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Child Dental Emergency: Dealing With Sedation

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A dental emergency is never a pleasant experience to go through. It can be especially troubling for a child. In some cases, dental emergencies will require that your child be sedated. This may not be the case for adults, but with scared children, many emergency procedures are best done with general anesthetic. Removing broken teeth or anything else that requires that the child remain still and calm is often done with sedation.

16 December 2016

4 Reasons Dental Implants Are Your Best Option

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When it comes to replacing missing teeth or teeth that you need to have extracted because of decay, you don't want to wait. However, you may be a bit uncertain as to what your best options are. After all, there are many options to consider, such as implants, dentures, and bridges. Here are four reasons why dental implants are the best choice: Keep Surrounding Teeth Strong: The problem with bridges or dentures is that the natural teeth you still have will need to be shaved in order for replacement teeth to fit securely in place.

30 November 2016

Two Tips to Help You Choose the Right Dentist for Your Child

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When it comes to your child's oral health, it's important to start them out on the right track. Showing them how to properly brush and floss their teeth and impressing upon them the importance of regular dental visits are keys to helping your child build the right habits that can last a lifetime. If you're looking for a pediatric dentist, you may understand that your child has different needs than you do, so it's important to know how to select a dental professional who will fulfill these needs.

24 October 2016

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