General Dentistry

Oral cancer symptoms

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

Living a longer, happier life As we get older, we make more conscious efforts about getting screened for illnesses like cancer. Oral cancer—which is an umbrella term for any type of cancer that impacts structures inside your mouth like your lips, cheeks, palate, or tongue—is no different.  Educating yourself on the symptoms of oral cancer…
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Dental home away from home

8 Reasons You Need a Dental Home Away From Home

When you think of the word home, we hope it gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Home is where we feel comfortable, where we can share our thoughts and feelings, hopes and fears, and more. But home can mean so much more. And at Laurel Manor, we want to be your dental home away…
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The power of a smile

World-Changing Smile: 10 Ways To Unleash the Power of Your Smile

How To Start Smiling More Often You should never underestimate the power of a smile. Smiling has many benefits, including increasing your confidence and relieving stress, and studies even suggest that smiling often can help reduce blood pressure and chronic pain. However, some people try to avoid smiling. Whether that’s because they don’t feel they…
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Digital impressions make your dental experience so much better

How Digital Impressions Have Done Away with Goop and Gagging

Advances in technology have given dental impressions an upgrade. When you need dental work that requires a restoration such as dental implants, a dental bridge, or a crown, getting a dental impression taken is an essential part of the process. This impression helps professionals design a restoration that will fit perfectly in your mouth, allowing…
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Mouthwatering and healthy summer treats

10 Healthy Summer Treats That Won’t Mess With Your Teeth

We all love a tasty summer treat. And those summer treats can be as both delicious and still good for your oral health. You don’t have to compromise your oral health when you indulge in healthy summer treats. In fact, some foods are especially good for your teeth.  Nutrients that Build Strong Teeth Foods that…
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Stop gum disease now

Stop Gum Disease in Its Tracks Before It’s Too Late

Recognizing Early Warnings Signs of Gum Disease Tooth decay often takes the spotlight as the #1 enemy of healthy smiles, but gum disease is actually the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, often develops quietly, only revealing obvious symptoms, like pain or infection, after the disease has advanced…
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