The Evolution of Dental Implants

The Evolution of Dental Implants Implant Dentistry Oakmont Evidence suggests that for thousands of years people have been replacing teeth they have lost due to accidents, aging or underdeveloped oral hygiene habits. Some archeologists report finding evidence of dental implants carved out of stones and seashells embedded in the jaws of remains dating back to…

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New Year, New Dental Goals

New Year, New Dental Goals General Dentistry Oakmont The new year marks a new start, and is a great time to set resolutions! You would be surprised at all the benefits improving your oral health routine can have on your daily life and overall wellness. Here are some of Oakmont dentist Dr. Rice’s top oral…

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Dental Tips for a Merry Holiday

Dental Tips for a Merry Holiday Dental Tips Oakmont   Happy happy holidays! How are you celebrating the season this year? Whatever your December festivities look like, Dr. Rice wants to ensure that you are informed and prepared to keep your oral wellness in top shape throughout all your celebrations. Here are some of her…

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Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity General Dentistry Oakmont     There are so many things to look forward to with the change of the season, but the effects of the cold weather on your teeth aren’t usually included in that list! Here’s a little overview of how your teeth can react to changes in the…

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National Dental Hygiene Month

National Dental Hygiene Month General Dentistry Oakmont       Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Most people think of tricks and treats this Halloween season, but here are a few other things to keep in mind while you’re costume prepping this year:       Brushing According to the American…

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Porcelain Veneers: FAQ

Porcelain Veneers: FAQ Cosmetic Veneers Oakmont   Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s?! They debuted in Hollywood, no surprise, but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect.   Between the 1920s and…

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A Guide to Your Teeth!

A Guide to Your Teeth! General Dentistry Oakmont   Brush and floss daily, avoid staining food and drink, schedule regular appointments with your Oakmont dentist, but amid your extensive dental treatment plan, are you curious about what exactly is going on in there? You know you’ve got molars, maybe canine teeth, maybe you’ve seen you…

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Dental Emergencies: What to Do

Dental Emergencies: What to Do Emergency Dentistry Oakmont       Dental emergencies can be scary, especially if you feel underprepared for how to respond in the situation. Ignoring dental emergencies can lead to painful and costly issues in the future, so being prepared to handle issues that arise upfront can be the best solution…

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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth Dental Implants Oakmont   So exactly how important is replacing a missing tooth? Those who aren’t missing any of their natural teeth might not understand the sense of identity surrounding your smile, or understand the emotional stress that can come with being uncomfortable with your natural smile. For those…

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Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding Preventative Dentistry Oakmont Could you be grinding your teeth at night?   Studies show that nighttime grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, affects about 10% of the population. Sleep bruxism can lead to uncomfortable consequences, like serious muscle soreness and even headaches, in the days and weeks to follow.   Many people are…

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