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Tartar Reduction – What It Is and How You Can Do It

Tartar is a sticky, hard, yellow substance that forms from plaque buildup on your teeth. This substance eats away and dissolves your tooth enamel, which results in cavities, decay and even infection and disease. Understanding how tartar forms and the means by which you can reduce it can be the difference between a healthy smile and gum disease that can turn into serious health problems. Here’s a look at tartar reduction and how you can do it at home.

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Myths about Dental Implants

by on February 2, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants are a reliable, permanent solution to lost, decayed or damaged teeth, and they look, function and feel almost exactly like the real original. In some ways, they are even superior to natural teeth. However, there is a great deal of misinformation about implants out there which leads a lot of people to forego this process that can actually restore a damaged smile to its former glory. Learn about several of the most common myths about dental implants and the truth behind the falsehoods.

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Oral Cancer: An Overview

by on January 28, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

Like any cancer, oral cancer is the growth of malignant, abnormal cells but in or around your mouth. In general, oral cancer begins in the lip or mouth lining among squamous cells, which are thin and flat. It is also known as oropharyngeal, or oral cavity cancer. There are a number of factors that put you at risk for cancer, and a number of things you can do to prevent the condition. Here is an overview of oral cancer, how to prevent it and how dental implants can help to keep your mouth healthy and clear.

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When you lose one or two teeth to accident, damage, decay or disease, you want to get them replaced as soon as possible. Nobody wants a gap in their mouth with a missing tooth. You want your smile to look natural, normal and beautiful. Fortunately, there are a variety of procedures available to replace that lost tooth, from temporary to permanent. If you are missing or stand to lose a couple of teeth, learn about the various tooth replacement options, including mini dental implants.

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The Benefits of Flossing

by on January 21, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

We’ve all heard it from the time we were young children—make sure you brush and floss your teeth. We’re told that it’s a vital part of oral health, but let’s be fair: flossing is unpleasant. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who enjoys doing it. However, there are many practical reasons why flossing should be part of your daily routine, and understanding these reasons better can lead to a healthier mouth. Here are the practical benefits of flossing your teeth every day as well as some tips as to a proper oral care regimen.

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Everyone wants a gorgeous smile full of straight, pearly whites. What many people do not realize, however, is the connection between oral health and overall body wellness. There are strong connections between dental issues like gum infections and diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. There are a number of connections between healthy living and oral care. Here are a few of the connections between a healthy smile, strong dental care and quality of life.

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Common Causes of Toothaches

by on January 14, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

Toothaches are a special kind of pain. They make it feel like an explosion of needles in your jaw that radiates all the way through your face and head. They are agonizing and make you desperate to do anything to make it go away. Understanding the potential causes of toothaches and getting the right dental care and attention can go a long way towards restoring your comfort and lifestyle. Here’s an overview of the common causes of toothaches, and what you can do to make the pain stop.

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4 Debunked Myths about Dentures

by on January 12, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

There are tons of myths out there about myths. From stories about teeth falling out to poorly-fit bridges, the stories that out there are painting dentures as a veritable nightmare for those who wear them. This sort of misinformation is harmful and can keep people from getting the dental treatment they so desperately need. Here are several myths about dentures and the truths behind the stories, to help you make an educated decision.

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How Crowns Work

by on January 7, 2016 | Posted in Dental Implants

A crown, also sometimes called a cap, is a cover that is placed over your existing damaged or decayed tooth. When you suffer a fractured, broken or severely decayed tooth which is too badly damaged to be repaired with a filling, you may receive a crown to hold the tooth together, or to help hold a bridge in place. A crown can also sometimes be applied for cosmetic reasons, to cover discolored or malformed teeth. Learn about the process, care and maintenance of a dental crown and how it can help you with tooth decay.

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Every year people become more aware of the importance of good oral health. Improved education, better insurance and easier access to important oral care options have come a long way towards oral health. Unfortunately, tooth loss and decay are still an epidemic in the United States and all over the world. Many people don’t realize that most of the reasons for tooth decay are easily preventable with small adjustments to oral care. Here’s a discussion of the most common preventable causes of tooth loss and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and strong.

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