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Periodontal Disease : October 31, 2014

Periodontal Disease: Risks, Causes, and Treatment By: Dr. Hilliard Blank Periodontal disease is relatively simple to prevent. Brushing and flossing twice a day will help you reduce the odds of most types of gum disease and skip the worst symptoms of periodontitis before they appear. The most common symptoms are swollen gums, gums that bleed […]

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Dental Implants : August 5, 2014

Restoring your Bite with Dental Implants  By: Dr. Hilliard Blank How Much Radiation is in a Dental X-Ray? The amount of radiation received from dental x-rays is approximately .005 millisieverts. To put this in context, the average human absorbs 3.0 millisieverts per year under natural circumstances. Even walking through the park, we are absorbing radiation […]

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Dental X-Ray Safety : March 9, 2014

Assessing the Risks of X-Rays By: Dr. Hilliard Blank How Much Radiation is in a Dental X-Ray? The amount of radiation received from dental x-rays is approximately .005 millisieverts. To put this in context, the average human absorbs 3.0 millisieverts per year under natural circumstances. Even walking through the park, we are absorbing radiation from […]

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Teeth Whitening Treatment : February 17, 2014

Teeth Whitening at our Lakeview Dental Office By: Dr. Hilliard Blank Teeth whitening should always be comfortable and safe. At our office, we’ve been providing whitening treatments for over 20 years. Our techniques are well-developed and rely on the safest methods and least irritating types of bleach. After you’ve had whitening treatment at our office, […]

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Teeth Whitening FAQ : January 17, 2014

Teeth Whitening – Cold, Hard Facts By: Dr. Hilliard Blank There are no shortcuts to a healthy mouth, but a lot of products out there are competing to offer the fastest way to a more attractive smile. Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular in the last twenty years for a number of reasons. For […]

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Amalgram Vs. Composite : December 6, 2013

Amalgam Fillings vs. Composite Fillings By: Dr. Hilliard Blank I always offer my patients a choice when it comes to the material I use to repair their teeth, but not many people are aware of the distinct benefits of each type of dental filling. When you get a cavity, there are a few ways to […]

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Invisalign : November 1, 2013

Get Invisalign Treatment from a Preferred Provider By: Dr. Hilliard Blank The days of metal braces are numbered. Modern treatments for teeth straightening that are less restrictive and more discreet are gaining popularity across the country. The foremost of these treatments is Invisalign. Invisalign is a cutting-edge product that allows anyone to improve the quality […]

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Bruxism : October 16, 2013

Modern Treatments for Bruxism and Teeth Grinding By: Dr. Hilliard Blank Do you ever wake up with a headache and not know why? Are your jaw muscles sore for no particular reason? Does your partner tell you about a dull, scraping sound that comes from your side of the bed at night? Millions of Americans, […]

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