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How Having Your Tooth Replaced By A Dental Implant Can Benefit Your Oral Health And Your Wallet

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If you have had a tooth extracted, you may be tempted to leave the resulting empty space in your mouth. After all, you will be able to save money, right? That is not necessarily the case in the long run. Having your tooth replaced by a dental implant can be beneficial to your health and to your wallet. Here is how: Your Oral Health Jaw Bone Density The density of your jawbone is maintained by the renewal of bone cells. Read More»

Three Foods That Can Have You Smiling During Your Next Dental Checkup

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Visiting your dentist for a tooth cleaning and general checkup every six months is an important way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In between visits, brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are ideal ways to maintain a healthy smile, but your diet can also play a role in promoting your oral health. While some foods can stain and otherwise damage your teeth, others can actually promote better oral health. It’s ideal to include these foods in your diet as much as possible. Read More»

Repairing Or Preventing Jaw Misalignment And Pain Due To Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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If your child has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), or if you had it as a child, you should know that the disease often affects the jaw. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is one of the less severe forms of arthritis, as most children grow out of it. But it can still have devastating effects during the years that children suffer from it. If you or your child have experienced JRA, braces may be able to help mitigate the effects of the disease. Read More»

What To Know About Getting A Porcelain Crown For Your Front Tooth

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If you have a large cavity in your tooth, the dentist may not be able to put in a filling. There has to be enough healthy tooth left after the decay is removed to hold onto the filling. If a filling won’t work, your dentist will probably recommend getting a crown. A crown fits over your tooth like a cap. When you need a crown on a front tooth, the porcelain variety is usually the best choice because it looks natural. Read More»

4 Things Chemotherapy Patients Need To Know About Sialorrhea

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Sialorrhea, also known as hypersalivation, is a possible complication of chemotherapy. Here are four things chemotherapy patients need to know about sialorrhea. What are the signs of sialorrhea? If you develop sialorrhea, you’ll feel like you have too much saliva inside your mouth. You may have trouble swallowing this excess saliva, which leads to drooling. If you notice these symptoms, make sure to mention them to your oncologist. Your oncologist may refer you to a dentist for help managing your symptoms so that your chemotherapy treatment can continue. Read More»

Can Teeth Heal Themselves Over Time?

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When it comes to teeth, many dental patients assume that all damage is permanent and only fixable through extensive dentistry. Teeth are mostly composed of minerals, meaning they lack the living cells that are necessary to replenish lost tissue, but they are not totally helpless. Your body has evolved several different methods to ensure your teeth can repair themselves from normal erosion, but not everything is reversible. Below are four common forms of dental damage, as well as their likelihood of making a natural recovery. Read More»

3 Surprising Benefits Of Contouring Your Teeth

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If you have healthy teeth and gums, but are annoyed by a slightly crooked tooth or the different sizes of adjacent teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental contouring. Since the entire process frequently occurs in just one session, it is a reasonably priced procedure that can dramatically improve your smile. However, there are numerous benefits of dental contouring, which is also known as dental reshaping, that extend beyond just improving your smile quickly and it will be helpful to learn what they are. Read More»

4 Reasons To Fill A Cavity In A Primary Tooth

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One of the primary causes of tooth decay is the presence of Streptococcus mutans, an oral bacterium often found in the mouth of adults. However, the cavity-causing bacteria can easily be transmitted from a parent to his or her child. One study suggests that the likelihood of your child being infected with a cavity-causing Streptococcus bacterium increases with age. Around 30 percent of three-month-old babies are infected, but more than 80 percent of 24-month-old toddlers host the bacteria. Read More»

How To Keep Dental Veneers In Good Shape Even If You Grind Your Teeth

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Some people with bruxism worry that they won’t be able to get veneers or that they’ll become damaged and require frequent, expensive replacement. It’s true that people who grind their teeth have to take some extra care with their veneers; however, it’s definitely possible to have bruxism and still keep your veneers in good shape for years to come. How can you make them last as long as possible? Bite Guard Read More»

3 Ways A Cosmetic Dentist Can Help Preserve Your Child's Smile

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It’s easy to think of a cosmetic dentist as someone who fixes cosmetic problems with your teeth – like chips, cracks, or stains – rather than as someone who prevents cosmetic problems from happening in the first place. But the truth is that taking your child to a cosmetic dentist early on can help ensure that their smile never needs to be fixed in the first place. Take a look at a few ways that your cosmetic dentist can help preserve your child’s smile for the future. Read More»