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Common Myths about Dentistry that Impact Oral Health Care

Common Myths about Dentistry that Impact Oral Health Care

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

There are so many myths and so much misinformation about how best to take care of our teeth and gums, that it’s sometimes hard to know what is true about oral health care. Misconceptions persist about dentistry which may affect your overall oral health. See how well you answer the following questions and identify some common myths. How often should I brush my teeth? People often think they should brush their teeth after every main meal.  Dentists recommend that you…

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What Should I Do After My Tooth Extraction?

What Should I Do After My Tooth Extraction?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

The most important first step once you have a tooth extraction is to take it easy for the rest of the day. Avoid eating hot food or drinks until the anesthetic wears off so that you do not burn or scald your mouth since you will not have the ability to feel pain until then.  Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours, since it may cause additional bleeding or delay the healing process. Should I rinse my mouth…

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Avoid Demineralization of Tooth Enamel

Keep Your Teeth Strong and Healthy: How to Avoid Demineralization of Tooth Enamel

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

Do you have problems with white spots, weakening of teeth or more frequent cavities? The reason for these issues may be the demineralizing of your tooth enamel. Here is a guide to help you understand what demineralization is and what you can do to protect your teeth. What is the process of demineralization? Demineralization happens when the mineral content on your teeth begins to wear away. It is the first sign of tooth decay and may be caused by a…

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Dental Visits to Keep You and Baby Healthy during Pregnancy

Dental Visits Keep Mom and Baby Healthy During Pregnancy

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

Keeping yourself healthy during pregnancy is important for both you and your baby. Make sure to maintain a good oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy and to help your baby stay healthy.   Should I have regular visits to the dentist while pregnant? Regular visits to the dentist will help you keep up a good oral hygiene routine and help your dentist deal with any issues before they become serious concerns.  You will experience hormonal changes…

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Is Dental Insurance Really Worth It?

Is Dental Insurance Really Worth It?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

You need to have insurance for protection in the case of a car accident or if you have expensive medical costs due to an illness, which could wipe out your bank account.  But is it really necessary to have dental insurance? Making sure you have good oral hygiene habits will help reduce your dental bill.  But there are some teeth that are prone to more complicated medical issues which will lead to higher costs quickly. How much does dental insurance…

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Frequently Used Dental Implant Terms

Guide to Dental Implant Terms Frequently Used by Your Dentist

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit

To help you better understand what to expect when you need a dental implant procedure, here is a guide to help you decode the language your dentist uses to describe your upcoming procedure: Abutment: The abutment is a connector the dentist will attach to the top of your dental implant to serve as a replacement tooth, crown or bridge, and keep the implant firmly in place. Abutment Teeth: These are the teeth that support the bridge or partial denture. Ceramic:…

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Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

By | Children's Dentistry, Dental Visit, Oral Health

Children lose their baby teeth so why do dentists need to fill cavities? To maintain good oral healthcare, and to ensure that adult teeth come in properly and with enough room, dentists do their best to preserve a child’s tooth until it is time for them to come out. Teaching and maintaining good oral hygiene to children is important when new baby teeth come in.  Despite our best efforts, sometimes children develop cavities which need to be taken care of…

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What is Laser Dentistry?

What is Laser Dentistry?

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit

Most people do not realize that lasers are used by dentists to treat gum disease, cavity treatment and other oral health care issues. Lasers are an innovative type of dental care and are extremely focused light beams used to alter or remove tissue in small increments. Dentists use lasers for a variety of procedures including removal of overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or whiten teeth. Most dentists use lasers to successfully treat: canker sores or cold sores root canal…

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Regular Dentist Appointments are Good for Your Overall Health

Regular Dentist Appointments are Good for Your Overall Health

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

Going to the dentist regularly is not only good for the overall health of your teeth and gums, it may actually be critical to help identify other underlying medical issues that may not have been detected yet by a physician.  A dentist can spot warning signs when examining your mouth for health issues such as diabetes, oral cancer, HIV, and osteoporosis. Diabetes Early warning signs for diabetes include loose teeth, dry mouth, receding, dry and bleeding gums and inability to…

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Understanding Dental Terms

Understanding Dental Terms

By | Dental Visit

Do you ever get confused when discussing your care with your dentist because some of the dental terms he or she uses are unfamiliar to you? Dental terms and numbers are unique, and may cloud your ability to understand what your dentist is saying about your teeth. Here is a guide to help you have a better understanding of what all this dental lingo means. What does the dental term Quadrant mean? When the dentist is talking to you about…

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