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4 Systemic Health Conditions Affected By Periodontal Disease

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Systemic Health Conditions Affected By Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease. Originally, gum disease may present as the swollen, red gum tissue that is characteristic of gingivitis. The gums may bleed more easily as you brush or floss, signaling that the tissues have become inflamed, but as the disease progresses, gum recession and even bone loss may occur. Even though it affects the gums and underlying bone tissues associated with the mouth, periodontal disease can also affect other areas of the body. Here are a few systemic conditions that are influenced by severe cases of gum disease: Diabetes Diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar. Even though there is no evidence suggesting that periodontal disease affects the pancreas’ ability to secrete insulin, there is a connection between blood sugar levels and inflammation associated with severe gum disease....

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4 Things Not To Do After Having A Tooth Extracted

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things Not To Do After Having A Tooth Extracted

Getting a tooth removed can be a difficult time during life. However, if the tooth has significant decay or there is an extensive infection in the tooth, you will need to have it extracted. The key for letting your gums heal as quickly as possible is by doing the right things and not the wrong ones after the tooth has been taken out of your mouth. By knowing certain things to avoid, this can be helpful to you. Avoid strenuous activity You may experience moderate bleeding after visiting the dentist to have the tooth extraction done. This means you should avoid doing any strenuous exercise for the remainder of the day. It’s ideal to rest, and you may want to consider taking the day off of work and planning for this beforehand. Don’t chew hard foods It’s important to...

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Tooth Fairy 2.0: Ideas To Help Tech-Savvy Kids Celebrate Losing Their Baby Teeth

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tooth Fairy 2.0: Ideas To Help Tech-Savvy Kids Celebrate Losing Their Baby Teeth

The Tooth Fairy is one of the grand traditions that parents of all religions and socioeconomic backgrounds can enjoy with their children. However, simply leaving a dollar under one’s pillow as a helper of the Tooth Fairy isn’t quite the same now. Tech-savvy kids will enjoy celebrating these life milestones with help from the gadgets, games, and software they enjoy. Online Games Galore When kids are proud of losing their baby teeth, they may delight in playing online games that have a dental theme as a way to celebrate. Colgate offers such games as Toothpaste Tower, Lost Tooth Corner, and Tell the Tooth. Other tooth-related games like Happy Teeth Doctor are available independently through Google Play and itunes. Social Media Shout-Outs Although many social media websites only let children who are at least 13 years old join, you may...

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Orthodontic Options For Your Child

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Orthodontic Options For Your Child

If your child is suffering from misaligned teeth, his or her dentist may suggest that the misalignment is corrected. Here are a few orthodontic options that may be used to correct the dental misalignment in a youngster’s mouth:  Conventional Braces Conventional metal braces are the braces that you may remember from your youth. Metal brackets are positioned on the front surface of the teeth and an archwire is attached to the brackets using elastic ligatures. Periodically, the orthodontist adjusts the archwire to place more pressure on the teeth to help force them into proper alignment. The braces may be worn for months or even years, depending on the amount of misalignment involved. Nowadays, if your child would like a more discreet alignment option, conventional braces are available with ceramic brackets. Since the ceramic brackets are tooth-colored, they are difficult...

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3 Types Of Dental Crown Material

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types Of Dental Crown Material

Many people are under the assumption that dental crowns can only be constructed from porcelain. This is not the case. There are a variety of different materials from which dental crowns can be constructed, each with their own set of pros and cons. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn about just a few of the types of materials from which your dental crowns can be made. Composite Resin Composite resin dental crowns are composed of a number of different synthetic materials. Perhaps the biggest advantage of using a composite resin dental crown is the fact that you won’t have to worry about your body rejectng the material. While some people might suffer from allergic reactions to other types of dental crowns constructed from natural material, composite resin, being entirely synthetic, does not have this issue....

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What You Need To Know About Dental Implants And Insurance Coverage

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Dental Implants And Insurance Coverage

Dental implants are the right choice for many people who are facing major tooth decay or tooth loss for other reasons. Once you and your dentist decide that dental implants are the right solution for your dental woes, the next step is to work with your insurance to see how much of it will be covered under your insurance plans. Here’s what you need to know about dental implants and insurance. You’re Not Limited to Dental Insurance You may not have to rely on your dental insurance to cover your dental implants. Your medical insurance may cover the implants. A lot of people lose out because they think dental insurance is their only option. Be sure to check with both your medical insurance company and your dental insurance company to see what they are willing to cover. Discuss the...

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