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Women and Gum Disease

Some rites of passage are obvious: Baby's first tooth, the first visit from the Tooth Fairy, getting braces. But periodontal disease? For a woman especially, gum disease tends to creep in at three key points in life: Menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.  First, a moment to explain what periodontal...

April 29, 2015
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Sleep Apnea and Dental Snore Appliances

Snoring is not funny. It's often joked about and presented as a comic behavior displaying boredom. In reality, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive snoring that interrupts sleep can indicate a serious disease and cause excessive daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing, irritability and depres...

April 21, 2015
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A Gettysburg Dentist Discusses a Brief History of Dentistry

Did you know dentistry is one of the oldest professions in the medical field?  It dates back to ancient times and became a more defined profession in the 1700s. The "Father of Modern Dentistry" is Pierre Fauchard who published a book titled The Surgeon Dentist, a Treatise on Teeth, in 1723. This inf...

April 13, 2015
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Are You A Good Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Perhaps you've heard of of sedation for dental treatment. Some refer to it as sleep dentistry.  If so, you might be wondering whether you are a good candidate. Who uses sedation dentistry?  Do you: Feel very anxious about going to the dentist? Need extra help getting numb in order to not feel pain? ...

April 08, 2015
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