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Situations Where Same Day Crowns Are Best

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A broken tooth will require a dental crown if the damage is substantial. There are some options you can pick from when it comes to crown placement, including the adhesion of a permanent crown within the same day. One visit crowns are ideal for a certain set of circumstances. Keep reading to learn about a few of them so you can understand whether this sort of crown is right for you. Read More»

Here's Why Your Whitening Toothpaste Is Disappointing You

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Whitening toothpaste is sold everywhere, and many people buy it when they’re feeling like their smiles aren’t as white as they could be. While some people do have positive experiences with whitening toothpastes, that can’t be said of everyone. If you’re less than thrilled with the results that you’ve gotten with a whitening toothpaste, this guide will explain why it’s not doing its job, why switching to another brand isn’t the solution, and what you can do to get the smile you want. Read More»

How To Restore Your Teeth After Getting Over Your Nail-Biting Habit

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Nail biting is a very difficult habit to break, so if you’ve managed to do so, you deserve to have the damage that’s been done to your smile repaired. Unfortunately, most people who bite nails endure some kind of damage to their teeth, and chances are you’ve noticed one or more kinds of difficulties with your teeth. Here’s what you should know about the damage nail biting does to your teeth and how you can get your old appearance back. Read More»

Odd Symptoms That Can Indicate Tooth Decay

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Many people think that a cavity will be obvious, either there will be pain in the affected tooth or some other obvious symptom that the tooth needs treatment. Unfortunately, the signs are not always obvious nor do they always present specifically near the tooth that is suffering decay. The following are symptoms to watch for that can indicate you need to visit a dentist for a full oral health visit to determine if you need to have a cavity treated. Read More»

Why a Shortage of Sleep May Be Harmful to Your Dental Health

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Many adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep each night, which may be easy to justify due to long work hours, raising children, and even watching TV. While you might dismiss your shortened nightly sleep as being unavoidable, it’s ideal if you can make an effort to sleep more. What you might not be realizing is that sleeping too little can contribute to issues with your dental health. Speak to your dentist about how much sleep you’re getting, and don’t be afraid to ask whether this shortage is already contributing to problems. Read More»

Normal or Not: The Post-Dental Implant Version

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Having dental implants put in place is a bit scary, but once the procedure is over, you can relax and recover. As you recover, however, you might have some questions as to whether what you’re experiencing is normal. Well, here’s a look at some things you may experience post-implant surgery and whether or not you should be concerned about them. Soreness and Pain: Normal Obviously pain so serious it makes you want to yell is not normal, but for the most part, mild to moderate discomfort after surgery is quite normal. Read More»

Don't Misidentify One of These Potential Symptoms Associated With Your Wisdom Teeth

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If you’re a teenager or young adult who goes to the dentist regularly, you’ll learn when your wisdom teeth need to be removed. However, if you aren’t a frequent dental patient, you may eventually face a number of wisdom tooth-related issues that should compel you to seek treatment. Unfortunately, it’s easy to notice one of the following symptoms and associate it with something else. This can make you shrug off seeking treatment, resulting in your wisdom teeth starting to come in and cause problems. Read More»

Negative Habits That Could Affect Your Child's Oral Health

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As your child grows, they may develop habits that could affect their oral health even into adulthood. Here are a few negative childhood habits that may affect your little one’s gums and teeth. Nail biting Even young children sometimes bite their nails. Since the fingernails are often harder than many foods your child’s eats, the excessive bite pressure that is used during nail biting may be too much for your youngster’s teeth to withstand without incurring a crack or chip. Read More»