Banish Plaque And Tartar With A Dental Scaling

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Dental scaling allows your dentist to instantly eliminate two bad actors that can lead to some pretty dangerous conditions, plaque and tartar. These substances are sticky and often harden to the point that a regular cleaning won't remove them. That is when your dentist might recommend a dental scaling. While this procedure is considered non-surgical, it might still call for some local numbing anesthesia. To learn more about scaling, read below.

7 May 2020

Invisible Braces Tips for Working Adults

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Invisible braces, such as Invisalign, seem like the perfect solution for the professional that wants to improve their smile. If this is your first time using aligners, there are a few things to keep in mind. The following tips will make the first few weeks with your new aligners much easier. Take a Day or Two to Adjust The first few days with new aligners can be uncomfortable, especially with the first aligner tray.

5 December 2019

2 Advantages Of Using Invisible Aligners Instead Of Braces To Straighten Your Teeth

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As an adult, you may finally be at a point in your life that you are tired of your crooked smile and are ready to do something about it. However, you may cringe at the thought of getting braces. If so, consider the advantages of using invisible aligners instead of traditional braces to straighten your teeth. 1.  Aligners Are Easier to Clean than Braces Traditional braces can take a lot of work to ensure that they and your teeth stay clean.

8 November 2019

Tips For Using Denture Cream With Your Dentures

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If you are going through a full dental extraction with the help of a general or cosmetic dentist, then you should think about whether dentures are a good fit for you. If you decide on the false teeth, then you may need to invest in some denture adhesive to keep your teeth securely in your mouth. And while the adhesive may seem as though it is self-explanatory, there are some things that you need to watch out for when using the product.

11 October 2019

Here's Why Invisible Braces Leave Your Teeth Sparkling, Not Stained

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Traditional braces can cause some significant issues with teeth. While they do a great job of straightening them, anything but the most perfect of dental hygiene can leave you with unwanted white stains and discolorations on your teeth once those braces come off. This isn't an issue with invisible braces. Here's why your teeth will likely emerge from invisible braces looking perfect, rather than stained. Removal When you eat with traditional braces, they stay on your teeth.

11 September 2019

The Stages of Gum Disease

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Did you know that gum disease comes in stages? Some may not know to ask the dentist or hygienist about their gum health, but it can affect the cleaning methods used as well as your general health status. To find out more about the various gum disease stages and the corresponding cleaning practices, read on. No Gum Disease Noted This is, of course, the hoped-for goal of dental treatment. When the dental professional uses a floss, there should be no bleeding indicative of gum irritation.

6 August 2019

Toothless At 60: Why It Is Never Too Late To Change Your Mind About Dental Implants

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Some people manage to keep their teeth almost their entire lives. That is quite the accomplishment, considering that teeth are not really supposed to last seventy to one hundred years. Most people begin losing their teeth to decay and to breaking/fracturing somewhere in their seventies and eighties. If you are the odd one out, you lose a bunch of teeth in your early sixties. If this sounds like you, and you currently have a gap in your mouth where a row of teeth used to be, it is never too late for dental implants.

9 July 2019

4 Tips To Protect Your Child's Vision

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Your child's vision is very important. Vision is the way people get much of their information about the world around them. That's why it's crucial that you help your child take excellent care of their eyes. Here are four ways you can safeguard your child's sight: 1. Teach your child about sun safety. The sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D. Unfortunately, it can also cause eye damage if you're not careful.

17 June 2019

Dental Abscess Risk Factors

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If you have ever had a dental abscess, or severe tooth infection, then you are probably familiar with its symptoms. They include severe pain and throbbing around the affected tooth, inflamed gum tissue, and possibly a bad taste in your mouth when you chew or bite down. An abscessed tooth needs to be evaluated and treated as soon as possible to avoid tooth loss. Here are some risk factors that may predispose you to a dental abscess and what you can do about them.

12 May 2019

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Even The Smallest Cavities In Your Teeth

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When it comes to general health, most people act quickly when something is wrong, calling their doctor at the first cause for concern. However, when it comes to dental health, many are not this proactive. Even the idea of getting fillings for a cavity can be nerve-wracking and trigger anxiety for many. The fact is that it's in your best interest to treat your dental health, even the need to get fillings, as important as you treat your overall health.

19 April 2019