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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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 a...
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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 anywhe...
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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 ...
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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...
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Good Oral Hygiene Between Dental Visits is Vital

The best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy between checkups is with diligent oral hygiene. This includes brushing at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing every day. Also make sure to limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks, consume alcohol only in moderation and refrain from using all types of tobacco products. Using a toothpaste containing fluoride helps pro...
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Tips to Help Avoid Gingivitis

Taking care of our teeth is important. Many of us brush and floss regularly to keep our smile looking its very best. However, many people unfortunately do not consider the health of their gums. To keep your oral health in good shape, the condition of your gums must be considered. If the gums are neglected, this could lead to a disease called gingivitis. Usually the symptoms of gingivitis begi...
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How is an Endodontist Different from a Dentist?

When individuals think of oral health, the first professionals that come to mind are usually dentists. Many other people are also familiar with orthodontists or oral surgeons; but what about an endodontist? What exactly are their credentials and what services do they provide? An endodontist is a highly educated individual who specializes in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing roo...
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Having Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned

For many individuals, flashing a bright and dazzling smile is of extreme importance. Not only is a great set of pearly whites healthy and attractive but can also be a huge asset in social or professional settings. For example, a salesperson or someone who works directly with the public would give a positive impression with a bright smile. Other occupations, of course, such as modeling or acting, ...
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Choosing the Best Toothpaste for Your Needs

The varieties of toothpastes continue to grow at a more than rapid pace. Visit any convenience store or drugstore and you may be amazed at the huge number of options available. Whether you want paste or gel, to help with cavity-prevention, gum health, or bad breath, you will be able to find something. Toothpastes are no longer targeted at one set of consumers, so what should you look for in a too...
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