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Three Myths About Using A Gum Stimulator

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If your dentist or dental hygienist has recommended that you begin to use a gum stimulator as part of your daily regimen of keeping your mouth clean, you may hear different approaches to using this simple device. For example, maybe you’ll talk about it with friends or colleagues, or perhaps do some reading on a health-focused social media page or message board. It’s possible to come across some myths about using this device, and because you might not know much about it, you may believe one of these ill-informed points.…

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3 Questions About Dental Implants You Should Know The Answer To

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Has your dentist recommended a dental implant to replace a missing tooth? It can provide a long lasting solution to a problem that would otherwise be permanent. Before moving forward with the procedure, it’s important to know the answer to these 3 questions. How Will The Implant Be Installed? Your dental implant will use a rod that is made out of titanium and installed directly into your jawbone to stabilize it. Once it is placed, there will be a healing process that you must go through before a permanent crown can be attached to the rod.…

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Need Immediate Dental Care But Scared Of Dentists? Here's How To Get Help Fast

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Seeing a dentist for any kind of problem in your mouth is something that most people know they should do, but many feel anxiety over regardless. If you’re scared of seeing a dentist but know that there’s a problem with your mouth that needs care fast, here’s how you can make the experience easier on yourself and get the help you need quickly. Skip the Doctor (For Now) If time were unlimited, one possible option for you would be to visit your general physician.…

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5 Reasons To Consider Investing In Invisalign For Your Smile

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If you’re wanting to make some improvements to your smile, you may be looking at corrective options, like braces. While braces are a great way to straighten teeth and get the smile that you’ve always wanted, they do come with some unwanted drawbacks. For some, Invisalign is a better option due to the many benefits that they offer. Keep reading to see why you may want to consider investing in Invisalign treatment.  It Looks Better…

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A Dental Bridge For Tooth Replacement

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A lost tooth can cause multiple problems in your mouth, including dental migration, mastication issues, and jawbone atrophy. Since each tooth helps to keep adjacent teeth in position by occupying the space needed for movement, once a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth can start to shift out of place. This shifting can lead to a noticeable misalignment that may require an orthodontic treatment for correction. Proper mastication can be interrupted by a missing tooth.…

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Optimizing Your Treatment Time With Invisalign

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If you are planning to have your teeth straightened using the Invisalign system, you have selected a great option. Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic system that aligns the teeth with clear, customized plastic mouth trays.  The trays are designed from an impression of your mouth. Several sets of trays are used to progressively straighten the teeth. Each set is applied for a few weeks and then exchanged for the next prescribed set in the treatment plan.…

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4 Types Of Sedation Dentistry For Children

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Your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry if your child is extremely nervous about being at the dentist or has a sensory disorder that makes it difficult for your child to handle the process of being at the dentist. #1. Deep Sedation Deep sedation is when an intravenous drug is used to put your child to sleep. Your child will be completely asleep. Your child may move a little bit and make some sounds, but they are asleep and not aware of what is happening with deep sedation.…

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Can Your Dentist Do Root Canals And Crowns?

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Many dentists will send you to an endodontist or oral surgeon to complete a root canal. While this may be necessary for some extreme cases, it is usually better if you can find a dentist who is able to handle their own root canals. Often, a root canal also necessitates a crown. If you can have your root canal, crown, along with the rest of your normal cavities and fillings repaired by the same dentist, you’re bound to save money and have a more pleasant experience.…

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A Pain In The Head Is Worth Two In The Teeth: How Your Misaligned Teeth Are Causing Your Headaches

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Headaches — especially bad ones — can be incredibly debilitating, especially if they continue for days on end. But when your headache stretches from days to weeks, there’s definitely something else not working correctly in your body — and it could be as simple as the placement of your teeth. A misaligned bite can cause problems for you, both functionally and aesthetically, but temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) can be one of the main problems, not to mention the cause of your constant headaches.…

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Braces For Adults: What To Know Before You See The Orthodontist

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Dental care has improved tremendously over the past several decades and orthodontia is an excellent example of this fact. Instead of dealing with crooked or misaligned teeth throughout their lives, more adolescents than ever are able to enjoy a more attractive smile and better dental health by having their orthodontist fit them with light-weight, comfortable braces and retainers. But this type of improved dental care is not just for younger patients.…

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