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  • 3 Steps to Dental Implant Success


    Dental implants are a very popular form of cosmetic dentistry, as they permanently replace missing teeth to restore the beauty of a smile. Dental implants have a very high success rate of over 96 percent, but occasionally they can fail to integrate with the jaw. Here are three things you can do to maximize the chance of your dental implants succeeding. 1. Quit Smoking There's a huge difference between dental implant success rates in smokers and non-smokers.
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  • How To Make Orthodontic Appointments More Bearable For Your Child With Sensory Processing Disorder


    A trip to get braces fitted at the orthodontist and subsequent trips to get braces tightened can be painful and uncomfortable experiences for any child or teen. However, when coupled with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and oral defensiveness, these trips can lead to a minefield of unpleasantness. If you have a child or teen that has irregularities in his or her teeth and it's been decided that braces are required, here are some things you can do to make sure your child's visit to the orthodontist goes as smoothly as possible
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  • Don't Like Your Gummy Smile? The Answer Might Be Found in a Laser


    Healthy gums are vital for healthy teeth, and yet when you smile you probably want your teeth to take pride of place. Prominent gums are not really a problem in terms of the health of your teeth, but it can be a matter of aesthetics. If you have a particularly gummy smile, you have probably learned to live with it. If it's something you wish to change, this is where laser dentistry can help.
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  • Care Tips for Veneers


    Having an imperfect smile can negatively impact many aspects of your life.  Having a chipped tooth or a tooth that is stained can be corrected through the use of veneers. A veneer is essentially a thin layer of porcelain that can be attached directly to your natural teeth. It is designed to alter the appearance of your teeth and can cover imperfections ranging from chips to misshapen teeth. Everything about the veneer can be custom made to fit your mouth.
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  • Frustrating Tooth Filling Problems and How to Deal with Them


    The experience of undergoing tooth pains after getting a filling can be really irritating. That feeling of not being able to chew your food properly or having a mouth-wide laughter is quite annoying. This begs the question, how can you deal with such irritations? Below are a few of the tooth problems you can experience after getting a tooth filing and some ways of dealing with them. Pain around Filled Tooth
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  • Getting a wisdom tooth removed? 3 Things to Know First


    Wisdom teeth are third molars that you might have erupt through the gums. Since these teeth are not necessary and often cause issues like infections and disruption of your other teeth, your dentist might recommend having them extracted. The following things are important to understand about this type of dental surgery. You Can't Brush the First Day While keeping your mouth clean is going to be an integral part of your wisdom tooth extraction, you need to be extra careful the first day.
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  • Should You Use Lemon Juice to Whiten Your Teeth?


    If you're looking for natural ways to whiten your teeth, you may have come across home remedies that use lemon juice as a bleaching agent. While lemon juice does have some ability to make your teeth whiter, these methods may also have downsides to the long-term health of your teeth. How does lemon juice affect your teeth, and is it better to use a diluted solution as a whitener? The Effects of Lemon Juice on Teeth
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  • Getting Familiar with Dental Sealants for Your Kids


    When it comes to paediatric dental care, one of the most common treatments provided is dental sealants. These sealants are made up of plastic that is directly applied onto the occlusal surface of the tooth, which refers to the surface area that is primarily used for chewing. The aim of these sealants is to prevent premature decay on the teeth that could come about due to exposure to bacteria and acidic substances.
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  • An Overview Of Three Common Types Of Dental Sedation


    Dental sedation is available for both general and cosmetic dental procedures and induces a relaxed state in which you remain conscious but may not recall the details of your treatment. Sedation can be beneficial if you suffer with anxiety, are in severe pain or have a strong gag reflex. It's also useful for those with medical conditions that affect muscle control, such as cerebral palsy and Parkinson's. Here's an overview of the common types of dental sedation:
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  • Dental Care For People With Asthma: The Risks, And How You Can Minimise Them


    Though a trip to the dentist may not seem like a particularly risky endeavour for an asthmatic person, but there are a number of factors that a person with even a mild case of asthma should bear in mind when booking a dental appointment, even if it is just a routine check up. The anxiety of sitting in the dentist's chair can increase the likelihood of suffering from an asthma attack, and various medications and procedures that would normally be administered routinely may have to be applied with more care (or even omitted entirely) to avoid provoking an asthma attack, particularly in the middle of delicate procedures such as root canal treatment.
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