How Safe are Dental X-Rays?

dental x-rays

While you’re at the dentist’s office, even if you’re only getting a routine cleaning, your dentist might suggest doing some dental x-rays. This is a common procedure that allows your dentist to see deep beneath your gums to the roots of your teeth and to make sure that your enamel isn’t damaged. But are these…

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What’s the Deal with Charcoal Toothpaste?

charcoal toothpaste

Activated charcoal is used for many purposes, such as face masks, deodorant, and removing toxins from the body. Recently, it has also become popular as a toothpaste. This rise in popularity is partly due to its detoxification properties. Many people claim that the charcoal can help whiten your teeth while also getting rid of harmful…

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Recovering from Oral Surgery

oral surgery

When you have any kind of oral surgery, there will be some recovery time. Just how long that recovery time takes and what’s involved with the process will depend on the type of procedure that was done. Whether you have a tooth removed or dental implants placed, there are some simple steps to take during…

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The Facts about Root Canals

root canals

Many people feel apprehensive about going to the dentist, and when your dentist suggests that you need a root canal, it becomes even more stressful. You’re sure to have a lot of questions about the procedure. What exactly is a root canal? Why do I need one? How long will it take? Do not worry…

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Types of Braces

braces

Very few people are born with a perfect, straight set of teeth. It’s common to see people, especially teens, with a mouthful of metallic braces. This solution is relatively fast-acting and efficient, but it leaves you with a metallic smile for many months. Fortunately, if you want to get your teeth straightened these days, you…

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The Facts about Wisdom Teeth

wisdom teeth

Beginning in infancy and continuing throughout childhood and into adolescence, a lot of teeth erupt in your mouth. First you acquire baby teeth, only to lose them as those new adult teeth come in, which will need daily care and cleanings for the rest of your life. As your incisors, canines, pre-molars, and molars come…

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Can Dentistry Help with Sleep Apnea?

sleep apnea

Do you snore a lot? Find yourself waking up several times in the middle of the night? Is your partner concerned about your breathing rhythms while you sleep? You probably haven’t connected your ability to sleep with your dental care, but it’s possible that a problem with your mouth could be the culprit behind your…

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Caring for Your Kid’s Teeth from Infancy to Adulthood

kid's teeth

Teeth require daily care, whether they’re just cutting through a baby’s gums or barely hanging on to an elderly jaw. People only get one set of adult teeth, and they need to be taken care of as well as possible. Before these adult teeth come in, it’s also important to properly care for a child’s…

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How to Choose the Right Dentures

dentures

Sooner or later, you might be told that your best option for dental care is to get dentures. This is a big, intimidating step to take, and you’re sure to have a lot of questions going through your head. Luckily, there are plenty of great options these days for dentures, and all of your questions…

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Is Mouthwash Necessary?

mouthwash

Establishing a good routine is important for your dental health. You’re (hopefully!) already brushing your teeth twice a day and making sure to floss, while remembering to schedule your checkup with the dentist every six months. But what about mouthwash? Some people use it to freshen their breath or treat medical problems. While mouthwash does…

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