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  • 3 Reasons To Finally Get Professional Teeth Whitening

    Plenty of over the counter dental products make promises of being able to whiten your teeth but the truth is that for the best results, nothing really beats getting professional teeth whitening from your local dentist. Here are three reasons why you should stop buying whitening products at the local department store and get your teeth whitened by a dentist instead. One Size Does Not Fit All Teeth whitening products that you can purchase at your local drug store are designed so that they can fit inside as many mouths as possible.
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  • 3 Things To Understand About Root Canals And The Pulp In Your Teeth

    If your dentist tells you that one of your teeth needs a root canal, it is because there is damage to the pulp inside the roots of that tooth. The only way to solve the problem is through a root canal procedure; and if you fail to get this done, you will probably end up losing this tooth. Here are some things to understand about the pulp in the roots of your teeth.
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  • 2 Tips to Keep Your Cantilever Bridge Free of Bacteria Buildup

    If you have lost teeth due to tooth decay, then maintaining your oral hygiene while wearing a cantilever bridge is even more important. The bridge makes it more difficult to access the areas that are between your teeth and the bridge. This makes it easy for bacteria to develop along these areas if you are not careful with your oral care. Often these bacteria may only be detected after the tooth has been infected.
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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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