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Understanding Dental Crowns

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Most people are aware that a dental crown is a cap that covers the natural crown of a tooth. However, they may know little else about the device.  Here is a bit of information about crowns to help you better understand them and when they are needed. What Materials Are Used to Make a Dental Crown? A dental crown can be fashioned from several different materials, such as porcelain, metal alloys, or porcelain-over-metal.

23 October 2019

Signs That Mean Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to Come Out

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Wisdom teeth extractions often relieve pain and make more space in your mouth so that your other teeth don't get crowded. Overcrowding can lead to overlapping teeth, which can raise your risk for gum disease and tooth loss. Getting rid of plaque is more difficult when teeth are too close together. Discuss the need for wisdom tooth removal with your dentist, but in the meantime, here are some telltale signs that they need to be removed.

23 September 2019

Dental Discoloration That Is Resistant To Bleaching Treatments

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Dental staining caused by highly pigmented foods and beverages such as coffee, red wine, and tea can usually be treated with professional bleaching procedures and even at-home tooth whitening products. There are other causes of dental discoloration that may be more resistant to bleaching treatments. For these types of stains, you may need to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Here are some causes of resistant dental discoloration and what you can do about them.

26 August 2019

Benefits Of Taking Your Child To The Dentist At An Early Age

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If you ask several dentists when you should start dental visits for your newborn child, you might get different answers. Some dentists recommend waiting until a child is three or four, while others feel that you should start as early as age one. A pediatric dentist is likely to recommend a young age, such as one or two, and this is because pediatric dentists feel that there are a lot of benefits for kids when they begin receiving dental care services at a very young age.

24 July 2019

Why Visit a Pediatric Dentist Instead of Your Regular Dentist?

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Is it time for your child to start visiting the dentist? If so, you may be wondering if they should visit the dentist that you have been going to for years or seek out a pediatric dentist. While it may make sense to go to a dentist that you have a good history with, it is a better idea to seek out a local pediatric dentist instead for the following reasons.

28 June 2019

Don't Let A Weak Gag Reflex Stop You From Visiting The Dentist

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Some people are acutely aware of having a weak gag reflex, which means that brushing their teeth and eating certain foods can occasionally cause them to gag. This is an unpleasant situation that can discourage you from visiting the dentist — especially if you've found yourself gagging during a past oral exam. Unfortunately, deciding to discontinue your dental visits because of your concerns over your weak gag reflex can lead to serious consequences for your dental health and your overall health.

29 May 2019

The Uses of Dental Implant Technology

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Dental implant technology is used by dentists to replace one or many missing teeth or to secure dentures in your mouth. When you are looking to improve your smile, your dentist may use dental implants to give you the smile you want. You can have a mouth full of teeth that look natural and are treated just like your existing teeth. As long as you are a good candidate for dental implants, this is an excellent way to restore your teeth.

30 April 2019

Missing Teeth and Getting Them Replaced? Why You Should Choose Dental Implants

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If you have missing teeth and are getting them replaced, you have many options available. One of these options is getting dental implants installed in your mouth. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone to support the denture. The implant fuses with your bone over time. There are many reasons why dental implants will work best for you, four of which are listed below. Easy to Care For Because the implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, they are like your other teeth.

29 March 2019

Ways That Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Could Be Harmful To Your Dental Health

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The mental health issue of obsessive compulsive disorder is something that many people experience to varying degrees. While you might joke that you have OCD when it comes to keeping your desk organized, the reality is that some people who struggle with OCD experience this condition largely taking over their lives. When speaking to a family doctor or mental health professional is important, you'll also want to consider what your OCD might be doing to your dental health.

3 March 2019

Signs and Risk Factors That Could Indicate You Have Sleep Apnea

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The next time you visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam, you should not be surprised if your dentist screens you for sleep apnea. Many dentists now offer sleep apnea screenings and treatment for sleep apnea, and this is because so many people have this condition but do not even know. If you have sleep apnea, you will likely have some of the risk factors and signs. Here are some of those signs.

4 February 2019