Preventative Dentistry: Are Dental Sealants Right For Your Child?

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Much of what your family dentist does for your kids might be preventative in nature. Your children will have any tartar removed during a professional dental cleaning—ensuring that this doesn't cause gingivitis or other types of gum irritation. Cavities will be spotted and dealt with as needed, with regular fluoride treatments helping to prevent cavities from forming. Because your family dentist is concerned with preventing problems before they actually occur, they might suggest that your child should have dental sealants applied to their teeth.

28 October 2022

How Dental Cleanings Prevent Calculus Bridges

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You may know that regular brushing and flossing can help clear plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, but did you know that plaque can easily turn into tartar after 72 hours? Tartar—also known as calculus—is a hard, calcified deposit of plaque that can cause cavities and gum disease. Unlike plaque, tartar cannot be removed by toothbrush or flossing, which is why regular dental cleanings are so important. If a person slacks on regular cleanings, they can develop a condition called a calculus bridge.

28 October 2022

What Happens When You Get Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are typically used to make a correction to someone's smile. This is when a tooth is chipped, discolored, rotated, or misshapen. The process of getting dental veneers will take multiple visits, which is why it's important to have proper expectations about what will happen so that you can be prepared.  Consultation Everything starts by getting a consultation; this is where a dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers.

27 September 2022

2 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Are you considering full mouth reconstruction? Full mouth reconstruction is one way to fix a wide range of dental issues, including tooth decay, aesthetic issues, and even issues you were born with. Full mouth reconstruction is exactly what it sounds like—a complete overhaul of your teeth. The dental surgeon removes your existing teeth and replaces them with implants. This can be down with just the top or bottom row of teeth or with all of your teeth.

23 August 2022

What Is Dental Implant Restoration And Do You Need It?

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When you have one or more missing teeth, finding a solution for your missing teeth can be a challenge. You can try dentures, but if you only have a few missing teeth, this might not be the best solution. You can also try a retainer with an alternative tooth to restore your smile, but this isn't a permanent fix and can take some time to get used to. There is a solution you can try, and it has a near-permanency to it that makes it a great alternative to other types of tooth restoration.

19 July 2022

Your Tooth Hurts, But Is It an Emergency?

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When you have a toothache, it isn't always an automatic trip to the emergency dental services clinic for you. While a lot of dental concerns can be painful and appear to be urgent in their presentation, not all dental woes are considered an emergency. You can take some over-the-counter medication for a toothache and get an appointment in the next few days for the dentist, but if you're more concerned, call an emergency dentist to see if they can get you in.

13 June 2022

3 Reasons To Have Regular Dental Checkups

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If your teeth are in good shape, and you don't have any problems with them, then you might not stick to a routine dental checkup schedule. However, you should continue to see a dentist even if you don't have specific problems. Why is it important to schedule regular checkups? 1. Check Your Dental Care Routine Is On Track While your current dental care routine might seem to be working because your teeth and gums are problem-free, you might still benefit from some tips from your dentist.

2 May 2022

When Should You Consider A Root Canal Treatment?

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Most people don't think about their oral health until there is a problem. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy all the time is important. These parts of the body are exposed to harmful bacteria that can cause health problems like tooth decay, cavities, periodontitis, sensitive teeth, and bad breath. Such issues can cause a lot of discomfort and pain, and even lower your confidence. Luckily, there are numerous treatments to help restore your oral health and eliminate any pain or infections.

24 March 2022

4 Reasons Why You Might Need To Visit The Emergency Dentist

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Most people experience the signs of tooth trouble for a long time before the actual emergency happens. For example, you could be feeling a low-level pain in your gums, teeth, and jaws. The pain might lead you to believe that you can wait a few days before seeing the dentist. However, oral issues escalate quickly, and you might wake up with so much pain before setting up the appointment that you have to see an emergency dentist.

16 February 2022

Overcoming Your Child's Fear Of Dental Treatment

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Parents may wonder what causes the fears that seem to trouble their children. As much as you might reassure your child, they might still be afraid of various things—whether it's the dark, the monster under their bed, or the dentist. Many of these irrational fears will lose their power as your child grows up, before being entirely discarded. However, if your child develops a fear of the dentist, some action may be needed to overcome this.

5 January 2022