Purpose of a Dental Sealant

Dental sealants are an important way to protect your teeth from decay. Your family dentist can treat your teeth in a simple, in-office treatment that will greatly reduce your chances of developing tooth decay. Sealants are most often used for children, but can be used for adults as well. What is a Dental Sealant? Dental…

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Dental Trauma to Permanent Teeth

Dental trauma is a common problem, and can lead to the loss of permanent teeth. However, if you see your dentist promptly after suffering dental trauma, he might be able to save the tooth. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the case of damage to your teeth are important ways to increase the…

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Is your mouth stressed out?

You probably know from experience that stress can affect you’re health. When you’re stressed out, you’re more likely to catch colds or just plain not feel well. However, studies show that stress can also have a strongly negative effect on your oral health. If you’re under a great deal of stress or pressure in your…

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Porcelain Veneers: Affordable Luxury

One of the most popular, most versatile, and least expensive approaches to cosmetic dentistry is porcelain veneers. They are natural looking, relatively noninvasive, and much lest costly than other cosmetic options. They can be used to correct a range of problems you might see in your smile, and they are durable and don’t require extensive…

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Is my headache a migraine or TMD?

Persistent headaches can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating. The situation can be except especially frustrating if you’re unable to trace the headache to a definite cause. Proper diagnosis can help determine effective treatment. If you suffer from persistent headaches, it’s possible that you’re experiencing migraines. However persistent, severe headaches can also be a symptom of…

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Early Detection of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common reasons people visit the dental office. Also referred to as cavities or dental caries, tooth decay occurs due to an accumulation of acidic plaque and tartar that sticks to the teeth and eats through the hard enamel. Tooth decay rarely creates symptoms in its early stages, so…

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The first signs of gingivitis

Gingivitis is a condition in which the gums—the gingival tissues—become inflamed due to the presence of bacteria. Gingivitis itself is not a serious condition, but if it is not treated, it can develop into severe gum disease that could require extensive, invasive treatment such as gum surgery. If you notice any of the first signs…

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