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Conceal Those Holes To Maintain Beautiful Teeth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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   What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth, molars and premolars to help protect them from decay.    Which teeth are suitable for sealants? Permanent molars are the most likely to benefit from sealants. The first molars usually come […]

The Need For Fluoride Supplements

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Enamel, the outer layer of the crown of a tooth, is made of closely packed mineral crystals. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from inside the enamel crystals. Losing minerals is called demineralization. Gaining them back is called remineralization. Cavities used to be a fact of life. But over the past few decades, tooth […]

Learn About Surgical Orthodontics

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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What is surgical orthodontics? Sometimes, orthodontic treatment alone is not sufficient to correct serious bite problems, jaw growth abnormalities, and facial imbalances. In such cases, orthognathic surgery or surgical orthodontics may be required to reposition the jaw, thereby functionally improving the patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe and/or esthetically improving the facial appearance. Since […]

How To Take Care of Your Dental Impant

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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5 Things You Need to Know About Caring for Dental Implants 1. Clean Twice a Day Dental implants give new smiles to people without all of their own teeth. No matter the size or amount of implants, they need care just like regular teeth. Brush and floss your dental implants twice each day. Use gauze […]

IV Sedation Is Very Safe And Effective

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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  What is IV Sedation? When a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment, this is referred to as Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”). Conscious sedation is sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as “twilight sleep” or “sleep dentistry”. A lot of dental offices use terms such as […]

Importance About Dental Extraction

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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What It’s Used For? If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. A very loose tooth also will […]

Fearless Visit To The Dentist With Waterlase

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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The image of dentistry has changed radically in recent years. Whereas, once, it was seen as an emergency option to be turned to in cases of extreme pain or injury, a modern dentist’s surgery is viewed much more in preventative and cosmetic terms, and will probably boast an atmosphere akin to an upmarket spa than […]

Stop TMJ Disorder Before It Gets Worst

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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What is the temporomandibular joint?            The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the bone at the side of the head, the temporal bone. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joints. Because these joints are flexible, the jaw […]

Heads Up On Why Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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  Many times, however, wisdom teeth, the third molars in the very back of your mouth, don’t have room to grow properly and cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Some wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gums. Other times, they remain completely hidden. Wisdom […]

Don’t Miss Out On Your Oral Cancer Screening

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Though relatively rare, it is one of the easiest cancers to spot and diagnose. And if treated early, it is usually curable. Oral screening exams are inexpensive, are easy to perform, and have the potential to reduce the annual global mortality for oral cancer by tens of thousands of people. Screening is looking for cancer […]