What To Expect After You Have Received A Root Canal

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If you want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for your upcoming root canal, you will want to review the following points. Tenderness For A Few Days Your jaw is left in the extended position for a long time during the root canal procedure. Just from that alone, you may experience discomfort and tenderness for a few days after the procedure. You may also experience a lot of pain from the procedure itself.

24 October 2016

Caring for Teeth after Braces

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Braces help to realign your teeth for a beautiful smile, but there are steps you'll need to take to keep your teeth looking great after the braces come off. Here are some helpful tips to maintain your smile. Easing Back Into A Normal Routine Right after your braces are removed, your gums may be tender. It might be difficult to eat some of your favorite foods, so consider stocking up on soft foods to eat in the days and weeks after the braces come off.

4 October 2016

2 Tips To Soothe Your Irritated Gum Tissue After Getting A Fixed Bridge Installed

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A fixed bridge is usually installed if you have a number of missing or damaged teeth that need to be replaced. The dental restoration contains several false teeth that can be used to fix your smile. A fixed bridge is cemented into place and cannot be removed without the help of a dentist. During the fixed bridge installation process, nearby teeth will be shaved down in order to make room for the restoration.

16 September 2016

Two Natural Ways To Deal With Xerostomia

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Xerostomia is a condition where the saliva glands don't produce enough moisture, resulting in chronic dry mouth. The condition is often caused by medication, but can also be the result of an underlying disease (e.g. diabetes, cancer) or trauma to the salivary ducts. Depending on the cause of the condition, treatment may involve the use of medication or surgery. If you would rather avoid these options, here are two natural ways to handle xerostomia.

29 August 2016

The Advantages Of A Dental Bonding Over Crown Placement

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If you have a chip in one of your teeth that needs to be repaired, then your dentist has several options to repair the tooth. If the chip is large, then a crown may be needed. These types of additions protect damaged teeth, but they are expensive. If you have a small chip that needs to be fixed or if you want to reduce your dental costs substantially, then dental bonding may be a better choice.

6 August 2016

A Couple Of Tips For Helping Your Children Avoid Routine Dental Issues

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Ensuring that your family dental health is protected is an important task for any parent. However, it is an unfortunate fact that there are any people that are unaware of some of the more basic tips that can be followed to help avoid some of the more common issues that children can encounter when it comes to their dental health. Buy A Water Flosser For Your Children To Use Flossing is one of the most important steps that a person can take to protect their teeth against decay and discoloration.

22 July 2016

2 Oral Rinses To Help Ease Swelling After Ridge Augmentation Surgery

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After a dental procedure, experiencing some swelling is to be expected. However, with a ridge augmentation procedure, you may experience swelling in multiple areas. This occurs because your dentist will be removing bone and tissue from one surgical site and placing it in another. With proper care and maintenance, your swelling should eventually ease up on its own within a few weeks after the surgery. Since this can take a long time, there are a few oral rinses that you incorporate into your dental care routine in order to ease the swelling much quicker.

5 July 2016

2 Things To Expect When You Are Having A Dental Implant Installed

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If you have lost several of your teeth, you may be considering dental implants to replace them.  Many people prefer dental implants because they are difficult to discern from natural teeth. In fact, implants are the most natural-looking options for replacing lost teeth. Each dental implant is surgically positioned inside the jawbone to replace the lost dental root of a missing tooth. After a healing period in which the dental implants fuse with your jawbone, connectors and dental crowns can be added to fully restore the lost teeth.

26 May 2016

Three Natural Ways To Ease The Pain Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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If your wisdom teeth are impacted in your jaw and causing you pain, the best solution is usually to have them removed. But what do you do while you're awaiting your appointment with your dental surgeon? How can you keep the pain under control in the meantime? Here are a few natural strategies that may help. Clove Oil Clove oil is known for its natural pain-relieving properties. You can find pure clove oil at most health food stores.

26 May 2016

Three Myths About Oral Cancer -- Busted

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Oral cancer is a devastating disease that causes more than 9,000 deaths per year in the United States. Only about half of individuals diagnosed with oral cancer will be alive 5 years after diagnosis. Yet, in spite of the prevalence and destructive nature of oral cancer, most people know very little about it. In fact, there are a lot of false myths floating around about oral cancer, which may prove dangerous if they prevent you from detecting the disease or getting the proper treatment.

10 May 2016