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Dental Conditions As We Age
03/23/2016
While Americans are living longer and more fulfilling lives, as we age we do face many common dental conditions.
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Dr. Clifton Answers Your Questions About Veneers
09/28/2015
If you're considering veneers, it's important that you understand what veneers are and the benefits they provide. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are affixed to teeth that are significantly discolored, chipped, pitted, malformed, spaced or crooked. Unlike a dental crown, a veneer only covers the most visible portion of the affected tooth and is designed to look like your natural tooth.
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Dr. Clifton’s Flossiphies
07/21/2015
Since our first trip to the dentist as children we have grown accustomed to hearing this advice with every visit. However, equally as routine for most people is the subsequent agreement to do so, which is not often followed up on. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, 50% of Americans do not floss daily while approximately 18% never floss at all.
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TMJ/TMD Treatment in Durham, NC
04/23/2015
Are you experiencing pain in your face or jaw? Do you experience episodes of jaw locking? Does your jaw make clicking or popping sounds? These symptoms can be caused by TMD or temporomandibular disorder.
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Durham Dental Membership Savings Plan
03/07/2014
At the office of Thomas Clifton DDS, our first priority is our patient’s dental health and we understand that at a time when benefits are being reduced and insurance rates are on the rise that it can be difficult for patients to obtain the care they need.
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Children's Dental Coverage & The Affordable Care Act
11/21/2013
In spite of extraordinary dental care advancements in the past few decades, tooth decay continues to be a very serious problem for American children. Lack of dental care or infrequent visits to the dentist, are major causes of tooth decay. If you have been unable to bring your kids to your Durham family dentist as often as you should due to lack of dental coverage, you may be relieved to hear that starting on January 1st, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expanding to require more comprehensive dental benefits for individuals under the age of 18.
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