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  • How To Take Care Of New Dental Fillings


    Dental fillings restore most of your original tooth's functionality regardless of what type you get or where it's located. Fillings can last a number of years, with some designed to last a decade or more, but proper care can help make sure they last a long time and don't allow any further damage to your tooth. A tooth with a filling will never be as strong as the original intact tooth, so taking good care of your fillings is very important.
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  • How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea


    Around 25 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea. Sadly, it can go unnoticed for years while it interferes with your daily life. It doesn't have to be that way though. Speaking with your dentist about an oral appliance may help you sleep well for the first time in years. What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Has anyone ever told you that you snore abnormally loud? You may have obstructive sleep apnea. This form of sleep apnea is caused when the soft tissues of your throat relax, obstructing the airway.
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  • 3 Myths About Oral Health That Put Your Baby's Smile At Risk


    As a parent, taking care of your baby's development is your first priority. You also need to be on top of things when it comes to your baby's oral health. Teething is an important milestone, but getting your fussy baby through erupting their first tooth is just the tip of the iceberg. Don't fall prey to common misconceptions about pediatric oral health. Here are three myths about oral health that put your baby's smile at risk.
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  • Your Child Has Gum Disease? 3 Things You May Want To Know


    If your child's pediatric dentist tells you that your child has gum disease, you may wonder how this happened and what treatment will be needed to fix it. The first thing you should know is that your child is not alone. According to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, approximately 50% of kids have periodontitis–also known as gum disease. Here are three things you should know about kids and gum disease.
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  • Missing Teeth In Teens: Are Teeth Implants A Suitable Option?


    One of the most popular and effective methods of replacing a missing tooth permanently is a dental implant. However, there are certain candidacy requirements that must be met in order to undergo the surgery for a tooth implant. Among these requirements includes the age of the individual seeking the implant and whether or not their teeth, jaws, face and mouth have fully developed. So, if your teen has lost a tooth and you're wondering if a dental implant is an option, read on to find out.
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  • 3 Benefits Of Laser Gum Treatment Over Alternative Methods


    Finding out you have gum disease is probably not what you wanted to hear, but according to recent studies approximately 50% of American adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease. Your dentist may recommend using laser gum treatment to fix the problem, which is one of the best methods around. If you're feeling nervous about this, you should know that this method is actually easier to go through than the alternative options, and it offers several benefits too.
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  • 3 Potential Solutions For Insufficient Bone For Dental Implants


    Dental implants offer the most stability out of the common tooth replacement options. That's because the common type of implant starts with a metal root fitted directly into the jawbone. But fitting that root securely requires healthy bone with enough thickness and width to accommodate the root. There are a few reasons why your jawbone in the replacement area might not meet the qualifications for an implant. But that doesn't mean you need to look at other replacement options.
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  • What Is The Difference Between Tartar And Plaque?


    Some dental patients may be under the impression that tartar and plaque are the same thing. It's common knowledge that these two substances can build up on the teeth and harm teeth and gums. However, the significant differences between these substances (and how they are removed from the teeth) are not widely understood. The following is an explanation on how tartar and plaque differ: Tartar Tartar is a hard substance that is typically brownish yellow in color.
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  • If Your Child Is Worried About Braces, It's Time For A Party!


    Even with today's less intrusive designs, getting braces still isn't something most kids look forward to. If you have a son or daughter who will soon be getting braces, why not cheer them up with a pre-braces party? It might sound like a strange idea, but reality TV mom Kate Gosselin has held pre-braces parties for some of her children; it's a great way to help kids get ready for the restrictions of wearing braces.
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  • How To Prevent Your Sweet Tooth From Ruining Your Smile


    People like sugar.  In fact, the average American consumes around 20 teaspoons of sugar a day.  Do you have a sweet tooth?  Is it trying to tempt the other teeth in your mouth to binge on sugary treats?  Here are a few ways to prevent your sweet tooth from wreaking havoc on your smile. Trick Your Sweet Tooth Bacteria love sugar.  When you eat sugar, the bacteria in the plaque eat it and then turn it into acid.
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