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Did Your Teen Damage An Adult Tooth? The Best Replacement Choices

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Did Your Teen Damage An Adult Tooth? The Best Replacement Choices

Did your teen crack their tooth severely and now they need to have the tooth removed and replaced with an alternative option? If so, there are a few options you’ll want to consider for their smile, depending on their age and what you think is best. The most practical options to pick from are either veneers or dental implants. Here are the pros and cons of each of these options for your teen. Veneers Veneers will be a fast and easy solution for the problem if there is still a portion of the tooth left, but they aren’t going to last forever. The average lifespan for veneers is only about 5-10 years. The dentist can file the tooth as much as needed, along with some of the teeth around the damaged tooth, and then a set of veneers will...

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Recovering From Your Root Canal: Tips For You

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recovering From Your Root Canal: Tips For You

When you go to the dentist for a tooth ache and find out that you have an infection in the dental pulp of your tooth, you will likely receive the recommendation from your dentist that you undergo a root canal procedure. If you have never had a root canal before, you may wonder what the after-effects and recovery process will be like and what you can expect. Get to know more about the root canal recovery process so that you can be prepared and take the best possible care of yourself following your root canal procedure. Immediately After Your Root Canal When your root canal procedure is over, you mouth and face will likely still be numb due to the local anesthesia that your dentist used during the procedure. As such, you will likely want to take a little...

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Keeping Your Infant Safe From Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping Your Infant Safe From Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Every parent wants their infant to develop healthy teeth and avoid periodontal diseases that would affect their oral well-being. Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of tooth rot and sensitivity in infants — baby bottle tooth decay– is often caused by poor feeding habits used by parents. While providing a bottle to your infant at bedtime can comfort them, it can also lead to early childhood caries that can cost your child their primary teeth. Read on to learn how a feeding bottle could harm your child’s teeth and ways to help keep baby bottle tooth decay at bay. How baby bottle tooth decay develops The problem starts when a baby is exposed to sugary liquids such as formula, milk and juices for extended periods of time, often during bedtime. As liquid from the feeding bottle pools in...

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Considering Removable Braces? Learn About Proper Care, Protection And Oral Hygiene

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Considering Removable Braces? Learn About Proper Care, Protection And Oral Hygiene

If you are thinking about getting invisible braces, then you may be wondering how to keep them and your teeth healthy and clean. Knowing more about how your oral hygiene routine will change and how you will need to protect these braces may help you make the final decision to purchase and wear them. You can find the information you need to maintain your oral and dental hygiene (and how to prevent damage to these special orthodontic devices) below. Brush and Floss Your Teeth as You Normally Would (and Should) When you have invisible braces, you can brush and floss your teeth normally. Pop the invisible braces out and brush your teeth at least twice a day. Even though your braces will keep food particles from getting stuck between your teeth, food can still get stuck along the gum...

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3 Ways To Make Money With An Extracted Tooth

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Make Money With An Extracted Tooth

Infection and decay can result in a tooth that your dentist isn’t able to save. If you need a tooth extraction, you probably haven’t given much thought to what will be done with your tooth once it has been pulled. If you are looking for a way to make some extra money, you may want to ask your dentist if you can keep the tooth. Here are three money-making opportunities an extracted tooth can provide. 1. Sell your tooth to a dental student. Aspiring dentists rely on extracted teeth to help them gain hands-on experience identifying different kinds of decay. Many dental schools require first-year students to bring a jar of extracted teeth when they arrive for their classes. You can make some money with your extracted tooth by selling it to a dental student. It’s important to be sure...

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5 Reasons Invisalign May Be A Preferred Alignment Option For You

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Invisalign May Be A Preferred Alignment Option For You

There are multiple options available for people who want to have their teeth straightened. However, some adults prefer Invisalign. Here are a few reasons why Invisalign may be a preferred option for your tooth alignment: Appearance If your teeth are misaligned, you may already be uncomfortable with the look of your mouth. The metal brackets of traditional braces can draw even more attention to your mouth when you smile, eat or speak.  Invisalign aligners are transparent, so they are barely noticeable when worn. Each aligning tray is worn over your teeth in a manner similar to a mouth guard. However, the aligners are not bulky. They are made of thin plastic and are custom-designed for your mouth.  No Reason to Eat Self-consciously People who wear metal braces are often cautious when eating because food particles can easily become trapped...

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