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Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a good thing. It negatively affects your appearance, your eating, your speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and wellbeing. Let Waterloo Heights bridge the gap between where you are with your smile






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Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth so soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important today and to set the stage for a






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Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late

Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can






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Gum Disease & Birth Defects

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria






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Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all






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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your West Salem dentist, Dr. Priscilla Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health, but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically,






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Is it ever too late for dental work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most West Salem folks, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. In fact,






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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in West Salem should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked,






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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in West Salem. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to






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Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to West Salem residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you






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