How Can Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile?

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Dental veneers are often used in cosmetic dentistry to correct a variety of problems with the teeth's appearance. Veneers are made of either porcelain or a resin compound that is bonded to the natural teeth. The veneers cover problem areas and remain in place for many years. These are some of the ways that dentists use dental veneers to improve your smile. Discolored Teeth  There are many different reasons the teeth may become discolored.

15 December 2015

Understanding Relining Vs Replacement To Adjust Your Denture Fit

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Dentures are intended to be a long-lasting solution to lost teeth. Unfortunately, over time you may find that your once-comfortable denture is no longer fitting well. If your denture is shifting or rubbing against your gums, you need to talk with your dentist about the potential for either relining or replacing the denture. Here's a look at what you should know about dealing with an ill-fitting denture. What Causes the Fit to Change?

25 November 2015

3 Ways To Safeguard Your Baby's Oral Health

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Teething is an important milestone in your baby's life; however, you need to start thinking about your baby's oral health well before their first tooth appears. As a parent, you are concerned with their overall health and wellness, so you want to make sure you get a head start on caring for your baby's developing teeth. You might assume that your baby does not require a lot of oral care, but the steps that you take as teething begins help to lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

5 November 2015

It's That Time Of Year Again: What To Watch For In Your Child's Halloween Bag To Protect Their Teeth

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Are you taking your children out to go trick-or-treating? Are you and your family looking forward to splitting the leftover Halloween candy after all the other kids in the neighborhood have gone home? There's actually nothing wrong with that as long as you're careful about how much you eat and how you care for your teeth afterward. However, for children, especially young children, Halloween candy can be a little worse because a child's brushing and flossing skills may be lacking.

16 October 2015

Why You Should Get Prompt Treatment For A Decayed Tooth

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Did you neglect to get a cavity filled and are now only left with piece of enamel? It is important for you to get the pieces of enamel extracted, as well as get examined to make sure you don't need to get a root canal. Find out below why getting your decayed tooth treated as soon as possible is in your best interest, as well as what the fees for a root canal are expected to be without insurance coverage.

21 September 2015

Seeing The Dentist: How Long Can I Put Off Having A Cavity Filled?

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Some people put off getting a cavity filled because the cost just isn't in the budget right now and others put off the procedure due to fear. No one wants to endure a painful cavity if they don't have to, but it is tricky to determine exactly how long you can wait before taking care of this issue. New Technology The new technology that dentists use allows them to spot a cavity long before it causes issues.

14 September 2015

Should Your Child Get A Dental Filling In A Baby Tooth?

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When your child develops a cavity, your dentist may recommend a filling, even though the cavity is in a baby tooth. You may wonder if it is worth it to fill a baby tooth since it will eventually fall out anyway. You may be concerned about the expense or the stress on your child. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're deciding on whether to go ahead with the dental procedure.

25 August 2015

7 Signs That You May Need A Root Canal

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A dentist performs a root canal to save a tooth that has an infected nerve or damaged pulp. A tooth problem that is treated with a root canal can stem from advanced tooth decay, an abscess, or trauma that exposes the nerve within the tooth. The procedure, which includes the removal of the pulp and nerve, allows the inside of the tooth to be cleared of the painful infection and sealed.

6 August 2015

Tips For Teaching Dental Care For Special Needs Kids

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Although proper dental care techniques are essential for every child to learn, kids with special needs may find this more difficult than others. Children on the autism spectrum and those with conditions such as Down syndrome may need more efforts and guidance to master these tasks. Here's a look at some ideas to help you reinforce proper care techniques and what to expect at the dentist. Role Playing Games The first dental visit can be intimidating for any child, but it can be especially more so for special needs children.

22 July 2015

Dental Braces: Addressing Two Common Concerns For New Patients

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Getting braces is something that many people with less-than-perfect smiles will need to correct their issues. While braces have been a long-time favorite option for correcting orthodontic problems, it is important to note that first-time patients or parents of children needing braces may not be very informed about this type of treatment. As a result, there are likely at least a couple of questions that you may benefit from having addressed.

28 June 2015