Air Abrasion: A Drill-less Technique

Air abrasion solves the dilemma of patients who have their reservations against the use of dental drills. It is a drill-less technique that acts like a small sandblaster that sprays off decayed portions in a person’s teeth. This hand piece blows a stream of particles and draws out the decay much like a dental drill, minus the shrill sound and sharp pain. Aside from getting rid of dental caries, ...

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Three Effective Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease or periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. To save you from unnecessary pain and complex treatments, dental experts provide simple and easy ways to prevent gum problems. Observe good oral hygiene According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, consistent good oral hygiene is necessary in preventing gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums ...

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Still Wearing Old Gold Fillings? It’s Time for a Dental Check-up

There was a time, before composite and porcelain fillings became common, that patients got gold fillings as the filling material for their damaged tooth.  By this time, those gold fillings would now be old, discolored or worn-out, making them not only unattractive in appearance but potentially a health risk, when the filling has not been completely sealed and food and bacteria leaks in to create ...

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Saving Your Natural Teeth with Root Canal Treatment

With advances in dentistry and dental technology, there are now a myriad of options a patient can choose from when he/she meets the misfortune of having to lose a tooth or several teeth.  However, ask anyone who had tried having to wear dentures and they’ll tell you that nothing beats having and keeping your natural teeth, as dentures can sometimes become loose or ill-fitting that biting, ...

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Periodontal Disease Prevention: Causes of Gingivitis and Its Treatment

Periodontal disease refers to problems we encounter with our gums. This can be a very serious case that, when left untreated, may cause you to say goodbye to your teeth. But it’s not only your teeth that are at risk. Gum diseases have also been linked to other health issues such as heart disease and respiratory problems. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the first phase of a harsher form of gum disease ...

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Have Discolored Teeth? Check if Composite Veneers are for You

Oftentimes, people who have discolored teeth, either by medication or excessive fluoride or stained by tea, coffee or tobacco and are already unresponsive to bleaching, want their smile or appearance improved, without having to go through the process of getting a fixed crown since it may seem unnecessary to reduce a perfectly healthy tooth in size in order for the crown to fit over it. This is ...

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Enjoying the Durability of Porcelain Veneers

Once a patient with discolored teeth has been deemed appropriate by Kennewick WA dentist Dr. Walter G. Hadley during an initial evaluation as an ideal candidate for veneers, the next question to answer is which type of veneer material would be best for him/her. If time and cost are not restrictions, a patient may well opt for porcelain veneers over resin-based composite veneers. Benefits of ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Preserving Your Pearly Whites

Ever wondered what other great purpose your teeth serve besides helping you chew and talk properly? Well, you might have forgotten that your teeth can also make or break your appearance and thus stir you into either a life of low self-esteem and lonely weekends or one with bright prospects. Having healthy, great-looking teeth can really become one of your most valued assets, but how do you keep ...

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Managing Your Dental Fears with Sedation Dentistry

If you are one of those people who do not look forward to going to the dental clinic, chances are you are one of the millions of Americans who experience some degree of dental anxiety.  If you are the type who would only be willing to receive dental care only when absolutely necessary, then you belong to around 20% of the population who have what is called dental fear.  But if you’re the kind ...

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Lifestyle Changes and Cosmetic Dentistry Help Solve Tooth Discoloration

Here are some everyday things that cause your teeth to have that ugly, yellowish color. You might be surprised that some of the items on this list are so common that you don’t even think they’re going to do much damage to your teeth. Causes of Tooth Discoloration Food and Drinks. Of course all of us need to take in food and drink liquids to nourish ourselves, but some of our favorite ...

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