Are Clear Aligners Right For Everyone?

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Clear aligner braces are a popular choice for people who are in need of orthodontic care. However, the aligners are not for everyone. If you are considering clear aligner braces, here is what you need to know.   Why Are Clear Aligners Not for You? Clear aligners are great for hiding the fact that you have braces, but there is a possibility that your orthodontist might recommend a more traditional measure. There are some situations in which clear aligners are not an option.

17 March 2017

Signs Your Dental Implants Are In Need Of Help

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If you've had dental implants for a long time but haven't had them restored, you could be one of those lucky ones who just took really good care of the implants -- or you could be experiencing problems that built up so slowly that you haven't realized you need help. Take another look at your dental implants in the mirror and if you see or feel any of these problems, it's time for a trip to the dentist.

14 March 2017

Traditional Dental Implants Vs. One Visit Dental Implant Surgery

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If you have missing teeth in your mouth, your dentist may suggest dental implants to restore those missing teeth. This is a process in which a small titanium rod is placed into your jaw, and a synthetic crown is created to fit on top of the rod. The tooth looks and feels natural, and does not require any special care. You can expect a dental implant to last permanently, and you brush and floss like normal.

10 March 2017

Understanding Some Questions About Blood Thinners & Dental Implants

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If you have one or several missing teeth, then you may want to think about having a dental implant placed in your mouth. Implants look and feel natural and many types of people have great success with the artificial teeth. While most people can receive implants, there are certain things that can cause complications with the surgical procedure that is required to place the implant root. Taking certain medications can cause such issues, and this includes blood thinner medicines.

7 March 2017

Orthodontic Options For The Appearance-Conscious Adult

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As an adult with misaligned teeth, you may have finally decided that now is the time to have your teeth corrected. Still, you may shudder at thought of how traditional braces can affect your social life and your self-confidence. However, there is no need to forgo your dental alignment because of the impact on your appearance. There are some dental alignment appliances that are practically invisible when worn. Here are a few of them:

3 March 2017

Steps To Take Before, During, And After Teeth Whitening To Reduce Sensitivity

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Getting your teeth professionally whitened at a dental clinic is the easiest way to achieve a whiter smile, but it can also be a painful experience. If you have never had this completed before, it's important to understand that you may feel a lot of sensitivity during the procedure and afterwards. This should not scare you from going through with it, though, because there are steps you can take that will make the procedure less uncomfortable and that will leave you with less sensitivity after it is complete.

1 March 2017

Why A Dental Implant Takes Time And Is Completed In Two Phases

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A dental implant is an artificial tooth that consists of three main parts, which are the implant, the abutment, and the crown, and you cannot get an implant in just one visit. In fact, it may take months to complete the entire process. When you are ready to begin the first phase of the dental implant process, your dentist will insert the implant in your jawbone. After that is done, there are several things you should understand about the healing process needed in order to finish the dental implant procedure.

27 February 2017

Nanodiamonds Give New Meaning to a Dazzling Smile

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Most people's experiences with diamonds don't go further than the jewelry store. However, these gemstones have a variety of medical applications. Recently, researchers studying bone regeneration found nanodiamonds could be used to help stimulate bone growth as well as treat a variety of oral health diseases such as gingivitis. Here's more information about this development. Using Nanodiamonds to Stimulate Bone Growth For a dental implant to successfully integrate into the jaw, there must be sufficient bone material to hold it in place.

23 February 2017

How to Reduce the Pain and Soreness of Invisalign Aligners

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Invisalign or clear aligner dental straightening is often touted as the least invasive and the most comfortable form of orthodontia you can choose. This is one of the reasons why aligners are considered a great alternative to metal braces when adults want to straighten their teeth. While aligners are more comfortable, tooth movements still require pressure on the teeth and the breakdown and rebuilding of bone cells across the jaw. This process occurs fairly quickly and easily for young adults.

2 September 2016

3 Things You Can Send With Your Child To Encourage Good Oral Health

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If you are trying to protect your child's oral health, you may feel a bit powerless regarding your little one's dental health habits when he or she is not in your presence. Nevertheless, there are things that you can send with your child as the youngster leaves the house to help encourage good oral health. Here are a few of them: Sugarless Gum Most kids love gum and would chew it even if was not good for their oral health.

5 July 2016