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What Is A Dental Bridge?

While losing a single tooth may not seem like a very big deal, that gap in your teeth can actually lead to greater problems with everyday activities. The bare spot in your tooth-line creates a place where hard foods can jab into sensitive gums causing bleeding and irritation, it can also affect our ability to […]

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General Dentists

Did you know that there are different types of dentists? While there are several different types of dentists with different specialties, the type of dentists most people are familiar with are general dentists. But, what exactly does it mean to be a general dentist and what is their specialty? General dentists specialize in providing patients […]

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Five Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Let’s face it—many adults struggle to maintain a proper dental hygiene routine, so it should come as no surprise that many kids have trouble learning how to brush their teeth.  As a parent, you may notice that your child may have no interest in keeping his teeth clean or learning how to do it himself. […]

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What You Don’t Know About Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is not like medical insurance and understanding this difference is key to understanding dental insurance. Although there are some similarities, such as the use of DHMO vs a DPPO, dental insurance deviates from the general insurance model that most individuals are accustomed to. Because of this, there are a few things you probably […]

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Care for Dentures

Properly caring for your dentures is the best way to ensure that they will last you a long time and continue to provide you with the best support. Similarly to your teeth, your dentures must be properly cleaned and maintained so they will remain strong and brightly colored. The first step to maintaining your dentures […]

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The Anatomy of Your Teeth

Although they look like simple pieces of bone, your teeth actually have an interesting system just under their surface. Understanding the various parts and functions of your teeth allows you to take better care of them and avoid things like cavities, gum disease, and damage. When you smile, the visible, outer-portion of the tooth you […]

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Solutions for Periodontitis

The tooth is bound in our mouth by our gum.  Gum disease is the inflammation of this gum, and it can spread to the surrounding environment which supports the teeth. It occurs in three stages, and these are the gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis (which is the most severe). The advanced gum disease, which is […]

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Here’s How to Relax at the Dentist

Recent studies estimate that between nine percent and fifteen percent of Americans avoid the dentist out of fear. That’s about 30-40 million people who are not getting the dental care that they need. Telling someone to get over it and just get to the dentist because it’s good for them doesn’t work. A fear of […]

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Recovery from Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants offer patients a permanent solution to tooth loss. Whether you’ve experienced lost teeth because of decay, damage, or just family genetics, you likely know how embarrassing the situation can be. Once you come into the office and are cleared as a candidate for dental implants, it’s important to start the process of preparing […]

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Why Checkups Are Essential

Those of us who have spent our lives following a rigorous routine of good dental hygiene can sometimes become complacent about our visits to the dentists.  After all, if our teeth are looking fantastic and there’s no discomfort or pain, why do we need to see the dentist?  What you may not know is that […]

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Welcome to Appletree Dentistry

Thank you for visiting the blog of Appletree Dentistry. Don’t forget to check in periodically to see our latest posts.

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What Is a Porcelain Veneer

If you’ve been looking into ways to improve your smile, you’ve likely heard the term ‘veneer’. Veneers refer to a thin porcelain coating designed to go over your natural teeth to help remove imperfections and create a more beautiful smile. These porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth in an effort to change their color, […]

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How to Relax in the Dental Chair

A recent survey showed that between 13% and 24% of people suffer from a phobia of the dentist. While it might sound benign, this fear can actually cause more than just an emotional roller coaster for patients. In fact, a fear of the dentist can lead to overall poor oral health because a person hasn’t […]

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