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3 Ways A Dentist Can Correct A Gap Between Your Teen's Front Teeth

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A gap between the front teeth can cause cosmetic concerns for your teenager and, if wide enough, can cause chewing issues. The gap normally forms due to the two front teeth erupting slightly out of position but trauma can also crack one or both teeth and cause the appearance of a gap. If you want to get your child’s gap treated, there are a few different ways a dentist can potentially correct the space between your teen’s front teeth.…

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3 Potential Dental Treatments For Crowded Molars

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Dental crowding occurs when teeth shift out of place and start to overlap the neighboring teeth. Crowding typically happens during dental development but can also occur when a tooth is extracted, which allows the other teeth to fall out of place. The extraction of a wisdom tooth, or a rear molar, can cause the remaining molar teeth to shift out of place and crowd, which can cause bite issues and general discomfort.…

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Preparing For Oral Surgery Without Freaking Out

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If you are nervous about upcoming oral surgery, it’s time to take a few deep breaths. While you may be scared, there’s really very little to be afraid of. Your oral surgeon deals with impacted wisdom teeth, infections in the teeth or jaws, or the need for dental implants all of the time. Although oral surgery may be new for you, it isn’t for your dentist. Take the time to read the preparation instructions, and consider asking for medication to help ease your stress prior to the procedure.…

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What Is A Tooth-Supported Bridge And Is It The Right Choice For Your Dental Needs?

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A dental bridge is a fixed artificial tooth option that can replace one or two missing teeth that are in a row. Bridges offer a more stable option than removable partial dentures with a lower cost than dental implants. The traditional style of bridge is formally called a tooth-supported bridge due to the two dental crowns that attach to neighboring teeth to hold the bridge in place. Tooth-supported bridges have pros and cons that can help you and your cosmetic dentistry professional decide if this is the right replacement option for your situation.…

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Answering A Few Dental Veneer Questions

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Cosmetic dental problems can be a source of intense embarrassment and self-esteem problems. While there are treatments for addressing a range of cosmetically significant issues, you may not have much experience or knowledge about these options. In particular, veneers are commonly misunderstood by individuals, which can make it difficult for them to effectively consider this option. Learning these answers to routine veneer concerns will help you to be better able to weigh the viability of this option.…

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Steps To Take If Your Temporary Crown From Your Root Canal Falls Out

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When you have a root canal performed, a temporary crown is put over the incision site on your tooth to protect it while a permanent crown is being created for you. Here is what you need to do if for some reason the crown falls out before your permanent crown is created. Clean The Crown The first thing you need to do when you feel the crown in your mouth is spit the crown out into your hand; don’t spit it into a sink, as you could lose your temporary crown.…

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How An Oral Appliance May Help With Your Sleep Apnea

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If you have obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend an oral appliance as a treatment for your condition. An oral device is a lot more convenient than CPAP, which is a common sleep apnea treatment. The first step is to undergo sleep testing to find out what kind of sleep apnea you have and what is the most effective way to treat it. Here are a few things you’ll want to know if you’re a good match for getting an oral appliance.…

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Recovery After Tooth Removal

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Most people do not get through life without having a tooth or two removed. Almost everyone ends up having their wisdom teeth pulled and perhaps lose a few others to decay or injury. Although this is usually minor oral surgery, you will still have a recovery period. You can heal with less discomfort if you follow a few dental guidelines. Food You can expect some pain and soreness, so you will need to eat soft food for a few days to avoid irritating your gums.…

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3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist When Your Son or Daughter Has Down Syndrome

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If your son or daughter has Down syndrome, he or she may often experience unique dental challenges. For example, many people with Down syndrome take longer to develop both primary and adult teeth. When their teeth finally do come in, it is not unusual for their teeth to be smaller than you might expect, which may result in spacing issues. Therefore, when deciding on appropriate dental care for your son or daughter with Down syndrome, it is a good idea to ask your dentist the following questions.…

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Does Your Child's Oral Health Impact His/Her School Performance?

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Research has proven a child’s school performance can be affected by poor oral health practices. Dental pain can cause children to miss school and not do as well with school work as children that have the necessary preventative care on his/her teeth. The Survey is Proof: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) was given in 1984 as evidence of school either being missed or restricting activities because of dental issues. Over 51 million hours have been documented annually as a loss to acute dental conditions.…

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