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Stomatitis With Dentures: Cause And Prevention

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

For people who wear full or partial dentures, their false teeth can offer multiple benefits, such as more freedom, a brighter smile and an enhanced sense of self-esteem. Those things are great, but it is also important to remember that with any dental appliance (removable or permanent), important precautions must be observed to ensure that oral problems don’t develop.  People with dentures sometimes develop a condition called stomatitis. Here is a some information about the condition and how it can be prevented: What is stomatitis?...

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Do You Think Your Child Has TMJ? What To Know

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Are you starting to get suspicious that your child has a jaw problem or that they have temporomandibular disorder? If so, you’ll want to talk with your dentist about seeing an orthodontist for the problems. The orthodontist will want to take an x-ray to see the alignment of the jaw bones, and to make a decision. If the child does have this condition you want to get it treated before the development and alignment of the jaw bones gets more problematic. Here are a few signs that your child could be dealing with this painful oral health...

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Pericoronitis: Facts, Signs And Treatment

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Pericoronitis is a big, scary word that you may hear your dentist say. So, what is this condition, and how can it affect you? Here is more information about pericoronitis, including the facts, signs and ways to treat it. Don’t let a long medical term frighten you out of taking control of your oral health! Pericoronitis: What is it? This condition occurs when the gums around your wisdom teeth in the very back of your mouth are inflamed and red. It is caused by an infection, and if you notice or feel these symptoms, you need to contact...

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Which Kind Of Braces Are Best For You?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you need to get braces, then there are actually a couple of different options to choose from. Some styles are more cost-efficient, while others will have a minimal impact on your smile. To help you figure out which is best for you, here is a comparison of some of the alternative options, including lingual braces, ceramic braces, and plastic braces: What are lingual braces? The basic idea behind lingual braces is that they rest on the interior side of your teeth, rather than the exterior. This simultaneously means that they are very easy to...

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Revealing Two Misconceptions About Sedation Dentistry

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience for many people, and this can lead them to make the mistake of delaying seeking care for relatively minor problems. Luckily, sedation dentistry can be a viable option for patients that find themselves in this position. However, there are many misconceptions about this approach to dental medicine that can make people overlook this option. After having these sedation dentistry myths dispelled, you will be better able to make a choice about using this type of care to better manage your dental...

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Don’t Brush This Off: Three Ways Your Toothbrush Is Trying To Help You

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you’ve ever had a toothbrush start looking pretty bad, you might have wondered if something was wrong. In many cases, a scraggly toothbrush is just old, but the condition of the bristles — both in terms of looks and in terms of smell — can indicate other problems going on in your mouth. Here are three things to look out for when you take a look at your toothbrush. Bent Bristles Bent bristles on your toothbrush mean one of two things. Either the brush is very old, in which case it’s time to replace it, or you are...

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The Process To Repair A Broken Partial Denture

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Everyone’s teeth differ in size, proportion, and placement within their mouth. When you have missing or damaged teeth, you may be able to get a partial denture to replace them. A partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base, connected by a metal framework and metal clasps. Partial dentures are appropriate when one or more natural teeth remain in the jaw. Partial dentures can be made of acrylic resin, flexible nylon polymer, porcelain, chromium cobalt metal, and other dental materials. In order to...

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What You Need To Know About Tetracycline-Stained Teeth

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of conditions. When it’s taken regularly during periods of tooth growth, it can lead to staining. By knowing how to combat these stains, you’ll be able to develop a treatment plan with your dentist and smile with confidence. How Tetracycline Staining Occurs Tetracycline staining can affect the teeth during critical growth stages of the tooth. These stains can be brown, yellow, blue or grey, and go deep into the enamel. Because tetracycline stains go so deeply into the...

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6 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Dentures

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you have lost all or some of your teeth, you have the option of getting dentures. They are more cost effective than dental implants and make talking and chewing food easier. However, if you want you dentures to last a long time, you must take proper care of them. Here are six helpful tips for taking care of your dentures: Brush Your Dentures Daily Just like natural teeth, dentures have to be cleaned every day. However, you should not brush your dentures with traditional toothpaste, as it can be quite abrasive. It is better to clean your...

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Can A Cosmetic Dentist Fix A Gummy Smile?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Although it is a natural and harmless condition, many women are insecure about their gummy smiles. If you worry that your gums overshadow your teeth, you may feel self-conscious every time you smile, putting a strain on every conversation you have. Rather than live with this anxiety, there are steps you can take to reduce the visibility of your gums and grow more confident with your own smile. These are three promising procedures to discuss with your cosmetic dentist that can improve a gummy smile.  Relaxing the Upper Lip With Botox...

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Break The Easter Candy Habit: 3 Non-Candy Items To Fill Your Child’s Basket

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Easter is a fun, family-oriented holiday, but if you’re concerned about your child’s dental health, you may be stressed about the upcoming holiday and coming up with ideas to fill your child’s Easter basket that don’t include candy and other sweets. Below are three unique ideas to help you fill your child’s Easter basket while still ensuring the health of their teeth. Activities Booklet If your child is more into experiences and activities than toys and games, consider making your child a fun-filled activities...

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