Four Tips To Help Ease Your Dental Implant Surgery Recovery

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Having dental implants put into your mouth is an excellent way to replace your missing teeth. Implants stimulate the jaw bone, so you do not experience bone loss, and once you are healed, they look and work just like natural teeth. Before you get to that point, however, you need to make it through the recovery period. Regardless of the implant procedure, from a few implants to an all on 4 implant rehabilitation, here are four tips to help ease your dental implant recovery.

28 December 2017

Two Reasons You May Want To Opt For An Implant-Supported Bridge

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Dental bridges typically use the natural teeth surrounding a gap to anchor the appliance in place. This allows the bridge to cover more than one empty space at a time, unlike dental implants. However, sometimes a dentist will recommend getting an implant-supported dental bridge rather than use the natural teeth. Here are two reasons you may want to agree to this option: No Deterioration Over Time The main problem with using natural teeth as anchors for dental bridges is they deteriorate over time.

2 December 2017

Four Things You Can Do To Prolong The Effects Of Your Teeth Whitening Procedure

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After having your teeth whitened, it is only natural that you want to prolong the results for as long as possible. By making a few small changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can maintain a bright smile that you are proud to show off. 1. Adhere to Your Dentist's Suggested Aftercare Diet Immediately after your whitening procedure, your dentist will send you home with an aftercare diet. Usually, it is advised that you adhere to the diet for 24 hours, but follow your dentist's specific recommendations.

1 November 2017

Ways To Help Your Teeth Last A Lifetime

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Now that people are living longer, it is more important than ever to properly care for your teeth. Permanent teeth that are lost can never be replaced.  Here are a few ways to help ensure that your teeth last throughout your lifetime. Use a Water Flosser A water flosser is a specialized device that releases a concentrated stream of water through a small maneuverable nozzle. The water can be directed at specific areas of the mouth, such as between the teeth and along the gumline, to dislodge plaque and leftover bits of food.

4 October 2017

Conditions Associated With Unhealthy Gums

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People who brush their teeth may still pay little attention to their gums. Nevertheless, the state of your gingival tissues is important. It plays a significant role in your oral and systemic health. Here are a few conditions that are associated with unhealthy gums. Bone and Tooth Loss Oral bacteria release acid that can inflame or irritate sensitive oral tissues, such as the gums. The acid is excreted as one of the microbes' digestive byproducts, and if not promptly diluted or removed from the mouth, it can cause gum disease.

8 September 2017

Dental Braces For Adults Over Fifty: It's Never Too Late To Correct Your Smile And Improve Your Dental Health

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Dental braces for adults over the age of fifty are becoming much more common; dental practice has changed within the past few decades, and older people are encouraged to keep their teeth rather than having them pulled and replacing them with dentures. This means that it has become advisable for adults to get braces in order to correct dental malocclusions (problems with bite), overcrowded teeth or crooked teeth. If left untreated, these conditions will increase your risk of tooth loss and gum disease.

14 August 2017

What You Should Know About Braces

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One of the first characteristics that people notice when they meet a new person is their teeth. Teeth can be a very important part of your overall appeal to another individual, or teeth can be a real hindrance. The problem is that crooked teeth do not allow you to look your very best, and that can hurt self esteem. The good news is that braces are able to straighten out teeth, and help anyone look their very best.

24 July 2017

Understanding Familial Colonization And Your Child's Oral Health

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If you have a young child and want your son or daughter to grow up healthy with strong teeth, then it is never too early to start concentrating on good oral care. While it is a good idea to clean the gums and the first teeth that erupt through the gums, you also want to make sure that you avoid certain activities as well. These activities involve sharing saliva with your child.

27 June 2017

Securing Your Smile Through Proper Care - Maintaining Your Dental Implants

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Going through life with damage to your smile can harm your self-confidence and leave you shying away from social situations that might benefit you. Seeking out dental implants is a great way to restore that confidence, but without proper care, you might find yourself dealing with the same damage that you needed to repair beforehand.  Thankfully, that can be avoided by taking the proper steps for implant care. Below, you'll find a guide to maintaining your dental implants that should allow you to keep that strong smile and engage the world with the calm and confidence that you've always wished for.

29 May 2017

Common Questions About Teeth Whitening

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There are a lot of things that you should know about keeping your teeth white if you are going to be able to do so successfully. With a lot of different aspects to keeping your teeth white, you probably have many questions. You can learn about some of the most commonly asked questions in this article and read up on the answers to those questions. Do everyone's teeth get stained or discolored?

12 May 2017