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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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Questions And Answers About Dental Implants

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Dental implants are prosthetic devices that are engineered to replace the root of a tooth. The implant is therefore more stable than most tooth replacement devices. Instead of simply relying on adjacent teeth to stabilize the implant, it is stabilized by the jawbone of the patient. If you are interested in receiving a dental implant you may not know what to expect from your procedure. Here are a few questions and answers about dental implantation to help clear things up:…

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2 Tips To Care For Your Braces Properly

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Whether the braces are worn by you or your child, it is crucial to know how to properly care for them. The right maintenance and precautions will ensure that the braces do their job and your entire mouth stays happy and healthy. While it may seem that having a mouth full of metal is the worst thing ever, having braces doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. As long as you educate yourself on how to care for your new dental appliance, you’ll be fine.…

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Conventional Vs. Mini-Implants For Dental Loss

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Dental implants have advanced far beyond the conventional ones with which most people are familiar. Mini-implants have given more people options when it comes to finding temporary solutions to missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants, here is some information you need to know so that you can decide between conventional and mini-implants.   What Are Conventional Dental Implants? Conventional dental implants consist of an external screw that a dental surgeon inserts into your jawbone.…

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4 Reasons To Schedule An Emergency Dental Appointment

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If you’re ever dealing with a dental situation that could be serious, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a look at the situation. You want to make sure that you don’t create more dental problems by putting it off. Luckily, dentists make time in their schedule for emergency appointments. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should schedule an emergency dental appointment.…

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Tips For Reducing Your Dental Costs

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Going to the dentist is an extremely important aspect of health care. However, dental costs can sometimes be too high to bear. Here are some tips that you can use to reduce the amount of money that you spend at the dentist, while still getting high quality dental work: Installment Plans One of the easiest ways to alleviate the financial burden of dental work is to spread out the cost over several weeks or months.…

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How Are Missing Teeth Predictors Of Future Health?

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Several studies have been performed and found tooth loss is a good predictor for cardiovascular issues and can lead to an early death in some cases. Research has shown the most common cause for death worldwide is from noncommunicable diseases. Periodonitis Periodontitis is an oral inflammatory disease associated with advanced tooth loss and has been linked to several noncommunicable diseases. The tissue that supports the tooth gets infected, and this infection can cause deep periodontal pockets and gingival bleeding.…

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