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What Causes Cavities

We know, you’ve been being harped on about this since you were a child. Brush your teeth or you’ll get cavities! We were told all sorts of tips and tricks and cautioned against various things that can cause them. “Stay away from sugary drinks”, “brush your teeth before bed”, etc. With so much data coming…

The Importance of Routine Oral Cancer Screenings

With tens of thousands of cases each year, oral cancer is an increasingly common problem in the United States. This disease affects the throat, mouth, and tongue and is deadly, debilitating, and disfiguring. Caused when cells grow too much, it’s important to be regularly screened because it can help with early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.…

Tooth Replacement Options

Tooth loss and missing teeth are a common issue that we see patients seeking a solution to on a regular basis. After all, your smile is what shows that you’re confident and happy. Those who suffer from tooth loss report low self-esteem and a general feeling of discontent. The good news is, however, there are…

The Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease/Diabetes

It might sound outlandish, but heart disease and diabetes can be closely tied to periodontal disease (gum disease). Despite the common belief that these diseases are totally unrelated, periodontal disease has been proven to be a common denominator between both diseases. Gum Disease Gum disease occurs in three stages. Each stage is characterized by progressively…

Composite vs. Silver Amalgam Fillings.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have cavities, chances are you’ve discussed whether you should get composite or silver amalgam fillings. Both have their pros and cons, and what you choose with the guidance of your dentist will depend on your unique situation. When getting a filling, there’s more than just aesthetics…

Zest Locator

We all deserve to have a smile that we can be proud of. Whether due to injury, illness, decay, or other oral care concerns, many of us do find ourselves with missing teeth and gaps that can definitely keep us from smiling. Missing teeth and gaps can have an impact on our confidence levels, and…

New Encompass Digital Panoramic Imaging System at Rockdale Smiles Center

Dr. David K. Pendleton, DDS and Rockdale Smiles Center in Rockdale, TX have acquired a new technology to support patient’s needs. The diagnostic equipment is called Encompass. Produced by Pancorp, the new system is a digital panoramic/cephalometric imaging system. This allows dentists to capture the images they need to help patients while maintaining their comfort…

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