3 Perks of Using Dental Sleep Apnea Appliances

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Having sleep apnea can be a major hindrance to anyone who's trying to sleep—both the sufferer and their roommates alike. Whether you're currently treating your sleep apnea with a noisy CPAP machine or not getting treatment at all, a dental sleep apnea appliance may be exactly what you're looking for. Read on to learn the three ways dental sleep apnea appliances are superior to every other method of treating this disorder.

2 March 2018

Loose Gums? You May Have Advanced Gum Disease

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If your gums appear loose around the necks of your teeth crowns, you may think you have gingivitis or mild gum disease. Although gingivitis affects your gum tissue, the condition doesn't loosen up your gums. However, advanced gum disease, periodontitis, does loosen up your gums. Although periodontitis is one of the most destructive forms of periodontal disease, you can still treat it. Here's how periodontitis affects your gums and how you can treat it.

29 January 2018

3 Tips For Choosing Between Dentures And Dental Implants

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When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have two different options. You can either get full or partial dentures, or you can have dental implants put in. Dentures are essentially a set of teeth that you place against your gums using a special denture glue. In contrast, dental implants are essentially a screw that is put into your bone, and a dental crown is then placed on it. Both allow you to speak and chew properly, and they look like your natural teeth.

5 January 2018

Horrible Halitosis: How Your Dentist Deals With The Smell And Helps You Manage It

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If you have been told that your breath could knock over a buffalo at twenty paces, there is a very good chance that you have halitosis. Halitosis is a fancy word meaning "bad breath," except that it is not just any bad breath. Halitosis is the worst case scenario of any bad breath. If it is especially embarrassing to you, you might be concerned about offending your dentist and how your dentist will manage it.

30 November 2017

The Surprising Advantage of Partial Dentures Over Bridges

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When you've had multiple teeth fall out next to each other, you have quite a few options to select from to replace those teeth. While a bridge might seem like the perfect solution, it might surprise you to learn that bridges come with some drawbacks. Keep reading to discover what these drawbacks are and why you should pick partial dentures instead. The Problems With Dental Bridges Dental bridges get their name from acting like a bridge between teeth.

7 November 2017

Hybrid Denture Frequently Asked Questions

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Individuals that have suffered the loss of many of their teeth will likely find that it can be embarrassing to need to smile, and they may experience problems when speaking, drinking and eating. Hybrid dentures can be an excellent solution for those that need to replace many of their teeth but want an option that is more secure than traditional dentures but less expensive than a full mouth of implants.

10 October 2017

Avoidable Reasons Why Your Child's Teeth May Become Crooked

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Some children have crooked teeth due to the natural structure of their palates. However, crooked teeth may also develop for other reasons. Here are a few avoidable reasons that your child's teeth may become misaligned: Pacifiers If your child only uses a pacifier for a short period, the device is not likely to affect the alignment of the little one's teeth. However, a child who continues to use a pacifier after his or her permanent teeth begin to present may incur problems with crooked teeth.

8 September 2017

Dental Care Tips for Parents

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Pediatric dental care is one of the more stressful aspects of parenting due to new parents being ill prepared for this part of raising a child. While there are many parenting courses for almost any aspect of raising a child, many new parents may find that they receive little information about pediatric dental care. To avoid letting your child suffer from dental issues, you should take the time to thoroughly educate yourself about this important health topic.

10 August 2017

Sensitive Teeth? What You Can Do About It

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If you have sensitive teeth, it can be a bit of a pain. Trying to avoid certain foods that are too hot or too cold, chewing on just one side of your mouth, or feeling pain each and every time you eat can all be painful. It's not fun living life that way. You want to enjoy food without feeling pain or needing to avoid foods that you love. See below for tips on how to handle sensitive teeth:

22 July 2017

Dental Care Tips Parents May Overlook

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Keeping your child's teeth healthy is important for both your child's appearance and their overall health. Yet, there are mistakes that parents may accidentally make that could put their child at a higher risk of suffering serious dental issues at some point during their lives.   Appreciate The Benefits Of Fluoride Fluoride is a critical mineral for helping with dental health. This mineral helps with the mineralization of teeth. As a result, it can help keep enamel strong and resilient.

26 June 2017