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Lake Dental Clinic ~ Family Dental Care in Camdenton & Osage Beach, MO


Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health?

This section is dedicated to the latest information about these and other oral health topics, culled from authoritative sources such as the American Dental Association. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you (573) 346-7278.

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Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: What is a good preventive program I can follow?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good?

Q: Is fluoride safe for children?

Q: How fluoridated your community's water supply?

Q: Bottled Water/Home Water Treatment Systems & Dental Care?

Q: Whats with toothpaste warning labels?

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