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Dental Crowns vs. Inlays and Onlays

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When it comes to restoring teeth, Ford Dental Group offers some practical and affordable solutions, including inlays and onlays. Also known as indirect fillings, inlays, and onlays are dental restorations that are not offered at every dental office. We specialize in these restorations because we believe a conservative approach can be greatly beneficial to the future of your oral health.  …

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Benefits of Invisalign

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When you have crooked teeth, your smile is significantly affected. Not only that, but crooked teeth also impact your oral health. They can leave you at an increased risk for cavities, gum disease, tooth damage, bruxism, and TMJ disorder. For decades, the only solution for crooked teeth was metal braces. Even though metal braces are effective, and still a popular …

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Dealing with tooth loss is an unfortunate reality for many people. It can cause discomfort, embarrassment, and difficulty with basic tasks like eating. Fortunately, dental implants are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, and for a good reason! They provide the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. However, like any procedure, you may wonder if dental implants are …

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Am I a candidate for Dental Implants?

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A dental implant can be a fantastic restoration for missing teeth. The surgical placement of the implant is done in our office, often with a local anesthetic, as a minimally invasive procedure. One of the biggest requirements for candidacy is the ability to heal at a reasonable rate. There are some medical and personal causes that can decrease the rate of …

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All-on-4 Dental Implants vs. Dentures

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Tooth loss is a serious event, one that affects every aspect of your life. One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact that it has on your smile. With your smile affected, your confidence decreases. Basic tasks like eating and speaking become difficult. Gradually, your jaw begins to weaken, causing it to change shape. Dental implants …

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Early Signs of Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in the mouth produce acid, which damages the enamel. When this happens, the tooth develops a hole (a cavity). Untreated tooth decay can cause toothache, infection, or tooth loss. Everyone should learn how to prevent tooth decay. Here are the early signs of tooth decay and what to do when you notice them. Tooth …

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Dentures

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Most people who wear dentures have yet to learn when they’ll need to replace them. Some assume that dentures last a lifetime. Sadly, dentures wear and tear over time and lose their effectiveness. Therefore, to enjoy the benefits of dentures, you’ll need to know when to replace them. Here are the key signs it’s time to get new dentures: Chewing …

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Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

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Does consuming an ice-cold beverage irritate your teeth? Or do you hurt when you floss or clean your teeth? That is a sign of teeth sensitivity.  You should probably have it checked out with us at Ford Dental Group. You can take steps to reduce tooth sensitivity and enhance your dental health. It will help if you talk to the …

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Here Is What Will Happen If You Delay Treating Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea appears to be prevalent in overweight males aged 40 and above. It comes in different forms, but in all its forms, usually breathing stops and commences repeatedly during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, being the most common, occurs when muscles of the throat relax and collapse or fall backward, causing blockage of the airway. Another type, which is much …

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Symptoms Of TMJ Jaw Pain

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TMJ disorders, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders, are conditions that affect the jaw joints and the muscles that move them.  When we look for this condition at Ford Dental Group, patients often complain of jaw pain, sometimes on both sides. TMJ may be caused by damage to the jaw joints or the surrounding tissues and muscles, including those in …