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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

When the latest dietary guidelines for Americans was released by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and did not include flossing, many started to wonder if flossing was even necessary. Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that “officials had never researched the effectiveness of regular flossing, as required, before cajoling Americans […]

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Smiles by Stevens Announces New Refer A Smile Program To Encourage More Healthy, Beautiful Smiles In The Community

Smiles By Stevens is excited to announce the Refer a Smile Program to encourage more healthy, beautiful smiles in the community. Dr. Stevens and his caring team believe that nothing beats a healthy smile and hope the new Refer a Smile Program will help more patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. The Refer a Smile […]

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Your Mouth Can Finally Say Goodbye To Metals

Tooth fillings and dental crowns have been two of the most common ways dentist can repair tooth decay and wear and tear of your teeth.   The material options for fillings are generally amalgam and composite, and gold or porcelain for crowns. Amalgam fillings, also called silver fillings due to their color, are made of […]

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The Difference Between Plaque And Tartar and How You Can Prevent Both

Probably the two most common oral care challenges people hear about are Plaque and Tartar, and some people think they are the same thing. While they are related, there’s actually a considerable difference between Plaque and Tartar, two very different maladies that need different kinds of treatment. Plaque is a colorless, sticky coating caused by […]

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Practical Snoring Solutions And How We Can Help You Rest Better

Snoring – that noisy, disrupting, and often embarrassing sound many people make when they sleep. Turns out, about forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least on occasion, while 25 percent are regular snorers! Now, snoring may be more than a mere bedtime nuisance, research shows. Snoring can have personal and social consequences, as it […]

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The Dangers Of Gum Disease – What You Need To Know

Per American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) – approximately three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease, be it a mild case of gingivitis, or the more advanced periodontitis, and yet – only about three percent seek treatment for their gum disease. Almost fifty percent of American adults have some form of […]

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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

  One option to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is a dental implant. Instead of reading a long article about them, the visual explanation below will give you an overview of what they are, and the process of getting a dental implant. If you have further questions, please reach out to our office!

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What To Expect During Your First Botox Treatment At Our Office

If you’re thinking about getting Botox injections, but are unsure, or a little nervous, about what to expect – here is some insight on what happens during a Botox treatment. BOTOX® therapy for wrinkles is an injection treatment designed to reduce facial expression lines. Botox works on dynamic lines and wrinkles by injecting tiny amounts into […]

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Sleep Apnea – What You Need To Know And How You Can Stop It

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, and we think even the name sounds obstructive, don’t you? So, what is sleep apnea, exactly? The “apnea” refers to a breathing suspension that lasts ten seconds or longer, as breathing gets briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. There are two forms of sleep apnea: obstructive, which is much […]

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The History Of The Toothbrush

When it comes to the most advanced, cutting edge dental techniques in dental offices in Lancaster, PA, Smiles By Stevens certainly exemplifies these qualities.  Dr. Shea F. Stevens has been named PA’s top 20 dentists for over 4 years in a row – due to his education, expertise, professionalism and sincere care. Dr. Stevens, your […]

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