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What Are the Three Types of Endosteal Implants?

There are three main types of endosteal implants that you can get. Your dentist determines...

Easiest Way to Make My Teeth Whiter

According to one survey, about 80 percent of American adults want whiter teeth. That is why the ...

Where Should I Go if I Have a Dental Emergency?

Dental problems may be unexpected and require a few deep breaths, healing time, or even immediate treatment. It is best to know whether to visit an emergency room or see your dentist if it is a dental emergency. Assessing your symptoms and severity will help you determine the best path.

What's Included in a Routine Dental Exam?

Most dentists encourage their patients to go for regular dental exams. They are the best way to identify the early stages of oral problems for immediate treatment. Starting treatment early prevents the issues from progressing and becoming severe.

How Dental Hygiene Affects Overall Health

Your oral health is essential to your overall health. Most people overlook their oral health compared to the health of the rest of their bodies. However, experts have found direct links between oral health and overall health. Also, they have found that some health conditions worsen if oral health is not in check. 

What Is the Difference Between a Tooth Cap and a Crown?

Dental caps or crowns cover the tooth to improve its appearance. There is no variance between the two. They are the same thing with interchangeable names. It can be hard to distinguish between the two when you hear people using the terms, but relax. Older people may refer to them as caps. However, those who work in dentistry often refer to them as crowns.

What to Expect, Before, During, and After a Dental Filling

After visiting a dentist on your routine checkup, they may tell you that you need a filling. The good thing is that you are not the first nor the last one to get this information. Many people may go through this experience at least once in their lifetime.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are fast gaining popularity in orthodontics. They give confidence and a beautiful smile without making you stand out as traditional braces do. They consist of smooth plastic that effectively exerts pressure on your teeth. They gently and gradually straighten them, correcting malocclusion.

Examples of Dental Emergencies and What to Do Next

Do you know what constitutes a dental emergency? Not many do, so you need to step up if you are one of them. It’s vital to have a good grasp of when to visit your dentist immediately or wait to do it later. 

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Have you lost a tooth, or are you perhaps missing several teeth? At any rate, statistics show that the average grownup loses one permanent tooth during their lifetime. When you lose any number of teeth, you become susceptible to long-term problems that may not be obvious at first. Some of the problems include bone loss, face shape changes, and increased risk for periodontal disease.

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