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The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

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Regular Dental Cleanings

When you visit us here at McLoughlin Dental Care, do you schedule an appointment to see the hygienist? It’s something we strongly recommend for most of our patients.


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What is Laser Dentistry?

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Laser DentistryLaser dentistry utilizes some of the most advanced technology available in dentistry. A dental laser produces a powerful beam of laser light that is highly controllable, and which can be used instead of a dental probe or dental drill. There are all sorts of different ways we can use laser dentistry here in McLoughlin Dental Care as laser dentistry can treat both soft and hard tissues, meaning your gum tissues, your teeth and the bone around your teeth. For example, dental lasers can be used to pinpoint the earliest signs of tooth decay. They are extremely useful for treating gum disease because of the precise nature and sterilizing action of the laser beam. If you suffer from painful canker sores or mouth ulcers, a dental laser can be useful in treating the very earliest symptoms when that first tingling sensation appears.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental ImplantsUnfortunately, many people will face tooth loss or have already lost some of their natural teeth. Tooth loss can occur because of trauma or dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Whatever the reason, it’s important to consider ways to replace missing teeth. Even the loss of a single tooth can affect the remaining natural teeth. Luckily, the good news is that we can often replace missing teeth using dental implants, which are the most advanced and up-to-date dental technology.


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Benefits of Dentures

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DenturesMost people take their teeth for granted and don’t think about how tricky everyday activities such as eating, and speaking are without them. Prematurely losing your adult teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease or trauma is, unfortunately, all too common. Partial or full dentures are removable appliances and are an easy way to replace several missing teeth or even complete arches of teeth.


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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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Emergency DentistMany of us have been in this position, where a severe toothache shows no signs of getting better or have felt a tooth crumble away when we bite into something hard. Dental trauma can be even more upsetting, for example, taking a blow to the mouth that partially or completely knocks out a tooth.


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Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric DentistIt is a huge moment when that first tiny tooth pokes through your child’s gums, and you probably couldn’t feel prouder at this important milestone. This is the ideal time to begin taking care of your child’s baby teeth or primary teeth. However, unfortunately, many parents fail to recognize the importance of their child’s first teeth and don’t fully understand why early pediatric dental care is so crucial. When you look after your kid’s primary teeth, it provides health benefits that will last well into adulthood.


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The Difference of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth WhiteningDo you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of red wine? Lots of us do, but highly colored foods and beverages can stain your teeth, leaving them looking less than their sparkling best. The ingredients in these foods can penetrate the surface of tooth enamel, leaving stains that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing.


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Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Procelain VeneersIf you have ever admired the perfect smile of a film star or celebrity, the chances are that it has been enhanced with porcelain veneers. But, this treatment is certainly not just reserved for the rich and famous, and it is an affordable procedure that could help you achieve the smile of your dreams.


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Benefits of Conscious Sedation

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Sedation DentistryIf the mere thought of seeing a dentist makes you quiver with fear, you’re not alone! Around 15% of Americans have experienced very similar feelings to you, even though modern dentistry is more comfortable than ever before. In fact, here at McLoughlin Dental Care, we’re sad to think anyone could ever find us scary as we strive to ensure everybody who visits us enjoys a pleasant, stress-free and pain-free visit. However, we also know a great chair-side manner isn’t enough for some people who will actively avoid dental care until the discomfort becomes too much to bear. This is where conscious sedation dentistry can help tremendously.


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Reasons for Extracting a Tooth

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Tooth RemovalYou can rest assured that we do everything possible here at McLoughlin Dental Care to try to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, and hopefully for life. Removing a tooth is always the last resort! Unfortunately, there are occasions when it’s just not possible to save a natural tooth and when it’s better for your health to remove it. There are several reasons as to why our dentist Dr. Donald Nimz might suggest tooth extraction. These reasons include extensive tooth decay or significant trauma to a tooth, or perhaps because you have an impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes it’s necessary to remove teeth in preparation for orthodontic treatment and very occasionally, a baby tooth or milk tooth won’t fall out when it’s supposed to.


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