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The Benefits of Composite Fillings

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Fili can offer Dubuque patients a much better option for filling holes caused by

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Relief from Dry, Chapped, & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Dubuque, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here

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Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

Most Dubuque folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Fili has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view.

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If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.

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Diabetes and Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including the mouth.  Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American

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Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False? Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack,

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Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Fili would like everyone in Dubuque to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should

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A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Dr. Fili for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Fili tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now

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How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Dubuque smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. James

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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Dubuque. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick

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