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Diabetes & Oral Health

Diabetes Type I and II affects 29 million or 9.3 percent of Americans. Type I diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin, the hormone that carries sugar from the blood to the cells to create energy. A body with Type II Diabetes stops responding to insulin, leaving too much sugar in the blood which causes problems in eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, immunity cells and teeth....
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Oral Care as You Age

From learning new hobbies, growing closer to family or simply taking things slowly, there are a lot of changes that come along as you age. Years may have passed, but your teeth still need the same care and attention they did when you were younger. Teeth are one of many things that begin to show signs of aging or may age prematurely with poor care. Dr. William J. Holevas D.D.S. has the details on...
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Have the Urge to Splurge? See What a New Smile Can Do For You

There are very few times in our lives in which we think, “you know what? I’m going to splurge on myself!” Yes, there are those family vacations you’ve taken over the years, and the mini shopping sprees you went on with your sister or your mom or your best friend. Then there are the occasional romantic dinners with your significant other, and the bubble baths over the years. But how many of you...
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The Un-Scary Truth about Your Very Scary Tooth Loss Nightmares

Have you ever had a dream in which you bit into an apple, or a gumball, or even a sandwich and your tooth just, fell out? Or how about where you’re just sitting there, minding your own business, when all of a sudden your teeth just start crumbling. Many patients have confided that they have or have had these sorts of nightmares in the past, and while we’re not exactly the people to be putting...
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Veneers: It’s Almost As Easy As Painting a New Smile On

Veneer is defined as an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feelings. When referring to veneers in dentistry, this same definition applies. William J. Holevas and his dental team will do all they can to make your porcelain veneers look perfect. Unless you live on a diet that consists mostly of water and apples, you’re bound to see some changes to...
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Am I Too Young for Implants? How to deal with tooth loss at a young age.

When people think of dentures and implants, they often imagine gray-haired individuals in their mid-forties or older – individuals who have already done a great deal of living, and who are settled into a comfortable lifestyle. What they don’t imagine is a mid-twenties to mid-thirties male or female in the prime of their life, who still has so much more living to do before they settle down. After...
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Empty Nesters, or a Couple Reborn?

When the last child of a family graduates from high school and moves out to become self-sufficient citizens of the world, many parents are at a loss for what to do. They’ve spent their entire lives catering to these other beings, running them to and from places, making sure they’ve had enough to eat or that they got their homework done, attending to their every need and whim as if their very...
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Why Healthy Gums Matter So Much

Since we we’ve been old enough to walk and talk, we’ve been taught to take care of our teeth. “Brush every morning and every night!”, “Don’t eat to much candy or your teeth will fall out!” or “Don’t rip the tags with your teeth!” are just a few of the common bits of advice we’ve been given over the years to protect our teeth. But as a dentist, I can’t help but wonder—what about our gums? I know,...
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A New Smile Is As Easy As One, Two, Snap!

“Snap-On-Smile”—it sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, right? Or, for many people, an image of those little vampire teeth kids get on Halloween comes to mind…and I don’t blame them, because when I first heard of Snap-On-Smiles, that’s exactly what I thought of… But worry not! When we tell you that a Snap-On-Smile is your best option, we’re not going to give you green plastic fangs, and...
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Less-Popular-But-Still-Effective Tooth Whitening Solutions

And there are more! If you missed the first two blogs on whitening solutions and how to determine which is best for you, visit http://dentalpassions.com/tooth-whitening-solutions-by-cost/ and http://dentalpassions.com/over-the-counter-teeth-whitening/. But for now, let’s talk about the least talked about whitening solutions: At-home-whiteners that use light and toothpaste. At-Home-Whiteners that...
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