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  • 4 Things You Need to Know About Dental Veneers


    If you are embarrassed by cracks, stains, or other dental flaws, don't despair; dental veneers can save your smile. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or composite material that are permanently bonded to tooth enamel to improve the appearance of your teeth. Before you make a decision about whether veneers are right for you, take the time to consider these four key facts. 1. Veneers Can Fix a Wide Range of Dental Flaws
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  • 3 Misconceptions That May Influence Your Dental Implant Choice


    When you experience tooth decay or several dental issues that cause your smile to be less attractive than you like, dental implants may be an option. Unfortunately, you may be leery of moving forward with implants due to misconceptions that are floating around about the procedure. Here are three misconceptions and what you need to know about each one before avoiding the procedure. Dental Implants Will Look Unnatural One misconception that keeps many dental patients away from dental implants is the idea that they will look unnatural.
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  • Navigating Dental Care With a Child Who Has ADD or ADHD: Tips for Parents


    If you have a child with ADD or ADHD, you likely face a lot of challenges every single day. Convincing your child to take care of his or her teeth is just one of them. Luckily, there are things you can do to make dental care easier for your child and yourself. Take a look at these tips that can help you with your child's oral health: 1. Create a consistent routine
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  • All You Need to Know About Invisible Braces


    Some years ago, metal braces were the only type of braces available in dental clinics. However, due to advancement in clinical research and technology, different types of braces have been introduced, among which are invisible braces. Invisible braces, also known as Invisalign or incognito braces, are becoming popular due to their invisible property. Invisible braces have slowly erased the stigma associated with braces and other orthodontic appliances. Before going to your dentist for invisible braces, it is important to know how they are made and the benefits over other types of braces.
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  • Understanding The Impact Of Multiple Sclerosis On Your Dental Health


    Symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis such as facial paralysis, fatigue, poor coordination, muscle weakness, and swallowing difficulties can make it challenging for you to stay on top of your dental health and get the most out of visits to your dentist's office. There are modifications and simple steps you can take to make your oral healthcare more manageable. Here are a few tips to help you maintain good oral hygiene, have effective dental appointments and manage common dental problems associated with multiple sclerosis:
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  • The Natural Approach: Making Your Own Oral Hygiene Products


    There a wide selection of oral hygiene products on the market, and these have all been exhaustively tested and are safe for regular usage. Having said that, you might be seeking a more natural alternative when it comes to keeping your family's teeth nice and healthy. While commercial products are not harmful, there's a feeling of surety that comes from knowing exactly what goes into the products that go into your mouth.
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  • Cleaning & Caring for Your Dentures


    Keeping dentures clean is essential to your oral and general health. Depending on the type of dentures you have, whether partial or complete, the following cleaning and maintenance procedures are necessary. Handle with care You should wash your hands every time you are about to handle your dentures to avoid getting them dirty and risking an infection. You should also handle the dentures over a full sink of water in order to avoid breaking them in case you drop them.
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  • Avoid These 6 Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes


    We all know that brushing our teeth is incredibly important, but it's such a normal part of our lives that we can often get lazy, forgetting to brush correctly or hanging onto a certain toothbrush for too long. Make sure that you're cleaning your teeth as well as possible by avoiding the mistakes listed below.   Choosing the Wrong Brush Brushing correctly starts with buying the right toothbrush. Too many people commit errors during this process which makes it impossible for them to adequately clean their teeth.
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  • Do you really need a root canal?


    Dental technology has advanced a great deal over the last decade or so. If your tooth pulp is damaged, causing discolouration, pain, sensitivity or discomfort while chewing, a root canal treatment is a great option to getting your tooth pulled.   Causes of damage to the pulp A root canal is the treatment of damaged tooth pulp. This is the matter inside each of your teeth which once regulated the growth of the tooth when you were a child.
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  • Treating A Tooth Infection


    If you have an infection in your tooth, also known as an abscess, it is not something that is going to go away on its own. In fact, it will only get worse in time. After a while, the pain and swelling may go away, but don't fool yourself into thinking that the infection is now healed. The infection is still there, and the pain and swelling will eventually come back, and it may be even worse.
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