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  • 3 Potential Dental Treatments Needed When A Paramolar Is Present

    Paramolars are rare spare molars that grow alongside the traditional row of molars. The paramolars tend to be much smaller than the other molars but the small size doesn't mean the extra tooth can't cause some major problems. There are some potential dental care treatments that might be needed when a paramolar is present and causing problems for your other teeth. Braces to Treat Crowding Teeth grow into proper position following the path of the shed baby teeth.
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  • 3 Dental Problems Associated With Cleidocranial Dysplasia – And How Your Dentist Can Help

    Cleidocranial dysplasia is a rare genetic condition that effects the bones and, as a side effect, the development and appearance of the teeth. There are a few different dental problems associated with the condition and the treatment method will depend on the combination of symptoms present. Here are a few of the ways a dentist can help treat the symptoms of cleidocranial dysplasia. Orthodontics for Crowding Dental crowding is a common symptom due to the late presence of baby teeth and the late emergence of adult teeth.
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  • 2 Tips To Protect Your Teeth From Demineralization While Wearing Braces

    Demineralization is often the result of poor oral hygiene. Bacteria and food that are left on the surface of your teeth will create an acidic bath. This bath strips your teeth of the nutrients it needs in order to fight against infection and tooth decay. However, the demineralization process is common in people who have braces. This is a result of the fact that food and bacteria can easily get stuck in between your braces.
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  • 2 Reasons That Wisdom Teeth Should Not Be Left In The Mouth

    Although their name may suggest it, wisdom teeth do not have any special significance. They are simply the last teeth in the mouth to erupt. Positioned behind the second molars, wisdom teeth usually don't present until a person becomes a teenager or an adult. Unlike the other teeth in the mouth, wisdom teeth are often targeted for routine extractions. The extraction of a wisdom tooth can be used as a preventive measure to stop the development of unsavory issues that typically accompany the presence of a wisdom tooth, or the removal of the tooth can be performed to treat issues that have already arisen.
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  • How To Become An Orthodontist's Mortal Enemy

    If you're reading this it's likely you're the parent of a child who needs or is receiving orthodontic treatment. As with most things in life, seeing you and your child can be either a pleasure or a nightmare for the orthodontist you choose, depending upon your behavior. Here you will learn a few things that drive orthodontists up the wall, and how to avoid (or ensure) becoming an orthodontist's mortal enemy.
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  • Recently Get A Dental Crown? Know These Tips About Eating And Hygiene

    A dental crown may help give one of your teeth the added strength it needs to be able to chew with it again, but that doesn't mean you can go back to those normal behaviors. Here is a list of 4 things to remember during those first couple days after getting your new dental crown Avoid Chewing With The Crown Chewing with your other teeth will feel more comfortable for those first few days as you get used to the feeling of a dental crown.
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  • Snap, Crackle, Pop? How To Get Relief From Your TMJ

    Your eyes flutter open in the peaceful morning light, and you smile, stretching your arms above your head and yawning wide – crack. Most people, sometime in their lives, will have their jaw crack in the morning, but for people who clench their teeth, it can become so common that it would border on tedium if not for the discomfort and/or pain that accompanies the crack. If you're looking for ways to not only prevent the pain and cracking but also to stop the damage to your jaw from getting worse, then here's what you need to know.
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  • 3 Things Hypertension Sufferers Need To Know About Gingival Overgrowth

    Gingival overgrowth, also called gingival hyperplasia, refers to the abnormal growth of your gum tissues. This condition can occur as a side effect of a wide range of prescription medications, including the calcium-channel blockers you're taking to control your blood pressure. Here are three things hypertension sufferers need to know about gingival overgrowth. How do hypertension drugs cause gingival overgrowth? Calcium-channel blockers work by widening your blood vessels to allow more blood to pass through them.
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  • Fixing Discolorations On Old Dental Implants: A Few Options To Consider

    Although there is evidence to support that the first dental implants may be thousands of years old, modern dental implants are only a few decades old. If you were one of the first patients to ever receive modern dental implants (in the seventies or eighties), then you may have had them long enough for these fake teeth to stain. Because you cannot whiten or bleach them like natural teeth, it may become painfully obvious to you and everyone around you (when you smile) that you have dental implants.
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  • Three Possible Causes of Dental Occlusion Issues

    Dental occlusion is the manner in which your upper and lower teeth meet when you chew, or your mouth is at rest. Ideally, the upper teeth should be in maximum contact with the lower teeth when you close your mouth. Unfortunately, the fact that you have a proper occlusion now doesn't mean it will be the case forever. Here are some of the things that may interfere with this arrangement:
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