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September 10, 2021

Am I Too Old for a Fluoride Treatment?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 4:20 am

Woman brushing her teeth and looking in mirrorIf your child has been to a dentist, they likely had a fluoride treatment along with their semi-annual cleaning and checkup. The quick, painless preventive step is crucial for protecting young smiles from tooth decay, but do adults need fluoride treatments, too? Although you might believe they are only for children, you’re never too old to benefit from the protection of fluoride. With 26% of adults in the U.S. having untreated tooth decay, it’s a simple solution to safeguard your smile.

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August 10, 2021

4 Reasons Your Dentist Should Use an Intraoral Camera

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 2:52 pm
intraoral camera being used during a dental appointment

At your routine cleaning and checkup appointment, you go through the usual motions. Your teeth get X-rayed, your hygienist removes the plaque buildup on your teeth, and then your dentist inspects your mouth. During their examination, they stop and reach for an instrument you’ve never seen before—an intraoral camera. After capturing some high definition images of the inside of your mouth, they show you pictures of a developing cavity. Why is this technology so important for your dentist to use? Keep reading to learn four reasons!

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July 9, 2021

Are Dental Implants an Option for Smokers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 7:17 pm

Do you have missing teeth? You might be considering dental implants. They’re often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, helping you regain lost chewing power, jaw support, and prevent facial sagging. However, if you smoke, it could affect not only the long-term survival of your implants but your oral health as well. Here’s what you need to know about smoking and dental implants.

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June 7, 2021

How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 3:35 pm
dentist performing root canal therapy on a patient

Have you been having an intense, persistent toothache? If so, you might find it hard to fit an appointment with your dentist into your hectic schedule. However, waiting too long to seek treatment could not only cause your pain to worsen, but you might end up losing your tooth! For a severe toothache, your dentist might recommend root canal therapy to save the tooth and relieve your pain. But how long does a root canal take? Let’s talk about some of the factors that affect the length of the root canal treatment process.

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May 10, 2021

Need a Root Canal? Here’s Why That’s Good News!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 1:10 am

man undergoing root canal therapy

Have you been told that you need root canal therapy to restore your oral health? If so, then you may have immediately recalled some of the horror stories that you’ve heard, triggering unwarranted fears. The reality is far different, though. Having a root canal performed is actually a quite positive experience. Does that sound far-fetched? If so, continue reading to discover why having a root canal performed is actually good news!

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April 22, 2021

Who Is a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 4:05 pm
Digital model showing two mini dental implants

Ever since dental implants were introduced to modern dentistry, a number of innovations have been made to help even more people enjoy the benefits of tooth replacements that are able to mimic the functions of natural tooth roots. One of the innovations is the invention of mini dental implants – metal posts that are smaller that typical implants and are largely used to help stabilize dentures. Why would your dentist suggest mini dental implants instead of traditional ones? Here are 4 reasons why you might be a good candidate for a mini-implant procedure.

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March 5, 2021

How to Recognize and Prevent Dental Implant Failure

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 9:27 am
Woman with painful dental implant failure in dental office

Dental implants are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, more than 5 million implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States! In general, dental implant treatment is an extremely reliable tooth replacement solution. However, although rare, implant failure can and does occur. Whether you recently underwent implant treatment or are currently considering replacing your missing teeth, it’s important to know the signs of a failed dental implant and how to prevent dental implant failure.

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February 3, 2021

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for a Smile You Love

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 10:00 am
A blue toothbrush handing a red heart balloon to a red toothbrush

Shopping for the perfect gift can be stressful enough, especially when you can’t decide on what to give. The goal is to make sure to pick something that your loved one will appreciate and be able to actually use. Why not give them gorgeous teeth? Below, you will find a list of 4 Valentine’s Day dental gifts that are sure to brighten your favorite smile.

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January 11, 2021

Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 2:24 am
Path to 2021

It has been a long year, but the new one has finally arrived. That means that it is finally time to make plans for everything that you will accomplish this year. Along with the multiple New Year’s resolutions that you have been preparing for, you shouldn’t be forgetting about your smile. There is no better time to be coming to the office for a dental checkup. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why now is the best time to come into the office for your dental visit.

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December 25, 2020

5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 6:05 pm
a parent and child smiling and waving

If you’re not careful, holiday foods, sweet treats, and a change in your daily schedule during your days off of work can become bad news for your oral health. There’s nothing worse than needing to visit your emergency dentist during your celebrations because of a visible cavity or dental damage. Read on to learn five tips to help keep your smile in tip-top shape over the holidays.

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