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  • Tackling Excessive Saliva While Wearing New Dentures

    Having a new set of dentures fitted can be a tremendous help when it comes to being able to speak and eat properly, and they can also be a big boost to your self-esteem. However, a procedure with such far-reaching ramifications is doomed to have a few side effects, and one strange sensation a lot of new denture wearers experience is excessive salivation. Why are my dentures causing me to salivate excessively?
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  • The Water Pick: What Is It and Do You Need One?

    Most people understand that visiting the dentist on a regular basis leads to better oral hygiene. However, in order to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, care must be taken at home, as well. While a toothbrush and dental floss are the main instruments in dental care, there are other things than can help to improve overall dental hygiene, as well. One is the water pick. What is a Water Pick? Water picks, which are often called "
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  • Things that can make you stop grinding your teeth

    Grinding your teeth, or bruxism, is something that affects many people throughout the world. As it is most common during the night when you are asleep, it can't really be classified as a bad habit, as you're not always aware that you're doing it. This is also why it's rather hard to cure, even if you're seeing a dentist regularly. If you're grinding your teeth, you should know there are some things you can do both to decrease and completely stop you from grinding your teeth.
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  • Understanding Dental Crowns

    If you want to improve your smile, you ought to consider getting dental crowns. The dental crown procedure is not as complicated as it sounds. The following will educate you on what dental crowns are, their applications and the procedure for getting them. What is a Dental Crown? This is a tooth-like cap that is similar to a tooth and used to modify the size, shape and overall appearance of your tooth.
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  • Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

    A dental implant is like a false tooth that actually screws into the gum line permanently. Dental implants can be used when you've lost a tooth or need to have a tooth pulled for any reason, and they can improve your appearance and allow you to talk and chew freely. They can even make your mouth safer than having a broken or chipped tooth that may cut and scrape the gums or the inside of the cheeks.
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  • Forewarned Is Forearmed: Dental Developmental Stages Every Parent Needs to Know About

    Maintaining the health of your teeth is something that everyone needs to be concerned about from cradle to grave. Okay, so technically very few people need to worry about their teeth while still in the cradle (unless they happen to have been born with natal teeth). But from the moment a child's first baby teeth arrive, proper dental hygiene becomes vital. There are three major stages in a child's dental development, and parents need to be ready to face these challenges.
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  • Three Ways Your Dental Practice Can Expand to Help the Community

    As a dentist you, know there is an increase in tooth decay, tooth loss, and severe dental issues. One of the contributing factors is the lack of dental care for certain demographics, such as people living below the poverty line and the elderly. You may want to expand your dental practice in order to help these various demographics. If you are just starting your research on ways to expand your dental practice, here are a few ways to consider.
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  • Cracked Tooth? What You Need To Know

    Cracks in your teeth can cause pain, sensitivity to heat, cold and sweetness, and uncomfortable swelling of the gums.  Here are the answers to some common questions you may have about cracked teeth. What causes cracked teeth? Cracks in your teeth can be caused by a number of different factors.  If the fracture is in the tooth root, it could have been caused by long-standing gum disease that has weakened the jaw bone around the tooth root.
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  • Dental Malocclusion: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    Malocclusion is the improper alignment of teeth which affects dental function and the general visual appeal. This type of condition can cause serious oral discomfort as well as other dental complications when left untreated.  If you have mild or severe malocclusion, you should understand basic aspects of the condition. Here is a short description of the causes, symptoms and potential treatment procedures: Causes of Malocclusion Malocclusion is an inherited condition or trait which means that it is usually passed down along the generation line.
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  • Avoid Denture Drama: Which Foods Do You Need to Be Mindful of When Wearing Dentures?

    It can feel slightly odd when you put dentures in your mouth for the first time. You're certainly aware of the fact that they're there, but this feeling passes very quickly. You also become aware that you're able to eat foods that were previously off-limits, and this is a wonderful feeling. Dentistry has evolved to the point where you quickly forget that you're actually wearing dentures, and you might only think of them when it's time to take them out at night.
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