Where Does the HPV Go?

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The alarming incidence of oral cancer connected to oral infections caused by the human papillomavirus, HPV, should rightly raise concern. For too long healthcare has overlooked the potential of HPV to cause serious disease in the oral cavity, the pharynx and larynx.  Fortunately, early detection is key, and there is now a highly sensitive test that can identify early HPV…

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How pinhole gum rejuvenation could save your teeth

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Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a relatively new dental procedure being offered at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. It is so effective at tackling receding gums that it could literally save your teeth! Receding gums is an age-related condition that we will all have to contend with at one time or another. It is where the term ‘long in the tooth’ comes from…

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Using ozone for better root canal therapy outcomes

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Ozone is a naturally occurring gas that makes up a small percentage of the air we breathe. Typically, any mention of ozone in the media has been negative and usually related to global warming. Medical ozone is completely different. While it is the same gas, it has been specially formulated to offer significant help for dentists and our patients. Ozone…

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Oregano oil benefits for oral health

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As holistic dentists, we here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry are very interested in complementary medicine. Especially those therapies can use natural products to help improve overall health and wellbeing. Once such complementary product is oregano oil. It has some surprising benefits for your oral health. With a good percentage of American adults having periodontal disease, anything that can help reduce…

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How a Night Guard can help protect you from abfractions

By | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Care, Dr. Alan Steiner, Family Dentistry, healthy mouth, healthy teeth | No Comments

An abfraction is a notch or interruption in the shape of the tooth close to the gum line. These can be caused by bruxism (grinding of the teeth) or brushing too harshly. Brushing can be modified quickly but bruxism takes a little more work. That’s where a Night Guard comes in. A Night Guard is like a tooth shield that…

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Benefits of coconut oil and oil pulling

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Oil pulling is gaining quite a lot of traction as a complementary dental therapy. Despite having been around for over 3,000 years, the practice is regularly in the news, celebrity magazines and in medical and dental publications. But what is it and what can it do for your oral health? Oil pulling is the practice of using an oil mixture…

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Sleep apnea and the risk to heart health

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Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing while asleep. While it may sound harmless, it can have far-reaching health implications, including impacting your heart. Left untreated, sleep apnea could potentially have fatal consequences. Apparently, one in five American adults will suffer mild sleep apnea at some point in their lives. It affects men more than…

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Ozone therapy, an amazing dental treatment

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Ozone therapy is rapidly gaining traction in dentistry as a very effective treatment for infection. It is fast, effective at tackling bacteria and for preparing the mouth for more involved procedures. All these qualities makes it something we, as holistic dentists are very interested in. We think you will be too once you realize the advantages in brings. Ozone therapy…

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The benefits of oral DNA testing

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Oral DNA testing is a relatively new diagnostic tool that takes a lot of the subjectivity out of dentistry. Usually when diagnosing or checking a patient, we use our many years’ of experience and dental training to observe and identify issues or potential issues. While we will always do that, we now have an extra diagnostic tool, oral DNA testing….

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How simple orthodontics can improve gum health

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Dental treatments don’t have to be complicated or invasive. Some very simple orthodontics can drastically improve gum health and benefit your overall wellbeing. Orthodontic treatments can: Straighten teeth and reduce dental crowding Correct your bite so pressure is spread evenly across your mouth Reduce the change of damaging any prominent or misaligned teeth Help improve gum health by reducing hard…

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