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Options For Treating A Gummy Smile

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When you smile, do you dislike that you can see a lot of your gums instead of just seeing your teeth? If so, you might have a condition that dentists often call a “gummy smile.” A lot of people have this problem with their smiles, but it is something that dentists can fix. Here are several things you should know about gummy smiles and the options dentists have to fix them.…

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You've Got Something Stuck In Your Teeth! Oddities Found In Patients' Mouths

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If you are worried about going to the dentist with unclean teeth, and you are very anxious about it, do not be. You would be surprised at all of the stuff your family dentist sees in a day or week. There are even a few stories your dentist could probably tell you about the oddities he or she has removed from patients’ teeth. If it makes you feel better, you can consider the following strange things other dentists have found in their patients’ teeth, and how their dentists managed these situations.…

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Understanding Why You'll Always Wear Your Last Set Of Invisible Braces

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When you wear invisible braces, you can look ahead to when your last set will arrive. This last set will be the final adjustment that you’ll ever need, and yet you’ll probably be wearing that last set every single day from now on. If you’re wondering why, read on to discover why this is and why it’s actually a good thing. Prevents Shifting Teeth The reality of straightening teeth is that teeth can shift back to the wrong position once the treatment is complete.…

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On A Roster: How Dentists Are Called Up To Hospitals For Emergencies

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Taking a trip head-first through your car’s windshield is a terrifying experience. If you are alert enough after the staggering pain, you will feel the damage done to your face and to your teeth and mouth. In the emergency room at the hospital, surgeons can put your face back together, but a broken jaw and missing teeth require the skilled work of a dentist/dental surgeon. Here is how most hospitals handle cases like yours.…

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How To Heal And Protect Your Gums From Gum Disease

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The condition of your gums is a good indicator of their health and the health of your teeth. Keeping your gums healthy is just as important as keeping your teeth clean and free of cavities, as gum inflammation can lead to Periodontal disease and tooth loss. Here are some tips to help you prevent and remedy inflammation and gum disease in your mouth. Regular Prevention Habits One of the best steps to keep your gum health in good shape is by preventing inflammation from occurring with regular and proper teeth cleaning.…

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3 Reasons To See The Dentist Regularly

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There are many people who wonder how often you should go to the dentist. They think that the recommendation to see the dentist every six months is excessive, so they put off seeing the dentist for far too long. Then when they do see the dentist they are surprised at how much work needed to be done and so forth. Seeing the dentist every six months is the best thing for your oral health.…

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Risks Of Leaving Plaque On Your Teeth

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If you rub your tongue over your teeth, the sticky, film-like material you feel is called plaque. While plaque is something you must fight against constantly, it’s important to understand the risks of leaving it on your teeth. Plaque can destroy your teeth, but it is also something you can remove by brushing and flossing your teeth and by visiting a dentist for a cleaning and examination. It Makes Your Breath Smell Bad…

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It's Time For Dentures: How To Care For Your New Dentures And Your Mouth

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If you’ve lost your teeth prematurely, due to illness, decay, or gum disease, you’ll need to replace them with either dentures or dental implants. You might not realize this, but leaving your mouth without teeth can cause your facial structure to change dramatically. Dentures and dental implants can help you retain your natural appearance even after you lose your permanent teeth. Implants and dentures can also improve your smile and will allow you to continue eating properly.…

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How You Can Improve Your Smile With Some Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you have decided that you are finally ready to change your smile for the better, once and for all, you will need to get in touch with a cosmetic dentist. But, how can a cosmetic dentist help? Take a look at the following ways in which you can get a better smile when seeking help from the right dentist: A Brighter Smile Sure, there are some over-the-counter teeth whitening products that you may be able to try.…

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Why See An Emergency Dentist

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It’s always wise to visit a dentist when your teeth are not feeling right. While most problems can be inspected during the normal business day with a scheduled appointment, other problems require a trip to an emergency dentist. This is like going to the ER, but to treat a problem with your teeth or gums rather than another health concern. Does your dental problem really require emergency help? Consider visiting an emergency dentist in these situations.…

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