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TEAM DARK CHOCOLATE

TEAM DARK CHOCOLATE

Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate all the treasured relationships in your life. It’s a time to honor love in all shapes and forms with cards, social gatherings, and sometimes even binge eating of sweets. It's hard to look the other way when grocery stores...

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established, but there are multiple theories to explain the link between...

WHY DO WISDOM TEETH NEED TO BE REMOVED?

WHY DO WISDOM TEETH NEED TO BE REMOVED?

Dr. Bentz and our team at Bentz Dental Implant and Prosthodontic Center get this question a lot. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, once young people get their adult teeth. Because they are the last teeth to break through the gums, they are often called the...

WHO GETS DRY SOCKETS? SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

WHO GETS DRY SOCKETS? SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

A dry socket, known as alveolar osteitis, is a fairly common complication of tooth extraction and is characterized by severe pain. Usually, after a tooth is removed, a blood clot forms in the socket, or the area where the tooth was. As that space heals, gum tissue...

HOW CAN A PROSTHODONTIST RESTORE MY SMILE?

HOW CAN A PROSTHODONTIST RESTORE MY SMILE?

Prosthodontics, or prosthetic dentistry, is an area of dentistry that concentrates on the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth to their proper form and function. A prosthodontic specialist, like Dr. Bentz, is experienced and broadly educated in specialized...

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SENSITIVE TEETH

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SENSITIVE TEETH

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you can't necessarily take medication to ward off the pain like you could if you just felt a...

IT’S A WRAP: ENDING THE YEAR WITH A SMILE!

IT’S A WRAP: ENDING THE YEAR WITH A SMILE!

People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on which everyone would celebrate the New Year. At midnight people would yell, holler, and blow horns to scare...

DOES THE PLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS HURT?

DOES THE PLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS HURT?

If you're scheduled to get a dental implant, it's only natural to have questions about it. The pain involved is usually on the mind of most patients. Of course, some discomfort is possible, as with any major dental procedure. Having a well-defined plan ahead of time,...

HOW TO PROPERLY STORE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH

HOW TO PROPERLY STORE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH

Have you ever thought about how you're cleaning and storing your toothbrush when you're not using it? Did you know that the way you store your toothbrush could have an affect on your oral health? In this post, we'll look at some steps you can take to maximize...

THANKSGIVING IN NORTH AMERICA

THANKSGIVING IN NORTH AMERICA

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving thanks, and while this may seem like such a natural celebration, the United...

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