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The Latest and Greatest: CBCT

In the beginning, there were X-rays. Machines using them have been commonplace in the medical profession for decades, allowing doctors and surgeons to peer inside the human body without ever making a cut. The field of radiology has come a long way in that time, with a variety of new devices and medical imaging techniques […]

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Facial Trauma Specialist

Oral surgeons do much more than just pull wisdom teeth; we specialize in many forms of oral and maxillofacial conditions, including treating facial trauma. The team at Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center is well versed in acute treatment and emergency care, as well as reconstruction and rehabilitation. Trauma is always unexpected, and as your trusted […]

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Relieving Pain after Oral Surgery

Oral surgery typically produces a minimal level of discomfort; however, in some extensive extraction or surgical procedures, your recovery may involve a brief period of pain. There are many ways to help ease your discomfort and to speed up your recovery time. Below are a few helpful suggestions for preventing and relieving your oral surgery pain. […]

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12 Proven Benefits of Avocado

The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit, yes we said fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado that are supported by scientific research. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious What […]

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Why Do I Need a Consultation?

  When making appointments at our practice whether it is for extraction of wisdom teeth, dental implants, TMJ or tooth extractions and other procedures the front office staff is almost always told/asked “I don’t need a consultation I just need the procedure done.”  In the back of my mind I always wonder if the same […]

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Oral Piercings: The Hidden Risks to Your Dental Health

Do you have a lip ring, a tongue piercing, or dermal modification? While these piercings are considered fashionable too many and a harmless form of self-expression, oral piercings can affect dental structures in a negative way. The metal construction of rings and balled piercings can damage teeth, gums, and restorations, and patients with piercings are […]

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The Power of a Smile (TED Talk)

“Smiling stimulates our brain reward mechanism that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match.” – Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HeathTap Did you know: that your smile can help gauge how long you’ll live? that a smile has a great effect on your overall well-being? Ron Gutman, founder/CEO of HealthTap and organizer of TEDxSiliconValley, […]

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How Stress Can Affect Your Dental Health

Stress has profound effects on the body. During times of stress, emotions like anxiety, fear, and anger take a toll on a person’s health. It is common knowledge that prolonged stress can affect the cardiovascular system as well as immunity to disease but many are unaware that stress affects dental health, too. In fact, stress […]

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Why you Need to Tell your Oral Surgeon if you have a Heart Condition

Does going to a dentist or oral surgeon pose risks for heart patients? According to recent evidence, it is important to communicate with your cardiologist and your dentist if you suffer from a heart condition to determine risks and take the proper action. Your medications may interact with dental products, while the procedures might cause […]

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Is that White Spot In My Mouth Oral Cancer?

Almost everyone can recall finding a white spot/bump in their mouth at sometime. Some of the more common reasons why a white spot might appear are: Biting on your cheek or tongue Eating a piece of food that aggravates an area A tooth that rubs against an area Poorly fitted dentures Tobacco use Although you […]

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