New Technology Helps Makes Dental Visits More Comfortable

No one really looks forward to a dental appointment. However, regular dental visits should be kept since they play a huge role in keeping your mouth healthy. Going to see your dentist every six months is highly recommended. Timely appointments also help in the early detection of possible problems so they may be addressed before they become a larger issue. The Latest in Imaging Technology Today, many patients are concerned about pain and excessive radiation from x-rays. To allay these fears, ma...
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What to Know About Root Canals

There was a time not too long ago that a tooth with a diseased nerve would probably be lost. However, dentistry has improved drastically with both state-of-the-art equipment and better procedures. Now, with root canal treatment, an infected tooth can be treated and saved. A root canal is a common procedure usually requiring one to three appointments. It is comforting to know a root canal can save your tooth and keep you smiling without pain with proper treatment. A tooth’s nerve is not a vita...
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Just What are Dental Implants?

Many patients who need a tooth extracted because of an infection or other condition may be advised to investigate using dental implants. Implants are a wonderful option because they fill in the missing area in the mouth. Another advantage is the fact they look very natural. Replacing the missing tooth makes it much easier for the patient to speak, eat and greatly enhances one’s appearance. Exactly what is a dental Implant? Simply put, is a titanium post surgically positioned into the jawbone....
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Can a Clean, White Smile Brighten Your Day and Improve Your Life?

Here’s just a few examples: During a job interview; courting someone during a romantic date; applying for a promotion; hosting a dinner party; and perhaps most important of all, the dreaded (but everlasting) family photo sessions. Simply put, a glisteningly bright smile shows that you care about your teeth, and consequently, your appearance. The first body part we are judged by is our face, and a set of teeth that is less- than-optimal can distract the person sitting across from us fro...
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What’s the Leading Source of Bad Breath in the Mouth?

It’s not those daily morning Dunkin’ Donuts runs (though all the coffee is certainly not helping on the “bad breath” front!) or smells from the stomach, as some people might think. It’s the surface of the tongue, one of the mouth features that gets the least attention during your daily cleaning routine. According to the Australia-based medical resource Better Health Channel, bad breath http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Halitosis_or_bad_breath primarily origin...
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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Restore Your Smile

The main goal of cosmetic dentistry is very simple, although the work can be extremely detailed. With this type of procedure, your dentist works to improve the appearance of your teeth, smile and entire mouth area. Most of the time this work is elective. However, there are instances when treatment is necessary for improvement of overall oral health. Typical work done can be simple, but some treatment can be more involved and complex. Among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed are teet...
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Basics to Know About Root Canals

Not that long ago, a tooth with a diseased nerve usually meant losing the tooth. Fortunately, there have been many great advancements in the field of dentistry in the past decade.  Dental practices are now using the most technologically advanced equipment and state of the art procedures. This means an infected tooth or diseased nerve can now easily be treated with a root canal. Root canals are a common procedure for any dentist, usually requiring one to three appointments. Perhaps surp...
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What to Know Regarding Oral Cancer

Seeing your dentist for regular dental appointments is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But these visits also serve another important purpose. That is because dentists search for early signs of mouth and oral cancer during regular checkups. Like most any disease or condition, the sooner it is discovered, the greater the chances for a complete recovery. Oral cancer be found anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Cancer can also appear in the salivary gland...
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Repairing Chipped or Cracked Teeth

No matter how carefully we chew, there are times when we crack or chip off part of a tooth. Cracked and chipped teeth are more common than most people realize. In many instances, a minor chip may not cause more than a cosmetic issue to your mouth. However, major chips or fractures may lead to infections in your gum and jaw tissue. These situations must be addressed quickly. For a tooth with a minor chip along the surface, your dentist may suggest cosmetic bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding is ...
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Dental Issues for Older Adults

The time of life before the senior years and after young adulthood present some unique oral health issues. At around age 50, many people begin to notice some dental problems previously never experienced. It is important to be vigilant and alert so these can be dealt with soon after onset. Among the most common conditions at this age include gum disease, missing teeth and a dry mouth. The first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. Because this is the only stage of the disease th...
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