Could Chocolate Really Be Better Than Fluoride?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Could Chocolate Really Be Better Than Fluoride?

In recent years, the dental industry has begun to pay a lot of attention to a chemical present in chocolate, theobromine, which has properties that could make it a possible substitute for traditional sodium fluoride or stannous fluoride in toothpastes. However, before you toss out your regular toothpaste and start brushing with some chocolate syrup, you should understand where the science comes from and how the two are being compared. How Does Fluoride Help Your Teeth? The enamel on your teeth is the hardest material in your body, harder even...

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3 Tips On Making Dental Care Easier For Parents Of A Special Needs Child

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips On Making Dental Care Easier For Parents Of A Special Needs Child

Children with special needs require extra patience and care when it comes to helping them perform tasks that make them anxious or upset. If you’re the parent of a special needs child and your child hates brushing and flossing, here are a few tips to make it easier. Be Creative Brushing and flossing is a twice daily necessity, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Incorporate your child’s favorite things into the mix. If your child still requires your full assistance but doesn’t like to cooperate, give them an...

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Jack Fell Down And Broke His Crown: What To Do If Your Dental Crown Breaks While Away On Vacation

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Jack Fell Down And Broke His Crown: What To Do If Your Dental Crown Breaks While Away On Vacation

There is nothing that can ruin a vacation faster than a throbbing toothache. Unfortunately, this is what often follows after losing a dental crown that is not put back in place relatively quickly. The problem is, the idea of cutting your vacation short to run to a dentist can probably sound just about as bad as dealing with a toothache. The good news is, you do not have to choose between these two extremes. This is because it is possible to temporarily reattach your own dental crown in just a matter of minutes with limited supplies. What You...

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What To Do After Having A Molar Removed

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many reasons your dentist might remove a molar. There may be damage to it than can’t be saved by covering it with a crown, you could have a failed root canal, or you might decide to remove it instead of getting a root canal. Regardless of the reason you had it removed, you need to make sure to take good care of the extraction site after the procedure. Here are some tips for after-surgery care. Know What Not to Do It helps to know what you shouldn’t do after having one of your molars removed. First of all, do not touch...

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What To Do With A Misformed Tooth?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mother nature is not always kind with the way she handles the shape of teeth. Teeth can come in crooked, too small, too far apart, etc. When your smile has flaws, you might feel afraid to show your teeth. Living life afraid to smile is no way to live. While braces can help with some problems, they cannot help with every situation. If you want to fix teeth that are too small or have come in crooked, you need to consider using teeth veneers.  What Is a Veneer? One way to improve the look of teeth is to move them. This is where braces are...

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3 Tips To Get Your Teenager To Take Care Of Their Braces

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have a teenager who has or who need braces? Are you worried that they won’t provide the proper amount of care and maintenance? Braces are an important part of dental health for many kids. They can correct tooth alignment issues, which will give your kids a better smile and more self-confidence. However, having braces isn’t always easy. Your child may not be able to eat certain foods and may need to drop bad habits like biting fingernails or chewing on their pencil or pen. He or she will also need to diligently brush and...

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Pros And Cons Of Non-Human Bone Grafts For Dental Implants

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dental implants are artificial teeth with a metal root that has to fuse to your jawbone. So it’s important for that foundation bone to be strong before the implant procedure. If disease and infection have eroded that bone, you might first have to go in for a bone graft. There are various types of bone grafts. Human-derived grafts come from either your own body, which requires additional surgeries, or from a donor cadaver, which might not sound appealing to you. But there are also a couple of non-human origin grafts that you can discuss...

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The Correlations Between Gum Disease And Diabetes

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to the American Diabetes Association, people suffering with diabetes have a greater chance of developing gum disease. If you have diabetes you probably know many of the risks involved; however, this one might surprise you. The good news is that if you take good care of your teeth and gums, it may help you control your blood glucose level. Why does diabetes cause gum disease? Gum disease is caused by tartar on the teeth, which is a result of sugars in the mouth. A person with diabetes often has a higher level of sugars in his or her...

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Common Complications From Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having your wisdom teeth extracted can be an anxiety-inducing experience – until they put you under anesthesia, of course. While the majority of patients recover from this procedure without any complications, some will develop problems. The following are some of the most common issues that could arise from wisdom tooth extraction and how they can be treated. Dry Socket Dry socket is the most common complication that arises from wisdom tooth extraction. After your wisdom tooth is removed, a blood clot will form over the site of extraction. If...

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3 Problems That May Occur After A Root Canal

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to the American Association of Endodontists, a root canal will often last just as long as any other teeth you have if you care for it properly. While many people find that their root canals do last forever, there is a chance that you could have a problem with it. As you prepare for your root canal, you should understand the problems you may encounter with this tooth later on in life. Here are three of the common problems that can occur to a tooth that has undergone a root canal. Roots can become infected again A root canal process...

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