An Introduction to Cosmetic Dentistry: Facts, Questions and More

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2022

Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Oral Health

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Improving your oral health is about much more than avoiding too many visits to your dentist. There’s a strong connection between how healthy your mouth is and how well the rest of your body functions. Fortunately, making positive changes is easy and the results are usually rapid. Toothbrush Technique It’s easy to assume that the way you hold and angle your toothbrush is the correct approach. However, if you’re gripping it too hard, you may be reducing the fluid motions you need to tackle as much of your teeth’s surface as possible.…

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Milk Teeth and Milk: How Milk Helps Baby Teeth

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Baby teeth have several names, such as deciduous teeth, primary teeth, and milk teeth. And because milk teeth are babies’ first set of teeth, milk teeth have an important role in babies’ development. Milk teeth help babies make the transition from liquid foods to solid foods. Milk teeth also help in jawbone development. And one of the healthiest types of foods for milk teeth is dairy, like milk.  Cow’s milk is an excellent source of nutrients that can boost oral health and protect your child’s teeth.…

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5 Tips for Choosing Your Child's Dentist

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Children typically go to their first dentist appointment when their baby teeth begin to come in. Choosing a dentist can be a challenge, so it helps to know some things to look for. 1. Expertise vs. Convenience You have two main options for a child’s dentist—a specialized pediatric dentist that only works with children or a family dentist that has been trained to work with both children and adults. A pediatric dentist is good if you want highly specialized care for your child through their teen years, but a family dentist can see your whole family and continue to care for your child’s dental health even after they reach adulthood.…

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Time For Dentures? How To Care For Your Dentures And Your Gums

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If you’ve been diagnosed with an advanced stage of gum disease and you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, it’s time to prepare for your complete dentures. One of the benefits of complete dentures is that they don’t require any surgical procedures, and they can be fitted for you in as little as a day. However, there are some things that you’ll need to learn about your dentures. If you’re not sure what to expect once you have your dentures, read the list provided below.…

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Lost the Clot: Why Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction Can Be Harmful

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Surely it’s a good thing for a healing wound to remain dry? The site needs to be kept clean and dry to encourage the clotting process, creating a protective scab over the wound. This might be true for most wounds, but it’s a little different in your mouth. Following a tooth extraction, it’s important that the extraction site not dry out, as this leads to a potentially harmful complication known as dry socket.…

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Three Tips Dentists Want Every Parent To Know About Teething Babies

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One of the most commonly photographed moments in a baby’s development is the first tooth eruption. Once teeth start to appear, which typically happens from six months old, your child must enter into a regular dentist visit regime. Regular dentist visits help strengthen your child’s chance of a healthy mouth, including the teeth. However, between dentist visits, you face 20 instances of a teething baby (if all 20 teeth come in one at a time.…

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