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Evolution of Tooth Decay: Your Treatment Options

Cavities, tooth decay, or “caries” come in all shapes and sizes. The great news is that when you know what to look for, you can intercept them before the bacterial infection spreads any further into your tooth. The earlier you treat the decay, the more tooth structure you’re able to preserve. Enamel Demineralization The very

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Mesa, AZ Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

Your child’s oral health today will impact their smile for a lifetime. Through early preventative care, you can actively help your child avoid common concerns like decay and extensive orthodontic treatment. When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Appointment? Pediatricians and pediatric dental experts all recommend that a child see their dentist for an

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Your Checkup is More Than “Just a Cleaning”

Is it time for your next dental cleaning? Your prophylaxis actually includes a lot more than “just a cleaning” of your teeth. These preventative care appointments are key to help you intercept disease earlier, minimize overall oral health expenses, and preserve your smile for years to come. During your six-month checkup, here are just some

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Full Mouth Restoration – What You Need to Know

Does your smile need a complete overhaul? Are you struggling with multiple worn, broken, or missing teeth? Then a full mouth restoration in Mesa is probably your best option. What is Full Mouth Restoration/Reconstruction? “Full mouth restoration”, “full mouth reconstruction”, or “FMR” is a process where we approach the health and performance of your smile

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Causes and Treatment of Most Common Teeth Stains

Dark, discolored, and stained teeth can detract from your self-confidence. They can also make your smile seem older than it really is. The first step toward brightening your teeth is to understand what’s causing the discoloration in the first place. By combining a preventative approach with professional whitening treatments, you can achieve the brightest white

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5 Common Root Canal Myths

Of all the treatments that dentists offer, root canals are by far the most misunderstood. In fact, endodontic therapy is probably plagued by more rumors than any other dental procedure. How can you separate the fact from fiction? At Eastport Dental, here are some of the most common myths that our patients ask us about

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5 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry in Mesa

Sedation dentistry comes in a variety of options. When most people think about sedation, they assume they’ll be “knocked out” for the duration of the appointment. But that’s usually not what’s actually happening. Sedation can be as mild as laughing gas or a deeper conscious medication that — although you’re awake — causes you to

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Four Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard or Bite Splint

Have you ever been told that you need a mouthguard? Nightguard? Occlusal splint? Sports guard? With so many different types of dental mouthguards to choose from, it can seem a little overwhelming to know when you actually need one and which type to get. Investing in the right type of mouthguard can act like a

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What is Periodontal Disease?

What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease (sometimes called periodontitis) is an aggressive form of gum disease. Although gum disease starts out as gingivitis, it’s reversible when you catch it early on. But left untreated, this gum infection will evolve into a moderate to severe form of dental disease that requires professional intervention to save your

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