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Emerging New Tech For Restoring Implants When They Come Loose

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While implants are effective and often look more natural than other means of maintaining healthy teeth, there is a known issue with them involving integration. If you need an implant restoration to fix one that’s damaged or to restore one that’s fallen out, there are new technologies that are more effective than ever at helping integrate your implant with your body. Nano Materials Nanotechnology might seem like science fiction, but the beginnings of it are actually here already.…

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Where Can You Go For A Dental Emergency?

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Unfortunately, dental emergencies don’t always occur during normal business hours. However, there are multiple options available for emergency dental care for treatment of severe pain, bleeding, or facial swelling at various times of the day or night. These options include: Your family dentist If you are experiencing a dental emergency and have a family dentist, they will usually attempt to fit you into their schedule without an appointment. Most general dentists will provide an after hours number that you can call to arrange treatment for the next day or to be referred to an available dentist if your regular dentist is unavailable.…

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Root Canals: Q & A

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When your dentist tells you that you may need a root canal, you may be less than excited. However, a root canal may be the only way to keep your tooth. Here are a few questions and answers about root canals to help you understand the process: What is a root canal? A root canal is an endodontic procedure in which your dentist removes the living material from inside your tooth.…

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Invisalign: Two Of Your Questions About This Orthodontic Treatment Answered

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Invisalign has rapidly emerged as a popular option for those that are needing to have orthodontic treatments. These retainers are far more discreet than traditional braces, and this can make it ideal for those that are wanting a cosmetically appealing option for straightening their teeth. However, this type of treatment is often misunderstood by prospective patients, but if you learn the answers to these two questions, you will have more of the information you need to choose whether Invisalign is a good fit for your needs.…

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Potential Dental Treatments For Pulpal Necrosis

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Pulp is a collection of tissue, nerves, and blood cells inside the center of a tooth. The pulp is what keeps the tooth alive. Decay and trauma can damage the pulp and, if left untreated, can progress into pulpal necrosis, or pulp death. If dead pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth can eventually completely die, and the only treatment option will be extraction. There are a few ways your dentist can treat pulpal necrosis.…

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Protect Your Smile With Minimal Frustration: Advantages Of Laser Gum Treatment

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Your mouth represents the gateway to your interactions with the rest of the world, and any health issues originating in your gums can go a long way toward damaging your comfort as well as your self confidence. Unfortunately, many people allow their busy schedules or even their lack of knowledge get in the way of treatments that could radically improve their standard of living. Below, you’ll find a guide to some of the advantages of seeking out laser treatment to address medical issues with your gums.…

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5 Types Of Dental Emergencies

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If you have just damaged your tooth, you may be wondering whether or not your dentist will consider your situation a dental emergency. Should you schedule a routine appointment or request emergency care? Here are a few examples of dental emergencies: A Cracked Tooth If your tooth is chipped, it may wait for a standard appointment. The dentist may only need to smooth the chipped area and apply a bit of composite to protect the tooth.…

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Treating Gum Disease With Surgical And Non Surgical Treatments

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If you have been told you have gum disease, there is no reason to worry. In fact, half of all American adults are diagnosed with gum disease according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are different levels of gum disease starting a gingivitis and ending in periodontal disease. Regardless of the severity of your gum disease, you need to be treated quickly in order to avoid worse symptoms that can occur.…

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Avoid The Candy: Show Your Sweetie Some Love With 3 Tooth-Friendly Alternatives

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Candy is one of the worst things for your teeth, though it is one of the most popular gifts at Valentine’s Day and any other day of the year when you want to show someone you care for them. Candy can lead to the decay and breakage of your teeth. The damage can potentially be even more severe if you don’t take care of your teeth the way that you need to.…

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Preparing For Your Child's First Visit To The Dentist

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By the time your child approaches his or her first birthday, it’s time to think about getting ready to visit the dentist. Pediatric dental appointments are important as the dentist will be able to not only examine the health of your child’s teeth, but also help you understand how to properly clean the teeth and discuss whether thumb sucking is causing harm. Your mind can race in the days leading up to this big milestone in the child’s life, as you want to be sure the appointment not only goes well, but also that you remember to ask the right questions.…

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