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What To Do When You Chip A Tooth

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Chipping a tooth is never fun. But doing the right steps to take care of the issue can save you a lot of pain down the road. Here are the steps to take with your chipped tooth. Protect the Tooth The first step is to use protective gauze to wrap the tooth and pad it against your other teeth. If there is a lot of bleeding, you might need to use the gauze to apply direct pressure until the area stops bleeding.…

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Choosing a Pro: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Specialists, and Family Practices

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Choosing a dentist is a point and pick (or, more likely, click) activity. You’re not sure if general dentistry is for you. Maybe you need a cosmetic dentist or a family practice instead. You always assumed that a “dentist” was a dentist. Now that you’re starting your search, you’ve realized that you have options. While that might seem confusing, it’s actually a good thing. Having choices means that you can find the pro who matches your specific needs.…

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Natural Remedies For Bad Breath

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Having bad breath can be embarrassing. It can be make you feel self conscious while on a date or in close proximity to a co-worker. However, bad breath is not something that you need to live with. Here are a few natural ways that you can work to treat your bad breath. Chew on Cloves One of the ways that you can attempt to fight breath naturally is to chew and/or suck on cloves.…

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Handling A Knocked Out Tooth

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If you have knocked one of your teeth completely out, then you want to make sure you do everything possible to try to save the tooth. There is a chance that it can be put back in and it will retake if you do everything correctly in a timely manner and if everything works to your advantage. However, sometimes the tooth will be rejected and you’ll need to have the dentist completely replace it.…

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What Happens to Decay on a Tooth When It Is Not Removed?

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The biggest enemy of your teeth is something called decay. Decay occurs when acids begin eating away at the enamel on your teeth, and this is one of the main things that can destroy teeth. If your dentist finds decay, he or she will want to remove it and place a filling in the tooth. If you decide not to listen to the dentist’s recommendations, here is what will happen to the tooth that has a cavity.…

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Got A Chipped Tooth? 2 Treatment Options From Your Dentist

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If you have a chipped tooth, your dentist will offer you different options on how to fix it. What they offer does depend on how big the chip is, however. Below is some more information so you will know what to expect when you are sitting in the dentist’s chair. Dental Crown Dental crowns cover your tooth to make it look natural again. The dentist will make a mold of the tooth and send it to a lab.…

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Why Your Child's Dentist May Ask You To Wean Your Youngster

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Many kids use bottles to help soothe themselves. However, bottles are not generally the healthiest feeding options for your child’s teeth. As a result, the dentist may be encouraging you to trade the bottle for a cup. If your child’s dentist has asked you to wean the little one, there may be multiple reasons for the rush to get rid of the bottle. Here are a few of them: Dental Misalignment…

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3 Things To Know About Toothbrushes

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Your toothbrush is a very important item for good oral care, but are you using the right type? And, are you storing it properly and replacing it on schedule? These are important questions to ask, and here are the answers you need to get the most out of the toothbrush you use each day. How to choose a toothbrush There are many types of toothbrushes to choose from, but there are three main options which are soft, medium, and hard.…

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2 Tips For Keeping Your Teeth As White As Possible

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One of the biggest oral health concerns that many people have is keeping their teeth as white as possible, either through the use of preventative measures or through the use of teeth whitening products and procedures. Listed below are two tips for keeping your teeth white and healthy. Take Precautions When Drinking Certain Beverages One of the easiest ways to keep your teeth white is to do whatever you can to prevent staining from occurring in the first place, usually by avoiding certain types of drinks.…

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Answers To Common Dental Reconstruction Questions

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The quality of your smile is one of the most important and defining features of your appearance. Sadly, there are many people that will suffer problems with their smile from either genetic problems or injuries. When this is the case, it is important to appreciate the benefits that can be achieved by opting to undergo dental reconstruction. However, if you are fairly uninformed about this procedure, you may want to learn the answers to the following few questions when you are evaluating your treatment options.…

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