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  • How A Dentist Does A Root Canal

    Root canals are a common procedure used to try and save a decayed and/or an infected tooth. The procedure removes the nerve and pulp from inside a tooth to prevent further decay and infection that could cause serious problems in your mouth, face, and neck. Fortunately, the nerve and pulp isn't really necessary once the tooth has fully developed, and removing the nerve and pulp isn't a big problem for most adults.
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  • Dental Care During Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, your mouth requires extra special care. There are many problems that you may face with your teeth and gums during pregnancy that you would not face at other times. Because of this it is especially important that your treat your mouth with the utmost care and rev up your dental care while pregnant. One of the main reasons for the changes in your oral care is due to hormonal changes.
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  • Pain Or Discomfort In Your Jaw? 4 Signs That It Might Be TMJ Disorder

    If you're having trouble with your jaw, you should visit your dentist. The problem might be TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for your jaw movement. Problems with that joint can cause severe pain. It can also cause a myriad of other complications, including problems with chewing. Here are some of the symptoms that are often associated with TMJ. If you have any of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your dentist.
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  • The Pros And Cons Of Composite Fillings

    Composite fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings, allow you to repair a decayed tooth or one that is damaged. This is one of many dental filling materials available, and one of the most popular. Before you decide on this type of dental filling, it helps to know more about the benefits and drawbacks. Here are the pros and cons of composite fillings. Pro: They Are Tooth-Colored One of the best benefits of getting composite fillings is that they are tooth-colored.
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  • Benefits Of Implant Dentures

    Do you think implant dentures are ultimately better than the standard ones? That's one of the questions most denture wearers ask themselves. Try answering the following questions to help you decide. Do your dentures slip when you speak? When you eat, do you get food stuck under your dentures? Are your dentures starting to lose their grip? Are you simply sick of those sore gums? If you answered yes to at least one of the above questions, then you might be interested in learning more about implant dentures.
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  • Possible Causes Of Burning Mouth Syndrome

    It's normal to occasionally burn your mouth when starting to eat a bowl of soup or sipping on some hot chocolate but if you experience a painful burning sensation in your mouth when you are not even eating anything, there's a good chance you could have something known as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). If you believe you have this problem, you should contact your dentist. Burning mouth syndrome can be caused by a variety of different things.
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  • Got Braces? Tips For Keeping Your Hardware Spick-And-Span

    Braces — they're the bane of a clean mouth. With all those wires and bands, it's almost impossible to purge your mouth of leftover food particles and bacteria no matter how many times you brush your teeth. And the longer trapped food sits on your teeth, the more likely you are to develop cavities and other problems that can seriously affect your oral health. So what can you do to keep your braces clean, so that when they come off you'll not only have a straight smile, but a sparkling one as well?
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  • Scared Of The Drill? Try Air Abrasion For Your Next Filling

    If the sound, smell, and feel of a dental drill on your tooth is enough to make your cringe and skip your dentist appointment, you might want to talk to your dentist about air abrasion. This is a newer technique available at many dental clinics, and it is considered the drill-less way to fix a cavity: What is air abrasion? When a cavity is removed, a dentist traditionally uses a drill to remove the decay.
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  • 3 Tips For Maintaining Optimal Oral Health While You Have Braces

    Straight white teeth are the building blocks for a winning smile. When your teeth are crooked, it can be hard to be proud of your smile. Boost your confidence and enjoy the benefits of straight teeth by talking to your dentist about your options for retainers and braces. Braces effectively straighten crooked teeth and can also be used in conjunction with headgear to help correct misaligned jaw conditions, such as an overbite.
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  • Top 5 Habits You Need To Break To Increase The Success Of Your Dental Implants

    Dental implants are a great choice for people with missing teeth. Implants offer advantages over dentures. But dental implants can be expensive, and there are factors that affect their success. To save yourself money and pain later, there are several habits you need to stop if you're getting dental implants. Here are the top five habits you need to break: 1. Smoking Smoking directly affects the health of your teeth and gums.
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