Oral Health

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Oral Health

Cold Sore Treatment

Cold sores are a common nuisance. Although there is no cure for the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) that causes them, cold sore breakouts can be managed and avoided. Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, appear around the lips and mouth and are often associated with red, swollen and irritated skin around the breakout areas.

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Comprehensive Exams

The mouth is often considered a window to the rest of the body because many other illnesses first present themselves as changes within the mouth. As a result, a comprehensive oral exam is recommended each time you visit a new practice to serve as a benchmark of your overall health. 

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Gentle Professional Cleaning

Professional teeth cleanings are highly advised by our dentist because they are beneficial for your oral health. They remove dental plaque that has developed on your teeth even with daily brushing and floss. Also, teeth cleanings can prevent you from periodontal disease, tooth decay, bad breath and more. These procedures are recommended at least twice a year, depending on our dentist’s recommendations.

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Night Guards

If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines because of involuntary night-time teeth clenching, let Davenport Village Dental help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin, transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.  Night guards have also proven to be an effective remedy for patients who are suffering from the effects of grinding and clenching their teeth while sleeping.

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Oral Cancer Screening

The dental community is the first line of defense in early detection of oral cancer. The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer or precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage — when cancer or lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured. When found at the early stages of development, oral cancers have an 80-90% survival rate. Early detection is imperative!

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Smoking Cessation

At Davenport Village Dental, we're here to assist and support you in overcoming nicotine addiction. We will discuss your goals, educate you on smoking cessation methods and present the treatment options available to help you quit smoking for good.

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Snoring


Snoring occurs when there is an obstructed flow of air through the mouth and nose areas. Sixty-seven percent of adults suffer from snoring, and it is estimated that over 120 million people in the United States snore every single night. Snoring can originate from a variety of different causes, but it usually stems from an obstructed nasal airway, a deviated septum, nasal polyps, weak throat and tongue muscles, bulky throat tissue or a long soft palate and/or uvula. Habitual snorers are commonly at risk for sleep apnea, as well as chronic tiredness, unnecessary strain on the heart and a reduction in their overall quality of life.

Your dentist can help you reduce chronic snoring by ensuring an unobstructed airflow through your mouth and nose.  A custom-molded plastic oral appliance can be fitted to hold the lower jaw in its proper position at night so that you enjoy a healthy airflow and a good night's sleep.

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