How To Handle Three Common Dental Emergencies

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If you ever find yourself in a dental emergency, you want to know what you need to do to protect and take care of your mouth before you have to act. Being educated on how to handle dental emergencies will ensure that should you or someone around you damage their mouth, you'll know how to act in an appropriate manner that will minimize pain and prevent more damage to the mouth.

23 March 2018

Why Invisible Braces Are The Best Choice If You Have Frequent Gum Disease

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For some people, fighting gum disease can seem like a constant battle. Certain medications, illnesses, and special circumstances can make it hard to keep your gums healthy even with regular flossing and brushing. If you have this problem and are interested in having your teeth straightened, invisible braces are your best bet. Read on to discover why it's be a better choice for people with chronic gum disease. Easier Flossing

27 February 2018

3 Things That Can Delay Healing After Root Canals

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If your dentist is trying to save one or more of your molars, root canals may be recommended. If a root canal is not an option because of severe dental damage, extraction may be your only option. While a root canal typically goes off without a hitch, there are certain lifestyle factors that may delay healing after your procedure. Here are three things that may slow your healing after undergoing a root canal procedure and what you can do about them:

24 January 2018

4 Signs Of A Cavity

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Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that an individual can have, and form after excessive plaque buildup due to poor dental hygiene. If allowed to progress without being treated, cavities can eat away at a significant portion of a tooth and cause all sorts of additional dental problems. Thankfully, there are a number of cavity warning signs that you can watch out for to determine when you need to head in to your dentist's office to get your teeth checked for cavities.

30 December 2017

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