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Fall Creek Dentistry Blog

Tooth filling: Composites vs. Amalgams

Posted on: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

What’s the difference between composite fillings and amalgams? Amalgams are metal fillings – the word “amalgam” means “a mixture of different elements. In dentistry, an amalgam filling is made from a combination of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. It has been used to repair decayed teeth for 150 years. An amalgam filling is very long-lasting […]

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How to Choose a Dentist

Posted on: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Our patients who are moving out of the area often ask us how they should find a new dentist. It’s handy to choose one that is very close to your new home but that might not give you a dentist you really like. In our practice, we focus on offering the kind of care that […]

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Straightening Teeth Without all the Metal

Posted on: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Now, it’s possible to get the beautiful smile you want without all the metal. At Fall Creek Dental, we offer many of our patients the chance to get the beautiful, straight smiles they want without the tangle of metal parts around their teeth. We use Invisalign braces to gently ease the teeth into the optimum […]

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When Does Someone Actually Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

You might think of cosmetic dentistry as just something movie stars do so they appear perfect in front of the cameras. Actually, cosmetic dentistry has much more to offer than just a beautiful smile. There are many other ways that everyday people benefit from cosmetic dentistry – in fact, there are even health benefits connected […]

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The Facts on Teeth Whitening

Posted on: Monday, July 17th, 2017

More of our patients are asking us about getting their teeth whitened these days so we thought we would take a few minutes and provide some information on this service. When they ask us about whitening, many people ask if the coffee or wine they drink could be causing their teeth to get darker. We […]

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Yes, We Can Help You with Sleep Apnea

Posted on: Thursday, July 13th, 2017

We want all our patients to know that we may be able to help resolve certain sleep problems you might be experiencing. For those who don’t know what sleep apnea is, it’s when a person’s throat muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissues supporting the airway to collapse and halt breathing. A person suffering […]

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Could You Be Grinding Your Teeth at Night?

Posted on: Thursday, July 6th, 2017

  It can be difficult to diagnose tooth grinding – technically referred to as “bruxism” – because it usually happens at night and many people are not aware they are doing it. It could take years for a patient and dentist to realize what is happening because the damage resulting from bruxism accumulates so slowly. […]

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Gum Disease and Tooth Loss is Preventable!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

This is a very important lesson we try to teach all our patients: It’s within your power to prevent gum disease and tooth loss. More than 170 million Americans have lost at least one tooth and more than 35 million have no teeth left at all. It’s too bad that more people don’t know how […]

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Drugs, Dry Mouth and Destruction

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Many people have heard of “meth mouth” because the media has made a big deal of this affliction resulting from methamphetamine use. In case you have not heard of it, it’s when a person’s teeth suffer severe damage – basically rotting away in a person’s mouth – because of their use of this strong, caustic […]

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The Many Benefits of Fluoride

Posted on: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The American Dental Association has provided our profession with extensive research on the benefits of fluoride going back many years. This research began when a dentist in Colorado noticed that people in certain regions had teeth that were more resistant to decay. After further study, residents of seven other states also had decay-resistant teeth. Finally, […]

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