Medications That Can Cause Painful Gums

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If you wear dental bridges, then it is important that your gums stay healthy. Gum tissue that is weak, inflamed, or painful, may lead to discomfort or tissue damage when wearing your bridges. Here are some medications that can cause painful gums and what you can do about keeping your gingival tissue healthy while wearing your dental bridges. Anti-Hypertension Drugs If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, then your physician may have prescribed anti-hypertension drugs.

20 January 2019

How To Avoid Cavities With That One Child That Always Seems To Get Them

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Sometimes your child just gets cavities. You may have been the most well-organized parent supervising your child while he or she brushes their teeth every morning and every night. You may have even squeezed in post-lunch brushing on the weekends. Your child may have been the world's greatest brusher, going well-past his two minutes and reaching all the way to his back molars, like a champ. But, it still happened. The dentist found another cavity.

18 December 2018

What's Causing Your Toothache?

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Toothaches are very unwelcoming, and they often come at the most inopportune times. Toothaches are uncomfortable, cause discomfort, and can sometimes be downright debilitating. Thankfully, most toothaches are just temporary. However, when a toothaches goes on for a couple of days or longer and doesn't seem to be improving, it is important that you seek assistance from your family dentist. Toothaches can be caused by a number of causes, and your family dentist will be able to perform a full examination and get to the root cause of the ache.

19 November 2018

Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Implants have become one of the most common forms of dental restoration performed in the US. Despite the oft-cited high costs, this is the best restoration method when you want results that last and function just as well as the real thing. However, there is no hiding from the fact that putting in an implant often requires extensive procedures that may even include a bone transplant. As with any surgical procedure, it becomes important to ask how safe it is to put in an implant.

22 October 2018

3 Times Sedation May Be Necessary For Children

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Most children, even those who are nervous about going to the dentist, are going to be able to go to the dentist and make it through their visit without the need for more than a kind and patient doctor. However, this is not the case for all children. Some children have high levels of anxiety or other special needs that may make sedation necessary. Other children may need sedation when they require a procedure that

26 September 2018

Debunking Myths About Dental Implants

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There are plenty of restorative options today for those that are missing teeth. You can get partial or full dentures, you can get bridges or same-day crowns, or you could get dental implants. In the past, some people weren't good candidates for dental implants. However, implant technology has improved, and many people have good success rates today. It's a good idea to debunk some of those old myths about certain groups that think they cannot qualify for this procedure

31 August 2018

Two Reasons You Still Need Dental Cleanings Despite Having Good Oral Hygiene

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Brushing and flossing on a regular basis can go a long way towards keeping your teeth healthy and preventing long-term damage. However, here are two reasons why even people who are meticulous about their oral hygiene should still visit a dentist for professional cleanings on a regular basis. Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes There's mounting evidence your oral health has a great impact on your overall health. For example, according to a variety of studies, periodontal disease can increase your risk of heart attacks because the harmful bacteria in your mouth migrate through your bloodstream and aggravate already damaged blood vessels and valves, increasing the risk of an adverse event.

5 August 2018