Dental Implant Maintenance: Making your Implants Last a Lifetime

When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. With the trusted experience of the dentists at South Hills Arts, they have the knowledge and skill to help ensure that your dental implant procedure is successful and increase your chances of having a healthier, brighter smile for life.

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Managing the Recovery Process in Dental Implant Surgery

After dental implant surgery, it is normal to experience side effects as part of your recovery process. There are a variety of common side effects to keep in mind so you can be prepared after your procedure.

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4 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Clean Between Checkups

Nothing is better than that squeaky clean feeling our teeth have after a thorough checkup and teeth cleaning at our dentist. To keep your teeth healthy and clean in between your visits to the dentist, we’ve put together four great tips to keep your teeth sparkling clean!

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COVID-19 Safety Update – December 2020

As you may be aware, Pennsylvania recently issued a “Stay at Home” recommendation due to increasing Covid cases across the entire state of Pennsylvania. We are reaching out to provide guidance and certainty that we are open and here to help! When we re-opened our offices mid-May we came back stronger and safer than ever. […]

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COVID-19 Reopening May 18th

As Allegheny County moves into the yellow phase, South Hills Dental Arts will be reopening its doors to serve patients in-person for non-emergency appointments on May 18th. As we transition into the yellow phase, we will be implementing protocols as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as well as other measures we’ve decided to […]

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Common Symptoms of TMJ and What to Do About It

The temporomandibular joint acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. You have one of these joints on each side of your skull. A TMJ disorder (TMD) causes pain in both the jaw joint and the muscles that control the movement in your jaw.

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Managing Coffee Stained Teeth

Coffee is a popular morning beverage for many adults and gives us a little extra pep to start our day. Unfortunately, coffee also has its consequences, such as teeth stains. Many of us love coffee at South Hills Dental Arts, too, so we have put together some information on what causes coffee stains and what […]

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Dental Implant and Teeth in a Day FAQ

What are teeth in a day? Teeth in a day refers to a full arch dental implant restoration where all of the diseased teeth are removed, implants are placed, and temporary teeth are placed in one visit. After your mouth has healed over several months, the permanent teeth are placed. Who is a good candidate […]

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What is the Right Age to See the Dentist?

As a parent, you want what is best for your child, including dental care. As your child grows, you may be wondering what age is best for them to have their first dentist visit. At South Hills Dental Art, we recommend that your child has their first dental visit by 12 months of age. Common […]

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Teeth-Staining: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

eeth stains can be embarrassing and can get in the way of the bright smile you are trying to achieve. With so many whitening options out there, from strips to whitening at your dentist’s office, trying to get that shiny white smile can be confusing and frustrating. One of the best ways to keep your […]

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Improve Your Oral Health During Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s National Health Month, and there’s no better way to improve your overall health than to focus on your oral health. If you’ve recently lost teeth as the result of an accident or untreated gum disease, it’s time to consider replacing them with dental implants. Neglecting to replace lost teeth can be detrimental […]

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4 Benefits of All-On-4® Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, know you are not alone. Tooth loss is a common dental issue among adults, but fortunately, there are several effective treatments that can restore your appearance and confidence. Dr. Steven Crandall offers several options, including All-On-4® dental implants. If you are a good candidate for this procedure, […]

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How Invisalign Can Benefit People of All Ages

You’re never too old to improve your oral health and appearance. Whether you’re 20 or 65, a beautiful smile is within your reach and should be your ultimate goal. Advances in orthodontic technology have made it easier than ever to straighten your teeth discreetly in a short amount of time. Invisalign is an effective, inconspicuous […]

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TruDenta Could Help Resolve Your TMJ Pain

If you have been living with constant headaches and jaw pain, it may be time to visit with a professional. Dr. Steven R. Crandall understands there could be many factors contributing to headaches, and one likely cause has to do with your teeth. In fact, TMJ could be the root cause of your headaches without […]

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The Effectiveness of Laser Gum Treatment

Gum disease is a serious problem affecting many adults. According to the CDC, about half of all Americans have periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissues and bones around the teeth. When left untreated, it leads to tooth loss. Fortunately, not only can gum disease be treated, it can […]

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Invisalign Can Help You Achieve the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

If you’ve thought about what it would be like to have the straight, aligned smile that gives you confidence, we are here to offer you the tools you need to get it as quickly as possible. At South Hills Dental Arts, we offer Invisalign to our patients to help them achieve the beautiful smile they […]

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Headaches? TMJ Might Be the Culprit

Do you get frequent headaches for seemingly no reason? If so, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems may be to blame. TMJ disorders are very common and cause pain in the jaw joint. When jaw joint problems become chronic, it’s referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). TMD can cause problems with jaw movement and in severe […]

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This Holiday Season, Show Off Your Bright New Smile!

This holiday season, you have the perfect opportunity to show your family and friends your bright, new, whiter smile. With the help of Dr. Crandall and our cosmetic dentistry procedures, you’ll feel confident about the way you look in both your personal and professional life. Teeth Whitening In just a few minutes, you can go […]

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The Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants

All-On-4 dental implants offer patients a comfortable and durable option for full teeth replacement that is installed easily and is low-maintenance compared to traditional dentures. All-On-4 dental implants provide you with fully arched bridges that are typically made from porcelain, titanium, or other tough materials. If you want to replace an entire arch of teeth […]

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How Teeth-In-A-Day® Can Change Your Life

Adults missing teeth is a much more common condition in the United States than you may think. In fact, recent studies suggest that nearly half of American adults are missing multiple teeth. If you are part of the half who are, rest assured that you are not alone. At South Hills Dental Arts, we have […]

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Taking Care of Your TMJ

June is here, and that means another National Jerky Day. It’s a great day to remember the fun foods that you can eat when relaxing or when you are enjoying outdoor activities like camping, because jerky makes great trail food. Jerky can also cause problems for some dental patients, though, and it is important to understand […]

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Gum Disease in Children

If you thought gum disease was exclusively to adults, then you’re wrong. As it turns out, teenagers and younger children are just at as much of a risk for gum disease as adults are. Worse still is that gum disease in children, if not treated properly, can put them at a higher risk for periodontal […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign®

Many people suffer from problems associated with crooked teeth, including jaw misalignment, difficulty eating and speaking, TMJ pain and low self-confidence. However, there are several effective orthodontic treatments available that can straighten teeth for a beautiful smile and better oral health. Dr. Steven Crandall, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. Kathy Lopez offer a variety of […]

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Teeth Whitening From a Cosmetic Dentist vs. a Drugstore

Teeth whitening has grown in popularity over the years. Naturally, teeth will begin to yellow as individuals grow older. For those who like to partake in tooth-staining foods, drinks and activities, these effects can be even more severe. To help combat them, many individuals now turn to teeth whitening. With the various drugstore whitening options […]

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What Are Your Options When It Comes To Missing Teeth?

Are you missing a tooth or two? Well, it’s pretty understandable if your self-esteem and self-confidence has taken a hit because of it. After all, missing teeth are certainly not a pleasant sight. Though, if it’s any consolation, missing teeth is quite a common problem, especially among adults. According to the American Dental Association, the […]

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3D Imaging in Dentistry – South Hills Dental Arts

As one of today’s many dental patients,  it’s imperative that you demand the best out of your dental care. And, to that demand, many dentists have responded by using 3D imaging in their field. While the application of 3D imaging in the field of dentistry doesn’t sink in immediately, give it more thought and you’ll […]

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The Consequences of Missing Teeth – Upper St. Clair Dentist

Esthetic issues aside, missing teeth don’t really present that much of a problem. After all, shouldn’t there be fewer dental problems to worry about now that one has fewer teeth? Well, as much as most people think that’s how it works, it’s not. While it is true that esthetics is the most common reason cited […]

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What Is Bone Grafting?

In cases of severe dental damage, such as when the natural tooth roots have deteriorated, artificial teeth or metal implants may be used. Of the two, dental implants are arguably the better option because they’re built to mimic both the look and function of regular teeth. If implanted successfully, it’ll be near impossible to tell […]

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Why Cerec Inlays, Onlays and Crowns?

Crowns, onlays and inlays are all dental procedures that help protect and preserve teeth. Typically, these procedures require multiple appointments. During the first appointment, dentists check and prepare the teeth. An impression is also taken, which is then sent to a laboratory where the necessary appliance is made. Then, during the second appointment, the permanent […]

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How To Prevent Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Have you ever woken up from a night’s sleep with your teeth and jaws feeling surprisingly sore? Well, chances are, you could’ve been unconsciously grinding your teeth in your sleep. Known as bruxism, the rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth can affect anyone at any age. Though, commonly done while asleep, […]

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Five Common Myths About Dentures That People Believe

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding the idea of having dentures. In fact, some of these myths have gone on to discourage some patients from getting dentures, even when dentures are the only way to prevent their dental problems from getting worse. The truth, however, is that the majority of the most common […]

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How To Prevent Cavities

Thanks to many years’ worth of reminders, either from the countless commercials we see on TV every day or the dentist, most of us already know that eating candy and drinking anything sweet can put us at risk for tooth decay. In worse cases, the prolonged consumption of sugary sweets can lead to cavities and […]

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