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Dealing With Bleeding And Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Impacted wisdom teeth can cause you pain and difficulty chewing, not to mention that they can also adversely affect your oral health. If your dentist has recommended that you have your wisdom tooth extracted, don’t fret! Proper post-operative care can help you recover from the surgery quickly and avoid complications. Read on for detailed instructions on how to cope with bleeding and swelling after wisdom tooth extraction.  Bleeding Slight bleeding is not uncommon after surgery as the wounded tissue heals. Read More»

A Dental Bonding Procedure Guide

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Your smile says a lot about you, so proper upkeep through the help of a dentist is an absolute must. Even if you’re seeing the dentist twice per year, brushing and flossing and staying away from excess sugar, you might be a candidate for certain procedures that will improve your smile even more. Dental bonding is a procedure that improves your smile aesthetically and functionally by doing such things as closing the gap between your teeth. Read More»

What To Expect Before You Get Ceramic Crowns

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Are you thinking about getting ceramic crowns on a few of your teeth? Crowns are a great option for people who have teeth that are damaged in one way or another. By choosing to have this dental procedure performed, you could easily enhance your smile and quickly boost your confidence. However, it is important to know more about the procedure and what you can expect before you go to your official dental appointment. Read More»

Do You Need A Pediatric Dentist?

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When you have your first baby, you are often overwhelmed with the many details of baby care. Just the daily feeding, bathing, and rocking routine can take up every spare minute. When your child begins to get their first teeth, you may not even think about your baby’s dental care. Of course, the time when teeth are just beginning to emerge is when you need to start caring for them. You should establish good oral health habits for your child early to prevent serious problems later on. Read More»

Senior Struggles: Dental Problems That Afflict The Elderly

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People go through many bodily changes as they grow older. Dental problems are one major issue for senior adults. There are several different reasons why people in this age group experience so many dental problems. Those reasons are discussed below, and solutions for each problem are also provided. Use this information to help treat your own dental problems or to assist an elderly loved one. Dry Mouth And Subsequent Cavities Read More»

Dental Implants: Q & A

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If you need to have a tooth replaced, your dentist may prescribe a dental implant. A dental implant is a popular tooth replacement option because of its longevity and its ability to replace an entire tooth structure. Here are some questions and answers about dental implants: How is a dental implant installed? A dental implant is a titanium rod or screw. It is drilled into the jawbone for stabilization. Once the implant is surgically inserted into the bone, it begins to heal. Read More»

5 Ways To Minimize Tartar Development

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Tartar, which is also called calculus, can build up on the teeth in a short amount of time and cause them to appear yellow, so it is best to avoid its development in the first place.  Here are few tips to help prevent tartar development: Proper Brushing You should brush consistently two times a day for about two minutes. However, how you brush during each brushing session is important. If you use excessive force, the brush will not remove more plaque. Read More»

Questions And Answers About Dentures

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Dentures are often used to replace multiple missing teeth. Here are a few questions and answers about these prosthetic dental appliances: What are dentures made of? The false teeth of a denture are made of porcelain or acrylic resin. The teeth are attached to a base plate, and that is fashioned from metal or acrylic resin. How long do dentures last? Dentures usually last several years. However, over time, the fit of the dentures may necessitate their replacement. Read More»

3 Myths About Dentures

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As we age, getting dentures to replace our natural teeth is pretty standard. Unfortunately, many don’t understand that getting dentures is not a single, magical cure-all. Before getting (or not getting) dentures, it is important to understand what is and is not true about getting dentures. Myth #1: No More Dental Appoints Truth: While you may think that dentures eliminate most, if not all, oral health issues, you still need to visit your regular dentist at least once per year. Read More»

Avoiding Cross Contamination At The Dentist

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When you go to the dentist, you expect that the dentist along with their assistants are practicing proper personal hygiene as well as the correct office cleanliness measures. Getting sick as a result of cross contamination from germs or other microbes while at the dentist is not uncommon. Before you schedule your next appointment, keep the following things in mind so you can help protect yourself from getting sick. Check Gloves Read More»