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Bleeding Gums Can Be A Sign of Gum Disease

Bleeding Gums Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation and infection. However, lack of bleeding is not a guarantee that your gums are healthy. Symptoms of Gum Disease The following are symptoms of gum disease. If you are experiencing any of the these symptoms, you should see Dr. Levine for a comprehensive examination to find out […]

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Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape

Sedation Dentistry: Dental Dreamscape  This article describes how gentle sedation can be used to completely transform a patient’s experience in the dentist’s chair. For countless people around the world, that six-month appointment with the dentist is a calendar event marked by great trepidation, anxiety and (in rare cases) bed-wetting. So pervasive is a fear of […]

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Dental Pockets

Dental Pockets A dental pocket is a space between the gum and the bone. As infection progresses, more bone is lost, teeth loosen and may be lost. The post Dental Pockets appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS. The post Dental Pockets appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS.

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Skilled Functional Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening The crown of a tooth is the visible part of the tooth that shows above the gumline. Sometimes, some of the gum and bone tissue around the tooth needs to be removed so that other procedures, such as placing a dental crown or filling a cavity, can be performed. This procedure is known […]

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Halitosis and Smoking

Halitosis and Smoking  Halitosis, or bad breath, is caused primarily by bacteria on the back of your tongue. The post Halitosis and Smoking appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS. The post Halitosis and Smoking appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS.

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Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease

Periodontal Diseases and Medical Disease Periodontal Diseases have been shown to have a strong correlation with many medical conditions and diseases. Correction of the Periodontal diseases may lessen the severity of the medical conditions. Not correcting the periodontal problems can result in increased severity and occurrence of some medical problems. The post Periodontal Diseases and […]

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The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

The Importance of Regular Dental Exams  This article explains the importance of receiving regular (bi-annual) professional oral health and hygiene care. Regular dental exams  are an integral part of proper healthcare. In your childhood and early adulthood, healthy teeth and gums may seem like a given, but the toll of the years can become visible, not […]

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Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope

Teeth Cleaning: Under the Microscope A regular professional teeth cleaning is as important to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile as twice daily brushing and flossing and bi-annual visits to the dentist. You may think that you do a good job of keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly white, but there are just too many hard-to-reach […]

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A Implant Replaces The Root of Missing Teeth

Dental Implant Explanation A dental implant replaces the root of missing teeth. Today, all patients are candidates to replace one, some or all of your teeth using dental implants.   The post A Implant Replaces The Root of Missing Teeth appeared first on Kenneth R. Levine, DDS. The post A Implant Replaces The Root of […]

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Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure!

Oral Cancer Screening: Prevention Better than Cure! This article describes the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, what the examination itself involves and what patients can expect should anything suspicious be identified. With all the devastating news and statistics about breast, stomach, colon, pancreatic, bone marrow and prostate cancer, it can be quite easy to […]

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