How to Have a Healthier Halloween

When the decorations are stored away and the candy “loot bag” is emptied, children’s teeth will continue to pay the real and sometimes permanent cost. While sugar itself does not cause cavities, it does feed the cavity-causing bacteria. The bacteria found on teeth and gums consumes sugar and excretes an acid that decays tooth enamel.

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Your Biggest Dental Questions Revealed

Dental health can come with some mysteries, and some even bigger myths. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked dental questions, including answers about wisdom teeth, pregnancy, cavities, canker sores, cost and more!

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Basic Dental Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning

The Academy of General Dentistry strongly recommends and most dentists advise their patients to seek standard cleaning once every six months. Patients should discuss the frequency of standard cleaning with their dentists bearing in mind that if the patient has one or more risk factors that lead to gum disease, standard cleaning should be sought at least twice a year, in some cases as often as four times a year.

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Everything You Need to Know – But May be Afraid to Ask – About Tooth Extraction

Has your dentist hinted you may need a tooth extracted? Perhaps it’s abscessed, in danger of falling out, or you need to have it removed to make way for your wisdom teeth (third adult molars).

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Rebuild Your Smile with Veneers

Veneers are a great option for achieving a picture perfect smile by overlaying a lab-created tooth façade overtops the natural tooth. Veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are thin custom-made shells that are designed to bond over the surface of teeth to improve the appearance. Veneers are tooth-colored and are made to match your natural teeth.

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Sep 23

Root Canal: Process, Causes, Treatment and Care

A bad infection in a tooth that has reached the pulp, the innermost tissue at the center of a tooth, requires a root canal also known as endodontic therapy to repair the damage. There is a natural canal that is carved through the center of the tooth, a root canal is performed when the tissue inside that canal becomes infected or inflamed. A root canal is a treatment that is used to repair or save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed.

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Sep 19

Dental Implants: Advantages, Risks and How to Pay for Your New Smile

Dental implants are artificial teeth that are anchored into the jaw by a metal post, to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. The metal post of an implant is surgically situated into the jawbone beneath the gums. Implants are an option for patients who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or for other reasons.

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Sep 6

What is an Abscessed Tooth and How to Cure the Infection

Perhaps you’ve heard the term abscess tooth. An abscess is a pocket of puss that occurs around a tooth or in the gums that is caused by bacteria. Abscess can develop relatively quickly- within just a few days, and if the infection isn’t treated continues to worsen.

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Can Your Dentist Help You Stop Snoring

No one wants to snore. Not the person who snores, nor the person who shares his or her bed. Yet snoring happens: about half of us snore at least at some point in our lives. Men snore more than women, it tends to run in families and it becomes more prevalent the older we become.

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5 Signs It's Time to Visit a Dentist

You no doubt know that you should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and checkup. But too often patients ignore signs and symptoms that can signal a critical issue that needs attention from your dentist.

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