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Missing Teeth – Why They’re a Problem and How We Can Help

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If you’ve ever lost a tooth, you know that it can be a pretty devastating experience.

The result is the same whether the tooth is lost due to decay or some kind of dental trauma like a sports injury; you have a gaping space in your mouth, and you’re certain it’s the only thing people notice when they see you.

Yes, a missing tooth is unattractive, and this can have a major effect on your lifestyle. When a tooth is missing, you will probably also find it difficult to speak clearly, and eating certain types of foods may be all but impossible.

In addition to these problems, your overall oral health can also ...

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Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh

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At Pruce Dental, our team is committed to giving back to the community that we have been privileged to serve for over 20 years. Whenever we have an opportunity to reach out to those in need, we are grateful to be able to do whatever we can to help.

Recently, Dr. Robert Pruce and his assistant Amanda volunteered their time at the Mission of Mercy dental clinic held at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The goal of the clinic was to provide free dental care to 1,000 patients over a two-day period. The event was a huge success that involved 1,200 committed dental professionals who all came out ...

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Could Dental Sealants Improve Your Child’s Oral Health?

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You want your child to enjoy an active, happy lifestyle free of the worry of dental problems that can slow them down. The best way you can achieve this is by ensuring that your child receives preventive dental care like routine cleanings, exams, and dental sealants to protect their teeth.

What Are Dental Sealants?

A sealant is a plastic material we apply to the surfaces of teeth like molars that have rough surfaces that make them more prone to cavities. Since these teeth are further back in the mouth, they can be difficult to clean thoroughly, and the grooves attract food particles and bacteria.

When a tooth is coated with a dental sealant, ...

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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

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Your toddler has already reached many milestones by age two, including in their dental development. You’ve both gone through the challenges of teething, but one by one, baby teeth are making their appearance.

It’s a good idea to schedule your child’s first dental visit at or before this time because keeping baby teeth healthy is essential to their future dental development. A baby tooth lost too soon because of decay can lead to a host of other problems, including potential alignment concerns.

We understand that you might be apprehensive about the first visit to the dentist. You may wonder how your child will react or what will happen, but the fact is ...

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The Key to Excellent Oral Health

Nobody wants to spend any longer than necessary in a dental office. It's not just fear of dental visits; you may also be concerned about the cost and how you'll fit unexpected dental expenses in your budget.

Interestingly enough, if you want to see less of the dentist for major treatment, you need to see more of the dentist for routine preventive services!

It makes sense if you think about it; you rely on the health and function of your teeth throughout your day, so it's imperative that you keep them in good shape. And a dental cleaning today is preferable to a root canal a month from now, isn't it?

There are ...

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