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What Exactly is Preventive Dentistry?

What Exactly is Preventive Dentistry? August 8, 2018 There are many different categories within the realm of dental treatment.  In our opinion, the most important category is PREVENTIVE dentistry. At Prosper Family Dentistry, we are committed to practicing conservative and preventive dentistry.  We believe those two go hand in hand.  In order to be as conservative as possible, we need to help each and every patient prevent dental problems.  Big dental problems require extensive dental treatment.  By being preventive, we either intercept developing dental problems early or completely prevent them from happening! Why is Preventive Dentistry So Important? It Saves
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Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity Juse 7, 2017 Many people experience sensitive teeth, and not everyone has the same symptoms. You can have one sensitive tooth, or a mouth where every single tooth feels sensitive. You can have sensitivity to cold and/or hot temperatures and sweet and/or sour flavors. However you experience it, it is not fun! Teeth are not supposed to be sensitive, and if they are, it is a symptom you should share with your dentist. She will discuss your specific issues and try to isolate the cause of your sensitivity so that you can remedy the situation. What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
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Do I Really Grind My Teeth?

Do I Really Grind My Teeth? May 24, 2017 Some of our patients are surprised when we inform them that we see evidence in their mouths of teeth grinding, or bruxism.  Many people have no idea that they are grinding their teeth.  And what happens very frequently is they come back in six months and say, “You know . . . I think I might be grinding my teeth.  Ever since you told me that six months ago, I’ve been noticing {insert symptom here}.” Signs vs. Symptoms In order to explain this phenomenon of a dentist telling the patient about
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Exciting News for People who Hate Impressions!

Exciting News for People who Hate Taking Dental Impressions! April 12, 2017 Do you hate taking dental impressions (molds) of your teeth? Do you gag easily?  Does the idea of a mouth full of impression material (a.k.a. goo, clay, putty, gobbledy-gook) make your heart race?  You are not alone!  You wouldn’t believe the number of patients who tell us they absolutely hate having dental impressions taken.  It can be uncomfortable for people with strong gag reflexes, small mouths, bony protuberances called tori or exostoses, or claustrophobia.  Get ready to meet the intraoral scanner! We have great news for you: an
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Sleep Apnea

  Why is my dentist asking how I sleep? November 15, 2016 Our patients at Prosper Family Dentistry may be accustomed to the dentists, hygienists, and assistants asking about their quality of sleep, but this is usually something new and/or surprising for patients who are new to our practice.  There are a few reasons dentists are involved in the recognition and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing: Dentists are in a unique position to recognize a potential problem with sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep-disordered breathing often causes dental signs and symptoms that your dentist will notice during an evaluation. One of the treatment options
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