What You Should Know About Visible White Spots On Your Teeth

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If your teeth have visible white spots despite your brushing and flossing efforts, you need to consult your dentist to determine the source. There are many potential causes of these white spots, and understanding those things can help you to more effectively address them as well as any underlying cause that may need attention. Tartar Plaque that's not removed by timely brushing can harden and form tartar. The tartar deposits on your teeth often look like white spots.

7 March 2016

Can't Stop Smoking? What Are Your Best Orthodontic Options?

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If you've always wanted to correct the alignment and appearance of your teeth, you may be investigating various types of braces and retainers designed for use on adult teeth. However, for those who are regular smokers, some types of braces can cause tooth staining and other issues. Are there any orthodontic options available for you if you're unable (or unwilling) to give up your smoking habit? Read on to learn more about the braces you should seek (and avoid) as a smoker.

15 January 2016

How To Prevent Passing On Dentophobia To Your Kids

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Dentophobia is a condition that causes people to fear going to the dentist. Approximately 5% to 8% of American adults never go to the dentist because of their fears, and around 20% of people go only when they absolutely have to. If you fear going to the dentist, you probably have dentophobia, and you could easily pass this on to your kids if you are not careful. Understanding the major reasons people experience dentophobia can help you avoid passing this condition on to your children.

20 August 2015

Solutions To Problems Epileptics Face About Wearing Braces

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For epileptics, each decision raises a concern: Will this activity tire me out and trigger a seizure? What if I have a seizure in the middle of my performance or game? What will others think of me if they witness a seizure? These worries are real, but you are still full of ability and opportunity. If you are considering braces but are apprehensive about the added problems they might cause, continue reading to find solutions to some of your concerns.

6 August 2015

Ever Heard Of Dental Sealants And Fluoride Varnish? If Not, Ask Your Dentist How To Protect Your Child's Teeth

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According to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation, oral decay is the most common chronic illness affecting children throughout the United States. If you're worried about your child's oral health, you might be wondering what steps you can take beyond insisting they brush their teeth and stay away from sweets. There are two simple and safe procedures – fluoride varnish and dental sealants – that can help prevent cavities and keep your little ones' teeth looking white and bright well into their teenage years.

21 July 2015

5 Random Dental Holidays To Help Encourage Your Child's Appointment

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For a child, visiting the dentist office may not have any reasons to celebrate. For many, visiting the dentist comes with many fears and anxieties. Instead of feeding into these fears, you can turn the appointment into a positive experience. By celebrating random dental holidays, your son or daughter's next visit to the childrens dentist could be one filled with celebration and fun activities. Celebrating the following five dental holidays at home can help a child easily transition into the office for a standard cleaning or examination.

8 July 2015

The Dental Dangers Of Bruxism And How To Save Your Teeth

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A white, bright smile is a priority for most people, but focusing on the underlying health of the mouth, teeth, and gums is also essential. Unfortunately, up to 40 million adults and children in the United State continuously bump, clench, and grind their teeth. Known as bruxism, the condition can wreak havoc on the look and health of your smile. Of course, you may consider bruxism an insignificant habit. While it may seem minor, the condition almost always stems from another medical or dental problem.

22 June 2015

Preparing Your Jaw For Dental Implants: What You Should Know About Bone Grafting

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Before accepting a patient for dental implant surgery, one of the first things that the oral surgeon will look for is a strong jawbone.  Many people, after discovering their jawbone is too weak and they will need a bone graft, steer away from getting implants simply because they are too nervous about the procedure and don't know what to expect.  By learning more about bone grafting and what the procedure entails, you can move forward with confidence through the grafting procedure in preparation for your dental implants.

4 June 2015

5 Things You Need To Know About Snap-On Veneers

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Veneers can be used to fix a wide variety of dental problems, ranging from stained teeth to chipped teeth to slightly crooked teeth. Most people have heard of veneers, but not everyone knows that there is more than one type. In addition to the traditional type of veneers that you're already familiar with, there is another type: snap-on veneers. Here's what you need to know about this option.  How do they differ from traditional veneers?

18 May 2015

Adults And Headgear: What It Is Used For And Why Other Treatments For Bite Problems Are Better

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Although headgear may call up unpleasant images of Darla from Finding Nemo, it is much more common than you might think. Children often need to wear headgear in order to correct severe under or overbites. However, you may not have seen many adults wearing headgear; it's actually quite difficult to correct an overbite after the jaws and teeth have fully set. So, when will headgear work for adults and what are the other options for correcting adult bite problems?

29 April 2015