Why Teeth Need Strengthening After Root Canal Treatment

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If you are preparing for a root canal treatment, your dentist may advise you to get the teeth strengthened. This may be necessary because teeth tend to weaken after root canal treatments, and this may shorten their natural life. Here are some of the specific reasons a tooth may weaken after a root canal treatment:   The Tooth May Be Harboring Preexisting Damage If a tooth is diseased to the extent that it requires a root canal intervention, then it is not surprising to think that it may also be harboring other forms of damage.

13 December 2017

FAQs About Treating Teeth Grinding With A Mouth Guard

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Teeth grinding can lead to a host of problems, including misalignment and tooth loss. Treating the problem is important. If your child's dentist has noticed signs of teeth grinding, he or she might recommend that your child wear a mouth guard while sleeping. If your child is supposed to wear a mouth guard, here is what you need to know: Why Wear a Mouth Guard? Wearing a mouth guard while sleeping might not seem like a reasonable method of dealing with teeth grinding, but it is a commonly used treatment that is highly effective.

19 October 2017

Gum Disease In Kids: Symptoms And Treatment Options

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Brushing and flossing are key to having a healthy and appealing smile, but certain conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, and gums may still arise. An estimated 50 percent of children have a form or periodontal disease, so understanding the signs and treatment options is smart for protecting your child's oral health. This guide will help you diagnose gum disease and ensure your child receives efficient and effective treatment. Signs of Gum Disease

19 October 2017

Insight To Help Your Child Learn And Practice Good Oral Health Habits

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Tooth brushing is an important part of good oral hygiene, and as a parent it is your responsibility to teach your child these good health habits. Here are some tips to help you teach them the right habits and skills as they grow and develop and begin to visit your family dentist regularly. Teach Them Early A good part of ensuring your child grows up with good oral health habits is to start teaching them how to keep a healthy mouth as soon as possible.

19 September 2017

Three Routes Your Overjet Treatment May Take

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A dental overjet is a measure of the distance between the respective edges of the upper and lower incisors. A minimal overjet may not cause any problem, but a serious overjet increases the risk of injury to the upper front teeth and may also interfere with the beauty of your smile. Here are some of the possible treatment methods for an overjet:  Orthodontics An overjet may be caused by different things such as congenital defects in the jawbone, missing teeth or misaligned teeth.

24 August 2017

Bone Health And The Case For Dental Implants

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Is the tooth or the crown the more important component of a tooth? On the one hand, a crown is the visible part of a tooth and thus as far as aesthetics are concerned, the crown is the most important component. Structurally, a crown is used for chewing and helps prevent surrounding teeth from moving. On the other hand, you might think that all a root does is anchor the crown in place, and thus if you can find another way to anchor your tooth, the root is not necessary.

27 July 2017

Walking Your Child Through Pulling A Loose Tooth Out

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Most times a child will get a loose tooth and it won't be long before they will proudly be presenting it to you in their hand, excited about what the tooth fairy will bring them in exchange for it. However, sometimes children can have a loose tooth that seems to be content to stay in place for weeks. If your child has one of these stubborn teeth that just don't want to go, then you can give your kid the following tips that may help the tooth come out without a lot of drama.

12 July 2017

Choosing The Right Type Of Tooth Brush For Your Own Needs

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When it comes to choosing a tooth brush that is going to be the best for your dental care needs, then there may be some extra things that you should be thinking about that you may not have realized before. Here are some considerations that can help you to decide on the best tooth brush for your needs: Are you on a budget? If you are on a budget then it may not be the right time for you to invest in an electric tooth brush.

15 June 2017

Understand What Dental Bridges Offer

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If you are missing one or even a few teeth then you want to figure out the best way for you to replace them. Not replacing missing teeth can make it harder for you to eat, make it more difficult for you to speak clearly, and it can affect the look of your smile if any of your missing teeth happen to be in your visible smile line. One way you can go about replacing missing teeth in many cases is to have a dental bridge put in.

18 May 2017

Tips To Make Your Bonding Last As Long As Possible

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Bonding is a tooth beautification process that uses resin-based materials to fix cracks and chips in the teeth. Bonding involves a process where the resin attaches to the natural tooth material. Basically, it bonds to the teeth. The bonding compound is an inexpensive alternative to the application of veneers or crowns. Unfortunately, bonding does not last forever. It can last up to about 10 years. If you want the resin on your teeth to last as long as possible, then follow the tips below.

28 February 2017