Dangers Of Extracting Your Own Teeth At Home

Is it wrong if you extract your tooth at home? Say you have a troublesome molar, and you don’t have the necessary insurance or money to go to the dentist. Can you take a pair of pliers (or a gentler tool) and yank it off at home? Sure you can, but the risks of taking such an action far outweigh the main benefit of saving money. These dangers include: Infection You risk getting an oral infection if you extract your own teeth. For...

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Common Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

Cosmetic dental procedures are done to improve the look of your teeth and most often, but not always, done for cosmetic reasons and not for medical purposes. If you are thinking about improving your smile or the look of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry offers a broad range of options for patients. However, before undergoing these procedures, you may have some questions you need answered first.  Does Teeth Whitening Work For...

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Beyond Plastic Surgery: 3 Professionals Who Can Make You Look Younger

When you consider treatments or procedures to reclaim the appearance of youth, you probably think of plastic surgeons performing face lifts, liposuction, and other rather dramatic surgeries. But you may not realize that there are other experts available who can make you look years younger as well. Here are three such professionals you may want to consult. 1. Dentists Your teeth may look years or even decades older than the rest of...

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4 Nasty Things That Crop Up When You Don’t Brush Your Teeth

According to the American Dental Association, 1 in 5 Americans don’t brush their teeth twice a day. The ADA also says that only half of the American population flosses their teeth. This is surprising news, considering the ADA’s massive drive to educate people on the importance of brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least once a day, to achieve optimum oral health. Keep reading to learn 4 other nasty things that...

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Sedation Dentistry For Your Autistic Youngster

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, even routine dental appointments can be enormously stressful. Some youngsters become so upset that dentists must use physical restraints to keep them still; this obviously can be frightening and even traumatic for the child. Sedation dentistry may be the answer. You may feel troubled at the idea of having your child sedated for something as routine as a dental cleaning and exam, but the...

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