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All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

According to history, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth was written by Donald Yetter Gardner at the age of 31. Donald Yetter Gardner and his wife were helping second graders in a New York Elementary School in 1944. He asked them to complete the sentence, “All I want for Christmas is….”. […]

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They Told Me I Had A Cavity But It Doesn’t Hurt.

They Told Me I Had A Cavity But It Doesn't Hurt.

12-16-15 Have you ever wondered why cavities don’t hurt? Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages. Enamel, the white outer coating of the tooth, is the strongest substance in the human body. It does not have a blood supply. Beyond the enamel layer is Dentin. Dentin is a porous […]

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Which Floss Should I Use?

Which Floss Should I Use?

12-9-15 Flossing questions come up all the time in our practice. Everything from when should I floss to what type of floss should I use has been asked. Let’s take a few moments to answer some of the most common questions. In the spring of 2015, MouthHealthy.org took a poll of its readers and asked […]

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Why Do I Need A Crown?

Why Do I Need A Crown?

12-2-15 Dental Crowns are one of the most recommended tooth restoration. Crowns, even with dental insurance, can be costly and require a fair amount of time in a dental chair. At Lima Dental Associates, we strive to educate our patients about every option available to them. Do you know what a crown is? A dental […]

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Let’s Talk About Implants!

Let’s Talk About Implants!

11-23-15 Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. People who have missing teeth, bridgework, or dentures may be good candidates for implants. The reason that implants have become so popular is because they are “permanent teeth” that are inserted into the jawbone and function like […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

11-18-15 According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in the United States more than 53 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the density and quality of the bone making it more brittle and at […]

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Blood Thinners and Dental Procedures

Blood Thinners and Dental Procedures

11-11-15 What is an anticoagulant?  Anticoagulants are a class of drugs that work to prevent the coagulation (clotting) of blood…in other words it’s a blood thinner.  Typically patients with heart issues, stroke, and or blood clotting issues are on blood thinners.   Some common blood thinners include Coumadin, Heparin, Xarleto, Pradaxa, and Eliquis.  These medications are […]

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Medications and Your Mouth

Medications and Your Mouth

11-4-15 Have you ever read all the side effects of the medications your are on?    Medications- both prescription and over the counter- can have an extreme effect on the oral cavity.  Some of the most common side effects include: Dry mouth Burning tongue Mouth sores Halitosis Enlarged gums Bone Loss Tooth Decay Thrush These […]

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Why Do I Need To Update My Health History Again?

Why Do I Need To Update My Health History Again?

10-28-15 The Importance of the Health History Update  How many of you have complained when the receptionist hands you a health history update?  Let’s take a few moments to talk about why we ask you to update your health history. Health history forms typically start out by asking you your name, address, phone number and […]

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Common Dental Complaints

Common Dental Complaints

10-21-15 Did you know that some of the most common dental issues can be a sign of further dental problems? It’s important to visit your dental professional to determine the cause of your dental problem and treat it properly. Dental Sensitivity What causes dental sensitivity? Sensitive teeth occur when the second layer of your tooth […]