Should You Floss Or Waterpik?

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For many dental patients, a major question remains: should you floss or use a water-based irrigator? There are plenty of reasons to clean in between your teeth, but how can you be sure that you are making the right decision for your smile and dental health? Keep reading to learn more about how to clean between your teeth most effectively. Isn't Brushing Enough? Many people are surprised to find that simply brushing their teeth is not enough.

23 October 2020

What You Should Know About Children's Dental Care

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Although young children will usually lose their first teeth so they can be replaced with the adult ones, it is still important for them to receive dental care. Staying on top of possible problems is necessary so you can ensure that early treatment is obtained, such as if your child has a condition in which their teeth grow in an abnormal manner. Overbite or buck teeth are examples of common conditions that a dentist can treat while your child is still young.

2 January 2020

Implantation Options When Your Jawbone Is Too Thin or Porous

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When it comes to selecting dental implant candidates, the health of the jawbone is an important consideration. Dentists insert implants into the jawbone during an outpatient surgical procedure that takes place in a dental office. After making an incision in the gingival tissues, the dentist drills the implant into the bone of the jaw. There, the device stabilizes over time through a healing process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is the connection of the jawbone to the implanted device.

3 December 2019

What To Know About Tooth Extractions

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Having a tooth extraction is something that many try to avoid. However, there are many situations in which this procedure is necessary. Often, teeth need to be extracted in order to make orthodontic treatment easier. They may also need to be removed due to illness, dental decay, or injury. Wisdom teeth removal is also common. If you find yourself needing a tooth extraction procedure, there are a few key things that you should know.

6 November 2019

How Dental Implants Can Impact Your Life For The Better

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Having missing teeth can affect a lot of different aspects of your life. For example, your self-confidence when out in public may take a hit. Fortunately, dental implants exist. They can replace missing teeth and improve your quality of life in so many ways.  Provide a Complete Smile The obvious benefit of getting implants put in by a dentist is the complete smile you'll have afterward. There will no longer be noticeable gaps between teeth, which enables you to smile with confidence no matter what the occasion is.

10 October 2019

Back To School Dental Tips For Parents Of Elementary School Students

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Just because it's time for your kids to return to elementary school doesn't mean it's time for them to start slacking on their dental hygiene! While mornings can be hectic times around your home, it's important to give your kids plenty of time after breakfast to brush and floss their teeth before the school bus arrives. In addition to daily self-cleaning, your family should also follow each of these important dental tips now that the new school year is in session:

9 September 2019

How Your Teeth Are Prepared For Veneers And Why Veneers Have To Be Replaced When Damaged

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Dental veneers are a more affordable way to give you a whiter smile than implants and crowns on all of your teeth. However, you should understand beforehand that veneers are high maintenance. You have to be very careful with them, and a very special process is used to prepare your natural teeth for the veneers. Additionally, if your veneers are ever damaged, they have to be replaced immediately, and with good reasons why.

2 August 2019

Been Told You Need A Root Canal? What Can Cause This Problem And How The Process Works

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If you have been told by your dentist that you need a root canal, you may be nervous about this. This is especially true if you have never had this type of dental procedure done before. To help you, below is information about what can cause you to need a root canal, as well as how the root canal process works. Causes of a Root Canal There are many things that can lead to the need for a root canal in one of your teeth.

12 July 2019

Using Lasers To Detect And Fill Cavities

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If you think all the discoveries have been made in dentistry, think again! One of the newest trends in dentistry is the use of lasers and they can greatly benefit you in regards to cavity detection and filling. Many dentists are adding lasers to their many tools and there are several advantages to using them in certain situations. Here is more about how lasers detect cavities, the advantage of using them, and how lasers can help with filling those cavities.

15 June 2019

Immediate Implants 101: A Guide for Curious Patients

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Most people do unfortunately lose at least one of their permanent teeth at some point in their lifetime, but losing just one tooth can threaten the health of the rest of your teeth and severely affect your self-confidence. Most patients assume that getting a dental implant to replace an extracted tooth is a long process, but immediate-load dental implants make the transition much easier to handle. If you have a tooth you know will be extracted, you're bound to have questions.

16 May 2019