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Up Your Dental Care Game In The New Year With These Tips

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Up Your Dental Care Game In The New Year With These Tips

If you want to make a change for the better this year, a great place to start is with your teeth. Improving your dental care is one of the fastest, easiest ways to improve your health because the steps are so small and the results so apparent. Building upon already established habits is a good way to start upping that dental game. Switch to a Non-Alcohol Mouthwash If you currently use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, try switching to one that does not contain alcohol. Alcohol can be fairly astringent and potentially irritating, which is not good if you have sensitive gums or other sensitive oral tissue. Some non-alcohol mouthwashes also contain xylitol instead of sugar, helping to cut down on the chances of tooth decay. Note that you don’t have to use mouthwash daily, but it can help...

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A General Overview Of What You Should Expect When Your Dentist Does A Class II Restoration On A Tooth

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A General Overview Of What You Should Expect When Your Dentist Does A Class II Restoration On A Tooth

The amalgam used to fill cavities in teeth can deteriorate over time and allow bacteria to get into the tooth. The bacteria will eat away at the tooth and will eventually cause the deterioration to worsen to the point that the tooth will break apart and crumble. To avoid losing the tooth, a dentist will clean out the cavity in the tooth and rebuild it with a composite resin that looks and feels like real tooth bone. If you have been told that you have to have Class II restoration work done on a premolar or molar, here is a general overview of what you should expect. Lidocaine A common numbing agent used in dentistry today is lidocaine. The lidocaine is administered using a syringe. The entire tooth and gum will be numb during the entire procedure. Remove Bacteria...

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