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Porcelain Veneers

You can ask almost anyone, and they will tell you that they wish they could improve the appearance of their smile. Some people want whiter teeth, others want teeth that are longer, or to have that chipped tooth repaired. No matter what you want done, whitened teeth, a chipped tooth fixed, a gap closed, or …
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Invisalign Sidney Ohio

Are you interested in having straighter, more aesthetically pleasing, and healthier teeth? If so, you may be a candidate for Invisalign from Dr. Van Treese, DDS in Sidney, OH. You probably know what Invisalign is. It is a system of trays that works to correct your smile in a more sightly and comfortable way than …
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Did you know that your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your body? Doesn’t that make you glad that it is protecting your pearly whites? However, while hard, your tooth enamel is actually very fragile, and needs to be treated with care.  There are many poor habits that people develop that can cause damage …
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Periodontal Disease

Yes, that’s right, your teeth are similar to icebergs. That is, like icebergs, what you see is much smaller than what is below the surface (in your teeth’s case, it is the surface of your gums and not the surface of water). This means, in order to maintain proper dental health, you need to take …
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Healthy Breakfast Foods

Is breakfast really more important than all the other meals? Yes, because breakfast sets the tone for your day, and affects all your other meals and how they affect your health. Dr. Van Treese, in Sidney, OH, has your best overall health in mind. Therefore, Dr. Van Treese wants to ensure that you know exactly …
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Chewing Gum

Could chewing gum actually be good for your oral health? Truth is, it depends what kind of gum you are chewing. If the gum is full of sugar, forget about it. But, if the gum you are chewing is sugar-free, it can actually have many benefits to your oral health. After all, in our last …
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Halitosis

How many people suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath) in the US? The answer to this question is: Somewhere between 35% and 45% of the total population, or 80 million people. Halitosis, better known as bad breath, is triggered by anaerobic bacteria that excretes sulfur compounds. In layman’s terms, bad breath is typically caused by …
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Gum Disease

Do you have healthy gums, or not? You may not have the slightest clue about the health of your gums—but you should. In Dr. Van Treese’s last blog article, he introduced the importance of healthy gums, and what other health issues can stem from gum disease. Knowing the health of your gums is not always …
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Good oral hygiene practices include visiting your dentist, and keeping your teeth in good condition, right? Right! But it also includes a bit more.  Keeping your teeth in good condition is just half the battle of maintaining good oral health. Your gums, and what lies underneath your gums, are also important to your oral health.  …
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Teeth Whitening

In our previous blog post, Dr. Van Treese discussed many of the common causes of tooth discoloration. It is important to know why your teeth are discolored so you know what kind of treatment will work for you. Below, Dr. Van Treese, located at 2627 Broadway Ave., outlines the many options available for teeth whitening. …
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