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Top 5 Best Foods and Drinks for your teeth

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber. Dr. Mann often says, “An apple a day keeps the dentist away.” They work by physically scrubbing your teeth and stimulating salivary flow by requiring longer chewing times. Saliva is important in fighting cavities, because it washes teeth and neutralizes tooth-damaging acids. Saliva … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
April 15, 2015 | Oral Hygiene

Can red wine prevent dental cavities?

You may already know, the skin of red grapes contains antioxidants which can repair damage done to your body’s cells by free radicals. Consuming antioxidants can lower your chances of developing heart disease and cancer.  But, did you know wine also has cavity-fighting benefits? For anyone searching for another reason … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
November 24, 2014 | Dental Innovations

What’s really causing gum recession? Most Common reasons for Gum recession

Most Common reasons for gum recession Patients often ask during their dental visits “Why are my gums shrinking?” Gum recession can cause unpleasant symptoms such as sensitivity to hot and cold, when eating or drinking. Also, areas where gums have receded leaving the roots exposed appear darker and cannot be whitened since … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
August 11, 2014 | Oral Hygiene

7 things you may not know about teeth whitening

1. Teeth Whitening works on a molecular level Ever wonder how teeth whitening actually works?  Well, there’s a science to teeth whitening. The active ingredient in professional teeth whitening is Hydrogen peroxide. The Hydrogen Peroxide molecules are not very stable, so they tend to breakdown quickly. As Hydrogen Peroxide molecules … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
May 24, 2014 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Root Canal Advancements

Technological Advancements in Root Canal Dentistry The words “root canal,” may be the most dreaded two words in the English language. Fortunately, there are many advances in dentistry that make root canals more comfortable, easier, and faster than ever before. Tooth pain may be a symptom indicating there’s something wrong with the nerve … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
March 3, 2014 | Dental Innovations

The Esthetics of Mini-Dental Implants

Patients who are interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, often ask; “what’s a better option mini-implants or traditional implants?”  Truth is they can both work wonderfully, but one is not necessarily better than the other.  At Smile Arts we believe in customizing patients’ treatment to their specific situation. … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
February 20, 2014 | Dental Implants

The making of a beautiful Dental Implant crown

Before starting treatment, our patients often ask if their implant crown, tooth crown, or veneers will look natural. They wonder if their friends or co-workers will know that they’ve had work done.  Those are extremely valid concerns.  People don’t want to be embarrassed in front of their peers every time … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
February 13, 2014 | Dental Implants

How to tell if you’re grinding your teeth at night.

Patients are often surprised to learn that they’ve been grinding their teeth at night.  Most people who grind their teeth don’t even realize it because they’re busy sleeping while it’s happening.  Studies estimate that nearly 90% of us are grinding and clenching our teeth at night. There are several signs … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
October 22, 2013 | Night Guards

Major Brand Toothpastes linked to Oral Canker sores

Most of us get a small annoying canker sore once or twice a year, which usually goes away in a week or so.  But a small percentage of the population gets frequent outbreaks of painful cankers. While the exact cause of canker sores is still unknown.  We do know that … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 30, 2013 | Oral Hygiene

Three tricks for a painless Dental injection

According to recent surveys 56% of patient’s find the dental injection to be the least pleasant part of their dental visit. Whether you have a dental emergency or about to get a composite filling, a CEREC crown, or a dental veneer the anesthetic is a necessary part of the procedure for your comfort. Hopefully, our technology … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
August 27, 2013 | Dental Innovations

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