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Medications That Can Cause Bleeding Underneath Braces

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There are a few medications that can make wearing braces a challenge. For example, anti-seizure medication can cause your gums to grow out of control, which can cause the gum tissue to grow over your teeth and in-between the spaces of your teeth. In addition, certain medications can cause problems with abnormal oral bleeding. Here are some medications that may cause bleeding under your brackets, and what you can do about it.

5 December 2018

Ways To Decrease Your Chances Of Developing A Cavity This Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be rough on your teeth. You are eating more sugar than normally and since you are so busy, you may spend less time cleaning and caring for your teeth. Fortunately, there are a few and easy ways that can you can decrease your chances of developing a cavity this holiday season. Here are three tips to help you get through the holidays cavity-free.  Remember to Brush and Floss Regularly

4 November 2018

Don't Make Excuses! Choose Dental Implants

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Missing permanent teeth can affect people of all ages. This is not just a cosmetic problem, but a problem that is likely to cause oral issues down the road. A popular and effective solution to replace missing teeth is dental implants. This is a surgical procedure in which a titanium rod is placed in the gum and fused with the jawbone. Once the rod has properly bonded with the bone, an artificial tooth is attached.

8 October 2018

Ways That A Dentist Can Help Protect Your Child's Oral Health

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If you are a parent, you may have a number of aspirations for your little one. However, one of your primary concerns for your child is likely their health. Still, general health is affected by many factors. Oral health plays a significant role in your youngster's overall well-being.  Poor oral health has been linked to systemic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Thus, it is important to keep the teeth and gums in good condition.

12 September 2018

Items To Put In Your Dental First Aid Kit

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A lost filling, a cracked tooth, or a toothache that won't go away is never any fun. It is especially troublesome if you can't get to a dentist right away. Although most people put together standard first aid kits for their home, dental first aid is often overlooked. Fortunately, you can remedy this situation so you are ready if a dental emergency strikes. Dental wax Think of dental wax as the bandage in your dental first aid kit.

22 August 2018

What to Know When Getting Dental Veneers

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Patients who are wanting to enhance their smile will likely want to review a variety of cosmetic procedures. Veneers can provide one of the most effective and fastest ways of dramatically remaking your smile, but you may want to be aware of some key points about veneers. Veneers Require Structural Changes to Your Teeth In order for the veneers to be applied to the teeth, a small amount of the enamel will have to be removed.

18 July 2018

When You Can Expect To Visit Your Orthodontist

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Even if you have never had your teeth treated orthodontically, you may have known someone with braces who seemed to visit the orthodontist regularly. If you are now planning to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be wondering why and when orthodontist visits are necessary. Here are few times that you can expect to visit your orthodontist for your treatment with braces. Application of the Appliance Once braces have been prescribed for your teeth, you will need to visit the orthodontist for their application.

26 June 2018

Seeking Out Dental Cleaning Services In Specific Situations

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It's now common for people to visit the dentist a couple times a year for the sake of a cleaning. People will typically do this in order to keep their teeth healthy, preventing long-term problems in the process. However, some people have unique dental needs that will be addressed during a dental cleaning. All cleanings will vary from patient to patient. For instance, people who have dentures will need dental services.

26 May 2018

Understanding Your Options When Considering Tooth Restoration

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Sometimes getting your teeth fixed involves more than just repairing the damage to the teeth. In cases where the tooth needs cosmetic repair as well as damage repair, you may have some options. But keep in mind that not every method is going to work in every case, so you need to consult your dentist to best understand your options. Cosmetic Veneers A veneer is a layer of dental porcelain placed over the tooth to improve the look of it after a repair is finished.

24 April 2018

Three Key Differences For Braces For Adults

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So, you are an adult, and you now want to get braces to straighten your teeth. Okay, but are you aware that braces for adults are quite different than braces for children? In fact, there are some key differences that make the process a little more difficult for you now than if you had braces when you were younger. You should consider the following differences carefully and use them as you weigh your decision about getting braces.

24 March 2018