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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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Were You Recently Diagnosed with Epilepsy? 3 Things to Do to Preserve Your Oral Health

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An epilepsy diagnosis brings many changes to your life. Right now, you may be learning how to minimize triggers for your seizures while also taking steps to preserve your overall health and safety. As you put together your treatment plan, be sure to include these strategies that help to combat the effects that your new health condition has on your oral health.  Keep Your Dentist Up to Date The staff at your family dentistry office need to know about any major changes in your health, and having epilepsy changes how your dentist may conduct your exams and treatment plans.…

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Your First Dental Appointment After a Period of Neglect

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You know that routine dental visits are something that you are supposed to be doing for the welfare of your oral health. However, this doesn’t mean that you have been making sure to make it to your dentist as often as you should. If you have procrastinated on those dental visits for far too long and you are finally going to get in to see the dentist, then you want to know what to expect once you get in that chair for the first time in a long time.…

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Tips For Avoiding Problems With Your Teeth And Gums

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If you have ever needed dental work completed, you probably did not enjoy going through the procedure and paying for it. Dental work is expensive and can also be painful and uncomfortable, and this is why you should learn how to protect your teeth and gums so that you can avoid having problems with them. Here are the best ways you can prevent problems with your teeth. Develop good daily habits…

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