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Coping With Dental Anxiety - Richland, WA Dentist
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Dental Anxiety and Fear

Understanding Dental Anxiety and Fear The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety.  Many people visualize a drill-wielding man in

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Composite Fillings

A composite, or tooth colored filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion

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Why Straighten Teeth?

Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth.  In addition, a straight smile boosts confidence, is aesthetically pleasing to look

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Oral Cancer Exam in RIchland, WA
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Oral Cancer Exam

Oral Cancer Exams According to research conducted by the American Cancer Society, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year.  More than

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Surgical Instructions

While most dental surgery is performed on an out-patient basis, it remains an involved procedure that requires specific preparation and aftercare.  In an effort to

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Tooth Extraction in Richland ,WA
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After Tooth Extractions

There are a number of reasons that your dentist might recommend a tooth extraction. Some dental patients suffer from tooth decay; others need to remove

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Gum Grafting

A gum graft (also known as a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery), is a collective name for surgical periodontal procedures that aim to cover

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Cracked Tooth

Cracked and fractured teeth are common dental problems. As people retain their natural teeth longer (due to advances in dental technology), the likelihood of cracked

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Root Canal Treatment in Richland, WA
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Root Canal Retreatment

In rare cases, root canal therapy fails to work as expected. The treated tooth might not heal properly or a patient might experience post-surgical complications

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Dental Emergencies in Richland, WA
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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Richland, WA Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  In order

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How to Properly Brush and Floss - Richland Smiles Dentist
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How to Properly Brush & Floss

Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene.  Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally

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