Reasons You Should Save Your Natural Teeth

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It’s common for things to go wrong with our teeth. Cavities, cracks and chips, and root canal infections are all dental problems people encounter at some point in their lifetime. It may be tempting when faced with these issues to just have the problem removed by extracting the problem tooth, but saving your natural teeth is always desirable. If a …

Toothaches During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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Generally, dealing with a toothache can be quick and simple. However, when you are pregnant, the treatments available are more limited. You may also feel nervous about pursuing certain types of treatment. The following guide can help. Increased risk of toothaches During pregnancy, you are at increased risk for a number of tooth and gum issues. It is essential to …

7 Smile Flaws Veneers Can Fix

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Veneers are an excellent solution for dramatically and instantly enhancing your smile and are used to correct a variety of smile flaws. Here are seven minor smile flaws cosmetic veneers can correct. 1. Minor crowding If you have healthy teeth and a minor alignment issue, you may not need to straighten your teeth, just use veneers to cover the problem. …

A Guide to Preventative Dentistry

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Many people view going to the dentist as something that should be done only when a visit is warranted; i.e., they are experiencing pain or discomfort in their mouth, teeth, or gums. However, most family dentistry practices recommend making regular preventative care appointments at least twice a year to make sure any underlying or emerging dental issues are caught before …

Teeth Whitening: What Works and What Doesn’t?

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At some point in time, most people have looked in the mirror at their teeth and wished they could be a little bit whiter. Teeth whitening is a concept that comes surrounded by lots of myths. It is important when considering whitening your teeth to know what processes are proven to work and what teeth whitening techniques are a waste …

6 Ways Missing Teeth Affect Your Quality of Life

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Missing teeth are, unfortunately, a common issue that can negatively affect your quality of life. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. What are the adverse effects missing teeth have on your health, and how can restorative methods, like tooth implants, restore your smile and your dental health? 1. Bone deterioration …

3 Factors to Consider if You Smoke and Want a Dental Implant

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Tooth implants are a wonderful solution for patients if other forms of restorative dental care have not been a success. Dental implants eliminate the complications that come with using other dental appliances, and they’re especially useful because unlike other restorative options they are inserted directly into the gum and are independent, meaning they do not rely on neighboring teeth for …

The Root Canal Process Explained

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The mouth is so sensitive, and any infection to your teeth or gums can cause severe pain to the surrounding areas. Even with this sharp pain, many people still fear going to the dentist. Hearing the term “root canal” tends to trigger unpleasant thoughts in people’s minds. However, the process is often just misunderstood. With many pain relief options, medical …

Root Canal Retreatment or a Dental Implant

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If you are diagnosed with a failed root canal treatment, you are likely considering your next step. Although a failed root canal is fairly uncommon, it does occur and needs to be addressed immediately to preserve your oral health and comfort. Why does a root canal fail? A root canal fails when a root canal infection returns. This can occur …

13 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

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Not everyone has a perfect smile. Some people need a little bit of help to achieve the smile of their dreams. One of the easiest ways to attain a dramatically improved smile is by using porcelain veneers. What are Porcelain Veneers? Dental veneers were introduced in the early ‘80s and are regarded as the most viable treatment modality in restorative …