Nice Teeth Aren’t An Accident

How to Keep Your Kids Laughing It Up after Dental Sedation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Kids Laughing It Up after Dental Sedation

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is one of the most commonly used types of sedation in pediatric dentistry. Laughing gas is known to impart a euphoric or even giggly feeling within minutes. The effects continue for the whole procedure since the child gets a continual dosage of the gas until the dental work is complete. Some of the laughing gas effects may last for a short while after leaving the dentist’s office, although the majority of kids will feel like themselves within 10 minutes following the procedure. Below, you...

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Your Questions Answered: Does Your Teen Need a Dental Bridge?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Your Questions Answered: Does Your Teen Need a Dental Bridge?

Few things can impact your teen’s self-confidence as much as appearance issues. This is just one reason why a lost tooth can be traumatic for a young adult. On top of the appearance problem, missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment or pose a hygiene challenge. Teens are too young for permanent solutions, like implants, but a bridge is a semi-permanent option that is available. This guide will help you understand bridgework and how it can help your child. What Is a Partial Bridge? A partial bridge is a false...

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3 Discreet Braces Options For Adults With Crooked Smiles

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Discreet Braces Options For Adults With Crooked Smiles

If you’re an adult and you want to have your crooked teeth corrected but you are self-conscious about how you’re going to look with braces, there are a few treatment options you can try that aren’t very noticeable. You don’t need to have thick metal brackets with heavy metal wires around your mouth. Instead, you can get a discrete option that people are barely going to notice while you’re fixing your smile. You’ll want to talk with your orthodontist about the following options. Clear Plastic Pieces The...

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Boost Your Dental Health: 4 Cavity-Fighting Foods And Drinks To Add To Your Daily Diet

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Boost Your Dental Health: 4 Cavity-Fighting Foods And Drinks To Add To Your Daily Diet

Everyone knows that they need to brush and floss after they eat. Even when someone does this religiously, cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems can still be lurking around the corner. To help promote even better oral health, you may want to consider that there are foods and drinks out there that are actually good for your teeth. Here are four tooth-friendly beverages and foods that need to be a part of your diet now: 1. Milk While it is true that milk contains more sugar than you should consume, especially at night, milk is an...

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Potential Dental Treatments For Pulpitis

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The pulp inside a tooth contains all of the tissue, blood cells, and nerves that keep the tooth alive. Trauma or a cavity or crack can create a hole in the protective dentin and expose the pulp. This exposure can lead to an infection called pulpitis, which presents as pain in the tooth. Concurrent pain in the sinus can also occur depending on the tooth’s location.  There are a few potential treatments for pulpitis depending on the severity of damage. Mild to moderate inflammation in the pulp is often reversible with treatment....

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5 Simple Ways To Safeguard Your Smile

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a bright smile helps to increase your self confidence. You should make your oral health a priority in your daily life. Luckily, that is easy to do. Here are five simple ways to safeguard your smile. Drink water after you eat a snack. Staying hydrated is a good idea in general. Drinking water also helps to protect your teeth against potential tooth decay. Drinking water after eating a snack or drinking a sugary beverage helps to wash away chromogens and food residues left behind on your teeth. It also helps to loosen any stuck food that...

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2 Potential Complications With Tooth Extraction

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dentists usually try to save a tooth if there’s a chance it can remain healthy. But, sometimes a tooth is so far gone, so extraction is the only option. Extraction is a routine procedure performed often in most dentist offices. However, it is also a medical procedure and as such carries a risk for some complications. What do you need to watch out for if you need a tooth extraction? Dry Socket When a tooth extraction goes as planned, the tooth is pulled and a blood clot forms over the hole to speed up the healing process. In rare cases,...

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5 Health Issues Senior Citizens With Dentures Need To Be Aware Of

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most senior citizens have at least one or two health problems that they have to deal with. However, what many don’t realize is that these health conditions and medications that are used to treat these health conditions have side effects that can damage other areas of the body—in particular, your gums and dentures. Here are five common health issues that many elderly individuals face on a daily basis that may be affecting their oral health: Osteoporosis Although the jaw bone isn’t often thought about when it comes to osteoporosis,...

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Learn How A Flipper Can Help You Decide If Dental Implants Are Right For You

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have lost some of your teeth, there is a good chance that you do not smile with confidence very often. If you think that dental implants would improve your overall self-confidence, you may want to consider trying a flipper to see if the dental implants are an investment worth making. The following guide will help you learn the basics of a flipper and why it may be great for you. Flippers are Customized Flippers are small dental devices that are made to fit each person’s mouth specially. A mold is taken of your mouth and then sent...

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Use The Sweetest Month To Educate Your Kids About Dental Care

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every year in February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. As parents, this is a terrific time to foster good dental hygiene in kids. On February 14th, Valentine’s Day brings with it many opportunities for children in America to indulge. Candies and sweets have been the universal way to express love for one’s valentine, and kids are bombarded with sugary goods at school and at home. Why not celebrate the month of love by showing your love and concern for your...

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