Are Your Gums Inflamed? You May Need Scaling And Root Planing

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If your gums are receding, bleeding easily when you floss, or are becoming swollen, you may have gingivitis. Gingivitis is a gum inflammation that is caused by plaque and tartar buildup. It’s also the precursor to the more serious periodontitis, or gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can not only infect your gums, but your jawbone as well. If you have the signs of gingivitis, read on. Get Your Gum Pockets Measured…

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Understanding The Three Common Forms Of At-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you want to whiten your teeth, you can either do it at your dentist’s office or rely on at-home treatments. Here are the three common techniques for at-home whitening: Tray Whitening This is one of the oldest at-home teeth whitening methods. In this case, you take bleaching trays that fits over your upper and lower teeth and place whitening gels on them. You then fit the trays over your teeth and leave them in place for the recommended duration (typically several hours per day).…

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The Purposes Of Dental Crowns And How They Differ From Veneers

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Dental crowns have never been considered a cosmetic thing. They have always been a necessary, tooth-saving procedure. This is very different from veneers, which also cover your teeth. Yet, veneers are cosmetic. So, what makes these two teeth-covering procedures so different? It has a lot to do with purpose; crowns have purposes, while veneers do not have the same purposes.  Dental Crowns Save a Severely Damaged Teeth  When you go to the dentist because you need a crown, it is because you have a severely damaged tooth that will die completely if your dentist does not intervene.…

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