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  • Three Ways You Can Avoid A Root Canal Treatment

    One of the biggest misconceptions about root canal treatment is that it is painful. However, this is more myth than fact, as it is the infection in the tooth causing the pain, not the procedure to save the tooth. If you are someone who will do anything to avoid dental treatment outside of the yearly clean and checkup, then you might be wondering how to avoid having root canal treatment. There are three ways to achieve this.
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  • What Is A Root Canal Treatment?

    Sometimes referred to by dental practitioners as endodontic therapy, root canal treatment is a procedure that is undertaken in order to deal with a tooth that has become so damaged that its pulp has become infected. The pulp of a tooth lies inside the outer casing of hard enamel and can be extremely sensitive if exposed. For patients who are suffering from severe toothache as a result of the corrosive effects of sugar, root canal treatment can offer a much-desired solution.
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  • Answering Your Questions About a Dental or Tooth Implant

    A dental or tooth implant is a good choice for someone who has lost a tooth, or who needs a tooth extracted because of damage or decay. If you've been recommended for a dental implant, you want to ask your dentist any and all questions you might have about this product and the procedure for installing it, but note a few common questions many patients have about such implants, so you know what to expect with yours.
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  • Scuba Diving and Dental Health: Tooth Squeeze

    If you have recently taken up scuba diving, you may not have considered how it may affect your dental health. At first, it may seem highly unlikely that diving underwater using professional equipment could cause any harm to your teeth. However, there are a number of dental issues which can occur when scuba diving. Below is a guide to one of the most common issues, tooth squeeze. What is tooth squeeze?
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  • Why Mouthguards Are so Important for Kids Who Wear Braces

    When children are in their element, they may feel as if they are indestructible. Certainly, they are able to absorb bumps and bruises much more readily than their parents can! However, parents also have to look out for the well-being of their kids, particularly when they are taking part in a contact sport in school. This is a rite of passage for most children, but injuries can frequently occur to the mouth and could lead to dental injuries.
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  • What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know About Braces

    Are you on the verge of having braces? Congratulations, because you're taking the first step towards straighter teeth. Not only does this make smiling feel more effortless, but also it can help with word formation and chewing too.  Before an orthodontist installs your braces, there are some essential facts they may want you to know: The stuff that catches around braces harms your teeth No matter what type of braces you opt for, there's scope for food getting stuck there.
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  • Teaching Your Child Techniques For Removing Loose Teeth

    Your first child brings a lot of firsts out of their world into yours. The first time they laugh, the first time they crawl, and the first time they lose a tooth are all memorable experiences. When it comes to the removal of loose teeth, you may remember your parents trying to help you get the tooth out. The problem with this though was that many children grew up afraid of loose teeth because they feared the pain of it being pulled by mum or dad.
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  • Too Young for Veneers? Why Veneers Are Not Recommended for Kids and Young Teens

    Children and young teens are always getting into trouble. Sometimes that trouble involves bumps, bruises and broken teeth. Young adolescents aren't so bothered about a broken tooth here and there and may even be proud when showing a chipped central incisor to their friends. However, teens are an altogether different prospect. For them, image is everything. This means that they will want to get a broken tooth fixed as quickly as possible.
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  • How to Keep Lingual Braces Clean and Hygienic

    Lingual braces are a popular choice for those who want to combine the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with a less noticeable appliance. Fitted behind the teeth, lingual braces are pretty much entirely hidden from view, which means nobody will even know you're wearing them most of the time. The problem is cleaning them. The spot behind the teeth is one of the number one spots dentists find people aren't brushing their teeth thoroughly enough, and with braces in place, it's not only more important, it's also harder to clean.
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  • 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Nervous to Get False Teeth

    Visiting the dentist is a source of anxiety for a great number of people, but considering modern advancements in dentistry, there's really no need for this.  Not only is most dental work painless, but it's also very quick; most procedures are optimised to be as minimally invasive as possible.  In fact, it's not only the procedures themselves that have been so impressively updated.  The end results look great too — and false teeth are just one example of this.
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