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Considering Dental Implants? You Have Some Choices To Make

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If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, you may have heard rave reviews of dental implants as the state-of-the-art treatment in tooth restoration technology. Before you run to your nearest oral surgeon to have this procedure performed, however, you need to understand it well enough that you can make some smart decisions about your dental implantation needs. Here are a few important considerations to get you started along the right path to a beautiful new smile.…

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Habits That Can Wreak Havoc With The Teeth

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Keeping your teeth healthy may be one of your primary goals. However, it’s easy to unknowingly sabotage your oral health.  Here are a few habits that can wreak havoc with your teeth. Biting Your Nails Many people consider their fingernails to be relatively soft, so they may not see the harm in nibbling on their nails to alleviate stress. The fingernails may not be as hard as ice chips or rock candy, but they can still damage the teeth if enough bite pressure is used during the biting process.…

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Break A Tooth Halfway Down? Get To A Dentist And Get It Capped

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If you have a tooth that has been broken halfway off and you are waiting to see the dentist, research your repair options in advance before you go in for your appointment. The dentist will give you options on how you can fix the tooth, and some of them may be more complicated than others. Set a budget before you go in if you don’t have dental insurance, and figure out what repair you want to endure.…

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What Level Of Sedation Is Right For Your Child's Dental Visit?

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When your child requires dental work, you are right to be concerned about the type of sedation used. Children can be squirmy little creatures, and most dental procedures require very precise movements. In most cases, your child has to have some type of sedation, but the question is what and how? To help you know more about dental sedation used on children, read on. Know What to Expect Whether you see a pediatric dentist or your family dentist, be sure you understand what type of sedation your child will be receiving and who will be in charge of administering it.…

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Bonding Vs. Partial Veneers For Fixing A Minor Chip In Your Tooth: Which Is The Best Option For You?

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Minor chips in teeth are fairly common, and they’re usually caused by doing something with your teeth that you’re not supposed to, such as opening bottles or biting down hard on ice. They’re typically not painful, as only the enamel is chipped. The chip doesn’t go deep enough to expose the pulp or the tooth’s root. However, they can sometimes make your tooth more sensitive. For minor chips, bonding and partial veneers are both good options to protect your tooth and restore its natural appearance.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Broken Or Chipped Teeth

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A dental crown can be placed over a broken or chipped tooth. It helps to protect the chipped, cracked, or broken tooth so further damage is not done to the tooth while you are eating. A dental crown can also help to conceal a chipped or broken tooth that may be visible to others. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, you may have many questions about how it happened or what to do about it.…

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Should You Get Cosmetic Dental Work For Your Gap Tooth?

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Your front teeth have a gap in them, and while this may be a beauty thing for some people, for you it’s more of an annoyance. You want to have a more adult smile and you feel like having a gap in your front teeth is a negative thing. However, there is a benefit to having a gap in your teeth: you often have less of an issue with having your teeth getting crowded because you have ample room for your permanent teeth to shift and make themselves at home.…

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Less Common Signs That You Are Developing Gum Disease

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If you take good care of the teeth, then you should know that your gum tissues are just as important to your oral health. These tissues should be investigated regularly like the teeth, and any sort of concern should be addressed. You can check on your gums at home to identify any potential signs that you may be developing gum disease. There are a few less obvious signs that you may note, such as the following.…

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Answers To Dental Sealant Questions

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If you have a child, then you know that dental cavities are a major health concern and this means you should do everything in your power to prevent them. Cavity prevention goes beyond just simple oral care and may involve the assistance of a dental professional. In particular, the application of sealants may be suggested. Keep reading to learn the answers to a few questions you may have about the sealants.…

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Medical Problems That Can Slow Implant Healing

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If you are considering a dental implant surgery, then you will need to discuss your medical history with your oral surgeon. While most people sail right through tooth implant procedures, there are some health conditions that may slow your healing. Here are some medical problems that may slow down the recovery process after your tooth implant procedure and what you can do about them: Diabetes Diabetes not only raises the risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, and stroke, but it can also heighten your risk for developing circulation problems.…

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