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What is Digital Smile Design?

What is Digital Smile Design?

Dental restoration procedures are commonly performed on patients across the globe. Many patients find themselves in need of restorative services as a result of injury, illness, or other issues that can impact their oral health and the appearance of their smiles. However, not all procedures offer the same results. Digital Smile Design (DSD) has taken the dental world by storm, offering better results and a more predictable outcome for each individual patient.

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Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Cold and flu season presents a wide range of challenges. You may face long, sleepless nights with a cough and challenging workdays with a stuffy head and running nose. There are a number of remedies you can try for these illnesses, but these aren’t without hazards of their own. Some of the solutions that are meant to improve your health could end up damaging your teeth. Learn what to watch for and how you can combat these hazards, so you can maintain dental health even as you’re fighting off that pesky bug.

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Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s hard to feel confident. Taking photographs, talking to others, and meeting new people can all feel like a challenge if you don’t want others to see your smile. With Digital Smile Design (DSD), you can get your confidence back while enjoying a more positive dental experience. Not all dental providers offer Digital Smile Design treatment options. It is limited to a small group of dental providers. Understanding the benefits of this treatment protocol can help you determine if it might be a good option for you.

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Can Flying Give Me a Toothache?

Can Flying Give Me a Toothache?

Yes — flying can give you a toothache. You may be surprised to find that your teeth become sensitive and develop a growing pain as your plane leaves the tarmac and begins to climb. Not only will oral problems you brought on the plane with become much worse, but you may notice some tooth pain for the first time. So what exactly is going on? And is there any way you can manage this type of pain?

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Best Practices for Dealing With Fear When You are Scared of the Dentist

Best Practices for Dealing With Fear When You are Scared of the Dentist

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. According to Stats Canada, around 40 percent of the population has a strong fear of the dentist. While very few people look forward to taking a seat in the dentist’s chair, some have a fear so paralyzing that it prevents them from getting the dental care they need. Without proper preventative cleanings, they eventually develop serious issues that lead to pain or lost teeth. Fortunately, you have several options available for dealing with a fear of the dentist so you can get the necessary care your mouth needs.

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Dental Treatment Recovery Issues

Dental Treatment Recovery Issues

If you’ve had dental work done recently or are planning to have work done soon, you may be curious about issues that can arise during the recovery period. There are a few items to be aware of after having a dental treatment done, such as what to do if your mouth gets infected, how to handle any residual pain, and how long you should follow the post-treatment instructions your doctor or surgeon gave you.

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Dental Technologies in 2018

Dental Technologies in 2018

It’s time to reconsider the old stereotype of a trip to the dentist involving drills, multiple visits, pain, and discomfort. All of these things are no longer required to get the dental care you need to stay healthy, eliminate pain, and have a great smile. Take a look at how far dental technologies have come in recent decades.

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Sedation Dentistry Options For Children

Sedation Dentistry Options For Children

Children can often be apprehensive about dental treatment, but keeping oral health in good condition is important, especially at a young age. In certain situations, your dentist might recommend using a type of sedation during your child’s treatment. This can be a worrying concept, but the right information will help to put your mind at rest.

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