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4 Things You May Be Doing During Your Toothbrushing Routine That Aren’t Good For Your Teeth

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things You May Be Doing During Your Toothbrushing Routine That Aren’t Good For Your Teeth

Like most adults, you have been brushing your teeth for many years and have gotten into a routine that you don’t think much about. Because you have a routine, you may not notice that you’re making some brushing mistakes that might cause problems for your dental health. Here are some things you may be doing that you should reconsider. Using A Toothbrush with Firm Bristles You may think that it doesn’t really matter what kind of toothbrush you buy. If you do pay attention to the kind of bristles your brush has, you might opt...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Retainers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions About Retainers

In a way, retainers are like the baby versions of braces. If your orthodontist has recommended that you wear a retainer, you may have many questions about to expect from the experience. These answers to commonly asked questions can help you better understand what a retainer is and why you might need one.  Q: What is a retainer?  A: A retainer is a custom-made mouthpiece fits in the roof of the mouth and includes a wire that fits around the front of the teeth.  Q: How do you get a retainer? A: Retainers are made to fit the...

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Hate The Gap In Your Front Teeth? Cosmetic Procedures That Can Give You The Smile You Want

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hate The Gap In Your Front Teeth? Cosmetic Procedures That Can Give You The Smile You Want

Having a gap in your front teeth gives you a unique smile that you can love. If you hate the gap you own, however, you may want to consider any of these cosmetic procedures. With cosmetic dentistry you can have the smile you’ve always wanted, and finally be gap-free! Composite bonding  If the gap in your teeth is small, you may want to consider composite bonding to make the space less noticeable. This cosmetic procedure requires no sedation or pain management, and doesn’t involve drilling. A special glue is placed on the...

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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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