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Gingivitis and Periodontitis

By Willis Dental | Mar 8, 2017

As a practice we believe that a healthy mouth begins with preventive care and dental education. Gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis, must be treated in order to prevent inflammation and bacteria from spreading. We provide a thorough examination of your gums and teeth, as well as oral cancer screenings. Routine cleanings, brushing, flossing and…

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Dental Insurance Benefits 101

By Willis Dental | Feb 8, 2017

Insurance benefits can be so helpful and so frustrating at the same time. What is the difference between a PPO, EPO and HMO? What policy do I choose? What insurance plan does my doctor participate in? I will try to answer some of these concerns. A PPO is a Preferred Provider Organization. The Doctor has…

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Sleep Disorders

By Willis Dental | Mar 15, 2015

Did you know that 95% of sleep disorders are unidentified and undiagnosed? Sleep is critical for our learning, memory, children’s development, and our physical and mental wellbeing. Many physiologic consequences can result when we don’t get enough sleep. Sleep debt can cause weight gain, impaired motor function, and reduced wound healing among many other things.…

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Types of Gum Disease

By Willis Dental | Feb 15, 2015

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis…

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Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health

By Willis Dental | Jan 15, 2015

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your overall health but using tobacco products can have serious consequences on your oral health, too. By Connie Brichford Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Follow Us on Twitter @EverydayHealth Get the latest health facts, tips, and advice. Related Articles Many Americans Don’t Receive Preventive Dental…

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Dentures

By Willis Dental | Dec 15, 2014

Dentures are dental appliances that can be removed from the mouth. Dentures replace missing teeth and help to restore your smile. If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier…

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Implants

By Willis Dental | Nov 15, 2014

If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to damage adjacent teeth in order to make a bridge, talk to Dr. Willis to see if dental implants are a good option for you. Dental implants are becoming the ideal way to replace missing teeth. They are…

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Diabetes

By Willis Dental | Oct 15, 2014

Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. Diabetes can lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process. If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk…

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Autumn Welcome

By Willis Dental | Oct 8, 2014

This month, we are excited for all the changes happening in our practice. We are glad to have a hygienist – Liz, and dental assistant – Taylor join our team. We are also happy to welcome Dr.Wipf’s patients to our Dental Family. Dr. Wipf has told us how wonderful her patients are and the great…

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