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123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

It’s almost hard to remember a time when braces weren’t metal wires fastened to your teeth, but Invisalign is helping to make the past feel more distant. Now dentists and patients have a better option, one that achieves the same result without the downside.

Invisalign costs about the same as regular braces, treatment takes around the same time and you can eat and drink what you want without worry. Invisalign represents the most current and best solution for most patients looking to straighten their teeth or correct any number of other issues, from jaw alignment to crowding and gaps. But what came before? How did we get here? In honour of Orthodontic Health Month, we are taking a closer look at the history of braces.

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Tooth Decay: Living in a Sugar Culture

Tooth Decay: Living in a Sugar Culture

We all know that sugary junk food isn’t going to do us any favors for our waistlines, but eating lots of sugar will also rot your teeth and lead to tooth decay. At a 123Dentist practice, we will ensure your teeth feel healthy and can give you strategies to prevent tooth decay.

Let us break it down for you: sugar that lives in the mouth gets devoured by bacteria which create acids that break down your tooth enamel. This leads not only to decay but to other problems, including gingivitis.

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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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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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Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids With Good Oral Habits

Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids With Good Oral Habits

Whether you just can’t seem to get your children to follow a healthy brushing routine or you’re constantly running out of supplies, raising kids to have good oral habits can feel like an uphill battle. But, you can make life easier by developing and sticking to a dental schedule for your children and learning the most effective ways to teach good dental behavior. Try these parenting hacks to teach your kids how to care for their teeth and why it’s so important.

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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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Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

Sensitive teeth aren’t just an irritation. They can also make it hard for you to eat and drink. For the most part, sensitive tooth pain is sharp, sudden, and temporary. The pain usually occurs when teeth are exposed to cold air or hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, learn more about some of the common causes and different solutions you can try to get some relief.

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How Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health

How Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health

The connection between dental health and general health isn’t obvious to most people. However, research shows that oral health has a greater impact on your overall health than you may realize. Taking care of your teeth not only gives you a beautiful smile but it also improves the health of your whole body. If you’re neglecting your teeth, you could be setting yourself up for serious health problems in the future.

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