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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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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