General Dentistry

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All You Need to Know About Professional Teeth Cleaning

Over 90% of all Americans have some type of tooth decay. While most of us brush our teeth at least twice a day, sometimes that isn’t enough to keep our teeth healthy. That’s why professional teeth cleanings are so important. But they can also be stress-inducing if you don’t know what to expect. We’ve put

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Therapeutic, Natural, and Cosmetic Mouth Rinses

A mouth rinse (also known as a mouthwash or an oral rinse) is more important than you might think. You might have a mouthwash at home – an over-the-counter liquid rinse that you sometimes swish around your mouth, tongue, gums, and teeth – most probably to mask bad breath. There are other types of oral

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Why Electronic Toothbrushes are Ideal

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your health. There are two different types of toothbrushes you can use, a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush. Both toothbrushes should be replaced every six months. However, with electric toothbrushes, you only have to replace the head.

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Tips to Combat Gum Disease

While much of the attention in the dentistry world is focused on cavities, many people neglect the importance of gum disease. Gum disease develops when bacteria either from food or normal oral flora begin to grow on top of the gums. These bacteria often feed on crumbs left over in the mouth from prior meals.

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What Makes Dental Implants Extraordinary?

Dreamy Smiles Are Included If a natural looking smile has seemed out of reach, dental implants may very well be the solution. Whether it was injury, illness or advanced tooth decay that caused the loss of one or more teeth, it is a stressful situation. Many people stop smiling in public because they are uncomfortable

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Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Dealing with an imperfect smile is something no one should have to go through. Missing teeth can not only cause issues in everyday speech and the enjoyment of favorite foods, but they can also have a negative impact on a person’s self-esteem. Luckily, there are options out there for tooth replacement that can improve a

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A chip off the old tooth: Causes and fixes

A chipped tooth is an easy way to ruin an otherwise good day. Chipped teeth are incredibly common and can be caused by everything from biting down too hard on food to falling or even cavities. You may not notice you’ve chipped a tooth until someone awkwardly points out your smile, but don’t worry! Chipped

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The 7 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Issues with tooth sensitivity affect millions of people across the nation. Some may experience sharp pains in one or two particular teeth, while others may feel a constant discomfort spread throughout their mouth. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel in a tooth is worn away and the gum line recedes, leaving the unprotected root exposed.

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Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which

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How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that

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Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become

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How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep

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Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the

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Dentistry Post-Op Questions

If you are undergoing a dental procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Post-operative instructions vary from procedure

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Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or

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Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less

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