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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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  • Why A Root Canal Is Better Than Extracting A Problem Tooth

    When you have a tooth that has infected pulp, a root canal will be necessary to repair the tooth. Some people believe that having the tooth extracted is a viable alternative to having a root canal, and that it will be an easy process that fixes all of the problems for good. This could not be farther from the truth. Here are 3 reasons why root canals are a better option than tooth extractions.
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  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Smile Today

    Your smile makes a huge impact on the first impression that you give off, which is especially important on the job. When you meet with new clients or you are interviewing, a beautiful smile can make more of an impact than you may otherwise think. In order to achieve a beautiful, white smile, you may consider these four ways to help improve them: Teeth Whitening: Discoloration of the teeth is something that happens naturally as you age.
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  • 3 Herbal Teas To Relieve Soreness After A Dental Implant Procedure

    Dental implants are useful for replacing broken or missing teeth. The implants can be shaped and colored to match your existing teeth. Installing a dental implant involves embedding a titanium post into the bone socket of the tooth it is replacing. Once the post bonds with the rest of the bone in your mouth, the replica tooth is then added. This entire process can leave your mouth feeling a little sore.
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  • Veneers: How They Are Placed And How They Can Transform Your Smile

    If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dental applications such as veneers can help. Veneers are thin slivers of porcelain or resin that can be applied to the front surface of your teeth to enhance their appearance. Here is the process for applying veneers and a few ways veneers can transform your smile: How are veneers placed? When you decide to get veneers, you can expect to have at least two scheduled visits with your dentist.
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