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

What You Need To Know About Root Canals

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In the world of dentists, root canal procedures are among the more radical options short of performing full-on oral surgery. Root canals also have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being painful, and this combination of facts has led to some misconceptions about the process. Here's what you need to know about roots canals and why dentists might elect to perform them. The Basic Goals of Root Canals The root canal is the space in a tooth where the soft pulp is.

19 March 2019

Here's Why Taking Care Of Your Teeth Gets More Important As You Age

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While everyone should floss and brush daily and regularly visit their dentists' offices, many people slack in one area or another when it comes to managing their oral hygiene. If you've been getting by with fewer dental appointments and lackluster care for your oral health at home, you might think that you can expect to keep taking it easy as you get older. However, that's typically not the case. Here's why it's more important than ever to take care of your teeth once you get older.

20 February 2019

4 Foods to Avoid When You Get Braces

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If you have crooked teeth, the best option may be to get braces. However, it is important to understand that braces come with certain restrictions. While you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, the metal brackets and wires can suffer damage, and your teeth and gums are more susceptible to inflammation and tooth decay due to trapped food. Now, there are some foods that are riskier than others, so to ensure that your teeth and braces are safe, here are four foods that you should avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

22 January 2019

6 Hacks To Getting Straighter, Whiter Teeth Without Braces

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Your smile defines you. It is often the first thing people see when they meet you and, for 48 percent of Americans, it is also the feature they find most memorable about you. That's great news if you like your smile. If you feel your teeth aren't white enough or straight enough, then there are some changes you can make.  1. Whitening Toothpaste: The least expensive way to get a whiter smile is to switch toothpastes.

19 December 2018