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The Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Systemic Diseases

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at Knellinger Dental Excellence, we see this as an opportunity to promote awareness of the connection between poor oral health and systemic diseases. Although oral hygiene is many times considered separate and distinct from the overall health of the body, it has extensive consequences on your overall well being. 

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Smart Strategies to Prevent Gum Disease

The first and most important step in preventing gum disease is practicing healthy oral care habits. Regular dental visits can catch an infection early, before too much damage is done. If you have been neglecting your gums, now is the perfect time to rededicate yourself to healthy oral care. 

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Preventative Dentistry Really is for Everyone

October is Dental Hygiene Month and many in and around Palm Harbor are taking steps to improve the overall health and hygiene of their teeth. Since improving the health of your teeth can be as easy as adding a couple steps to your daily routine, the doctors at Knellinger Dental Excellence encourage everyone to use this time to learn more about preventative dentistry in Palm Harbor, FL and revive their dental routine with these helpful tips.

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In Home vs. Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening

No matter how often you brush your teeth or avoid certain activities, such as smoking, your smile will still seem dull and discolored from time to time. This is unavoidable, but you can limit the effect it has on your life by seeing a dentist who performs professional teeth whitening. Having your teeth brightened to the whitest they can be on a regular basis is the easiest way to ensure that your smile always looks its best.

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3 Honest Benefits of Teeth Whitening

With the advance technologies in the dental world, no matter what you consume or how stained your teeth have become, due to a various array of factors, there are safe and effective methods to brighten the appearance of your smile. Drs. Knellinger, Verkler, and Bou-Silman perform cosmetic dentistry in Palm Harbor, FL, and can provide you with three excellent reasons why teeth whitening is important.

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Three Surprising Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, which is also referred to as halitosis, is an affliction that nearly everyone has suffered and has sought to avoid at some point. Halitosis can often be attributed to dietary choices, tobacco use or poor oral hygiene habits, but these are not the only potential causes. 

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LANAP® Gives Periodontal Disease Patients a Second Chance

Without immediate and proper treatment, people that suffer from gum disease are more likely to experience halitosis, gum recession and tooth loss. The LANAP® procedure offers gum disease sufferers an affordable and truly revolutionary alternative to scaling and root planning treatment to regain their dental health.

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Tips for Protecting Your Teeth During Summer Sports and Hobbies

Summer is the time to kick back, relax, and enjoy outdoor activities.  Many activities that might seem harmless may actually hurt your teeth.  Learn more about what you can do to protect your teeth during certain summer hobbies!

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Dental Implants Are the More Affordable and Convenient Option for Missing Teeth


Dentures may have lower cost upfront, but they cost more than Dental Implants in the long run. Implants can last a lifetime if treated properly and improves the health of your surrounding teeth and bone tissue. Dental Implants are more durable and reliable than dentures and bridges.

 

 

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Treatment Options for Gum Recession

As the gums recede over time, you may notice small pockets or gaps that form between the gum line and the teeth. These pockets make it easy for plaque to build up, leading to advanced periodontal disease that can affect your overall health. Not only can gum disease lead to the ultimate loss of bone support and teeth, it is also linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease. Because gum recession is a gradual process, you may not even notice it until it is a problem. Typically, the tooth will become sensitive and may start to appear longer than is normal. You may also notice a notch near the gum line as the gums recede. Patients with receding gums in Tampa, FL are urged to be aware of the signs of gum disease, such as gum recession, and seek early treatment. Causes of Gum Recession As with most conditions, gum recession can be caused by a variety of factors. Inadequate dental care Hormonal changes Genetics Periodontal (gum) disease Aggressive tooth brushing Clen ...

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