• Introduction to Veneers

    Introduction to Veneers

    Some of us have teeth that are not as white or as close to perfection as we would like them to be. Perhaps a tooth has been chipped or fractured. In some cases, teeth may have become discolored from age, smoking, or the beverages we drink. Veneers are a terrific, long-lasting solution for making your

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  • What to do About a Toothache

    What to do About a Toothache

    A toothache can strike without apparent notice, sometimes at the most inopportune times – at the beginning of the weekend or over the holidays. But no matter when that pain starts, having a toothache is no fun. Causes of a Toothache The most common reason for a toothache is decay, often a simple cavity, but

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  • Sugars Come in Many Guises

    Sugars Come in Many Guises

    Pie, ice cream, sodas, and cake are some of the foods that come to mind when we think about the sugar we get in our diet. But many foods we may not think of as sweet also contain sugars, often hidden behind unclear and complicated labeling. Unfortunately, no matter under what name they hide, these

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  • Nail Biting and Your Dental Health

    Nail Biting and Your Dental Health

    Between a quarter and a third of all children and nearly half of all teenagers bite their nails.  Whether from nervousness, anxiety, or simple habit, nail biting can have a negative effect on the person’s health. Nails that have been bitten down become ragged and uneven, sometimes damaging the nail bed.  The habit can also

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  • The Connection Between Gum Disease and Dementia

    The Connection Between Gum Disease and Dementia

    Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide with millions of new cases being reported each year. Although, there is currently no cure for dementia, experts have discovered some steps one can take to decrease the chance of developing this condition or limiting its effects. Some preventative measures include not smoking, getting exercise, stimulating the

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  • Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

    Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

    We all know what it feels like to have a bad cold with a stuffy nose.  With a stuffed up nose there’s no other choice but to breathe through the mouth.  And that makes sense.  It also makes sense when we breathe through both the nose and mouth during and after strenuous physical activity or

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  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea

    Do you snore? Are you tired ? Do you get morning headaches? Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of heart attacks, atrial fibrillation or stroke? Do you wake with a dry mouth or sore throat? At Tyson’s Dental we are now addressing an epidemic called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The National Heart

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  • Root Canals Don’t Cause Pain, they relieve it!

    Root canals have an unfair reputation. The procedure saves millions of teeth every year, and contrary to jokes about the matter, you can expect a comfortable experience! Learn more: http://tysons-dental.com/root-canal-service/

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  • The Scariest Part of Halloween 

    The Scariest Part of Halloween 

    What’s the most frightening thing about Halloween?  Is it ghosts?  Is it ghouls?  Goblins?  Nope.  The scariest part of Halloween is how much sugar our kids consume. Here are some hair-raising statistics: Americans purchase around 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween. The spending for all these sweets is about 2 billion dollars.

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  • Dr. Alex Helping Dental Patients in Jerusalem

    Many dentists volunteer their time and skills to help those who can’t afford dental care. Those of us who have worked as volunteer know that the giver gets more than person receiving help. The feeling  of reward, the experience of new environment, the opportunity to fulfill doctor’s duty to the full, without reservations, are invaluable. I experienced it very recently when I traveled with my family to

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