Dry Socket Prevention: Caring for Yourself After an Extraction

Posted by on April 3, 2019

There are a number of reasons why your dentist might suggest a tooth extraction, from incoming wisdom teeth to a damaged tooth or even overcrowding. The extraction should be uneventful, and if you follow a few dry socket prevention tips, your recover...

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Why Replace a Filling?

Posted by on April 1, 2019

Fillings don’t last forever. They can become discolored. Composite, tooth-colored fillings pick up stains, and yellow or darken over time. When you chew, your teeth and any fillings in them are subjected to tremendous pressures. Even if no othe...

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Sedation Techniques for Children

Posted by on March 28, 2019

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help th...

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Step by Step Guide to Brushing Your Toddlers Teeth

Posted by on March 25, 2019

A 2-year-old child has a great smile — though it’s not a full set of teeth just yet — and has already been to his first dentist visit. Brushing your toddler’s teeth correctly now can instill a lifelong habit in your children that prom...

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Oral Health in Children as They Become Teenagers

Posted by on March 20, 2019

There are several concerns regarding oral health in children as they transition into and continue through their teenage years. They sometimes involve activities at home, school, sports and social events and can have a negative impact on their oral he...

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How to Deal with Toddler Teething Pains

Posted by on March 18, 2019

There are few things that are as upsetting as your child suffering from teething pains. As most parents know, babies’ teeth erupt in a particular order, starting with the upper and lower front teeth. Just when you think it’s over, your to...

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Safe Storage for Family Toothbrushes

Posted by on March 15, 2019

A toothbrush is the first defense against tooth decay and gingivitis, so it makes sense to ensure that this inexpensive tool is stored and maintained so it can do its job well. Safe storage for family toothbrushes isn’t difficult or complex, bu...

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Shielding Your Baby’s Teeth

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Tooth decay that occurs in infants or toddlers is commonly referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries (ECC). It is the most common disease found in children in the United States, more than asthma, according to the Oral Health in...

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Study Links Oral Bacteria with Obesity

Posted by on March 12, 2019

Results of research published in the Journal of Dental Research suggest that oral bacteria may serve as a marker for the development of obesity. Due to concern about the increasing prevalence of overweight people, researchers at The Forsyth Institute...

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Is Nail Biting Harmful to Teeth

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Nail biting can be a hard habit to break — but it can be very harmful to your teeth! Children and even adults who bite their nails could crack, chip or wear down their front teeth from the stress caused by biting, according to the Academy of Genera...

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Dental Floss: Make the Most of Your Flossing Session

Posted by on March 9, 2019

It’s the question every dentist asks: “Do you floss daily?” If you respond “No,” get ready for a lecture. Adding another step to your oral hygiene routine might seem like too much work, but there are big benefits to maki...

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Chewing Tips After a Filling

Posted by on March 6, 2019

After you get a filling in one or more of your teeth, soreness and tooth sensitivity may persist for hours, or even days, after you leave the dentist’s office. This can make eating and drinking an uncomfortable affair. Luckily, by following som...

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