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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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Benefits Of Dental Veneers

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Cosmetic dentistry focuses on altering the appearance of the teeth. One popular cosmetic dental application is the porcelain veneer. Like your tooth enamel, porcelain is translucent and white. Veneers are super-thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain. They are attached to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections without compromising your ability to chew.  Many different types of dental blemishes can be concealed by veneers, such as cracks, discoloration, chips, and dental misalignments.…

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4 FAQs Regarding Invisible Braces

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.More and more adults are getting straighter teeth without the embarrassment of metal thanks to invisible braces. Instead of using wires and brackets, these braces use plastic aligners to move your teeth, and they look completely invisible. If you are considering invisible braces, check out these four frequently asked questions. 1. How Much Do They Cost? You may assume invisible braces are a lot more than traditional braces because they are invisible, but that isn’t quite true.…

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Reinforce Your Alveolar Bone And Prevent Tooth Loss With A Periodontal Bone Graft

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Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease caused by an infection deep inside the gums near the alveolar bone. The alveolar bone is a ridge on your jaw that the roots of your teeth attach to. When your body’s immune system attempts to fight off the infection, your alveolar bone can be damaged in the process. When the portion of alveolar bone under a tooth is damaged, it will begin to move freely in its socket.…

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Four Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are a type of dental installation that are made up of a thin layer of porcelain, made to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, are bonded to your real teeth using a strong adhesive. This unique method of installation and implantation gives porcelain veneers a number of distinctive benefits when compared to other dental procedures: understanding what porcelain veneers have to offer can help you decide whether or not they are the right fit for your needs.…

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What to Expect While Waiting for Your Tooth to Be Restored After a Root Canal

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Although they sometimes get a bad rap, root canals are an amazing procedure that can help to save teeth that would otherwise have to be pulled entirely. Root canals are usually a two-step procedure, where patients come in to the office to have the tooth cleaned out via a root canal, and then a second time to have the tooth restored. Since you’ll need to take some time healing from the procedure before a restoration or crown is placed on the tooth, it’s a good idea to know what to expect.…

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Tooth Discoloration In Toddlers: What's The Cause And What Can Be Done To Solve The Problem?

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If you’ve noticed some discoloration on your toddler’s two front teeth, you may be concerned. Because of his or her young age, you might not have taken the child to the dentist for a cleaning or evaluation yet. There’s a common misconception that toddlers don’t need to see the dentist because they have baby teeth that will eventually fall out, but this isn’t true. You should bring your child to the dentist at an early age to prevent decay and encourage healthy oral hygiene habits.…

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Learn About Your Teeth And Things That Can Help Keep Them In Great Condition

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You can do yourself a big favor by learning the basics of your teeth and how you can care for them. Your understanding should go much further than just acknowledging the importance of brushing. Here are some important things you want to know and some advice that you want to follow: Emergencies should be dealt with immediately If you chip, fracture, break, loosen or knock out a tooth, then you need to deal with the immediate situation at hand and get in to see the dentist as soon as possible.…

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