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  • 2 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Temporary Crown While Waiting For Your Permanent One

    If you have one or more teeth that have worn enamel or other damage such as cracks or multiple cavities, your dentist may have decided that you should place a crown on each affected tooth after any repairs have been made. However, because your permanent crown must be specially made to fit a particular tooth, you will have a temporary one in place while you wait. Use the tips below to take care of your temporary crown to ensure that it stays in place and intact until you get your permanent one.
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  • Health Conditions That Can Cause Tooth Sensitivity

    If you have ever experienced tooth sensitivity from eating or drinking certain foods or drinks, then you may have said to yourself, "where's the nearest dentist?" Your dentist can recommend treatment options such as dietary interventions and special kinds of toothpaste formulated to strengthen your tooth enamel. While tooth sensitivity can be treated, a cause may never be determined. There are, however, certain health conditions that can raise your risk, such as the following.
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  • 3 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are Better Than Dentures

    There are plenty of options out there for tooth replacements, but if you're trying to decide between dental implants and dentures, you should know that implants have significant benefits over dentures. Here are three things you won't need to worry about that you would if you chose dentures instead. No Sore Gums People can develop sore gums from dentures. This is because dentures sit on top of the gums, not in them like dental implants do.
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  • Only Missing A Few Teeth? Keep It That Way With Dental Implants

    Missing one or two teeth might not seem like a big deal, but it can quickly turn into a much bigger problem. If you're not too concerned with the loss of a couple teeth, read this guide to understand why it could lead to the loss of more teeth and what you can do to combat that. Losing Teeth Leads to More Problems Losing one or two teeth might not seem like a big deal, but it can spiral into losing even more.
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  • Here's Why Diabetes Spells Bad News For Your Teeth

    Having diabetes isn't easy. It can cause problems all over your body, and maintaining a healthy blood sugar level can be difficult. However, it's important to know just how diabetes can impact your body in order to help combat its effects. If you have diabetes, you ought to know that your teeth and gums could be at risk because of this disease. Here's how diabetes impacts them. Sugar Having a higher blood sugar level increases your risk of developing gum disease.
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  • Need a Dental Filling? Tips for Picking Between Different Materials

    Did your dentist just inform you that you have a cavity that needs to be filled? If so, you may be wondering what material you should use to fill it. Your dentist will have the following materials available, with each having their own pros and cons. Here are some tips to help make an informed decision. Ceramic Many people choose ceramic for their dental filling because of how natural it looks.
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  • Take 3 Preventative Steps to Avoid Cavities

    Very few people may actually enjoy the idea of going to the dentist, having their mouth numbed and laying back listening to the sound of the drill removing the decay from their teeth. Fortunately, if you take the proper preventative measures, you won't have to deal with the anxiety that comes with dental repairs. Here, you'll find a few tips that will help you stay on top of the preventative care for your teeth.
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  • Dietary Supplements To Avoid Before A Root Canal

    A root canal can help save your tooth from extraction due to infection. While your dentist may recommend that you stop taking aspirin prior to a dental procedure such as root canal treatment, he or she may be unaware of your dietary supplement intake. Certain over-the-counter dietary supplements can cause oral side effects that may be unwanted during and after your procedure. Here are some supplements to talk to your dentist about before undergoing your root canal.
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  • Want Straighter Teeth? What To Know About Invisalign

    If you're looking for a way to straighten your teeth, and traditional braces have never been appealing, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign. This method uses transparent plastic trays that you wear during the day, and they are practically invisible to others. Here is what you should know about Invisalign before you move forward with getting them to fix your teeth. Invisalign Trays Are Removable One thing that can be seen as either a pro or con of Invisalign is that the trays are removable.
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  • Things To Tell Your Dentist About During A Checkup

    When you visit your family dentist for your routine cleaning and examination, it's a good time to let your dentist know about any problems you've had since your last visit. Your dentist can tell a surprising number of things about you and your health by looking at the condition of your teeth and gums. Still, you'll want to let your dentist know about concerns you have, such as the ones below.
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