Patient Education

Oral cancer – Clinical Update & Screening Part 1

Oct 8th, 2013 | By

Oral Cancer- Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment In the United States over 35,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity are diagnosed annually, with over 25,000 occurring in men and over 11,000 in women. Nearly 7,880 people die of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year. There are 30 times this amount when

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Fresno Dentists Explain Why Even Adult Teeth Love Fluoride

May 14th, 2013 | By

Many people are aware that fluoride can be an essential tool to aid a child’s dental development. The mineral facilitates the growth of strong, decay-resistant permanent teeth, reducing your child’s risk of developing cavities in his/her adult teeth after they erupt. Did you know, however, that fluoride can also help keep your teeth strong and

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The Wisdom of Removing Impacted Teeth, with Your Fresno Dentists

May 6th, 2013 | By

There’s a good chance that you or someone you know has had to remove one or all of their wisdom teeth. If so, you may be familiar with how often wisdom teeth are removed and the discomfort that they can cause if left untreated. However, you may also have wondered; why do we grow pairs

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The Total Oral Health Quiz, from Your Fresno Dentists

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

Keeping your teeth and gums clean is a simple process of brushing and flossing your teeth every day, combined with regular visits to your Fresno dentists, Drs. Alex and Claudia Denes, at least once every six months for a thorough dental checkup and cleaning. More complicated issues, like those that affect the function of your

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How Does TMJ Disorder Make You Feel?

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, or TMD, then you probably sneer at the question, “How does it feel?” The discomfort associated with the jaw disorder can emanate throughout your craniofacial structures, and is often severe enough to be considered debilitating. The problem with treating TMD, however, is that its wide range of symptoms can

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Fresno Dentists Ask: How Well do You Sleep at Night?

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

Sleep is an essential part of human life. As a complex and magnificent machine, your body requires fuel and rest to continue working properly. Unfortunately, we do not always sleep as well as we should due to a number of different factors, including one of the more infamous nighttime disturbances—snoring. For those who sleep with

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Fresno Dentists Address Crooked Teeth

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Straightening crooked teeth is one of the greatest services you can provide your smile. Nevertheless, traditional orthodontic methods (i.e., the metal wires and brackets of braces) may seem even less appealing to older teens and adults than the prospect of enduring a few oddly angled teeth. Luckily, your Fresno dentists, Dr. Alex and Claudia Denes,

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Fresno Dentists Discuss the Teeth Grinding Phenomenon

Feb 10th, 2013 | By

You care about your dental health, so you brush and floss your teeth at least twice day and visit your dentist every six month for regular dental checkups and cleanings. Yet, allowing dental plaque to accumulate excessively is only a portion of the issues that could affect your teeth and gums. Some common habits can

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Fresno Dentists Explore the History of Dental Implants

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

Losing a tooth is no more natural than losing a fingernail, although it may be more common. Tooth decay affects 90% of adults in America, and gum disease, which is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, affects 80% of the population. While unnatural, however, tooth loss is not a new epidemic. Evidence exists

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The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry in Fresno, California

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

In many ways, all dentistry can be considered cosmetic. The look and function of your smile go hand in hand, and many of the maladies that can afflict the appearance of your smile can also negatively affect its proper function. While dental hygiene and oral health is a science, cosmetic dentistry is an art form,

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