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Why You Need a Dental Clearance Before a Knee or Hip Surgery
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene

Getting hip or knee surgery generally doesn’t make you think about your dental health, but before you can get your surgery, you’ll need to get a dental clearance. Why? Because bacteria in the mouth can spread through the bloodstream. When it does, one of the places it settles is the joints. That can mean joint […]

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Avoiding Gum Disease: Why It’s Important to Keep Up with Dental Cleanings
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Dental Hygiene Importance

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that affects over 47% adults over the age of 30 and up to 70% of all adults over the age of 65. Following is an overview of what it is, the health problems it can cause and tried and proven tips for preventing and treating it. An […]

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Silver Amalgam vs Composite Resin Filling Materials
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Types of Fillings

When a dentist finds a cavity or a crack in your tooth, one of the first things they do is to try and repair it. In most cases, this involves the use of a filling that seals the opening and hardens to protect the tooth’s surface from incurring any more damage. Fillings are normally made […]

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The Benefits of Professionally Fitted Mouth Guards
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Children's Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry

Dental-Grade Mouth Guard

Children who play contact sports have a dramatically increased risk of damage to their teeth. Many rely on low-quality mouth guards that they find at the local supermarket or department store. While these offer a modest amount of protection, they fall short of the standards recommended by your family dental professionals. Your child will only […]

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Dental Implants vs. Bridges: What You Need to Know Before Making a Decision
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Dental Implant

Tooth loss is not uncommon. In fact, it is extremely likely that most adults will lose one or more teeth during their lifetime. The are many reasons for which an adult might lose one or more teeth. Some of the likely situations that may cause tooth loss include: A deep cavity causing such severe decay […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Temporary Filling Aftercare
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Temporary Filling Aftercare

You’ve doubtlessly heard of a filling before as a tool your dentist uses to repair a small cavity in your tooth and prevent further decay. A temporary dental filling is a lesser well-known option that your dentist also has at their disposal. While there are a number of reasons why a dentist might place a […]

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How to Prevent Gag Reflex in the Dentist’s Chair
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, Sedation Dentistry

Lessening Gag Reflex at Dentist

While many people are apprehensive about getting into the dentist’s chair, the thought of doing so can be even more daunting for patients with a strong gag reflex. Avoiding going to the dentist, however, is no solution; delayed dental care due to fear of gagging can increase your risk for serious oral health concerns. Whether […]

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What Dental Procedures Can Be Performed Under Sedation?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

Sedation for Dental Phobia

Are you one of the 10 percent of people in this country who let fear of going to the dentist keep you out of the chair? Dental phobia is a real thing – one that exists for real reasons. Dental professionals understand why patients don’t like to make appointments, but, they didn’t always have a […]

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IV Sedation Dentistry vs General Anesthesia
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry

Many patients fear going to the dentist, and they avoid dental care due to anxiety, which can have serious oral health and overall health consequences. As more and more dentists realize that patients are avoiding care due to fear and anxiety, new dental options, such as IV sedation dentistry and other types of sedation dentistry […]

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5 Truths About Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene

electric-manual-toothbrushes

Since you were a child, you’ve probably been told to brush and floss your teeth daily. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is the best possible way to protect your bright smile. In fact, maintaining good oral health contributes to overall well-being. Dental professionals across the world agree that brushing for two-minutes twice a day, […]

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