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Dentures and Oral Health

If you have missing teeth, perhaps you have considered dentures as a tooth replacement. Dentures are a type of removable replacement to fill the gaps of your missing teeth. Typically, they are made of a combination of resin, metal, and…


Tooth Extraction Recovery

If your dentist recommends a tooth extraction, you might be worried about pain and recovery. That is a natural reaction, but your dental team will ensure your comfort and smooth recovery. It is likely that you won’t be awake during…


Common Causes for Bleeding Gums

Seeing blood can be alarming, especially when brushing your teeth. However, that is not an absolute truth. Sometimes, it is a simple answer with a simple solution. Other times, it is an indicator that you need to seek treatment from…


What is Pediatric Dentistry? 

What makes a pediatric dentist different than a non-specialized dentist? A pediatric dentist specializes in issues that are common in infants, children, and teens. For example, cavities are the most common and most preventable chronic disease in children. According to…


The Ins and Outs of Dental Fillings

Dental cavities are some of the most common issues seen at a dental office. In fact, there are more than three million cases of cavities every year in the US alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…


Risks of Chronic Teeth Grinding

The clenching and grinding of teeth can be an annoying habit, but it can also pose a severe risk to your oral health. This behavior can occur for a number of reasons, including heightened stress levels. You might not even…


Is Dental Sedation the Only Way to Treat Dental Anxiety?

Going to the dentist can be nerve-wracking for a lot of people. It is a widespread problem that keeps patients from making and keeping their regularly scheduled appointments. Keeping up with your annual or biannual dental appointments is essential for preventative…


Do I Need a Root Canal?

Many people hear the words “root canal” and associate it with pain and perhaps the nerve-wracking sound of a drill. While a root canal does involve a drill, most patients experience a pain-free procedure. Many report only sensitivity during recovery.…


Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Porcelain veneers are a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry. Not only do veneers look like natural teeth, but they are also stain-resistant and require minimal alterations to your underlying teeth to secure in place. However, with every procedure, there are…


Treating Common Dental Concerns

Are you noticing that your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Alexander Dentistry helps patients address a variety of dental problems, from gingivitis to teeth grinding. Dr. Donald Alexander…