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4 Everyday Dental Habits To Protect Your Teeth

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Having a beautiful white and healthy smile is the goal for many people because it makes for a great first impression and it looks great in photos. This is also important for keeping dental costs low, which can become quite pricey if you ever need serious work done. To ensure that you protect your teeth, be sure that you are incorporating these four everyday dental habits in your life: Brush in the Morning: You should be brushing your teeth twice a day and one of these times should be when you wake up in the morning.…

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2 Tips To Make Your Child More Comfortable With Wearing Their Bionator

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Proper jaw alignment is important to ensuring that your child is able to eat and speak without any issues. Poor jaw alignment can also result in a myriad of dental issues in the future. If your dentist notices that your child’s jaw is not growing in properly, they may install a bionator. A bionator is a dental device that will bring your child’s lower and upper jaw together. In order to work, the bionator needs to be worn at all times.…

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Asking About An Abscess? The 411 On An Abscessed Tooth

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Regular visits to your dentist and proper oral hygiene will protect your smile, but certain conditions may still affect the underlying health of your teeth. Considering almost 1 million Americans visit the emergency room for dental pain, understanding the development of dental pain is smart. While surprising for many to learn, dental pain may be due to a severe infection, known as a tooth abscess. Unfortunately, you are most likely not familiar with how an abscess develops and causes pain.…

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Tips For Facing Summer With A Bright White Smile

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With the summer season in full swing, it’s time for sun, smiles and cookouts. All that laughter, smiling and bright sunlight will put your teeth on display. If you’re concerned that your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be, don’t dismiss it as something you can’t do anything about. In fact, there are a few things you can do at home to help keep your smile as white as possible.…

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2 Homemade Mouthwashes To Keep Your Mini Implants Bacteria Free During Pregnancy

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The rapid change of hormones in your body during your pregnancy can cause an imbalance throughout your entire body. This change in hormone levels commonly affects the way that your oral health reacts. Increased hormones disrupt the way that your mouth traditionally fights off bacteria. Therefore, you may experience increased levels of tooth decay and bacteria during pregnancy. If you are wearing mini implants, then this can put the health of your implants at risk.…

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2 Factors That Can Affect The Decision To Place A Dental Implant

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Many people would like to replace a missing tooth. Some of them may be considering a dental implant. Although a dental implant is one of the most natural-looking and long-lasting tooth replacement devices, there are some factors that a dentist may take into consideration before approving the placement of a dental implant. Here are two of them: Are your gums healthy? The health of your gums is important to the success of a dental implant.…

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Are Dentures The Right Choice For You?

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Missing teeth should be replaced immediately, but that can be difficult. You will need to pick out a specific type of replacement, of which you have three major options: dentures, implants, and bridges. They are all useful in their own ways, but they cost and feel dramatically different from one another, so you should do your research before committing. To help you out with that, here is an overview of dentures and how they compare to the competition:…

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Dry Or Burning Mouth? Causes And Possible Treatments For These Problems

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If you wake up and feel like your mouth is on fire, or that your mouth is so dry you can hardly swallow, this could be due to many things. Below is some information about each of these, as well as the possible treatments to help you. Dry Mouth A decreased amount of saliva in your mouth causes dry mouth (xerostomia). This is generally due to a problem with the salivary glands in your mouth.…

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Concerned Your Child's Teeth Grinding Is TMJ? What To Know

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If your child complains that their teeth and face hurt and you can hear them grinding their teeth in the middle of the night, they could have temporal mandibular joint disorder. This is an issue that you want address with your dentist, and ultimately it will need to be treated by an orthodontist. The signs of TMJ vary but shouldn’t be ignored, because this condition can cause lifelong problems if it isn’t treated.…

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3 Ways To Protect Your Child's Teeth During The Easter Holiday

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For kids, Easter is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. The holiday is a chance to fill up on numerous candies and other sweet treats. Unfortunately, those treats can be damaging to your child’s teeth and gums. Here are some tips to ensure that your child’s dental health stays on track throughout the holiday season. Choose Treats Wisely Although sweet treats, such as caramels and marshmallows, are good to eat, they can be harmful to your child’s teeth.…

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