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Smoking And Your Dental Health

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Smoking is not only damaging to your overall health, it can lead to a number of problems for your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, some people struggle to quit, so their dental health continues to suffer. If you are a smoker and concerned with your dental health, here is what you need to know.  What Impact Does Smoking Have? Smoking can affect your dental health in a number of ways. For instance, smoking increases your risk of developing gum disease and throat cancer. Read More»

A Few Facts To Consider If Your Bridge Or Crown Falls Out

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Unlike removable dentures, crowns and bridges are bonded to your natural teeth. These teeth have been ground down to allow the false teeth to fit into your mouth and not take up any more space than the natural teeth. In most cases, these fixtures will be a permanent part of your teeth, without you ever having to worry about them. However, if you have some type of accident that causes the crown or bridge to pop out, you need to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Read More»

Include These Three Drinks In Your Diet To Boost Your Oral Health

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Visiting a dentist for a cosmetic dentistry procedure such as veneers or bonding can drastically improve the look of your smile, but it’s important that you take steps to ensure your smile stays bright in the weeks and months following the visit. The diet you adopt and your beverage choices, specifically, can be beneficial to the appearance of your smile and to your overall oral health. Here are three easily available drinks that you can include in your diet to improve your oral hygiene. Read More»

With So Many Other Options, Are Traditional Braces Still Necessary?

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You live in a world with aligners, accelerated orthodontics, and various other new ways of straightening teeth. It seems as if orthodontic appliances have moved far beyond the need for traditional braces. Yet, traditional braces prevail. But are normal braces still necessary? Defining “Normal” Braces What comes to mind when you hear the word “braces?” Most people think of the traditional metal brackets stretching across someone’s teeth. However, there are various kinds of braces, all of which fall under the category of traditional braces. Read More»

Teeth Veneers Can Last For Many Years With These Tips

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Veneers are an effective cosmetic dentistry solution for a variety of issues that people face with their teeth. For example, veneers can be used to correct chipped, discolored or crooked teeth. Think of veneers as semi-permanent tooth caps that aid in helping people to have beautiful teeth without undergoing extensive corrective treatments such as orthodontics. Veneers can remain intact for 20 or more years, and caring for them properly can help to ensure they last as long as possible. Read More»

Why Do You Suddenly Have Cavities? 3 Possible Reasons

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Has your dentist suddenly informed you that you have several cavities, after years of being cavity free? Usually, this is a sign that something about your lifestyle or the way you care for your teeth has changed, but it’s not always immediately obvious just what that change may be. Here’s a look at three possible reasons for your recent increase in cavities. You’ve been using too many or too harsh of whitening treatments. Read More»

Learn About Correct Uses Of Baby Pacifiers And What Dental Risks They Pose

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Pacifiers can be a big help when you have a fussy baby. However, they can also become a problem if you aren’t careful. While giving your baby a pacifier when they are having a hard time going to sleep can help calm them down, giving your baby a pacifier any time they are fussy can easily lead to them being dependent on it for comfort. This article will offer you advice on how to use a pacifier correctly, as well as provide you with information on potential dental problems that can happen from too much use. Read More»

Decrease Your Recovery Time After Wisdom Tooth Removal

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If you are feeling discomfort from impacted wisdom teeth, then you should consider tooth removal. It is common to have hesitation about having the surgery, however. Most people are worried about the pain, discomfort, and swelling that occurs after the surgery. It helps to know that the discomfort is temporary. Here are four things that will help to shorten your recovery time. Control Bleeding After your extractions, you should expect to experience some bleeding. Read More»

When Is A Root Canal Necessary?

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If you are like many people, the mere thought of a root canal makes you cringe. Although this procedure is feared by many dental patients, root canal therapy has come a long way and normally does not cause any discomfort at all. After the treatment, most patients feel a lot better. Here are some instances where a root canal is necessary. Deep Cavity While most cavities can be taken care of with a simple filling, some require a more extensive treatment. Read More»

3 Tips to Get Your Kid Excited about His or Her Toothbrush

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If you have a little one in the house, you probably know how difficult it can be to get him or her excited about dental care. One great way to do so is to ensure that your child likes his or her toothbrush. It might seem simple, but a child who likes a toothbrush will be a lot more likely to use it regularly without a fuss. These are a few things that parents can do to help their children want to use their toothbrushes as much as possible. Read More»