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  • Periodontal Disease 101: Here's What You Need To Know


    Periodontal disease is often the result of not treating gingivitis. It causes your gums to start pulling away from your teeth and form these little pockets that end up being infected. Your body's natural immune system works hard to fight all of that bacterial as plaque begins growing and spreading deep into your gums. Over time, your body's enzymes that are working to fight off the infection actually end up breaking down your bones and all the connecting tissues that keep your teeth where they should be.
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  • All-Natural Approaches To Less Painful Root Canal Therapy


    You might be wondering about the possibility of less-painful root canal therapy without medications. There are some techniques that can help. You may still want to be numbed for the procedure since a root canal involves work in close approximation to the nerves in your gums and teeth, but pre- and post approaches to any pain you might feel can lessen it significantly.   All Natural Approach to Preventing Extra Pain Before Your Root Canal
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  • Q & A About Dental Bridges For People That Don't Prefer Dentures


    People who have one or more missing teeth may not like the idea of dentures because of the problems associated with them. Dentures can impair your ability to speak properly or eat comfortably because of their ability to slip out of place. Many denture wearers compensate for the movement of their denture by holding the appliance in place with their tongue as they speak, but this practice is uncomfortable and can slur speech.
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  • 4 Ways To Avoid Gum Disease And Premature Tooth Loss


    Gum disease and premature tooth loss run in your family. Now you're concerned that you'll lose your teeth prematurely and require dental implants too. Before you panic, it's important for you to know that heredity doesn't guarantee you'll lose your teeth or suffer from the same dental problems. In fact, there are some simple things you can do to avoid gum disease and tooth loss. Don't Skip the Dental Visits
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  • Why Aren't Your Teeth Responding To Whitening Products?


    There are a lot of home whitening products on the market now. And while they're effective for many people, they don't work for everyone. If you've got stains or discoloration on your teeth and haven't seen any improvement after using whitening products, all the positive reviews of these products may have you wondering why they work for other people and not for you. Most likely, this is because you have internal (or intrinsic) discoloration of your teeth.
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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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