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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Getting Dental Veneers

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Have you been interested in getting dental veneers to fix a cosmetic problem with your teeth? If so, you likely want to know all of the advantages and disadvantages of having the procedure done. Here are some key things to know about this cosmetic dentist procedure. Advantage of Dental Veneers If you’re suffering from several cosmetic problems with your teeth, know that veneers may be the single solution that will fix all of them. Read More»

Things That Can Sabotage The Success Of A Dental Implant

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If you are receiving a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, you may feel that there is little that you need to do to help ensure that your tooth replacement process is a success. After all, with a dental implant, the dentist inserts a metal rod or screw through your gums and into the bone of your jaw to act as a prosthetic tooth root. The bar cannot decay like natural tooth material. Read More»

What You Should Know About Fluoride Varnish For Toddlers

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If you take your small child to the dentist for a checkup, the dentist may recommend using fluoride varnish on the child’s teeth. As a parent, you can choose to have this done or not, but there are some benefits you should realize about this. Here are a few important things to understand about fluoride varnish for children. Fluoride is an important mineral The first thing to understand is that fluoride is very important for teeth, and fluoride is something that is important for people of all ages. Read More»

Wondering About Wisdom Teeth? Eight Things To Know About Extractions

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If you feel behind your furthest molar, you should feel either a pad of skin or your wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth may be underneath the gum or they could be partially erupted through the skin. Wondering if they will need to come out? Eight things to know about getting your wisdom teeth extracted are: 1.       You’re not alone. Most people do need to have their wisdom teeth extracted since there is not enough room along the jaw for the teeth to erupt properly, often causing significant dental problems later. Read More»

Tooth Removal 101

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Getting a tooth pulled is never fun, but sometimes tooth removal by your dentist is necessary. Here is what you should know if you find yourself in this situation. Why Would A Tooth Ever Need To Be Removed? Wisdom Teeth Millions of teeth around the world are electively removed every year. Perhaps the biggest reason is the wisdom teeth. These teeth are the four molars at the very back of the mouth that come through in about two-thirds of the population in young adulthood. Read More»

Are You Putting Your Child At Risk For Periodontal Disease?

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As a parent, you want nothing more than the best for your child, including good oral health. So, you would never do anything to jeopardize the health of their mouth, teeth, and gums. However, there is a difference between knowingly and unknowingly, and the reality is that some parents are putting their children at risk for conditions like periodontal disease innocently. Learn about periodontal disease in children to ensure you aren’t making this mistake. Read More»

What Is Osseointegration?

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If you are preparing to get a dental implant, you should realize that the process will take time. This is not a procedure you can typically get all at once. Instead, your dentist will complete the process in stages, and the first stage is placing the implant into your jawbone. Once this is completed, you will need to wait for the process of osseointegration to complete. here are several things to understand about this process. Read More»

3 Important Tips When Having A Root Canal Performed

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One dental procedure that has a negative stigma behind it is a root canal. This procedure is designed to treat teeth that have an infected pulp. If it’s necessary to get this procedure according to your dentist, these tips will prove helpful.  1. Eat the Right Foods  So that your body is fully nourished for this extensive procedure, it’s important to eat the right foods. Additionally, you will not be able to eat for several days after your procedure – so it’s important to get in meals when you can. Read More»

Soft Tissue Dental Emergency Situations

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Sometimes dental emergencies do not affect the teeth, but the soft tissues of the mouth instead. This is something that happens when the gums are injured in some way, and while the gums usually stop bleeding fairly quickly, this is not always the case. There are other signs as well that the gums need immediate medical care, so keep reading to learn about a few types of situations that require the expertise of an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Read More»

Why Pulling Teeth Doesn't Do Justice To Dental Extractions

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The image of the dentist as tooth puller is a cultural norm that every person picks up from the time they watched cartoons as kids. Dental extractions, however, are typically much gentler procedures than the tooth pulling stereotype indicates. Here’s what you need to know about how a tooth extraction actually works. Tooth Nudging The vast majority of dental extractions involve the doctor using a small, medical-grade probe to nudge teeth back and forth. Read More»