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

Do You Need An Emergency Dental Appointment? Here's How To Know

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It is crucial to make sure that you are well aware of when you need to seek out emergency dental help. This way, you will not have to worry that your health will be at risk because you waited. If you need a little help determining if the situation you are dealing with is one that requires an emergency dental appointment, you will want to keep reading. You See A Lot Of Pus

10 July 2018

3 Things You Should Know About Chewing Gum and Your Oral Health

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Most people understand consuming large amounts of candy can be bad for your health. Not only will the calories increase your risk of gaining weight, but the excessive amounts of sugar can affect your oral health. While it may be surprising to learn, chewing gum can be beneficial to your mouth, teeth, and gums. Here are a few things you should know about gum and your oral health. Chew Sugarless Gum Only

12 June 2018

Don't Think It's Too Late: Why You Should Talk To An Orthodontist About Adult Braces

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There's was a time when orthodontic braces were just for the youth. Over the years, it has become more common for adults to turn to orthodontic treatment as a way to restore their teeth. If you've been putting off orthodontic treatment because you're concerned about your age, it's time to put that concern aside. It's time to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist. Orthodontic braces can help you restore the position and appearance of your teeth.

13 May 2018

The 3-Step Plan To Take A Smile From Dreary To Cheery

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Teeth come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but it can still be difficult for one's sense of self-worth if your teeth have multiple downsides. If you're envious of the teeth of celebrities or the freshly-whitened smiles of your friends because your teeth look less than perfect and you're missing one or two, this guide is for you. Keep reading to learn how a cosmetic dentist will make your smile look better than ever.

8 April 2018