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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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  • 3 Ways To Help Improve Your Children's Dental Health That Go Beyond Brushing

    If you're a parent who is trying to keep your children's teeth as healthy as possible, you're no doubt ensuring they brush and floss regularly, in addition to limiting the candy they can have. But there are more things you can do that will contribute to the children's dental and gum health as well as to their overall health. Here's a look at three actions that will help your children's tooth and gum health in lasting ways.
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  • Rooting Out The Myths: Why Getting A Root Canal Isn't So Scary After All

    If you listen to the myths spread about root canals, you might think that getting the common procedure is similar to getting tortured in a scene from Game of Thrones. However, after you separate myth from fact, you'll see that getting a root canal is not much different than having a cavity filled. In fact, you'll likely realize that the procedure isn't scary at all. The Excruciating Pain Myth The root canal procedure is closely associated with the giant myth that it's incredibly painful.
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  • Tired Of That Gummy Smile? Check Out Gum Contouring

    Have you heard about a little-known cosmetic dental procedure called gum contouring? It helps people who are not confident about the appearance of their gums feel better about their smiles. The following article takes a closer look at this intriguing concept.  Why It's Done  Gum contouring, also know as gum reshaping, is done to change the shape of your gum line. If your gums are either too high on your teeth or too low, your smile can become less appealing. Typically, the procedure is not medically necessary and is for the sake of your appearance.
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  • Questions And Answers About Root Canals

    If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you may be concerned about the procedure. Here are a few questions and answers about root canals to help you better understand the procedure and what to expect: Why is a root canal performed? A root canal is performed to alleviate discomfort that is associated with an inflamed or infected tooth. In addition, the procedure eliminates the infection that may be growing in the tooth.
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