I have really bad teeth. Is there hope for me?

There are many things it’s never too late to do later in life. At the top of that list is fixing your smile, even if you have missing teeth and it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist. What are my options? If you have missing teeth, or you damage to your teeth’s surrounding tissue, you can get partial or complete dentures to dramatically improve your smile. These small appliances are cus...
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Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects many Americans, and the most troubling fact is the majority of people are unaware they have the disorder. This condition affects breathing cycles while you are trying to get your rest and can prevent you from getting a night of quality sleep. How do I know if I have sleep apnea? Some of the signs and symptoms include loud snoring, constant fatigue, never ...
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Help – I’ve chipped my tooth!

Uh oh! You’ve bitten into almond at the wrong angle. You’ve tripped and hit the edge of the stair railing. You’ve been whacked with a shovel while working with a family member in the garden. Whatever the reason, a chipped tooth is the result of not being fully aware of your surroundings, not being careful when eating hard or rough food, allowing your teeth to decay to be more vulnerable to chipped...
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Enjoy These Foods Without Harming Your Teeth

There are a lot of different foods and drinks that, while tasty, aren’t necessary good for your teeth, gums, or overall dental health. But instead of depriving yourself of these food items and drinks, is there anything you can do to minimize the harm they can bring to your dental health? Read on to find out more. Ice that coffee and tea       Coffee and teas – in moderation – can be delicious a...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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. Exac...
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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 fac...
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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...
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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 treat...
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