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  • Why Smoking and Dental Implants Are a Bad Combination


    Smoking is bad for your health, which is hardly a shock. It affects your overall body, but it can also directly affect the point of entry, namely where it's inhaled (which is your mouth). This is very bad news when you need to maintain the most hospitable condition inside your mouth to ensure the best chance of success for a dental implant. Smoking and dental implants simply don't go well together.
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  • Types of Dentists


    When you think of dentistry, you think of the medical professional who cleans your teeth, performs routine exams, etc. However, there are over six dental specialists, and they include: 1.    General dentists A general dentist handles preventive services, restorative services, cosmetic procedures and general oral health. General dentists are the primary providers of dental care services. They begin by examining your mouth to check for the presence of cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases and overall dental health.
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  • Can a Split Tooth Be Saved?


    When you attempt to tear a piece of paper, sometimes it comes away in a straight, neat line, almost as though you used scissors. Sometimes it just rips in a messy, unexpected way. Sometimes the same thing can happen when you break a tooth. A split tooth occurs when the damage results in a vertical line running along the length of the tooth, effectively creating two or more segments. Obviously this warrants a trip to the emergency dentist, but can a split tooth actually be saved?
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  • New Dentures and Difficulty Swallowing: Is There a Link?


    Just think of all the food you'll be able to eat with your dentures—or at least, be able to eat without difficulty. Your dentures will open up a new culinary world, although it can take a bit of time to get used to chewing food with them. But eating food is a two-step process. You chew, and then you swallow. What if you begin to experience difficulty swallowing that food once you start eating with your dentures?
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  • 3 Reasons To Schedule Regular Dental Cleaning Appointments


    If you're someone who only books a dental appointment when you know you have a problem, such as a toothache or jaw pain, you're missing out on the many benefits that come with having regular dental cleaning appointments. During a dental cleaning, your dentist will remove plaque and surface stains from your teeth, which will enhance the appearance of your smile, but cleaning your teeth also gives the dentist the opportunity to thoroughly examine your mouth.
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  • Scaling and Root Planing: An Effective Way of Removing Tartar From Your Gums


    Your gums are exposed to many different materials on a daily basis. From the sugars in your diet to dirt and debris, foreign items can settle on your teeth and gums to form a clear layer called plaque. Plaque eventually hardens into a solid material called tartar, which accumulates at the base of your teeth and causes them to gradually detach from your gum tissue. Tartar is a leading cause of tooth loss and other types of infections in the body.
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  • Some of the Benefits of Dental Implants


    Dental implants are false teeth that are permanently attached to the jawbone by a titanium screw. If you have one or more missing teeth, here are some reasons why dental implants may be the right solution for you. Improve bone structure You may think that once you have lost a tooth, that is the end of the story. Unfortunately, if you do not take action, you may suffer further damage to the bone structure of your jaw.
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  • Would You Like Straighter Teeth and an Improved Smile?


    Crooked or misaligned teeth are an extremely common problem, and today there are a variety of solutions available to improve the appearance of your teeth. If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth, then invisible braces like Invisalign could be a good option. Unlike conventional metal braces, which are obvious to everyone, the transparent retainers are barely noticeable. A further advantage of using Invisalign is that the braces are removable and can be taken out for eating and drinking.
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  • Breaking Your Teeth While Breaking a Sweat: Did You Break a Tooth in the Gym?


    If you regularly go to the gym to lift weights, you might find that you sometimes clench your jaw while lifting heavy weights. Unfortunately, while clenching your teeth might seem to help, it does more damage than good. The only thing you are likely to achieve is a broken tooth. If this happens, it is only a matter of time before infection attacks the broken tooth. But doesn't clenching help when lifting weights?
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  • When Your New Partial Denture Clasp Doesn't Want to Grasp


    Whether it's a full set or only a partial set, new dentures are supposed to fit perfectly. As the years go by, some maintenance will be needed so this good fit can continue, and with full dentures, this usually involves adding a wafer-thin layer of resin to the base plate. With partial dentures, it's often the clasps (which secure the dentures in place) that will need to be adjusted or replaced, which is hardly a mammoth task, and it is completely normal when it comes to denture repairs.
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