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3 Things to Know about Tooth Extractions for Denture Placement

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There are several reasons you may want to get dentures. You may have tooth decay or pain that is causing you to have extractions. Though you have many options for dental replacement and repair, dentures may sound like something you would rather have. If this is the case, tooth extractions will be part of the process. With that in mind, there are three things you should know about the process and what you may be facing with the extractions.…

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Can You Have Dental Implants if You Have Bruxism?

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Dental implants are a common way of replacing lost teeth; they are popular because they give patients a fixed rather than a removable denture. You may be keen to have implants rather than regular dentures on this basis. However, if your bruxism makes you grind your teeth a lot, then you may worry that you aren’t a suitable patient for an implant. What do you need to know? How Bruxism Affects Implants…

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Two Options for Restoring a Chipped Tooth

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Chipped teeth are one of the more typical dental issues that people can develop. And if you play sports, your likelihood of chipping a tooth becomes considerably higher. But some minor chips do not expose the dentin and thus are typically cosmetic. Some people may not think that it is crucial to have the problem fixed. In truth, while you may feel fine at the beginning, progressive wear on the tooth will eventually cause the chip to become a threat to your oral health.…

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Is Eating Ice Cream Too Painful for You? How Your Dentist Can Help

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If you’re out in the park on a very hot day, you may not be able to resist the temptation of that ice cream van. You may look forward to the sensation when you bite into that vanilla swirl but may fall back down to earth with a bang right away. You may have forgotten for a second, but your teeth are particularly sensitive to cold and this is why you don’t indulge in your ice cream passion as much as you’d like.…

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Alcohol and Porcelain Veneers: How Does Alcohol Affect Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are as strong as enamel — sometimes even stronger. For example, a high-quality veneer can cut through apples, carrots and just about any other food that natural teeth can. However, much like natural teeth, porcelain veneers are not invulnerable. While alcohol will not damage porcelain veneers, it can create other problems.  Alcohol Causes Gum Recession When a cosmetic dentist places a veneer on a tooth, they cover the entire natural tooth surface.…

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Understanding Common Misconceptions About Dentures

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When it comes to maintaining proper oral health, dentures play an important role in replacing lost or decaying teeth in the mouth. However, many people have misconceptions about the uses and benefits of dentures. They are often associated with elder people who have lost all their teeth, or patients who have undergone dental trauma.  Dentures can actually be used by a wide variety of patients to improve their oral health. The following are common misconceptions about dentures.…

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How to Tell If a Wisdom Tooth Is Impacted

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Nowadays, it is common practice for dentists to remove wisdom teeth early. This helps to protect the oral health of patients who might not have enough room to accommodate the incoming wisdom teeth. The jawbone of modern humans has shrunk over time, meaning that there often isn’t enough space for wisdom teeth to come in. When there is not enough room for a wisdom tooth to come in, it becomes impacted.…

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How to find the right cosmetic dentist

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Have you recently looked in the mirror and decided that it is finally time to do something to improve your smile? Do you have ugly gaps that need replacement teeth fitted, or do some of your teeth need straightening? Whatever your reasons for seeking cosmetic dentistry, a good dentist will work with you to bring back your perfect smile, boosting your self-confidence and changing the way others perceive you. Remember your choice of dentist matters…

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Dentures or Dental Implants: Which Is Best for Whole Mouth Teeth Replacements?

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When it comes to whole mouth teeth replacements, you have two main choices: dentures and dental implants. The choice between the two depends upon several different factors. Consider the following things to determine whether dentures or dental implants might be better suited for you.  The Daily Maintenance When it comes to maintenance, denture wearers need to make a much bigger commitment than people who choose dental implants. When you wear dentures, you’ll need to remove them every night for cleaning.…

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Two ways to prevent dental abscesses

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A dental abscess is an extremely painful type of infection which can lead to major health complications if it is not identified and treated promptly. As such, it’s worth doing everything you can to reduce your risk of developing this condition. Here are two ways to do this. Get cavities filled promptly A cavity is a hole in a tooth. It is caused by bacterial plaque producing an erosive acid which gradually eats away at the tooth’s outer layers, until a hole forms.…

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