “How long will a tooth last after replantation?” Q. Dear Doctor, My 10-year old son knocked out one of his front teeth last year playing baseball. It was a good hour before our dentist put his tooth back into the socket. […]

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Ask A Dentist: Tooth Pain Relief

Question: “I have a toothache but it’s not constant. It’s a pain that comes and goes, sometimes when I eat. What can I do to relieve the pain until I can make an appointment? Is this considered a dental emergency?” Answer by Dr. Darbro: “I am here to help think through this problem with you. […]

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Ask a Dentist: Root Canals and Broken Teeth

Question: Mark H asked us on Facebook: “I have an old root canal, and the tooth has broken in half, what can I do, and could you help me…..please help” Dr. Matthew Darbro, DDS of Glendora Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, a Smile Generation-approved offices is this month’s featured dentist in our “Ask A Dentist” column. […]

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Ask a Dentist: Replacing a Porcelain Bridge

Rob B, a follower of the Smile Generation on Facebook asks:  Can a small hole in a porcelain bridge be repaired without replacing the entire bridge?  Dr. Jack Gorman of Gateway Dental Group in Folsom, CA answers the question in this video. The video was shot during the Annual American Dental Association (ADA) Session in […]

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