East Peoria Dental Group Blog

What Does Gum Pain Around a Dental Bridge Suggest?

If you have pain in the gum area around a dental bridge, it may be time to see your dentist. There are several things that can cause pain around a dental bridge, and it is important to make an appointment right away. We offer a flexible schedule and extended hours to help patients that need

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Dental Insurance Plan

How Exactly Does Fluoride Help Teeth?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in the earth and in nature. Water supplies and some foods alsocontain fluoride. Many community’s drinking water contains fluoride,and this helps to strengthen teethand prevent decay. Studies have shown that people that use fluoride have less tooth decay. How Does Fluoride Work? Bacteria cause demineralization and this

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Emergency Dentist

How Come Some People Get Cavities Easier Than Others?

Cavities are always something we try to avoid with brushing and flossing each day. You may notice youget cavities frequently and others don’t. This doesn’t seem fair,but there are other factors that play intokeeping your teeth free of decay that you may not realize. There are ways to reduce your risk for cavitiesoutside of brushing

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What Kinds of Foods Are Harmful for Teeth?

Snacking is an activity we all do and what we choose to snack on is important. Snacks that are full of sugar such as candy or cake may taste good, but are not good for our teeth. In addition to the sugar these types of snacks contain large amounts of fat. Sugary snacks if eaten

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How does a Dental Implant Connect to a “Tooth”?

One of the questions we get asked all the time at our dental implant consultations is how do you connect the dental implant to a “tooth” and make it look like a part of your mouth? It’s challenging to understand and visualize because we can’t see in our own mouths. Hopefully, this brief article will

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How To Help Combat Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, a condition caused by various medical issues and as a side effect of many different medications, can be very debilitating to the health of your teeth in addition to being uncomfortable. It can greatly increase your risk of cavities and root decay. The saliva is your body’s natural defense mechanism against harmful things

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Dental Implant Types

What are the Types of Dental Implants?

If you have been recommended for dental implants you may be overwhelmed with all of the implant choices available. Our team can help you choose which implant works best for you and discuss what your options are. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are similar to an artificial tooth root that is placed in the

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How to Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

When you decide to invest in dental implants to restore your smile, you want to make sure you find the perfect dentist. Quality dentistry you can count on is important to ensure your implant procedure is successful. There are many things to look out for when choosing a dentist in your area. Dentists should have

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Dental Cleaning

How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Generally Take?

Taking care of our teeth is important and can help avoid problems or unnecessary visits to the dentist’s office later in life. We recommend patients visit our office for their cleaning and exam at least twice a year. These appointments are crucial and can help maintain your oral health and detect issues before they become

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How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding can help to restore your smile and repair many cosmetic issues that bother you. Dental bonding is quick, durable, and can be less expensive compared to other cosmetic options. Dental bonding is a great solution for patients that want to change the length of a tooth, fix a chipped tooth, or close gaps

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