Why Professional Laser Whitening Is Superior To At-Home Tooth Whitening

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One of the best things you can do for your appearance is to have your teeth whitened. Whether your teeth are badly stained and discolored or just need a little touch-up, a shining white smile can greatly improve the look of your smile. However, how you go about it is important and can drastically impact your oral health. Read on to learn why a professional laser whitening is always superior to trying to whiten your teeth at home.

16 December 2017

Thoughts To Consider Before Choosing Invisalign For Your Teenager

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The most common time for people to get braces is during their teenage years. In fact, if you look around at a group of high-school kids, you may notice that a lot of these kids have braces. Many of the kids may have traditional wire braces, but some may have Invisalign braces. If your teen needs braces and want Invisalign, here are several thoughts to consider before agreeing to it.

17 November 2017

2 Cosmetic Dental Applications That Can Transform Your Teeth

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Even if your teeth are relatively healthy, their appearance may make you uncomfortable. When a person is uncomfortable with an aspect of his or her appearance, the individual may be less likely to feel confident or interact socially. Cosmetic dentistry can be helpful in fixing these issues. A cosmetic dentist is trained to improve the appearance of the teeth. The dentist uses a wide variety of applications that target the shape, color, and placement of the teeth.

19 October 2017

Dealing With Gum Disease

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Did you switch toothbrushes in an attempt to stop your gums from bleeding each time your teeth are brushed? If your gums bleed no matter how careful you are about brushing your teeth, it is possible that there is an underlying condition that is responsible for the problem. Gum disease is one of the common causes for gums to bleed, and you should not take the condition lightly if you have it.

21 September 2017

Preparing For A Dental Implant

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Having a missing tooth can not only make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it could also lead to bone loss in the jaw and alter the way that your mouth closes on a regular basis. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can be an effective way to ward off the problems associated with tooth loss. Here are three things that you can do to prepare yourself for a dental implant in the future.

29 August 2017

Dental Implant Aftercare: What You Need To Know

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Dental implants are a viable option for many patients who have lost adult teeth. Specifically, dental implants allow you to restore the appearance of your smile and function of the original tooth, providing a more-or-less permanent solution. If you're thinking about getting dental implants, the first step is to see your dentist to ensure you're a viable candidate for for the procedure. From there, you should also be aware of important aftercare tips that you'll need to follow to reduce your chances of developing complications or an infection.

2 August 2017

It's Not Just Your Crooked Smile: Four More Dangers Of Misaligned Teeth

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Most people with crooked teeth straighten them so that they can have beautiful teeth. although having a beautiful smile with symmetrical teeth is great, teeth straightening isn't just for cosmetic reasons. There are dental health issues associated with misaligned teeth—here are five examples: Teeth Grinding Dental misalignment is a common cause of teeth grinding (bruxism). Teeth grinding can cause problems such as: Headaches A sore jaw Fractured teeth Loss of teeth Chances in facial appearance Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) If your bruxism has been traced back to crooked teeth, you may have to wear braces (or align the teeth via other means) to get rid of the above symptoms.

17 July 2017

Pain In Your Gums? It Could Be Gum Disease

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If your gums hurt or ache near the back of your mouth for no apparent reason, take a moment to inspect your mouth. Sometimes gums can ache when a piece of hard food becomes trapped between your molars. Brushing the gum area too hard with a toothbrush can also cause you pain. Pain can also be a sign of something very serious, such as gum disease. Gum disease can cause many problems for you in the future, including tooth loss.

19 June 2017

3 Habits That Can Harm Your Teeth

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Your teeth are a vital part of your body, yet you only get one set of them in your entire lifetime. Because of this, taking care of your teeth is an important habit to have in life. Without good oral care habits, your teeth can wear out very quickly. The habits you have in life can also cause a lot of wear and tear on your teeth, and some of the habits that damage teeth are things you might not even know you do.

23 May 2017

Three Reasons Saliva Is The Ultimate Oral Hero

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Saliva isn't exactly a word you associate with being heroic, but rather gross since it's associated with drool and spit. However, saliva is actually more important than you might think. Here are three reasons saliva is the ultimate oral hero: Saliva Helps With Digestion: The first part of digestion starts when the food enters your mouth. When you are chewing your food, you are breaking it down so it becomes more digestible in the stomach.

8 May 2017