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Does Vaping Affect Your Oral Health?

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If you’re a smoker, you may be considering vaping—using an electric cigarette that produces vapor instead of smoke—either as a way to help yourself stop smoking or as an alternative to cigarettes when smoking isn’t an option. The big question when it comes to vaping is this: is vaping really safer than smoking? When considering the question, you need to think not only about the effect vaping has on your lungs but also how it affects your teeth and gums. Read More»

Tired of Having Sore, Painful Gums? How Implant Restoration May Be Right for You

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If your gums feel sore and painful when you wear dentures all day, consider having dental-implant restoration surgery to improve your situation. Although dentures can help you eat and speak properly, the appliances can make your mouth feel sore and painful after a while. Dental-implant restoration is an option most adults qualify for if they have healthy bone tissue in their jawbones. If you don’t have healthy jaws, an implant dentist may be able to rebuild them over time. Read More»

Three Reasons Why Teeth Whitening May Not Be Effective

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Teeth whitening treatment is an effective way to brighten a smile that has been dulled by time, food, and bad habits such as smoking. In fact, it has a 90-percent success rate when done correctly. Unfortunately, there are a few instances when a person may not achieve the desired results after undergoing a teeth whitening procedure. Here are three of those times and possible solutions to the problem. You’re Trying to Whiten Dental Appliances Read More»

Gummy Smile? Here's A Look At The Treatment Possibilities

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When you smile, do you feel like you see more gums than teeth? Do your teeth look really small and short compared to your gums? A gummy smile can make you feel self-conscious, thereby affecting every aspect of your life from your work success to social endeavors. Thankfully, you don’t have to just live with your gummy smile. There are a number of ways your dentist can reduce the size of your gums, make your teeth appear larger, or both. Read More»

How To Improve Baby's Latch After A Tongue Tie Frenectomy

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If your little one was born tongue-tied, within a few hours to a few days after birth you probably were advised to have it clipped. “Tongue-tied” is the slang term used to describe a condition in which the web of skin that holds a human’s tongue to the bottom of the jaw is longer than normal and restricts tongue movement. The procedure of clipping this tissue is called a fenectomy. While it may not seem like a big deal at the time, this simple and painless procedure will improves a baby’s latch when nursing if a tied tongue is the problem. Read More»

3 Dental Imperfections That Can Be Corrected Using Porcelain Veneers

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If you are looking for a way to transform the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be able to help. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain material that are bonded to the front of the teeth to hide or conceal cosmetic imperfections. Here are a few types of dental blemishes that can be corrected by porcelain veneers: Teeth That Are Cracked Sometimes biting down on a hard object, such as hard candy, can result in a dental crack or fissure in a tooth. Read More»

2-Step Home Remedy for Treating and Soothing an Ulcer on Your Gums

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Ulcers of the gums are caused by several things, including biting the insides of your cheeks or lips, irritation from braces or other objects in the mouth, brushing your teeth too vigorously, or chewing tobacco. Sometimes called canker sores, these ulcers are not contagious (and shouldn’t be confused with cold sores, which are caused by a virus), but they are often irritating and painful. If you have an ulcer on your gums, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to relieve the pain and help speed up the healing process. Read More»

3 Easy Ways To Accelerate Your Recovery Following A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Many people are worried about having their wisdom teeth removed, but the procedure is absolutely essential in order to maintain a healthy mouth if the wisdom tooth is interfering with the rest of your teeth. Thankfully, if you are worried about the pain following the procedure, there are a few things you can do to help speed up your recovery: Prevent the Socket from Becoming Dry Whilst dry sockets don’t occur in every patient, they can be particularly uncomfortable for those who do end up with it. Read More»

5 Tips For Dealing With Odor Associated With A Dental Bridge

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There are several reasons why a dental bridge may cause an odor in your mouth. Food can get stuck between the bridge and your gums, or bacteria can build up in tiny gaps between your teeth and the crown as the cement holding your crown slowly wears away. However, foul odor is not something that you should have to deal with and is often a sign that either your bridge needs to be adjusted or you need to change your oral care routine. Read More»

Mini-Guide To Insurance Coverage & Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

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Who doesn’t want a perfect smile? It would be safe to say that everyone does. It seems that some people are born with a good tooth gene and that perfect smile is accomplished with simple daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleanings from a dental hygienist. However, some people don’t live in that perfect world, unfortunately, and other people get into accidents that damage their teeth. For these people, there is hope with cosmetic dentistry. Read More»