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Oral Care for the Whole Family

Basic dental care is important for maintaining healthy teeth. This involves proper oral hygiene, nutrition and routine checkups. Sound so simple and yet many individuals are just ignoring this until pain in their teeth brings them to the clinic. Why wait for a toothache to wake you up from your bad oral habits? Start now and start right. Your dental hygiene is essential in maintaining the health ...

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Mouth Guards for Boxers and other Athletes

Athletes gear up for their games wearing proper attire and, depending on their sport, use mouth guards. Mouth guards are soft plastic devices worn to protect the teeth and gums during sports and other recreational activities. A separate device is used to protect the teeth from grinding and clenching. Mouth guards are worn to prevent oral injuries while participating in contact sports like ...

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Smiling Gorgeously with Lumineers

A smile is a free gift that you give and a wonderful reply you receive from others. Your smile speaks something about your personality. Smiling frequently makes you beautiful, young and radiant. Some people hide their smiles behind their hand because they feel uneasy about their broken or uneven teeth. As a result, they miss connecting with people and look unapproachable. Smiling is so powerful ...

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Preventive Care for Your Teeth and Gums

Preventive care is the key to a bright and healthy smile. This covers at-home treatments and routine check-ups. The American Dental Association (ADA) launched an interactive Web platform called the ADA Dental Symptom Checker, which is designed to bring awareness to the importance of regular dental visits and oral hygiene. Routine check-ups are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. A ...

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Working With Intraoral Cameras

Visual communication is an effective tool in sharing ideas and information. It’s easier to understand a concept or an idea if there is a visual representation of it. Dentists use intraoral cameras to show their patients a picture of their mouth. It’s beneficial for the dentists and patients as it’s easier to explain certain dental terms with the help of these cameras. Your dentist lets you ...

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Effective Approaches in Handling Dental Phobia

Your Kennewick dentist understands that some patients can’t sit comfortably during their dental procedure. As such, he uses psychological approaches to help deal with adult phobic patients. This includes the use of non-threatening language, positive reinforcement, interactive approach, and structured time. Non-threatening language Your dentist avoids the use of negative and clinical sounding ...

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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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