The Pros And Cons of Dental Inlays And Onlays: Making The Right Choice For You


Have you ever had a toothache and wondered about the treatment options available?  Among many restorative dentistry procedures, dental inlays and onlays often emerge as suitable choices for many patients. These ‘indirect fillings’ effectively solve various dental dilemmas, offering numerous advantages along with some caveats.  Let’s examine the process, benefits, potential drawbacks, and how they…

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Gum Disease Awareness

Avalon Family Dentistry recognizes gum disease this month through patient education.

Pain or swelling in your gums or even a loose tooth could be signs of gum disease and should not go untreated.  Did you know that more than half of all American adults have some form of periodontal disease (gum disease)? And this increases to over 70% in adults aged 65 and older. Although the team…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

mom and daughter brushing teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month Do you have children needing dental treatment but are unsure how to help? Many parents go through the same stress of figuring out how and when to see a pediatric dentist. It is important for parents and children to feel comfortable asking their dentist questions, which is why…

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Xerostomia (Dry Mouth): Overview


The new year is upon us! At Avalon Family Dentistry, we’d like to begin 2023 by tackling an issue that our patients battle daily – xerostomia. Also known as dry mouth, xerostomia is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. It’s also a…

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Comprehensive exam vs. limited exam: What’s the difference?

Did you know that all dental exams and evaluations are not the same?  Sure, they all serve a purpose, but they’re not created equal. Today, the team at Avalon Family Dentistry is here to explain what comprehensive and limited dental exams entail and what’s the difference between the two! Comprehensive exam When a patient comes…

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