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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Dental work can be prohibitively expensive in the States; sometimes your insurance isn’t even enough to cover it! With the holidays upon us, what better time is there than now to plan a New Year’s trip to Costa Rica and finally get the dental work that you’ve been dreaming of,…
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Do Your Teeth Health Affect Your Life?

Oral health and dental aesthetics have big impacts on your lifestyle. Achieving a healthy, confidence-building smile takes more than good oral hygiene. Aside from tooth loss from gum disease, tooth decay, or accident, your quality of life and self-confidence can also be affected by gaps between teeth or bite malocclusion…
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Why do dental implants fail?

Top 3 reasons for implant failure Dental implants are commonly used to replace natural teeth. Properly cared for, your dental implants can last a lifetime. With a success rate of 95%, dental implants are a highly effective treatment to replace severely damaged or lost teeth. Although failure is unusual, it…
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How digestive problems affect your teeth

People with chronic digestive diseases can tell you such diseases are often difficult to treat. That’s because the intestines, the most complex part of your digestive tract, sit in the middle of that system, making it all the harder to treat. But there’s an early warning system. Your mouth, the…
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What is bruxism?

Custom-made night guards, somewhat like a Clear Aligner, are made to wear during your sleep and buffer your teeth from the damage of the grinding. They tend to be thinner than over-the-counter products, too. When you use a custom-fit guard, custom made for you here at Dr. Mario Garita MP…
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The Effect of Bisphosphonates on the Integration of Implants

Bisphosphonates prevent the loss of bone density. They are used to treat osteoporosis and other related diseases. If your doctor has recommended you take bisphosphonates, consider delaying the medication until any extractions, implants, or any other oral surgery has been completed. If you are currently using bisphosphonates, dental implants are…
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Clear Aligners: What they are and how they work

Convenient and nearly invisible, Clear Aligners are experiencing a growing trend for adults who want to avoid traditional braces. You may know clear orthodontic aligners by different names. They are commonly referred to as invisible aligners and use a clear plastic or acrylic mold that conforms to your bite. Clear…
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Dental Treatment Recovery

What to expect and how to ease your healing after a dental procedure Having a major dental procedure can feel scary and you may be wondering how long recovery will take, if it will be very painful, and what to expect. Depending on the procedure, you’ll likely experience only minor…
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