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What Dental Treatments Are Used To Relieve Headache?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The majority of people suffer from head or neck ache occasionally, often as a result of the stresses of life. However, most people don’t know that it may be their teeth that are causing these headaches. There are many forces placed on the teeth every day, often all day, such as eating, chewing, and speaking. A lot of the causes of neck and headache, and even migraines, are tooth-related. This article will focus on how some of these headaches relate to dentistry and what treatment options you can use to relieve them. How Does All This Relate to Dentistry? The teeth, nerves, muscles, and joints all work in tandem to ensure the jaw is aligned properly and functions as it should. When this system is out-of-tune or compromised in any way, occlusal issues, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), other pain,...

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How to Keep Your Invisalign Retainers Clean

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you go to the dentist, they instruct you on how to keep your teeth clean and fresh  It is equally important to keep your Invisalign retainers clean and fresh. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without the need to wear braces. You never have to go without eating popcorn or eating a chewy caramel because you can take the retainers out in order to eat.  The downside is that they can get a film on them from plaque, become smelly, get discolored and feel dirty. Here are some great ways to thoroughly clean your Invisalign retainers using products that you can find at home. Brush Your Teeth      Before you put your Invisalign retainer in your mouth, be sure that your teeth have been brushed and are free from plaque. It is a good idea to floss and...

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Root Canals – Not As Scary As You May Think

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your dentist has recommended that you get a root canal, your first reaction may be one of fear. There have been many myths over the years about the pain associated with getting a root canal. In actuality, the pain of a root canal is similar to that of getting a filling. Dentists and endodontists have come a long way in making their patients comfortable when having a root canal procedure done. Here is some information that may ease your mind, explaining what having a root canal will do for you and how it will be done. What Is A Root Canal? A root canal is the process of having infected pulp in the root area of your mouth, replaced with another material, allowing the tooth to stay in place. There are many reasons why the pulp in the...

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Types Of Porcelain Crowns

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Crowns can vary quite a bit, but what they all share in common is that they encapsulate or cover a tooth or implant. This is different from veneers since they are a complete replacement of the surface area of the tooth, rather than a thin surface covering for the sake of protecting or improving the aesthetics of an otherwise decent tooth. Crowns are usually necessary when a tooth has been structurally compromised, needs to be restored–or, similar to some forms of dentures, is being mounted as part of an implant. Because of the complexity of the procedures and materials necessary, crowns tend to be relatively expensive.  When it comes to crowns, there are several main types–ranging from all ceramic, various metals, and anything in-between. All-Metal/”Gold” Crowns: The classic metal crown is made from a variety of metals and alloys,...

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How To Quickly Take Care Of A Dental Emergency

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your tooth has been knocked out, cracked, or chipped, or if you’re experiencing severe mouth pain or bleeding, you’re one of many Americans who is experiencing a dental emergency. That may seem serious, especially since many accidents happen when your primary dentist’s office is closed. However, though time is of the essence, it’s generally possible to see a dentist at any time of day or night – and as a bonus, your insurance may help cover emergency dental care procedures even if you aren’t seeing your regular dentist. Treating Pain and Missing Teeth Losing a tooth can be frightening – and sometimes painful – but you can take a few steps to ease the pain and help make your dentist’s job a little easier before you see them. For teeth that have fallen or been knocked out, hold...

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