Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you consider canceling your appointment days before, or not showing up at all? Do you feel helpless and uncomfortable in the cleaning chair? If you are, you have dental phobia but don’t worry you aren’t alone.  Over 75% of USA citizens experience dental phobia to a point, 10% […]

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How to Break the Thumb Sucking Habit?

Thumb sucking appears to be a natural habit of children in all parts of the world. Sucking the thumb is soothing for a small child, and many children continue this habit for comfort and security into the early school years. Thumb sucking is most prevalent in children under two, and most children give up the […]

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The significance of a dental sealant is to protect against and avert dental caries. Dental sealants are one of the most universally used safeguarding materials, as well as the most inadvertently misused product today. Sealants have a shelf-life of five to 10 years, but it is imperative to have them checked at each dental check-up […]

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Which Fillings Are Best For Teeth?

When you think of the dentist, you probably think about fillings. Everyone knows fillings are something you get to fix cavities. Beyond that, however, you might not know much about cavity fillings at all. You may even believe some common misconceptions. For whatever reason, fillings have a strangely overblown reputation as painful, serious, or extremely […]

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All about dental implants

A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can support crowns or dentures, in a similar way that roots support natural teeth. Having missing teeth can knock your […]

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Jaw surgery

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic (or-thog-NATH-ik) surgery, corrects irregularities of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work. Making these corrections may also improve your facial appearance. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have jaw problems that can’t be resolved with orthodontics alone. In […]

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Root Canal Treatment

The root canal is a pretty common dental procedure. According to the American Association of Endodontists, over 15 million root canals are done every year in the United States alone. But should you be concerned about a root canal infection? And are there any possible complications after it you should know about? What are root […]

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What Is Dental Plaque and How To Remove It?

Tooth plaque is a fact of life — everyone gets it. Dental plaque the sticky film that forms when bacteria in your mouth build up on your teeth. When plaque hangs around for too long, your choppers pay the price. It eats at them and makes them weak. That leads to decay and gum disease. […]

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Children braces and Orthodontics

If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, talk to his dentist. She may recommend seeing an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in perfecting smiles using orthodontic appliances, such as: Bands Brackets Wires Headgear Rubber bands Retainers Clear aligners  Some kids can’t wait to get their Children’s braces, seeing them as a sign that their teen […]

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Invisalign Teen

braces have long been a staple of the teenage years. When we were growing up, most of our friends probably had them, all at about the same time. I had metal braces for the last two years of high school. In my group, they were so commonplace that they weren’t something that anyone was teased […]

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10 Questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental care during pregnancy is extremely important. From keeping up with daily oral hygiene to monitoring changes in the mouth, the more in-tune you are with your oral health, the healthier your baby will be. Here we’ll answer 10 common questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy. Can I go to the dentist while pregnant? Not […]

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What Are the Best Oral Hygiene Tips?

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups. people can prevent these problems with proper dental care, both at home and in the dentist’s office. The following are some best practices that can keep teeth and gums healthy. […]

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How to Pick a Toothpaste?

Minty fresh, whitening, tartar control, etc. – picking a toothpaste can be as overwhelming as choosing a toothbrush. First and foremost, your toothpaste should fight plaque and cavities and clean your teeth, using dentifrice (gel, paste or liquid). Also Toothpaste should include fluoride for strengthening your teeth. Beyond that, it’s all about preference. First, consistency may be a factor […]

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Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wondered “Why are my teeth stained?” you’re not alone. Teeth can be stained yellow, as well as a spectrum of other colors, including orange-red, green, blue, brown, gray and black. The discoloration can appear gradually and be overlooked until you need to look your best for a […]

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Diabetes and Dental Health

Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year—and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All the food you eat is turned to […]

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How to Take Care of Dental Veneers?

If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened […]

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7 Daily Habits That Boost Dental Health

While it’s important to receive regular cleanings and check-ups from a dentist, there are also ways you can take care of dental health at home. Almost everyone knows to brush and floss their teeth, but what about these lesser-known tips? Here are 7 daily habits that boost dental health without taking up your time or breaking the bank. 1. Brush […]

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Gummy Smile An Esthetic Problem or Something More?

  When you smile, do you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue? Are you of the opinion that your upper teeth appear too short compared to the amount of gingival tissue displayed when you smile? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you may have a […]

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Considering Invisalign? Learn About the 5 Biggest Advantages Here

Without a doubt, Invisalign has changed the field of orthodontics forever. Since it was developed around 20 years ago, it’s helped over 6 million people achieve a straight, even smile. And, with a 96% satisfaction rating, it has a proven track record of great success. If you’ve been thinking about Invisalign in Lakewood, keep reading […]

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All Of Your Teeth-Staining Questions Answered

You may have even heard of teeth whitening services at your dentist’s office. No doubt, you’ve looked at your teeth and noticed they may not be as white as you would like them to be. You likely have an idea of how to “fix” it, but do you know what causes teeth staining and how to […]

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Invisalign treatment after 40: Why it’s not too late to get your teeth straightened

There are a few reasons adults over the age of 40 put off getting their teeth straightened. You might feel you’re too of and that you’ve missed your chance. Or the thought of wearing traditional braces might make you feel self-conscious. But the good news is, it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve […]

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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens the to early twenties. Over time our jaws have shrunk, leaving little room for the extra row of teeth, which is why they can cause pain and need to be extracted. Besides pain, what are some of the common signs […]

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Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

Whether you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, or currently undergoing treatment, you may be wondering, “Will I need to wear retainers after treatment?” The answer is yes, and here’s why. Getting straight teeth is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them straight, and that is where retainers come in. Changes in tooth position are a […]

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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 […]

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Gum Disease / Gingivitis: How to avoid it or treat it

If your gum occasionally swell up and become sensitive or bleed when you brush and floss, you might have gingivitis. However, you’re not alone. So what is gingivitis, and what you can you do to treat it and avoid it? Read on to learn what you need to know about this prevalent disease. According to the […]

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Tooth Fairy Preparation

Your child is at the age where they finally understand what the tooth fairy is. The tooth fairy is a significant part of helping your child to maintain their oral hygiene and keeping the magic alive! The tooth fairy is a figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures. Tooth fairies have been around […]

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Facts and Tips: Dry mouth

For many, dry mouth is experienced once in a blue moon.  Most likely caused by dehydration, drinking one too many beers, or simply sleeping with an open mouth. Unfortunately, for others, dry mouth is a chronic problem that can have a distressing impact on day-to-day life. In addition to the physical side effects, it can […]

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Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you […]

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Ten Dental Hygiene Tips For A More Thorough Clean

Brushing your teeth every morning and night doesn’t guarantee you’re giving your mouth all the attention it needs. Even a regular oral hygiene routine could be leaving gaps if you engage in a few not-so-great habits with your time at the sink. By understanding proper brushing technique and ensuring you have the right tools in […]

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10 Things to consider when choosing your Orthodontics

Do you need an orthodontic treatment and confuse to select the best orthodontist? Selecting an orthodontist is a very tough task. When you have a referral from your dentist or friend, it is essential to hold some things to have in your mind before you register a meeting. Because straightening teeth will take a long […]

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