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Answers To 3 Common Questions About Dental Plaque

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If you’re like most people, you’re probably used to hearing about the dangers of dental plaque all the time. But what exactly is plaque, and why is it so bad? Surprisingly, few people have the answers to such questions. If you would like to learn more about keeping your teeth healthy, read on. This article will provide answers to three common questions about dental plaque. 1. What is plaque? Plaque is a naturally forming biofilm.…

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Caring For Your Child After Dental Surgery

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Fortunately, dental surgeries—even emergency dental work—have short recovery times. Children especially find it easy to bounce back after a dental procedure, because their bodies heal quickly. However, your child will need some help and guidance in the time immediately after the surgery to ensure that he or she heals properly. These tips will help you care for your child at this time. Stay With Your Child in the Recovery Room…

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Healing From Dental Implant Surgery As A Diabetic

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Diabetes is very common in the United States, with more than 29.1 million people living with the condition nationwide. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then you’re already aware of the many ways in which your disease affects your body, from increasing your risk of eye diseases to slowing your healing time. This slowed healing time, in particular, is of concern if you are considering dental implant surgery. Although many diabetics do recover successfully from implant surgery, it’s important that you’re aware of your increased risk of poor healing and how to mitigate it.…

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Midlife (Dental) Crisis: What You Need To Know About Adult Orthodontics

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Orthodontic treatments may bring to mind images of unhappy teenagers, but braces aren’t just for middle schoolers anymore. From 2010 to 2012 alone, over a million adults sought orthodontic treatments for problems from a misaligned bite to crooked teeth. Why are adults flocking to orthodontists in such record-setting numbers? If you’re wondering about adult orthodontics, then here’s what you need to know. Fact #1: There are more choices than ever before…

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Dental Care During The Zombie Apocalypse: What You Need To Know

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In a zombie apocalypse, survival will be your first and only goal in most circumstances. After all, when troves of undead cannibals are trying to eat you, nothing else really matters. However, once you have a decent zombie-avoidance plan in place, you need to think about other important health aspects that can keep you alive and thriving  One such aspect is, of course, your dental health. Without healthy teeth and gums, your entire body can suffer.…

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric And Manual Toothbrushes

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Dentists recommendbrushing at least twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste. It is also recommended that flossing be down before brushing to help loosen the food particles that are between your teeth. There are hundreds of toothbrush options available, with bristles ranging from soft to hard; however, a soft bristled toothbrush is typically recommended. A hard bristled toothbrush does not mean that it will be more effective in removed plaque and stains; in fact, a hard bristled toothbrush may damage your teeth and gums.…

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