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Are Your Teeth Wearing Down?

There are certainly great things about aging. Grandchildren, a slower lifestyle – these are things to look forward to! In our office, we see the other side of birthdays; teeth can begin to wear down. If you’ve noticed the edges … Continue reading

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Breast Awareness Month

October is National Breast Awareness Month.  Most Americans either know someone who has suffered from breast cancer, or are connected to someone who has. This month, we’d like to put the focus not only your oral health, but your general … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Dental Problems

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you undoubtedly have made lifestyle changes to reduce and maintain your blood sugar. The back story of diabetes is what it can do to your teeth. Did you know that diabetics are more … Continue reading

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Keep Your Teeth Preserve Your Memory

Is there a relationship between keeping your teeth and preserving your memory? Experts think so. In a study published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, more than 4,200 Japanese seniors (aged 65 or older) underwent both a thorough dental examination and … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Green Tea

We all know that drinking green tea has health benefits, but you can add healthy gums and teeth to the list of benefits. Preventive Medicine recently published that drinking at least one cup of green tea a day increases the … Continue reading

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Gum and Heart Disease

Being sure we have the right facts on oral care and your health is important to us at Petrusha Family Dentistry.  Recently, there’s been confusion as to whether an actual relationship exists between periodontal disease and heart disease. The American … Continue reading

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We Celebrate Labor Day!

Dr. Petrusha and staff would like to wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!  You might take time this weekend to celebrate with a cookout with friends, find a great sale at the mall, but without our … Continue reading

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Implant Supported Bridge

Do you have missing teeth?  If you do, you may be a candidate for an implant-supported bridge.  The implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. Most of … Continue reading

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What Do I Do if a Tooth Is Knocked Out?

Acting quickly is important!  First, locate the tooth itself. Pick it up gently and avoid touching the root surface.  If it’s dirty, quickly and gently rinse it in cold water.  Do not use soap or any other cleaning agent, and … Continue reading

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Are you a candidate for sedation?

Sedation dentistry is perfect for people who have moderate to extreme fear of dental procedures, or the dental office environment itself. Patients have told me about things that they negatively associate with dentistry, like the sound of the handpiece (you … Continue reading

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