What to do About Sensitive Teeth

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If you suffer from sensitive teeth, then you are likely aware of what a trial it is to find something that you can eat. Most foods have the troubling ability to cause that dull and painful toothache that you’re trying so hard to avoid. Rather than suffer in silence, there are a number of solutions for you and your sensitive teeth.  By taking the steps to reduce tooth sensitivity, you’ll be able to delight in your next meal without worrying about upcoming pain. Read more »

Tooth or Fiction? Five Common Dental Myths Revealed!

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Everyone is affected by dental issues at some point in their life and when dental issues arise, dozens of concerns and considerations tend to arise with them. Most people who are plagued by problems will look anywhere to find the root cause. Unfortunately the answers that many find out there are nothing but fiction used to mask the facts. Instead of following dental myths, the best thing to do is to be aware of those myths so that you can take the best action for you and your teeth. Read more »

Smoking and Gum Disease

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In the dental field, it is commonly known that there are two types of groups: those who are prone to cavities and those who are prone to gum disease. While neither category is particularly favorable, they both have the potential of damaging vital parts of your dental health. The good news is that you can control the damage that occurs in your mouth by making the right lifestyle choices. For those who are smokers, this is especially true. The best lifestyle choice to make if you smoke is to either severely cut down on smoking or to nix it all together since the effects of smoking can wreak havoc on your gum’s health. Read more »

Pregnancy and Dental Care

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Pregnancy is a joyful and challenging experience. Most first-time pregnant women usually have a multitude of questions and concerns about their pregnancy, especially when it comes to dental care. Unfortunately, many pregnant women don’t realize that pregnancy can exacerbate certain dental problems or that dental treatment is best at certain times of the pregnancy. By understanding how to work around your dental needs while pregnant, you can ensure a healthy pregnancy and also that your teeth remain in good condition during and after your pregnancy. Read more »

Good Reasons to Floss Daily

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Every six months you’ll head on down to your local dental clinic to get a checkup and cleaning of your teeth. No matter where you go, you’ll always be asked if you have been flossing. Dentists aren’t surprised when you say no because it’s so common, but you’ll receive a long lecture about it. That in itself is almost a good reason to start flossing, but here’s a few more. Read more »

Dental Care Tips for Those with Diabetes

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Poor dental hygiene can cause a host of problems; missing teeth, sensitivity, gum disease, dry mouth and oropharyngeal cancer are all potential issues when people fail to take care of their teeth. Now while all of these are scary, with a little work, they can be managed and will cause most people only minor problems. However, throw diabetes into the mix and it is much more serious, as well as much more difficult to manage. Read more »

How Are Lasers Used in Dentistry?

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It is necessary to start your child at a young age to visit the dentist. This ensures that your child gets acquainted with the dental workplace and feels good about having x-rays taken. It is particularly necessary to require that children be checked for bottle rot on their teeth and be started on halide and alternative preventative measures.  Read more »

How to Overcome Your Fear of Dentistry

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Visiting a dentist? It’s all about being strong. Your outlook on dental health not only may help you live longer, but can get rid of the fear of the dentist. Those of us who see dentists as life savers, report a higher level of cure than those who see them in fear.  Read more »

Conventional vs. Immediate Dentures

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Dentures are a removal prosthetic that replace specific amounts of teeth and gum tissue in a patient’s mouth. Dentures are constructed to fit inside a patient’s mouth and help the patient with their bite, speech, and overall confidence and well-being. This prosthetic is most commonly needed when a patient has tooth loss or severe tooth decay. Not only does tooth loss or tooth decay cause pain, but the patient may feel embarrassed from their oral appearance. Dentures help a person enjoy a bright smile again with the full use of their teeth.  Read more »