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How Long Does it Take Dental Implants to Heal?

How Long Does it Take Dental Implants to Heal?

If you’ve lost a permanent tooth, getting a dental implant is the most effective way to restore your smile. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are surgically implanted into the jaw. Not only do dental implants repair your smile, but they also help to restore...

Health Monitoring During Your IV Sedation Procedure

Health Monitoring During Your IV Sedation Procedure

At Mill Dam Dental Care, we offer a variety of sedation options to keep our patients comfortable during their dental procedures. IV sedation is the strongest sedation option we have available for our patients. We often use this form of sedation for our most invasive...

Nutrition and Oral Health

Nutrition and Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is just one part of keeping your mouth healthy. Your oral health is influenced by many different aspects of your lifestyle, including what you eat. To keep your teeth happy and healthy for years to come, it’s important to be mindful of your diet....

Why Fluoride?

Why Fluoride?

You’ve probably heard dental health professionals talk about the importance of fluoride before - but what is it and why is it so important to your dental health? At Mill Dam Dental Care, we use fluoride in our office treatments, and we often encourage patients to use...

How Long Do Fillings Last?

How Long Do Fillings Last?

Cavities and tooth decay are extremely common dental problems - in fact, nearly 90 percent of adults have some form of tooth decay. Fillings are the most efficient way to treat cavities, as they are long-lasting and restore your tooth’s function. While fillings are...

Genetics and Oral Health

Genetics and Oral Health

While your everyday brushing and flossing routine is very important, your genetics can also play a role in your oral health overall. If your parents are prone to certain dental issues, you could inherit those issues too. Understanding your genetics can help you get...

Aging Affects Oral Health

Aging Affects Oral Health

Maintaining Healthy Mouths in Older Adults As we get older, it’s normal for our bodies to change, and our mouths are no exception. Adults over the age of 65 are more vulnerable to oral infections, gum disease, and other serious dental issues than their younger...

The Cause and Effect of Teeth Grinding

The Cause and Effect of Teeth Grinding

Notice that your jaw feels sore when you wake up in the morning? You might be grinding your teeth at night. While this may not seem like a big deal, bruxism (teeth grinding) can have serious side effects ranging from lost teeth to extreme jaw pain. This condition is...

Oral Cancer Screenings Using the VELscope

Oral Cancer Screenings Using the VELscope

Regular dental visits are about more than just cleaning your teeth. They’re also essential for screening for oral cancer. These screenings often catch cancer and other conditions early on, which gives the patient enough time to treat and recover from them. Many...

Medication Can Affect Your Oral Health

Medication Can Affect Your Oral Health

Before starting a new medication, it’s important to understand its side effects. Many popular medications have side effects that can negatively impact your oral health. If you’re taking a medication that can damage your teeth or gums, it’s important to seek regular...