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Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

Dangers of Oral Cancer

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Oral Cancer ScreeningsAny form of cancer is caused by cells that grow uncontrollably and which begin to invade and damage the tissue surrounding them. Oral cancer is no exception and can develop as a growth in the mouth. It can affect the lips, cheeks, the roof and floor of the mouth, the tongue, sinuses, and throat. It’s a disease that can be life-threatening when not detected soon enough, but unfortunately, many of the early symptoms are easy to miss.


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What Does it Mean to be a Cosmetic Dentist?

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Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth, but which won’t necessarily do anything for the health of your teeth. These treatments are different from restorative dental care and general dentistry that is designed to protect and preserve your natural teeth and your dental health. For example, treatments such as root canal therapy, dental fillings, tooth extractions, and checkups and cleanings are all procedures that are necessary to preserve your teeth. Usually, cosmetic dentistry is non-essential but it can offer a range of benefits. But, what does it mean to be a cosmetic dentist?


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Advantages of An Intra-Oral Camera

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Advanced Technology- Intra-Oral CameraIf you are a regular patient here at McLoughlin Dental Care, then you will know we are committed to always ensuring you receive the very best and most advanced dental care. To do this, we have invested in the most up-to-date diagnostic technology. One of our most valuable tools is the intra-oral camera. The intra-oral camera was initially introduced in the 1990s, and nowadays, its use is widespread because it is such a handy device.


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What is an Ultrasonic Scaler?

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Teeth CleaningIf you are a regular patient here at McLoughlin Dental Care, then you will know that our dentist, Dr. Donald Nimz highly recommends that everyone has their teeth professionally cleaned by our experienced dental hygienists. Most people need hygiene treatments every six months, but the exact frequency of your hygiene visits is based on your specific dental health.


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How Cosmetic Dentistry Has Changed

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Cosmetic DentistryOver the past few years the face of dentistry has changed enormously, and especially cosmetic dentistry. Even just a few years ago metal amalgams and gold fillings were commonplace. It was often quite easy to spot people who had lost teeth because although tooth replacements were reasonable quality, the materials used to fabricate them were unable to accurately replicate the natural translucency and liveliness you find in real teeth. Very few people had teeth whitening treatments or had even heard about them.


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How Tooth Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

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Tooth BondingHave you noticed some of your teeth are chipped or worn, or perhaps you have some fillings in your front teeth that are discolored and stained? These imperfections can mar an otherwise attractive smile, but the solution could be faster and more economical than you ever imagined. In fact, tooth bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available in dental offices, yet it can make a considerable difference to your smile.


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The Difference in Digital Dental X-Rays

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Digital Dental X-RaysDigital dental x-rays are more efficient and safer than traditional film x-rays. Even though conventional dental x-rays only emit low levels of radiation we know some patients are concerned about exposure and their safety. With digital dental x-rays, you need have no concerns because this equipment exposes you to far lower levels of radiation. In fact, digital dental x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation compared with film x-rays. Our digital x-ray equipment is exceptionally well maintained, and we always take every precaution to keep our patients safe during all treatments.


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How a Dental Implant Can Improve Your Smile

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Dental ImplantsHere at McLoughlin Dental Care, we fully understand that losing a tooth can be upsetting and some people find it extremely distressing. The problem can be made worse if your tooth loss is in your smile line, exposing a gap whenever you try to talk or laugh with others. Luckily, there is a good, long-term solution which is to choose dental implant treatment. This treatment can be extremely effective, especially for replacing single missing teeth. It can provide you with a highly aesthetic solution for tooth loss and the modern materials used to create implant-supported teeth look so natural that it is unlikely anyone will realize you ever lost a tooth. There are several clear advantages in choosing this treatment and we would like to explain why it’s worth considering a dental implant.


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Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings?

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Importance of Regular Teeth CleaningsYour regular cleanings are an incredibly important part of your preventative dental care routine and are essential for helping you to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you are already a patient here at McLoughlin Dental Care then you will know that our dentist, Dr. Donald Nimz is a firm believer in preventative dentistry. He thoroughly recommends regular cleanings and our hygiene team are highly trained and experienced.


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The Difference Dentures Can Make in Your Life

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The Difference Dentures can make. Partial or complete tooth loss can be devastating, affecting your general sense of well-being, your ability to eat comfortably and to smile and talk with others. People who suffer from tooth loss will frequently choose foods that require little or no chewing, but which may be bland, boring to eat and lacking in essential nutrients. This can increase the risk of developing health problems because the body is less able to fight infection and disease.


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