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Dentist Appointments Are A Nightmare For Anxiety Sufferers – How You Can Work Through It

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It is not a simple matter of ‘sucking it up’ and making it through a dental appointment for an anxiety sufferer. The thought of losing control of what is happening to you can be unbearable and can lead to avoidance of dental appointments. There are a few proven tips you can try to help you get through these extremely difficult appointments. Communicate With the Dentist It is very important to communicate with your dentist right from the first meeting.…

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Different Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Traditional dentistry involves oral hygiene plus the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. On the other hand cosmetic dentistry is more concerned with improving the appearance of teeth. Issues such as chipped or crooked teeth, missing teeth, and discoloration are common problems resolved by a cosmetic dentist. The following are different types of cosmetic dentistry: Bite Reclamation This is a treatment carried out to alter the vertical dimension of teeth which have been subjected to many years of wear due to acid reflux and teeth grinding.…

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Worried That Your Child Has Pulled Too Many Teeth? Ask Your Dentist!

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Kids lose their baby teeth one of two ways– either slowly over time, or all at once and very quickly. When the second scenario occurs and leaves spaces unfilled by adult teeth, you are left wondering if Junior pulled out too many teeth, i.e., he pulled some adult teeth with the baby teeth. If you want to allay your fears about the gaps in your child’s teeth, visit your dentist. …

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3 Dental Care Tips For The Winter Season

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Winter weather can be a lot of fun – without winter weather, when would you get to enjoy snowball fights or cozy nights curled up in front of the fireplace? But winter weather brings its own set of challenges, too. It’s cold and flu season, which means that you have to be vigilant to avoid getting sick. The drop in temperature can also contribute to tooth sensitivity, which means that you run a greater risk of toothaches during the winter months.…

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Expectant Mothers Ask - Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

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In addition to the myriad of changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy, some women discover after becoming pregnant that their gums begin to bleed when brushing.  Is this something to worry about?  What causes it?  And how can it be treated?  Why Does Pregnancy Cause Bleeding Gums? Blame it on the hormones.  Estrogen and progesterone normally secreted during pregnancy cause mucus membranes to swell, making areas like your mouth more easily irritated and therefore more likely to bleed.…

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5 Situations That Require Using Sedation At The Dentist

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Sedation dentistry is a common technique used for those that struggle with going to the dentist. If you ever find yourself in any of the following situations at the dentist, using sedation dentistry might work best for getting you through the procedure. You Have A Fear of Going To The Dentist Up to 15% of Americans have a fear of going to the dentist that prevents them from having their regular 6 month cleaning.…

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Tips For Undergoing A Root Canal When You Have Diabetes

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When you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of gum disease and tooth decay due to your increased blood sugar. Plus, your body has a harder time fighting off infections and healing from mouth injuries. To make things worse, a dental infection can cause your blood sugar to be higher and more difficult to control. Therefore, it is important to have dental infections taken care of promptly. However, since you have diabetes, you’ll need to take extra precautions when you go to the dentist for an invasive procedure such as a root canal.…

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2 Reasons To Have A Cosmetic Dentist Whiten Your Teeth

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Teeth whitening is one of the most common and popular cosmetic dental procedures. In most cases, when you want to whiten your teeth you have the option to either use a store-bought product or visit your dentist. Two reasons to have your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist are because he or she is more efficient and capable of offering more treatment options. More Efficient A dentist is going to be much more efficient when it comes to whitening your teeth than most store-bought products and kits.…

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Things Your Dentist Doesn't Want You To Eat Or Drink

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You’ve probably had numerous conversations with your doctor about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Though it doesn’t come up as often, your dentist likely has a list of foods he would prefer that you not make part of your regular diet. Most dentists, however, don’t want you to give up all the tastiest things in life – moderation is key when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums.…

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