Should You Ever Get A Tooth Extracted Instead Of A Root Canal?

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In most cases, dentists will recommend saving teeth whenever it is possible; however, there may be times when this is simply not possible. When a tooth cannot be saved, a dentist can perform an extraction. When a tooth can be saved, it will often require a root canal procedure. Here are several things you should know about getting a tooth extracted instead of getting a root canal. A dentist will only recommend extraction if the tooth cannot be saved

14 December 2016

5 Tips To Make A Dental Appointment More Comfortable For Your Autistic Child

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Children with autism spectrum disorder can have special needs that make regular tasks a little more challenging. If your child has autism, you may find that a trip to the dentist can be very difficult. Use the following tips to help your autistic child feel more comfortable visiting the dentist and having a dental exam: Choose the Right Dentist If your child is autistic, it is a good idea to go to a children's dental care specialist—ideally one who has advanced training in treated children with autism spectrum disorder.

28 November 2016

Considering Veneers? How To Protect Your Investment

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Getting porcelain veneers on your teeth is one great option when it comes to restoring your smile. The dentist can repair just about any cosmetic ailment with veneers, including stained teeth, broken or chipped teeth, or crooked teeth. However, veneers are among one of the most costly ways to restore your smile, so it is crucial that you know how to care for them properly so that they can last for a long time.

4 November 2016

3 Dental Emergencies And How You Can Treat Them At Home

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There are many situations where a dental emergency will need to be treated but the dental office isn't open. You can choose to go to the hospital for help, but if you can wait until the next morning, you can get in to see a dentist. Here are some tips for taking care of dental emergencies until you can get into the office.  Treating a Chipped or Broken Tooth A chipped or broken tooth can be one of the most painful dental emergencies.

18 October 2016

Answering The Most Common Questions About Pericoronitis

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If you experience pericoronitis, it is likely caused by an infection of the wisdom teeth. This condition is most common in men and women who are teenagers or in their early 20s, as this is the period in which the wisdom teeth are growing in. If you still have questions about the condition but are not sure if you need to speak with your dentist, the answers to these common questions may help you.

29 September 2016

Be Kind To Your Mouth: 3 Things You Should Know About Your Dentures

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If you wear a full set of dentures, you might think that your need for dental care is over. That couldn't be further from the truth. The fact is that even though you wear dentures, you still need to practice proper dental hygiene—for your mouth and your dentures. Without proper dental hygiene, you could develop mouth sores and oral infections. Here are three things you need to do if you wear dentures.

13 September 2016

Snaggle-Toothed, Buck-Toothed And Toothless: How A Cosmetic Dentist Fixes All Of These Scary Smiles

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Being snaggle-toothed generally means you have some misshapen and/or broken teeth that look like daggers rather than teeth. Buck-toothed means your upper front teeth jut out far over the top of your bottom teeth, and toothless, well, is toothless. The one thing all of these smiles have in common is that they can be quite unnerving to other people and may even interfere with decent and positive social interaction. Here is how a cosmetic dentist can help fix all of these scary or socially awkward smiles.

24 August 2016

3 Tips To Minimize Orthodontic Problems In Children

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Treating orthodontic issues in older children and adults is costly, time-consuming, and often painful. Thus it pays to minimize the possibility of such issues from as young an age as possible. If you would like to learn more about what you can do to lower the likelihood of your children developing orthodontic problems, read on. This article will provide three helpful tips. Practice good pre-birth nutrition. The early phases of palate and jaw formation take place while a child is still in the womb.

3 August 2016

Three Tips For Relieving Anxiety When Visiting The Dentist

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If you have a fear of visiting the dentist, it has probably kept you from receiving even the most basic teeth cleaning services. When you miss out on teeth cleaning, your mouth can suffer severe consequences, such as periodontal disease even if you brush and floss on a consistent basis. This is because dentists are the only ones who have the tools to remove built up plaque on the teeth. Your toothbrush will not be able to do this for you.

18 July 2016

Important Reasons To Get Dental Implants Instead Of Dentures

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Are you in need of false teeth, but you've heard stories about poorly fitting dentures? Are you worried about your teeth coming out while you're at an important event? Fortunately, dentures aren't your only option if you need to have new teeth. If dentures are all that you've ever heard discussed, here are some reasons why you might want to choose to have dental implants instead: Secure: With dental implants, a metal rod or bolt is inserted into the bone of your upper or lower jaw.

29 June 2016