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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»

Avoiding A Teeth Cleaning Because Of Finances? It May Be More Affordable Then You Think

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If you don’t go to the dentist because you don’t have dental insurance but you know you’re past due for a teeth cleaning, putting off a dental visit could have long term health effects. Going to the dentist is something that should be done at least annually, and your overall health could be suffering because your lack of oral care. Here are a few things to consider if you haven’t been to the dentist in years, when you try to make excuses why you haven’t gone. Read More»

5 Things To Do After A Dental Extraction

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Dental extractions are unavoidable and necessary for a number of reasons. You may need to have your wisdom teeth removed, for example, since wisdom teeth are difficult to brush and keep clean and cause shifts and changes in your mouth that can be damaging. You may also need to have a tooth that has suffered from decay removed before the decay spreads to other areas of the mouth. Once you have a dental extraction performed, you will want to do these five things afterwards: Read More»

Implants Vs. Dentures - Which Should I Choose?

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If you are missing several teeth, there are a couple of options available to you to cosmetically restore your smile. Dentures and dental implants are two options, each having their own set of positive and negative points to consider. If you are in the market to improve your smile, you will need to take a good look at each of these options to choose from. Here is a list of some of the main concerns most people have when trying to make a decision between dentures and implants. Read More»