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Why You May Experience Major Swelling After Extracting A Tooth

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It is relatively common to experience swelling in the mouth after extracting a tooth. In most cases, the swelling is only minimal and goes away after a short while. However, you may experience severe swelling under the following circumstances: The Tooth Is Not Intact An intact Tooth is easier to remove because the dentist just grasps the tooth with the forceps and pulls it out. If there is nothing else wrong with the tooth then this procedure is only done once.

2 November 2017

Ways To Fix Tooth Chipping Cosmetic Issues

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A chipped tooth can chip away at your confidence (pun intended). It hampers your ability to talk, eat and even smile because of the discomfort and attention it draws from random people. Fixing a chipped tooth when it happens is the only way to alleviate the problems that come with it. There are several options available, and the best choice will depend on the scope of breakage you are dealing with.

2 November 2017

Dental Health Problems During Pregnancy

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Women who are pregnant may have a higher risk of developing certain oral health conditions. Here are a few dental health problems that pregnant women sometimes encounter along with suggestions to treat or avoid the conditions.  Periodontal Disease Pregnant women often experience gingival problems. In fact, one sign of pregnancy is gums that bleed during brushing and flossing sessions. The bleeding is caused by an increase in the progesterone hormone. 

6 October 2017

Two Reasons Why You Should Think About Getting A Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure

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The condition of your teeth says a lot about you as a person. Although you might not want to admit, it's entirely possible that you've made snap judgments about people just based on how their teeth looked. If they had an immaculate smile, you may have immediately conferred a high status onto them. If their teeth and gums were less than perfect, your opinion probably wasn't as glowing. Because your smile is so important, it might be time for you to consider having your teeth whitened by a professional.

12 September 2017

Five Tips For Beating The Heat Without Destroying Your Teeth

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The summer season is a time when everyone starts breaking out the ice cold lemonade, fresh berries, and other refreshing items to help everyone stay cool. However, some of these things can be damaging to your teeth, so it's important to consider these five tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy while also refreshing yourself: Drink More Water: Rather than constantly drinking iced teas, lemonades, and sports drinks, you should just drink more water.

22 August 2017

Stemming The Effects Of Gum Disease

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You may have recently been diagnosed with gum disease if you are reading this article. Are the effects severe, and what can be done? This article will help you understand the severity of the condition. What Happens with Gum Disease? Gum disease starts as a mild inflammation of the gums. Its effects can be life threatening if the infection enters the blood system, but this is rarer than the other effects of inflammation.

27 July 2017

3 Ways You Can Adjust To Your New Dentures

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Getting dentures after having little to no teeth for several years is a wonderful thing. However, going from no teeth to a mouth full of teeth is a big transition for most people. It is a huge learning curve and is something that will take time to adjust to. However, if you stick with it, you will find that wearing and using your dentures will become easier and easier. There are certain things that can be done to move the adjustment process along nicely, and this article will discuss 3 ways you can adjust to your new dentures.

12 July 2017

Steps Parents Can Take To Keep Their Children's Teeth Healthy

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Children frequently incur cavities before reaching adulthood. Although dental decay may seem inevitable for a child, there are ways to prevent it. Here are a few steps that you can take as a parent to help keep your youngster's teeth healthy.  Steer clear of acidic drinks. Acidic drinks can demineralize the tooth enamel just as bacterial acid does. Thus, beverages that have a high acid content, such as sodas and citrus juices, are best avoided, especially in large quantities.

15 June 2017

Risks Of Dental Treatment When You Have High Blood Pressure

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Uncontrolled high blood pressure, known as hypertension, can increase your risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease—conditions that can lead to heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can also compromise your dental care, putting you at increased risk for an adverse cardiac-related reaction during treatment. Therefore, your dental professional needs to know if there is a problem with your blood pressure before treating you. Risk Factors If you have high blood pressure, it's important for your dentist to know, especially if your blood pressure is uncontrolled and you need a dental procedure.

18 May 2017

Dental Implants Vs. Tooth Extractions -- Things To Consider

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Losing one's teeth is not exactly a pleasant experience. Dental implants do present a certain level of solace to those facing tooth loss due to gum disease or a traumatic accident. While the wonders of implants are becoming well known, not everyone may be sold on the notion that dental implants are right for them. Worries about dental implant failure rates might lead candidates to explore the old and traditional practice of extracting the teeth and simply wearing removable partial dentures.

28 February 2017