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Can you benefit from Dental Implants? imagefile

  • Jun 02, 2014

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth and would prefer not to have a bridge or full or partial dentures, you might consider asking your dentist whether you’d be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants provide a more natural tooth replacement than dentures because they’re artificial teeth that are attached directly to the jawbone. To benefit from dental implants, you must be in good health (aside from missing teeth) and ...
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Cleaning Teeth Cheat Sheet imagefile

  • May 22, 2014

Cleaning teeth daily is the best way to help prevent cavities and early gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends a minimum of twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing as the foundation of a cleaning teeth routine. How do you know that you are really cleaning your teeth? Give your teeth cleaning technique a check-up by following these tips for complete oral care: Toothbrushing Angle is everything. For cleaning teeth effect...
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Dental Scaling and Root Planning file

  • Apr 29, 2014

If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a dental procedure called dental scaling. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain health. The scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing. During the teeth scaling process, your dentist or dental hygienist will numb the gums and tooth roots with a local anesthesia, but teeth scaling and root planing ca...
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Mouth Wash for Kids imagefile

  • Apr 24, 2014

Benefits Of Mouth Rinses Older children and teenagers may express interest in mouthwash as a breath-freshening agent, and they can reap the benefits of a fluoride rinse as well. Older children who have braces are especially good candidates for fluoride mouth rinses because the rinse can help prevent teeth from acid-producing plaque bacteria which may buildup under the brackets. Young Children Should Avoid Mouthwash But in general young childre...
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Importance of Dental Visits Every Six Months imagefile

  • Apr 21, 2014

Do you go to a dentist every 6 months Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and your dentist in Bellevue recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more fr...
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Bad Breath and Its Relationship to Oral Systemic Diseases imagefile

  • Apr 07, 2014

“About 75 percent of bad breath or “halitosis” is caused by the mouth itself. Other causes include gastric problems, sinus infections or severe gum disease,” says Mark Wolff, DDS, Ph.D., director of operative dentistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. One of the key successes in treating bad breath is determining the cause. Once your dental professional determines what the cause is then treatment for it can then begin...
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Apicoectomy imagefile

  • Mar 28, 2014

What Is It? Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots. The tip of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex, travel through a canal inside the root, and into the pulp chamber, which is inside the crown (the part of the tooth visible in the mouth). An ...
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What's Plaque and How do I Prevent it? imagefile

  • Mar 24, 2014

What is Plaque? Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the main cause of cavities and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily. How Do I Know if I Have Plaque? Everyone develops plaque because bacteria are constantly forming in our mouths. These bacteria use ingredients found in our diet and saliva to grow. Plaque causes cavities when the acids from plaque attack t...
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What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)? imagefile

  • Feb 25, 2014

What is TMJ? TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, means that the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn't working properly. This hinge is one of the most complex joints in the body, responsible for moving the lower jaw forward, backward and side-to-side. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working as it should is called TMJ. Often, TMJ feels like your jaw is popping or clicking or ...
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Did you know? | Fun Dental Trivia imagefile

  • Feb 20, 2014

The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva (spit) in a lifetime. That is enough saliva to fill 2 swimming pools! A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph! Most tooth loss in people under 35 years of age is caused by athletic trauma, fights or accidents. Most tooth loss in people over age 35 is from Periodontal (Gum) Disease. Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception while in their mother’s womb. One ...
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