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Three Things You Should Do Before You Have Your Teeth Whitened

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Teeth whitening by a dentist guarantees you one thing; your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they are with store-bought teeth whitening kits. However, there are some things that this cosmetic process does not guarantee. You will need to prepare for your professional whitening by doing these three things first. Remove Silver Amalgam and Replace with Tooth-Colored Amalgam Teeth whitening procedures do not whiten the dark areas of your teeth that are affected by silver amalgam.

6 June 2017

Preparing To Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry

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Did losing a large amount of weight lead to you wanting to improve the look of your teeth as well? If your teeth are in a condition in which it will likely take a long time to achieve satisfactory results, cosmetic dentistry might be a good option. There are a few steps that must be done before you can undergo a cosmetic dental procedure. Basically, the overall condition of your oral health will play a role in what must be done during the process.

20 May 2017

The Best Treatments For Temporary Relief For Swelling

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While feeling around your mouth, you may discover that an area near a single tooth is swollen. This bulge near the tooth is likely the result of gum disease. This is not an uncommon condition, with half of Americans having swollen gums at some point. While it is likely that only your doctor can treat this condition in the long-term, there are some treatments you can use for temporary relief.

1 March 2017

Fillings For Your Cavities

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Cavities often result from enamel damage caused by bacterial acid. When the bacteria in your oral cavity feed on carbohydrates from food particles in your mouth, they release byproducts of their digestive process. One of these byproducts is bacterial acid. As the acid dissolves essential minerals within the tooth enamel, cavities form. The cavities, which are also called dental caries, are essentially holes in the tooth enamel. Various types of fillings may be used, depending on the size and severity of a cavity.

17 February 2017

3 Tips To Prepare For Dental Implant Surgery

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If you have missing teeth, you might be looking forward to having dental implants put in so that you can be proud of your smile. However, you might be nervous about the actual surgery of having them put in. Luckily, following these tips can help you prepare for the procedure so that it will go as well as possible on your appointment date. 1. Talk to Your Dentist and Doctor About Your Medication

9 January 2017

Taking Care Of A Dental Post

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Dental posts are made from two main components: a titanium root and a porcelain crown. If you have received a dental post, also known as an implant, you might think that based on this description, your implant is impervious to tooth decay. You would be wrong. A dental implant can still fail, so it is critical to take care of your implant so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

29 December 2016

Questions About Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are commonly used during many different dental applications. Nevertheless, many people know little about these dental devices. Here is a bit of information about dental crowns and their uses: What are dental crowns made of? Dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, such as porcelain, metal alloy, stainless steel, resin, porcelain-over-metal or even gold. The crown material must be durable enough to withstand normal bite pressure from mastication.

15 December 2016

Important Things to Do Before Wisdom-Teeth Surgery

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Have you been told by your dentist that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? Are you wondering how you can prepare for your upcoming surgery? Although some people don't have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, the surgery is still extremely common. Getting ready for the big day isn't complicated, but there are still a few things that you need to remember before that dental appointment. Some of the most important ones to remember are the following.

29 November 2016

3 Things You Shouldn't Do When You Don't Have Dental Insurance

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If you don't have dental insurance, you shouldn't fall into the trap of not taking care of your teeth because you feel you can't go to the dentist. Many health problems can develop if you aren't taking care of your teeth, and those will end up costing you much more money than the amount you are saving by not paying for dental insurance. Here are three of the major things you shouldn't do when you don't have dental insurance.

8 November 2016

5 Important Tips For Taking Care Of Your Dentures

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If you have had cosmetic dental work done in the past that has lead to you being fitted for dentures, you need to ensure that you are taking care of those dentures properly. This can save you a ton of money since replacing your dentures will be just as expensive as paying for the dentures you received in the first place. On top of this, you will have to go through the process of being fitted and then having to wait for a couple of weeks before your dentures are ready for you, which means you are going to go quite some time without a full smile.

20 October 2016