Tips for Dental Hygiene While in Quarantine

Tips for Dental Hygiene While in Quarantine

With the changes with COVID-19, it’s easy to get out of your day to day routine. In this time, we should look after their mental wellness improves their immunity system, and exercise habits that encourage good hygiene. Here are a few helpful hints to remember while.  ...

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Read This Before You Have a Tooth Emergency

Read This Before You Have a Tooth Emergency

It is important to understand the difference in a standard-issue that may wait until a real emergency which can threaten your wellbeing or cost you a tooth. Here is what you should know about recognizing dental emergencies.   The way to Know Whether It Is a Dental....

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How to Protect your Health from COVID-19

How to Protect your Health from COVID-19

How does COVID-19 spread? The new coronavirus seems to spread from one person to another among those in close contact. It's spread by respiratory droplets when someone infected with the virus coughs or sneezes. It is unclear exactly how contagious the virus is....

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What Exactly is a Periodontist?

What Exactly is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease. It's also at the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also specialists in the treatment of inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive...

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How Safe are X-Rays?

How Safe are X-Rays?

Dental x-rays are a common diagnostic procedure that's considered safe. They have very low doses of radiation, producing a fraction of what you're subjected to in other imaging procedures. If you’re concerned about whether you need dental x-rays, or wondering if you...

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The Most Effective Way to Cleaning Your Tongue

The Most Effective Way to Cleaning Your Tongue

Tongue cleaning has been practiced in the Eastern world for centuries. Studies suggest that cleaning your tongue on a regular basis can reduce undesirable mouth germs which may lead to halitosis, a tongue, plaque buildup, along with other dental health conditions.  ...

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What is TMJ?

What is TMJ?

The Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) can be a pain in the jaw joint that may be brought on by an assortment of issues. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of the ear. Facial muscles that control chewing gum can also be attached to the lower...

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What Exactly are Cavities?

What Exactly are Cavities?

Cavity. That is the word no one desires to hear in the dentist's office. A cavity develops when a tooth decays or breaks down. A cavity is a hole that may grow bigger and deeper with time. Cavities are also called dental caries, and whether you have a cavity, to get...

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Overcoming the Fear of the Dentist

Overcoming the Fear of the Dentist

It's estimated that almost seventy-five percent of adults in the US experience some quantity of fear of visiting a dentist. Of that percentage, approximately five to ten percent of these individuals have a strong enough fear to be considered sufferers of a phobia....

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When It’s Time to Protect Your Smile With Dentures

When It’s Time to Protect Your Smile With Dentures

Not long ago, getting dentures was seen as an unavoidable part of getting older. People anticipated observing their mature years with an entire set of natural teeth. But most assume that attaining retirement does not include dentures. But, over 30 million Americans do...

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Is CEREC Crowns Better Than Ones Grown in labs?

Is CEREC Crowns Better Than Ones Grown in labs?

Once you’ve been told you need a dental crown you may find yourself researching to understand all about them. Which suggests, it’s you’ll face the conundrum of CEREC crowns versus lab crowns.   It’s important to realize that crowns, both forms, are a kind of...

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How Does Anesthesia Work

How Does Anesthesia Work

You can have undergone procedural sedation and not realized it even qualified as anesthesia. If you have had your wisdom tooth taken out, for instance, you've likely had procedural sedation. This sort of anesthesia is utilized for brief, small procedures and can also...

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What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

What is a Dental Implant? The Advantages of Dental implants is a replacement tooth that imitates the whole tooth arrangement. A titanium root is inserted into the bone and can be used to support the crown, bridge or denture. It seems, feels and acts like a real tooth...

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The Correct Way to Floss

The Correct Way to Floss

What's the Right Way to Floss? Good flossing removes plaque and food particles in areas where a toothbrush can not reach -- under the gumline and between your tooth. Since plaque build-up might lead to tooth decay and gum disease flossing is recommended.   To get...

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Do Veneers Damage My Teeth?

Do Veneers Damage My Teeth?

No, porcelain veneers don't destroy your natural teeth. In reality, they're designed to fit over your tooth and increase their beautiful appearance. The initial step to knowing that veneers don't hurt or ruin your real teeth will be to understand how they work....

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An Introduction to Dental Hygiene

An Introduction to Dental Hygiene

Poor dental health can always affect your self confidence. Can it spoil your smile, but cause difficulty in chewing even and your food. This is why you need to maintain proper dental hygiene. Poor dental hygiene is the reason behind a smile that is less than ideal....

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Generalist Dentists vs Specialized Dentists

Generalist Dentists vs Specialized Dentists

All dentists are in one of 2 groups: general dentists and dental specialists. General dentists have a university degree in the aspects of dentistry, enabling them to offer a wide selection of dental care, like regular checkups and tooth cleaning, fixing damaged and...

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Fluoride Water and Your Oral Health

Fluoride Water and Your Oral Health

Fluoridation is the addition of an industrial chemical into public drinking water to change the consumer's oral health. Municipalities that add fluoride to their water supply do so based on a one dose fits all approach.   This blanket approach fails to address the...

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Is Mercury in Fillings a Problem?

Is Mercury in Fillings a Problem?

The highest quantity exposure to mercury from silver fillings happens when they're placed in our teeth and once they're removed from our mouths.   Do not run to the dentist to get your dentures taken out. But don't have your dental staff examine the fillings to...

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