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  • Ouch! 3 Tips To Reduce Toothache Pain Until You Can Get To The Dentist

    Dental problems can cause some serious pain, especially if you've got an infection in one of your teeth. With quick treatment from the dentist, the infection can be cared for and the pain can be alleviated. Unfortunately, dental pain doesn't always come on when the dentist is available. If you've developed a toothache, and you've got no way to get to the dentist, you need quick relief from the pain. Luckily, pain relief is as close as your kitchen.
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  • 3 Reasons Your Wisdom Tooth May Need To Be Removed For Your Oral Health

    Even if your dentist has prescribed the extraction of your wisdom tooth, you may still want to put off scheduling the appointment. After all, who wants to have a tooth extracted? Nevertheless, the removal of a wisdom tooth is sometimes necessary in order to protect your oral health. Here are a few reasons why: Your wisdom teeth can start to shift the other teeth in your mouth. If your wisdom tooth is not growing in a straight vertical pattern, it can cause adjacent teeth to move out place.
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  • 2 Tips To Protect Your Amalgam Fillings From Fracturing

    Amalgam fillings are often used on a regular basis because they are more affordable than getting other filling materials. In addition, amalgam fillings tend to last for over a decade with very little issues. However, amalgam fillings are more susceptible to causing your tooth to fracture. The fractures occur because a large amount of your tooth needs to be removed in order to make room for your new dental filling. This can cause your tooth to weaken under certain conditions.
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  • What Can a Cosmetic Dentist Do About Crooked Teeth?

    When you think about doing something about your crooked teeth, you might think about visiting an orthodontist to find out more about braces or retainers. However, if you do not want to go through the long process of braces or other similar treatments and would like to improve the look of your smile right now, you should know that you do have options. These are a few ways that a cosmetic dentist can help you out if you have crooked teeth.
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  • Two Dental Implant Solutions For People With Metal Allergies

    When you need to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the best option for this task because they are durable and blend in with normal teeth. However, the majority of implants use titanium posts to anchor replacement teeth to the jaw, which may present a problem for people allergic to this type of metal. If you have your heart set on getting implants, here are two possible solutions you can explore.
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  • 2 Easy Ways To Keep Your Mouth Healthy

    If you wait until your teeth are hurting to see a dentist, then you are waiting too long. Once you have a toothache or start to see damage to your teeth, there is going to be a lot more damage that you can't see. Not only are you going to end up having problems with cavities, you may also have to have root canals because you have infections under the gums or even have to have teeth pulled.
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  • How Does An Oral Cancer Screening Work?

    A dentist, such as Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, can perform an oral cancer screening test to diagnose whether a patient's mouth has any signs of precancerous conditions after the patient is over the age of 16. Early detection gives you a better chance if abnormal cells are present. However, some organizations may be hesitant to recommend or pay for the screening if certain risk factors are not present. Read on to learn more about the risk factors, as well as the screening process itself.
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  • Does Biting Your Nails Impact Your Oral Health?

    You may hear people to tell you to stop biting your nails. It is a nasty habit and affects your teeth. How right are they? Is it possible that biting nails can really affect your teeth and dental health? Here are four ways in which biting your nails affects your oral health. 1. Cracking and Chipping Teeth The Academy of General Dentistry states that the teeth are more likely to chip or crack due to nail biting.
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  • How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    Grinding your teeth is a fairly common dental problem that many people are unaware that they suffer from. Grinding your teeth during the day or while you are asleep can slowly wear down your teeth, making fractures, jaw pain, and a wide variety of other dental problems much more likely. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take to reduce or stop the amount of teeth grinding that you do.
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  • Five Factors That May Be Making Your Teeth Sensitive

    Many people think that tooth sensitivity is something that they simply have to learn to live with. That is not the case at all though. There are many different things that can cause you to have sensitive teeth and many ways to treat the problem easily. The guide below walks you through a few things that may be causing your tooth sensitivity. At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatments There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits that are now available in stores.
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