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Three Questions You May Have After Spending A Few Days With Veneers

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After your veneers were set, your dentist probably asked you, “do you have any final questions?” before sending you off. However, if you’re like most patients, you were so excited to start enjoying your new smile that no questions came to mind. After a few days of wearing veneers, however, those questions are likely to start popping up. Here’s a look at a few common ones–and their answers. Will the sensitivity to cold and hot foods last forever? Read More»

Truly Clear Braces Vs. Braces With Clear Brackets: How To Make Your Decision Between The Two

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Teenagers and adults have one thing in common–they are both concerned with their appearances. Teens do not want others to make fun of them, while adults do not want others to see that they are wearing anything out of the ordinary. Braces affect teens and adults by making them more self-conscious than usual. To ease that awkward feeling, dental products now include invisible braces. However, there are two kinds of invisible braces for you to choose from. Read More»

3 Tips for Handling Dental Emergencies

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There are many times that a dental emergency can occur, and it is important to know what you can do in these types of situations. After all, you don’t want to make a bad situation worse during the time that it takes for you to receive professional treatment from your dentist. Here are three tips for handling certain dental emergencies:  Toothaches: If you have a toothache, you want to be sure that you do not place pain killers directly on the gums since it can burn them. Read More»

Dental Implant Success: 4 Things You Must Know About Post-Op Recovery

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Making the decision to have dental implants placed is a big deal, and it can be particularly beneficial for you if you are missing teeth. Further, it is important that you are aware of what is expected of you following the surgery so that you can ensure you have a full and smooth recovery. Here are four things you need to know about the recovery process so that you receive the best possible results: Read More»

3 Dental Replacement Options That Can Quickly Replace Extracted Teeth

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Loss of teeth due to a trauma- or decay-related extraction leaves open spaces in your mouth. These spaces might impair your self-confidence, particularly if the missing teeth are in the front of your mouth. A number of dental replacement options exist, but a few are faster than others at replacing your missing teeth. This means you have little to no time when you’re walking around in public with missing teeth. Read More»

Dental Implants: Why Bone Grafting May Be A Necessary Option

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It isn’t uncommon for adults to lose a tooth due to decay, injury or some other trauma. One solution for individuals who are missing a tooth or multiple teeth is a dental implant. The process usually requires two steps, including the placement of the implant into the bone and the attachment of a crown to the implant after it has been given time to fuse to the jawbone. Unfortunately, if there isn’t enough bone there for the implant to fuse to, an implant cannot be placed. Read More»

Combating Bad Breath Naturally

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Bad breath is a condition that is often a result of poor oral hygiene habits, but it can also signify there may be an underlying problem that would need dental assessment. If you have bad breath, your first course of action should be to see a dentist to rule out a problem with your teeth. If you have chronic halitosis (which is reoccurring bad breath) there are several things you can do to try to alleviate the smell. Read More»

Can You Get Insurance To Cover Your Dental Implants?

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One of the greatest deterrents to getting dental implants is the cost. It is difficult to find a dental insurance plan that will cover this treatment, and unless your plan will pay for at least a portion of what the implants cost, you will either have to foot the entire bill yourself or forgo the treatment altogether. The following are reasons why insurance companies don’t cover dental implants and what kind of options you have at your disposal. Read More»

Dental Implants - What You Need To Know

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If you are looking forward to have dental implants, you have to know beforehand that they are expensive. Nevertheless, there are some repercussions that you can expect if you let the high cost hinder you from getting them. If you compare the cost of maintaining dentures, root canals, crowns and bridges, it is much higher than sustaining dental implants. Compared to other investment undertakings, dental implants come with fewer risks. The success rate of dental implants is more than 90% and you can boost that success rate considerably if you are well informed about their risks. Read More»

Got A Damaged Tooth? Why It Pays To Seek A Second Opinion About An Implant

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If you are missing one tooth or more, then it is best to replace it with an orthodontic so that the space doesn’t result in further dental problems. However, if you have damaged teeth, then you may be better off with a second opinion before getting an implant. A second opinion may benefit you in several ways, for example: Alternative Treatments May Work According to WebMD, some damaged teeth may be treated and saved. Read More»