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What Toothpaste Should I Use?

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.

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7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

Regular dental care is critical to the overall health of your gums and teeth. What you may not know is that your dentist can also spot signs of non-dental medical issues in your mouth during an exam. Some of the diseases and conditions that exhibit signs within your mouth include diabetes, infections, oral cancer, HIV, stress, poor nutrition, and osteoporosis.

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Dental Implants – Questions & Answers

Dental Implants – Questions & Answers

Dental implants are human-made replacements for the root of a tooth. If a patient has broken or missing teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, decay, or congenital defects, a dental implant can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or the entire upper or lower jawline.

Most modern dental implants are made of titanium and look similar in size and shape to the natural root of a tooth. Titanium is very strong and durable, and this material can fuse to the cells within the bone of your jaw over time. The fusing process is called osseointegration, which makes the implant even stronger.

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Important Reasons for Dental Consultations

Important Reasons for Dental Consultations

A dental consultation is a non-invasive visit with your dental care provider where you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. Many of our dentists offer free consultations, though others do ask for a small consultation fee to cover their time. If you’re considering any major dental procedure, a consultation is a good idea, and can be important for several reasons. Read on to learn more.

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A Brief Guide on Dental Tools

A Brief Guide on Dental Tools

The sound and appearance of dental tools seem downright frightening. When you walk into a dentist’s office, the whirr of a drill or the sharp hook of a device you can’t even describe can send chills down your spine. It can even cause some of us to fear the dentist, which makes for an unpleasant trip each time you have to go. However, there are ways to try to remedy the situation. By knowing what each tool does, you might be less anxious every time the dentist goes near your mouth. Here’s a brief guide to help you understand basic dental tools, and assist in calming your nerves and putting your mind at ease.

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Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign®?

Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign®?

Are you considering Invisalign® as a way to straighten your teeth? You’ve probably read that this sort of aligner tray can straighten your teeth without all the aggravations that come from braces. While that’s partially true, you’ve also probably heard that side effects are possible with Invisalign®. That’s also only part of the story. Here’s everything you need to know about whether you can have an allergic reaction to Invisalign®.

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Understanding Dental Lingo

Understanding Dental Lingo

When you sit in the chair at your dentist’s office, do you ever feel confused? Do you hear the dentist and staff talking, but don’t understand what they’re saying? Dental terminology is almost its own language, with lots of unique terms and numbers tossed around by the professionals. You want to understand what they’re saying about your teeth, right? Here’s a guide to understanding dental lingo, especially what the numbers discussed mean.

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Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

You want to practice excellent dental hygiene. You also know how long it takes to get a dental appointment sometimes. That’s why you hate the idea of cancelling. But what should you do if you are sick? If your options are keeping the appointment or rescheduling, what’s better for you, the workers in the dentist’s office, and the other patients? Here’s a guide on whether you should go to the dentist when you’re sick.

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Understanding Your Dental Insurance

Understanding Your Dental Insurance

Do you have dental insurance? Do you understand exactly how it works and what it covers? Sure, dental insurance is a huge benefit since it saves you a lot of money. You can protect your teeth and smile at a fraction of the price you’d pay without dental insurance. Still, coverage is often confusing. You need to know what you can and can’t do on your current plan. Here’s a guide to understanding your dental insurance.

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