Slipping Dentures? Here's What You Need To Do

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There comes a time in every denture wearer's life when things start to slip. Yes, your dentures will eventually begin to slip out of position—first infrequently, then becoming a regular problem, and then your dentures will barely fit anymore. Although it might be annoying and even a little alarming, this is perfectly standard behavior for dentures. What causes it, and what needs to be done about it? Made for You 

29 December 2022

The Two Types Of Tooth Extractions And What They Involve

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Tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures. It's also one of the most feared dental procedures, especially for people that have never had a tooth extracted before. One way to relieve the fear of dental extractions is to understand the procedure and the processes involved. There are two main types of tooth extraction. Normal tooth extractions are simple and don't require surgery. But in more complicated tooth extractions, surgery may be required.

14 October 2022

3 Benefits Of A Root Canal

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A root canal is a very common endodontic procedure. Dentists across the country perform more than 15 million root canals yearly, or an average of more than 41,000 daily. Although root canals are often dreaded as painful procedures, they are virtually pain-free. While needing this procedure is news most patients do not want to hear, there are numerous advantages to having the treatment. Here are a few.  1. Saving Your Natural Teeth There are many dental procedures on the market today to replace a tooth.

14 October 2022

What Types Of Services Are Considered Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that is performed because the patient wants to improve their appearance in some way. It is not considered medically necessary but is mainly an optional type of service. However, many cosmetic dentistry patients will happily tell you their lives have improved tremendously since they had cosmetic dentistry performed. Unfortunately, some dental insurance companies are not so eager to pay for a dental treatment that is not medically necessary.

19 September 2022

3 Amazing Improvements To Expect From Gum Grafting Procedures

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Healthy gums offer protection and support to teeth. Individuals may have gum recession due to lifestyle habits or poor dental hygiene. Habits such as tobacco use may increase the risk of gum disease, which is a common cause of receding gums. The issue may also occur if individuals have misaligned teeth or if teeth grinding is an issue. Receding gum tissue exposes portions of sensitive tooth roots. If an intervention such as gum grafting is not performed, there is a high risk for tooth decay and tooth sensitivity or toothaches.

11 August 2022

Things You Can Expect When It's Time To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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If you have noticed that your wisdom teeth are starting to come in, or maybe they are already in, it might be time to talk to your dentist about having them extracted. Even if you are not someone that is a fan of going to the dentist, you will usually discover that it is better for you to have the wisdom teeth removed instead of leaving them in place. This is because they often become impacted, damage the teeth next to them, and can cause you a lot of pain.

8 July 2022

The What's, Where's, And When's Of Dental Implants

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What are dental implants, where can you get this dental restoration, and are you the best candidate for this option? If this is your first experience with implants, take a look at the what's, where's, and when's of these dental devices. What Do You Need To Know About Implants? Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. You don't need to lose a tooth naturally to get an implant. This restoration can fill a gap left after extraction.

31 May 2022

Dental Implants: Three Health Reasons Get Them After Losing A Tooth

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In most cases, people who get dental implants want to restore their aesthetic appeal after losing teeth. A common misconception about dental implants is that they are only for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants restore your smile while also providing various dental health benefits. Examples of health issues that require dental implants include, but are not limited to, jawbone deterioration, gum infections, and teeth shifting. Here are three health reasons to get dental implants.

19 April 2022

Two Options For Replacing A Missing Tooth

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Do you have a tooth that needed to be extracted, and now you have a gap in your smile that you want to fix? If so, it helps to know what your options are for fixing that missing tooth. Dental Bridge A dental bridge is a common method used to replace a missing tooth. It involves supporting a false tooth between two healthy teeth, essentially creating what looks like a bridge between the teeth.

15 March 2022

3 Things Every Person Should Know Before They Get Braces

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Do you need to get braces, but feel very nervous about having them put on your teeth? If so, it will help to know the following things about braces before you move forward with the procedure. What Does It Feel Like To Have Braces Put On Your Teeth? One of the main concerns you may have is whether it hurts to have the braces put onto your teeth. The process of actually attaching the brackets to the teeth is not going to hurt at all.

28 January 2022