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  • Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss
    After a long struggle with dental disease, you have finally lost the last of your remaining teeth.  Like over a quarter of Americans in their 60s and 70s, this unfortunate Read more
  • Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
    Everyone has to face the music at some time — even John Lydon, former lead singer of The Sex Pistols, arguably England’s best known punk rock band. The 59-year old musician Read more
  • Bitewing X-Rays an Important Tool in Early Tooth Decay Detection
    It's difficult to measure how x-ray imaging has transformed dentistry since its use became prominent a half century ago. As equipment and methods standardized, the technology revolutionized the way we Read more
  • Giancarlo Stanton Gets Major-League Mouth Protection
    For major-league slugger Giancarlo Stanton, 2014 was a record-breaking year. After the baseball season ended, he signed a 13-year, $325 million contracts with the Miami Marlins — the biggest deal Read more
  • Why Are Minerals and Nutrients Important for Oral Health?
    Why are minerals and nutrients important for oral health? You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body's tissues to resist infection. The presence of too Read more
  • This is Coca-Cola's Biggest Nightmare
    Americans are so over soda. And while that may be good for the their expanding waistlines, it’s bad news for the companies that make the sugary drinks. Just take a look Read more
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  • Preventing Tooth Erosion
    Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth—which is called the enamel—is worn away by Read more
  • Sinus Season
    Sinus Season Ushers in Sniffles, Headache and…Tooth Pain? Tooth pain can be a symptom of sinusitis, reports noted Encino dentist Allan Melnick. A pounding head and a nose that runs like Read more
  • Kids and Energy Drinks
    Dr. Swingle would like to provide you with this valuable information regarding the most harmful drinks. See the following link for the article from the ADA entitled "Kids should not Read more
  • Bad Breath?
    According to dental studies about 85% of people with persistent bad breath (aka. halitosis) can blame it on a dental condition such as gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth Read more
  • Replace Your Toothbrush
    You are supposed to replace your toothbrush after you have an episode of flu, cold or other viral infections.  Notorious microbes can implant themselves on the toothbrush bristles leading to Read more
  • Here Are Some Fun Dental Facts!
    Dogs have 42 teeth. Cats have 30 teeth. Pigs have 44 teeth. The Armadillo has 104 teeth. The Dolphin only gets one set of teeth to last a lifetime. Read more
  • Welcome To Our Blog!
    Welcome to the Blog of Great Smiles! Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Westfield area, we're excited you are here. With the dental industry Read more

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