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Why Visit Dentists If Your Teeth Feel Great?

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If you’re one of those people who are taking the time to floss and brush your teeth as recommended by the dentist, when it’s time for your bi-yearly dental appointment, you might feel inclined to skip it. You may not think there’s that much value in seeing any dentist if you feel fine. In fact, there are many reasons that a dental trip can be valuable even when your teeth feel fantastic.…

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Ghost Teeth And Pain: Explaining A Real Phenomenon

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There are all kinds of strange things that can happen with the human body. Most of them can be explained and resolved. Take “ghost limbs,” for example. This is a phenomenon that occurs when someone loses a limb in an accident. The limb is not there, but the person still feels like it is. The nerves in the end of the remaining stump are still signaling a limb that is not there, causing the person to feel his/her “…

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Selecting The Right Dental Crown For You

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Dental crowns can provide stability and strength to a tooth that is in need of some help. Many people use a crown instead of having dental bonding done, because the dental crown works well at holding the tooth together. There are 3 types of crowns that you can get, all of which have their own benefits. Full Dental Crown Much like the name implies, a full dental crown will be placed over the entire tooth.…

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Three Tips To Ensure You Get Your Braces Off As Soon As Possible

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When you first get your braces on, one of the biggest questions you’re sure to have for your dentist or orthodontist is “How long do I have to wear these?” The answer, of course, varies. Some people need braces for 2 years; others only need them for 6 months. It’s often hard for your dentist to give you an exact answer since your exact wear time will depend on a number of factors – including how well you care for your braces and mouth while wearing braces.…

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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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