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About The Dangers Of A Painful Cavity & The Cost To Get It Filled

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Are you dealing with bad pain from a cavity but don’t want to make a dentist appointment? It is in your best interest to get the cavity treated before it becomes worse, which can lead to a dangerous abscess. Find out below why a painful cavity is more serious than you may think, as well as what a filling is estimated to cost. What Makes a Painful Cavity Dangerous? When your cavity is painful, it is a good sign that your pulp chamber is in harm.…

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Your First Periodontal Maintenance Appointment: What To Expect

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So, you’ve recently been told that you have periodontal disease, a gum disease that causes bone loss and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. You’ve already gone through the process of having a root planing and scaling procedure done, but your dentist has also informed you that you’re going to need to have regular periodontal maintenance cleanings as well. This is an important part of managing gum disease and preventing it from getting worse.…

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Oral-Enhancing & Kid-Friendly Toothpaste Alternative

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There are several kid-friendly toothpastes in the oral care aisle of your local store. But, you are the kind of parent who wants a natural option that will help keep your child’s teeth safe from dental ailments, such as dental erosion and cavities. Thankfully, you can do just that with the following oral-enhancing ingredients and natural toothpaste recipe. Dental-Friendly Ingredients In Your Toothpaste The following ingredients give this toothpaste that kick you want:…

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What You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

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There are many dental treatments available today to save decayed or damaged teeth. Aside from filling cavities and performing root canal treatments, you may one day need a dental crown to preserve whatever is left of one of your teeth. A dental crown is just what its name sounds like – a covering placed on the top of the tooth to strengthen it and/or restore it to its natural shape and size.…

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Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy Between Dentist Visits

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Some people may feel like children’s dental care isn’t that important. The teeth are going to fall out anyway, right? Actually, protecting your child’s primary teeth is crucial to ensuring their permanent teeth are healthy and come in properly. Here are some things you can do between dental checkups to keep your children’s teeth as healthy as possible. Learn to brush properly. Most parents know it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, but navigating the world of infant dental care can be trickier.…

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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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