3 Ways To Keep Your Smile Nice And White

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Your smile says a lot about who you are. The last thing you want is to have a smile that is dingy and faded. Unfortunately, many of the foods you eat and drink will leave your smile looking less than desirable. Wine, soda, blackberries and more can all affect your smile. Regardless of how good something might taste, that doesn't mean it is good for your health or your smile. To help minimize damage and keep your teeth looking amazing, follow the tips below.

14 December 2015

Told You Weren't A Candidate For Invisalign Years Ago? 2 Reasons You May Be Now

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Invisalign was introduced to dental professionals and the public in 1999. If you rushed to your dentist shortly after the clear aligners became a teeth-straightening option, or even years later, and were told you were not a good candidate for the devices, then you may have left disheartened and thinking that you could not fulfill your dream of having straight teeth without getting traditional braces. If you haven't already had your teeth straightened with traditional braces in the meantime, then it is a great idea to obtain a new consultation with a dental professional to see if you are a good candidate for invisible teeth aligners now.

24 November 2015

Demystifying Dental Plaque: Answers To 3 Common Questions

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Dental plaque represents one of the greatest threats to healthy, long-lasting teeth. Yet many people fail to fully understand the role that plaque plays in tooth decay. If you would like to help protect your teeth by improving your knowledge of oral health, read on. This article will answer three common questions about dental plaque.  What is plaque? Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, and nearly colorless substance that builds up on the surface of the teeth.

4 November 2015

Getting Dental Implants: What To Expect

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In years past, dentures were the most popular way people could get replacements for broken or missing teeth. While dentures are still a commonly used choice for many patients, dental implants are fast becoming the most popular way for people to restore their natural smile. Because they look so similar to real teeth and can last for many years, implants are taking the dentistry world by storm. If you've considered getting dental implants, read on to learn more about the process.

20 October 2015

2 Serious Conditions That May Be Causing Your Toothache

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Toothaches are a natural--and seemingly unavoidable--part of life. But while many toothaches will pass by of their own accord, others may be signs of more serious problems. If you would like to learn more about some of the potential underlying causes of toothache, this article will introduce you to two of the most serious. Abscessed Tooth There are three principal stages of tooth decay. The first, demineralization, is the weakening of your tooth's enamel.

6 October 2015

Your Child With Down Syndrome: How To Make Dental Appointments Comfortable And Productive

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If your child has Down syndrome, a visit to the dentist may be cause for worry and stress, but it doesn't have to be. Read on to learn how you can make your child's dental appointments comfortable for them and productive for their dental health, as well as informative for you about the child's overall health. Behavior at the Dentist It's always best for any child to start seeing the dentist as early as possible to make visits routine and non-stressful.

17 September 2015

What To Expect When Undergoing A Wisdom Tooth Extraction Under General Anesthetic

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If one or more of your wisdom teeth are impacted, your dentist will likely recommend you go under general anesthetic to have them removed, since it will be a surgical process. This is a rather common procedure, and most patients sail right through it with no complications. Still, it's nice to know what to expect. Here's a general overview of what will happen on the day of your procedure. When you arrive at the dental surgeon's office…

24 August 2015

Your Tongue Can Work Against Your Dental Health

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Your dentist and their assistants have told you often about the importance of regular brushing and flossing. But did you know that your tongue is a source of bacteria that can cause plaque, tartar and tooth decay? Until you add your tongue to your daily dental hygiene routine, your dental care is not complete. Here is why you need to include your tongue to get the most from your dental care.

5 August 2015

7 Ways To Comfort Children With Autism During A Dental Appointment

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As a parent, you are apt to be concerned about your child's dental health. However, if your child is autistic, you may worry that a trip to the dentist will be traumatic. Here are a few steps that a dentist can take to ensure that a child who suffers from autism has a pleasant dental appointment: Pre-Appointment Meeting If a dentist is used to treating patients with autism, he or she may schedule a pre-appointment meeting to ensure that your child becomes comfortable with the office setting.

21 July 2015

Currently Pregnant? Learn The Truth Behind These 3 Dental Myths

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You may have heard some misinformation about your dental health during your pregnancy. It may even be keeping you from going to a professional general dentist and getting the care you need for you and your baby. Here is the truth behind 3 pregnancy related dental myths you should be aware of. Each Pregnancy Causes A Woman To Lose One Tooth You may have heard the urban legend that a woman will lose a tooth for each child they gain.

26 June 2015