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Featured Dental Implant Articles - View all
Dental Implants - Dear Doctor Magazine

Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article

Dental Implant Success Rate - Dear Doctor Magazine

Implant Success Rate
This article discusses the factors which can influence dental implant success... Read Article

Implants vs Bridgework - Dear Doctor Magazine

Implants vs. Bridgework
This article discusses the considerations to help you decide whether dental implants or a three-unit fixed bridge is right for you... Read Article

Implant Overdentures - Dear Doctor Magazine

Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures... Read Article


Featured Periodontics Articles - View all
Periodontal (Gum) Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine

Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article

Periodontal Surgery - Dear Doctor Magazine

Periodontal Surgery - Where Art Meets Science
This article is an overview of how the art of plastic surgical procedures and the science of periodontics can enhance the health and beauty of your teeth. You will learn what periodontal surgery is designed to do, what makes it successful and what to expect during treatment... Read Article

Warning Signs of Gum Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine

Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease
This article provides the warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Don't wait until it's too late... Read Article

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
Diabetes and periodontal disease are chronic inflammatory diseases that impact the health of millions of people. What you may not know is that diabetes and periodontal disease can adversely affect each other... Read Article


Other Articles of Interest
TMJ/TMD - Dear Doctor Magazine

TMD - The Great Impostor
This "chameleon" of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitus, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder... Read Article

Bad Breath - Dear Doctor Magazine

Bad Breath - More Than Just Embarrassing
The bane of humans for thousands of years, bad breath may be no more than the result of poor oral hygiene - or a sign of a more serious, underlying condition. Get the facts on what causes bad breath, and what you can do about it... Read Article

Oral Cancer - Dear Doctor Magazine

Oral Cancer
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key... Read Article

Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine

What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It!
Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay, perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article

Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine

Tooth Decay - How To Assess Your Risk
Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed ó stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based - on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article

Smile Makeover - Dear Doctor Magazine

The Impact of a Smile Makeover - What does it really mean?
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you... Read Article

Wisdom Teeth - Dear Doctor Magazine

Wisdom Teeth - To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article

Oral Hygiene - Dear Doctor Magazine

Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. Unfortunately, myths and folklore abound on how and what to use to best effect. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article

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