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How To Help A Young Child Feel Safe And Comfortable At The Dentist

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If your child has never visited a dentist but needs to, you might feel slightly worried that he or she will not enjoy this visit. Kids can feel scared or nervous going to dental clinics, but there are things you can do to prepare your child for these visits. If you prepare the child, he or she might not feel scared anymore, and here are some things you can do.

30 July 2020

How A Family Dentist Helps Children With Bad Breath Avoid Emotional Issues

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Children often experience medical problems differently than adults and may have varying emotional reactions to them. For example, something as small as bad breath may affect them more harshly than their parents or an older child. Therefore, a family dentist may be necessary to ensure that they don't run into any emotional difficulties.  Bad Breath Can Be an Upsetting Issue When a child develops bad breath, they can experience many emotions. Some might feel embarrassed or like they are "

29 July 2020

Suffering From TMJ? Try These Techniques For At-Home Relief

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Do you have an issue with TMJ in your jaw that is causing you pain? If so, you should consider reaching out to your dentist to find out how you can correct this problem. Until that happens, here are some exercises you can do at home to provide you with some relief. Assisted & Resisted Jaw Opening  A simple technique is known as assisted jaw opening, where you take your fingers and thumb to grab onto your jaw and assist yourself as you open your jaw.

27 July 2020

Do Your Root Canals Have To Be Sealed By A Crown Or Dental Cement?

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If you have deep decay in your tooth, it may have spread to the pulp. The pulp is the soft center of the tooth that contains living tissue, vessels, and nerves. If the pulp is infected, your dentist may recommend a root canal. During a root canal, your dentist will remove the infected portion of the pulp and seal the area so that it cannot get reinfected. To seal the site, some dentists may use a crown, or cap, while others may use dental cement.

24 July 2020

3 Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist

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If you are an adult seeking out orthodontics, you are are not alone. Whether you want to finally take the steps needed to correct orthodontic issues or want to fix problems that have reoccurred after previous treatment, there are plenty of orthodontists who offer their services to adult patients. If you are planning on orthodontic treatment as an adult, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

20 July 2020

Preparing Ahead For Your Dental Implant Procedure

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Getting dental implants is not nearly as invasive as many other surgeries. It is not like getting your appendix removed or your hip replaced — but it is a surgery. As such, you will want to spend some time preparing ahead before you get dental implants. Here's how to do that. Find someone to give you a ride to and from the procedure. Dental implants are often put into place when you're sedated and under local anesthesia.

16 July 2020

6 Ways To Help A Cavity-Prone Child

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Every parent sits in the waiting room hoping that their child emerges from the pediatric dentist's office with good news - no cavities. While some parents have their wish granted, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that cavities are the "most common chronic disease of children ... and adolescents." It may be frustrating, but there are ways you can help your child get a better report from the dentist next time.

13 July 2020

Should You Go To The Dentist During COVID-19?

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With COVID-19 looming as an ever-present threat, people are trying to find a new sense of normality. Figuring out which routines to keep can be challenging. Dental care is always important, but you may be wondering if it's safe and prudent to keep your ordinary dental appointments. Ask yourself these four questions to figure out whether you should go to the dentist: 1. Do you have a regularly scheduled cleaning coming up?

9 July 2020

What Can You Do At Home To Eliminate Your Peri-Implantitis Risks?

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Dental implant dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. This means that implants are becoming more and more successful with fewer side effects and complications. However, there are still some things that you should be concerned about after your implant is secured. The development of peri-implantitis is one such thing. Keep reading to learn how you can reduce your risk of developing it. Get Used to Eating

2 July 2020

Have Tooth Discolorations And Stains? How Microabrasion Can Help

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You may have looked at things like whitening or veneers to fix your tooth discolorations and stains, but have you ever heard of tooth microabrasion? Read on to learn about cosmetic microabrasion to see if this procedure might be a good fit for your needs. What Is Tooth Microabrasion? When you go to your dentist for a regular cleaning, he or she may use a prophy paste to polish your teeth.

30 June 2020