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Planning for Implants

If you have decided to get dental implants, you may now be wondering what the process is and how to prepare for your treatment. Understanding the dental implant process is an important part of preparing yourself for the procedure and will help you to feel more prepare and at ease the day of your procedure.…

Life With Braces

Although life with braces is something you may not be used to, having braces does not have to affect your life in a negative way. While braces may take some time to adjust to, there are things you can do to improve the time you spend with them. One important thing to remember is that…

5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Your smile is often times one of the first things that people notice about you. It affects the way you are perceived by others and it has even been shown that a great smile increases your likability. Because of this, more and more people are taking the time to improve their smiles through cosmetic dental…

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Good oral hygiene starts with your toothbrush. And with the incredible selection of toothbrushes available both at the store and in our office, it’s no wonder one of the most common questions we get from patients is whether manual or electric toothbrushes are better. Each one has its pros and cons. Really, the most important…

Tooth Brushing Technique

Proper care of our teeth is essential to maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile throughout our lives. Though we’ve all been raised being taught proper care by our parents, dentists, and even presentations at our school, many people fail to practice proper dental hygiene resulting in decay, infection, and gum disease. If it’s…

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

It’s something we’ve all heard horror stories about and hoped would never apply to us, wisdom tooth extraction. Then it finally happened, your dentist spoke to you and informed you that you would be in need of having your wisdom teeth out. We know you’re a little nervous and maybe even a bit afraid of…

Periodontal Disease

One of the most common dental issues seen in patients, periodontal disease afflicts more than three million Americans. This disease starts out with simply bad breath, but morphs into a debilitating disease that can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life. It requires diagnosis by a dental professional, as well as a long-term plan for…

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. They’re a great option for patients who do not want to both with removable prosthetics like dentures. Dental implants are metal posts that are implanted into your jaw bone and affixed with a permanent crown. How do dental implants work? Dental implants work by securing a…

Continuing Education at Magnolia Dental

At Magnolia Dental it is not enough for our dentists to have a D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. A D.D.S. degree means that dentists have completed 3+ years of an undergraduate education as well as 4 years of postgraduate dental school. Ross Quartano, D.D.S. has undertaken more than 500 hours of post-doctorate training in…