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Want Less Time in the Dental Chair? Procedures and Wait Times That Have Just Been Shortened

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

With the rapid way people live their lives, it is no surprise that everyone is looking to speed up services. Even dentists have found and developed ways to make both procedures and wait times shorter for patients. If you want to know if you can reduce your time in the dental chair, check out the following procedures that have been shortened for your convenience. Same Day Dental Crowns Traditional procedures for a dental crown involves taking a mold of your tooth, sanding that tooth down, placing a temporary cap, and then making you wait three...

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3 Medications That Can Cause Cavities In Children

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your child has a chronic medical condition such as seizure disorder or cardiovascular disease, the pediatrician has probably prescribed medication to manage symptoms. While it is crucial that your child follow the medical protocol developed by the physician, you will need to be vigilant about monitoring for side effects. While many medications cause common side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and gastrointestinal upset, certain drugs can lead to oral problems, which can heighten the risk for dental cavities. Here are three...

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Differences Between Same Day And Regular Implants

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Same day implants may sound like a dream come true: the convenience of the same day procedure with the stability of dental implants. But the whole truth is often a bit more complex than that. Here are some of the similarities and differences between same day and regular dental implants to help you make your choice between the two when you visit your dental office. Both Area Tooth Prosthetic Both types of procedure seem similar because they allow you to have a tooth prosthetic that fits directly in line with your regular teeth. The implant...

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Why Should You Consider Getting Dental Sealants?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Are you considering dental sealants? This popular dental option provides you with protection by using a clear coating that goes right onto your teeth. If you’re on the fence, or just want more information before making a decision, understanding the pros of this procedure is a must-do. What do you need to know about sealants? Check out a few facts that may help you make your decision. They’re Painless Unlike other dental procedures, getting sealants doesn’t involve drills, metal anchors or anything else that is potentially...

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Seafood Lovers: 3 Benefits Of Dental Implants

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are so many different seafood options and foods for people to enjoy, however, if you have cracked or missing teeth, it can make it a lot harder to enjoy various types of seafood options. Choosing to have dental implants installed in your mouth can go a long way in providing you with the strength and ability to enjoy your favorite seafood options. Understanding three benefits of getting dental implants for eating seafood can give you a better idea of the process and how it can dramatically improve some of your favorite meals. Tooth...

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Invisalign Or Clear Braces? Which Is Better For You?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Metal braces have long been the go-to option for straightening crooked teeth. However, they do look pretty obvious on the front of your teeth, and they can cause other issues like soreness from rubbing and poking wires. If you want to straighten your teeth with fewer inconveniences, you have two major options: Invisalign and clear braces. Here’s a look at both options and how they compare. Clear Braces Clear braces are often confused with invisible aligners like Invisalign, but the two solutions are actually different. Clear braces are...

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Wedding Day Beauty Preparations: How To Prep Your Skin, Nails And Teeth

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are few things you may be thinking of waiting until the last minute to get before your wedding day, but you actually want to get them done at least 48 hours before the big day or even earlier. When you wait until the last minute to get these things done you can end up with a beauty blunder and other concerns. Schedule these following services accordingly. Facial Get a facial to remove the dead skin off your face, to help improve your complexion before your wedding day, and to prevent your pores from getting clogged. The facial will help...

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Equipment To Use For Excellent Dental Implant Care

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Dental implants are often chosen as a tooth replacement solution because of their longevity and durability. In many cases, your dental implant will take several months to heal on its own and form a strong seal with your jawbone and gums. In that interim, there are many things that you can do to ensure the health of your dental implant. Sometimes your dentist will recommend specific equipment to help you adjust to life with a dental implant. Here are some recommended items to have on hand to promote the health of your dental implant. ...

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Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways To Get Your Spouse To The Dentist

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you started a family, you expected some resistance when it was time to take the kids to visit the dentist. Yet, they haven’t given you a problem with their dental exams and cleanings. Now, however, you have a bigger problem on your hands. If your spouse is struggling with dental phobia, you should know that you are not alone. A recent survey conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation discovered that as many as 15% of Americans skip dental visits due to fear. Fortunately, you can help your spouse avoid the consequences...

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Have Dry Mouth? Know What It Is And How You Can Treat It

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you suffer from dry mouth, not only is it a huge annoyance, but it could potentially cause decay to happen to your teeth. While a dentist can help you deal with dry mouth, it’s possible to treat dry mouth on your own with natural home remedies. Know the following 3 things about having dry mouth and see if it improves your problem. What’s Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is a health condition that will leave your mouth feeling very sticky and dry. It can cause difficulties with chewing, swallowing, and talking. It can be from medications...

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