3 Reasons Routine Dental Cleanings Are Important

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Although some people visit their dentist for an annual checkup, they might skip twice-yearly dental cleanings because they feel they are unimportant. There are several reasons dental cleanings are important to the overall health of your teeth and should not be avoided. Reduce Staining Even with a good oral care routine, it can be difficult to prevent or remove stains on your teeth. Most stains are caused by food, beverages, or smoking, and once these stains occur, they often require special products for removal, because the stains become embedded in deeper layers of the teeth.

21 December 2018

Brace Yourself: Understanding The Transition From Braces To Retainers

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If you have been wearing braces, you may be really looking forward to the day that they come off. While your teeth may be free of the braces, that doesn't mean that they are completely free from future correction. In fact, there is some serious aftercare that you'll have to keep up with, if you're going to keep those straight teeth looking their best even after the braces come off. Here are some tips for the post-brace-removal period:

19 November 2018

Child Eats Too Much Candy? Why This Causes Cavities, How The Cavities Are Treated, And How To Prevent This Problem

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If your child eats too much candy on a regular basis, this can damage their teeth. This problem can also be much worse around Halloween, especially if your child gets a lot of candy. The most obvious problem that results from this is dental cavities. Below is the reason candy causes cavities, how the dentist will treat the cavities, and what your child can do in the future to prevent this problem from coming back again.

22 October 2018

3 Great Benefits That Come With Getting Veneers

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If your teeth are structurally and visually imperfect, smiling may be a difficult thing to do. You shouldn't worry, though, because you can always have veneers put in by your cosmetic dentist.  Veneers come with the following benefits that you shouldn't overlook. Better-Looking Teeth The primary benefit of getting veneers is their ability to drastically improve the look of your teeth. The set of veneers you receive will be crafted by an experienced cosmetic dentist, who will ensure each tooth looks authentic and has the right shape.

27 September 2018

Understanding A Few Types Of Orthodontic Elastics

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If you have just started working with an orthodontist to have braces placed on your teeth, then you may notice the professional placing some additional rubber bands in your mouth. There are a few types of bands you may see, so keep reading to learn a little bit about them. Ligature Elastics The term elastic is often used when describing the rubber bands used by orthodontists, and the smallest bands that are placed around each of the metal brackets are secured to help keep the archwire in place.

4 September 2018

How To Prep For A New Dental Procedure

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For some, going to the dentist isn't the most exciting thing. They may have fears about getting work done and may feel at ease about showing up for a new procedure. If you have some anxiety about an upcoming procedure, know that you're not alone. The good news is there are some steps that you can take to properly prepare for this appointment. Keep reading to better understand how to prep for your new procedure.

7 August 2018

Three Types Of Invisible Braces, Based On Level Of Invisibility

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Braces are kind of a right of passage. Since most people are not born with perfect teeth, at some point in the "tween" or teen years, they get braces. If you are about to get braces, and you would really rather not have everyone see the traditional mouth full of metal, you can request one of three types of invisible braces. Here are your choices, based on level of invisibility.

11 July 2018

How To Help Keep Your Kid's Teeth Clean With Braces

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Getting braces for kids can vastly improve the shape and appearance of your child's smile. However, without proper dental hygiene, it's possible for cavities and gum disease to develop. Taking care of your child's teeth is more important than ever while they're wearing braces, but it doesn't have to be hard. If you're ensuring that your child is brushing daily, add these simple tips to boost their dental hygiene so that when they get their braces off, they reveal pearly whites.

14 June 2018

Improve Your Smile

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If you aren't happy with the look of your smile, then it can affect the way you see yourself in general. It can cause you to be less sociable in general, and it can ruin your self-confidence in a way that even prevents you from trying to get certain jobs or enjoying activities you would normally have a great time doing. Here are some of the things that can cause you to not be happy with your smile and the things that can be done to take care of those issues:

11 May 2018

Oral Health Issues That Seniors Face

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As a person ages, their oral health can decline. Senior dental patients may find it increasingly difficult to care for their teeth and gums as neurological issues, such as dementia, and motion-limiting conditions, such as arthritis, become more prevalent. Here are a few oral health problems that people of advanced age sometimes face. Decay Kids often experience tooth decay. However, dental decay is also an issue among seniors, especially when it goes untreated.

11 April 2018