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  • Preparing For Your Dental Implant Surgery


    Dental implants are prosthetic devices that are inserted into the bone of the jaw to replace the roots of missing teeth. After an implant wound has healed, the implant is covered by a connector and a dental crown, bridge, or denture. For the patient, the resulting restoration is natural in appearance and functionality.  If you have one or more missing teeth, your dentist may have already scheduled your implant surgery. As the date of your procedure nears, you will need to prepare.
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  • Considering Braces? Here's Some Clarity On Clear Braces


    As an adult, you may be considering orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons including straightening teeth or correcting a misaligned bite that is causing you discomfort. Because of these benefits, it is easy to see why an estimated 1 million Americans over the age of 18 decide to wear braces. There are different types of braces available, so you may be overwhelmed by your options. Many adults are choosing clear braces due to the enormous benefits they offer.
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  • 3 Things To Know About Dental Cleanings


    For many people, going to the dentist for a dental cleaning is not an enjoyable experience. Many Americans have a fear of dental treatment while others simply do not like it. However, failure to get regular cleanings can have major consequences for a person's dental health. It's not just cavities that can be a result of missing cleanings. Over half of Americans over the age of 30 have some form periodontal disease.
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  • Need A Tooth Extracted? Know About Medications That Can Cause Complications


    Most people that need a tooth extracted will have a recovery that is fairly uneventful. Tooth extractions are safe and very common, but there are factors that can increase your risk of complications after the procedure. Here are some medications you should avoid due to the potential risks. Anticoagulants Prescription anticoagulants can be very powerful. These medications have the ability to make blood platelets within the body less sticky. While it's a phenomenon that is good for people that have a higher than normal risk of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots, it creates a health risk for people that have a tooth extraction performed.
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  • Are Porcelain Veneers the Best Option for You? Find Out Now


    If you have paid attention to the media or Hollywood, you might have noticed that more and more people are showing off their perfect teeth. Is everyone now genetically inclined to have perfect teeth? Of course not, but many more people are now opting for porcelain veneers. To help you understand if this is something that you might want to have for yourself, you will want to check out the following information.
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  • A Few Reasons To Get Dental Veneers Instead Of Crowns


    If you have yellow, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth, you should talk to your dentist about getting porcelain veneers. These are thin pieces of porcelain that are colored to match your teeth and glued to the front of them. While some problems may be repaired by having a crown placed over the teeth, veneers are often the better choice. Here are just a few reasons why. Less Filing of Your Natural Teeth
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  • What To Do With Dental Emergencies On Vacation


    If you have decided to take a vacation and you end up dealing with a dental emergency while you are far away from home, then you want to make sure you act in the absolute best interest of your teeth so you can avoid future problems. Here is a guide to dealing with a dental emergency while you are far away from where you live: Provide yourself with immediate first aid
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  • How To Cope When You're Falling Behind On Dental Work


    The low limits of dental insurance, coupled with the high cost of paying out of pocket for certain dental treatments, may lead to many adults falling behind on their dental work. If that's you, you might be looking for a plan to get caught up in a way that fits within your budget. Speaking with your dentist, try and come up with a plan that looks something like this: Prioritize the Most Important Stuff
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  • Do Molars Need To Be Taken Out?


    Molars, specifically the third molar or wisdom tooth, are frequent subjects of debate. Do they need to be taken out or not? In fact, even the experts themselves cannot seem to settle the issue. Decades ago, The National Institutes of Health identified valid reasons for molar removal. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) agrees. However, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) challenged them and stated that there was no reliable research and practice-based evidence to prove the health benefits of wisdom teeth removal.
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