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When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to the dentist is easier, less stressful and more …

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Gums that are swollen, excessively red or bleeding are a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the less severe form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can advance to the more severe form, periodontitis. Periodontal or gum disease is common, being caused by poor dental hygiene in some people. For other people, …

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Every parent has faced the challenge of getting their children to brush their teeth regularly. It’s not something their look forward to and often outright refuse to so. For parents facing this challenge, brushing teeth doesn’t have to be an activity your child dreads on a daily basis.  Be creative and …

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A parent looks at a child’s smile and sees baby teeth and perhaps issues with thumb sucking habits.  Sometimes a child’s teeth erupt with a lot of spaces or the teeth erupt in a crooked pattern.  What does this mean? A gapped smile or crooked baby teeth is just one indication of dental health.  An orthodontist is …

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Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall health and wellbeing. …

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If it common for patients ask if their dentist can restore their tooth with a large filling versus getting a dental crown. The main reason why dentists recommend dental crowns as a treatment option, is because there is little tooth structure left, once the old filling and cavity is removed. If you restore the …

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Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes …

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