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2 Dental Replacement Alternatives to Waiting for a Dental Implant Crown

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Dental implants are a stable, attractive replacement option for a missing tooth. The procedure usually involves several stages interspersed with healing periods. So from start to finish, the implant process can take months to complete. If your missing tooth is at the front of your mouth, you might not want to wait that long with an open gap. Luckily, there are a couple of different cosmetic dentistry options for tooth replacement that don’t leave you with an open gap for months at a time. Discuss the options with your dentist to find...

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What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth? And Did My Braces Cause Them?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

So you have braces and you’ve noticed small white spots appearing on your teeth. This whiteness is called tooth demineralization and it is a serious problem. Understanding demineralization, why it commonly occurs with braces, and how to prevent and treat it can help you sidestep this issue.     Demineralization Definition Tooth demineralization is the decay of the tooth enamel caused by the loss of the minerals that help keep it strong. This condition is caused by bacteria feeding on heavily starchy and sugary foods. After...

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Dental Health For Athletes

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Each year, five million teeth are knocked out of people’s mouths, often during football and hockey games. Contact sports are extremely dangerous to teeth. If you or a family member play sports, you need to take preventative measures to keep your teeth where they belong. If the worst happens, you also have several options to replace those lost in the pursuit of athletic glory. Prevention Dental guards should be worn religiously by athletes who chance suffering blows to the teeth. Even sports like ice skating and gymnastics pose a danger...

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Teeth Whitening: 3 Myths Dispelled

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Whitening your teeth can lead to a boost in confidence, and it’s a great way to take care of any staining or spots that you acquire over your day-to-day life. While whitening is a popular procedure, there are still many myths surrounding it. Read more below about three common myths and the facts behind them. Myth #1: Whitening Will Lead to Sensitivity Sensitivity is a common reason that many individuals decide against teeth whitening. With the proper tools and techniques, however, sensitivity can be avoided while still obtaining the...

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Refresh Your Appearance And Reduce Your Fears – Coping With Anxiety Over Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Your smile is often times the first thing other people notice about you, so it’s important that you take all the steps you can to make sure it sends the message that you want. Unfortunately, while advances in cosmetic dentistry allow for permanent fixes to many dental issues, some people fail to seek those fixes because they struggle to deal with dental anxiety. Below, you’ll find some tips for coping with dental anxiety that should allow you to receive the cosmetic care you need. Following these suggestions should grant you a...

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Get Temporary Relief for a Toothache

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When you have a toothache, the best thing you can do is go to the dentist. However, there may be times when you aren’t able to get to a dentist right away. In these instances, you will want to find ways to deal with the pain until you are able to get in to see your dentist. You will find the tips in this article to be extremely helpful with regards to easing some of the pain temporarily. Note: If your tooth hurts, there is a reason for it and you do need to be treated as soon as possible. Generally, a painful tooth signifies infection...

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Use These 3 Essential Oils To Help You Heal After A Root Canal

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With more than 15 million root canals being performed by dental professionals each year, it’s likely that you will need one of these root canals at some point in your life. While a root canal can prevent more serious dental issues, recovering from the procedure can be difficult for some. If you don’t like the thought of relying on narcotic drugs to help you heal from a root canal, here are three types of essential oils you might want to consider using instead. 1. Oregano Oil To Reduce Inflammation Because root canals require your...

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3 Common Problems Of Using A CPAP Machine

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a CPAP machine to use while sleeping due to a diagnosis of sleep apnea, you know that the occasional problems can arise from using it. Instead of getting frustrated, you can troubleshoot the problems yourself at home. Here are three common CPAP problems and how you can resolve them. The Mask Slides During Sleep Some CPAP users complain that their mask slides around while sleeping. As a result, they can experience irritation or not get the full benefit of using the machine.  When the mask starts to slide, it is usually because...

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How To Easily Treat Painful Burns From Pizza

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Virtually everyone has had this happen to them: hurriedly biting into a hot pizza the minute it arrives on the table. Then you feel the burning sensation when the hot food hits your tongue and mouth. Too late, you realize you should have waited. To make it worse, it can take days before the pain and discomfort wears off. The following are the different categories of burns that you may get and what you can do to relieve burns resulting from biting into a hot pizza. How Burns Are Measured First degree. The usual signs of this type of burn are...

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Common Methods And Costs Of Having Your Teeth Straightened

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The practice of straightening teeth requires expert knowledge and precision in order for the desired end result to occur. A dentist will spend several years after dental school developing the skills of an orthodontist. While an orthodontist is capable of performing far more dynamic procedures than simply straightening teeth, the tooth realignment process is the most common aspect of most orthodontic practices. Read on to learn more about the cost and effectiveness of straightening teeth through orthodontic practices. How Is the Straightening...

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10 Foods You Can Safely Eat After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have your wisdom teeth removed, it’s important to take care of yourself and the extraction sites afterward. You might wonder what you can and can’t eat. Avoid foods that are crunchy, chewy, hot, or spicy. You don’t want anything to get stuck in the socket or cause irritation. Try very soft foods for the first 24 hours, and then gradually introduce semi-soft ones as you’re able to. The following 10 foods are some good options: 1. Ice cream The cold from ice cream can feel very soothing if you skip the varieties...

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