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Why is dental implant maintenance so important? Oct 27th, 2021

Dental implants are the devices that we place in the bone and gum tissue to replace missing teeth. Implants are the best tooth replacement that we as dental professionals can provide for you. They act as teeth whether they are replacing just one tooth or acting as anchor teeth for...

September quick tip from Dr. Cheney! Sep 23rd, 2021

My crown came off, what do I do? Whether it’s a temporary crown, broken crown or a permanent crown, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. There are several factors that can impact your tooth while in treatment or after treatment has been completed. A delay in getting...

Why should I try a Waterpik? Sep 23rd, 2021

Why should I try a Waterpik? Most people brush their teeth at least once a day. However, 50% of Americans have some type of gum disease. Brushing alone is not enough to protect you. A Waterpik is a way of flossing below the gum line and is estimated to remove...

Why should I consider Mi Paste? Sep 13th, 2021

What is MI Paste®? MI Paste® is a tooth crème that is made up of calcium and phosphate and helps to mineralize the teeth and keep them healthy! The good thing about MI Paste® is you can get it with or without fluoride, based on your preference. MI Paste® can...

Why should I consider placement of antibiotic to treat periodontal disease? Jul 13th, 2021

Last month, we talked about periodontal disease and the treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection. What do we normally use to treat a bacterial infection? An antibiotic. ARESTIN™ (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection. It is locally applied antibiotic that...

June Oral Hygiene Tip Jun 10th, 2021

What is Periodontal Disease?  Periodontal Disease is an infection in the gum tissue that can cause the breakdown of the teeth in the socket. If left undiagnosed and untreated, the infection can cause the teeth to loosen in the socket and ultimately cause the loss of teeth. Where does the...

Dental Cleanings - Q&A with Hygiene Sep 26th, 2020

Why should I get my teeth cleaned every 6 months? During your dental cleaning you will get an exam by the dentist including an oral cancer screening. The hygienist removes tartar from your teeth which cannot be removed with toothbrush and floss. Each person has different dental needs depending on...

Missing or Broken Teeth - Q&A with Dr. Cheney Jan 22nd, 2020

(c)opyright Fayette Dental Group. Not to for redistribution without written consent from Fayette Dental Group.  WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO HELP ME SMILE AGAIN IF I HAVE MISSING OR BROKEN TEETH? There are various options to help you achieve your optimal smile. There is not a one-size fits all solution...