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WHAT IS WRONG WITH HAVING DENTURES?

Dentures are never part of your body and will never feel, work or look like your real teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic that sits over your gums and covers the roof of your mouth, essentially directing all the pressure of chewing onto your soft tissues. Dentures also need to be brushed daily, the teeth […]

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WATERFLOSSER by WATERPIK

As a Bacteriologist, a Periodontist, and a Preventive Dentist the idea that this device eliminates the need for flossing is a terrible joke on the health of the general public.  A WATERFLOSSER/WATERPIK has an important place in oral hygiene and in preventing dental disease, but when Waterpik says that this device is a substitute for […]

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SADLY NEEDS BETTER DENTIST

I just posted an answer on line to someone who posted a question on REAL SELF. They had stated: “I have almost 16 crowns and I’m only 27. Why?” It seems I’m the only one in the family who suffers from bad teeth, but I believe my dad did as well when I was a […]

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ANOTHER REASON INVISALIGN IS BEST!!!!

THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WAS POSTED ON LINE CONCERNING TRADITIONAL “METAL BRACES” ORTHODONTICS. I just got my braces off and my top teeth do not align with my bottom teeth. How can my bite be corrected at this stage? One of the problems with traditional “braces” is that the dentist or orthodontist has to guess or […]

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KEEP YOUR OWN TEETH!

I am thinking of dentures instead of a bridge. The cost will be around $6000.00. Opinions? I am 84 and in great health. No meds. One of my very front teeth is moving down. I was told the other day it is bone loss. 75% The one next to it has 50 loss. Money is […]

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CROWDED TEETH! CAN I GET VENEERS?

I have the money to afford the veneers! but I’m scared they might suggest I get braces! I’m too old for braces! do you think I qualify for veneers? ANSWER: With significantly crowded teeth, veneers would not be able to sufficiently address your esthetic or functional needs. Without repositioning the teeth, your teeth would need […]

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Do People with Great Smiles Make More Money?

The majority of Americans believe that an unattractive smile can prevent a person from achieving financial prosperity and that having a great smile contributes to career success. One important aspect of what is considered ‘good looks’ is one’s smile and the appearance of the teeth. Critical to a great smile are nice looking teeth. Unfortunately, […]

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BAD BACTERIA

DR STRAIT’S SYSTEM OF ELIMINATING THE CAUSE OF DENTAL DISEASE Dental Disease – (Decay/Cavities/Caries and Gum Disease/ Periodontal Disease/ Pyorrhea) is caused directly or indirectly by certain bacteria.  There is really no other cause.  Things like eating candy,  excessive sugar consumption,  poor diet, smoking , defective tooth structure, etc. only contribute to or make someone […]

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What about the retention of the results achieved with Invisalign compared to traditional orthodontics?

After 15 years of observing the retention of Invisalign cases and a much longer time observing traditional orthodontic cases I would say that retention depends more upon the specifics of any individual case and how compliant the patient has been with the plan for retention than upon whether the case was done with Invisalign or […]

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How is Invisalign at correcting a crowded smile or a crooked smile?

After almost 13 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics  I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons.  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the […]

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