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What Happens If You Don’t Replace A Missing Tooth? Patients who are missing teeth can have their self-confidence impacted by the thought that they no longer have a complete smile. It is common to feel irritated with the associated loss of function that they are experiencing when they try to eat crunchy or …

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People in general don’t get as many cavities as they once did, thanks to fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses. Good oral hygiene practices can reduce the likelihood of cavities, but cavities can still happen to anyone, at any age; even baby teeth can get cavities. Cavities are caused by decay and can get worse if …

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Studies have indicated that athletes tend to have frequent problems with their oral health, though the reasons for this are unclear. Experts believe the problem may be due to diet, mouth injuries or a combination of factors. Most athletes are aware of the potential for damage to their teeth and mouths, and they …

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There may not be many people who actually enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, fear of the dentist is so bad that they are not able to get through a dental appointment without a serious level of emotional anxiety that becomes a problem in itself. People like this may fear the pain of dental procedures, …

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When you realize you need implant dentistry, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best” or even the “clear choice” for implant dentistry. Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn that status. Yet, there are discreet things to look for …

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You may have heard of the All-on-4 dental implant system, but you may not know much about it. The All-on-4 system replaces the arch of your teeth with a four point anchoring system for the implant fixture. This anchoring system uses four acutely angled anchor points to hold the implants securely and safely in …

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When you have a toothache, it is an indication that something is wrong with your teeth or their roots, and you should see a dentist to determine the cause. There may be some cases in which pain in your teeth or gums is coming from another source, but if a toothache is persistent or comes back, you should see a …

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Children suck their thumbs for security, but the habit may end up causing insecurity later on if it leaves a child with crooked teeth. Thumbsucking definitely can push teeth out of position, but whether or not it does depends on the age of the child and how intensely the sucking action is. The sucking action is …

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What Is a Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance, and How Does It Work? While a CPAP device is the primary means of treating sleep apnea, some patients do not use the device every night like they should. They feel that the device is uncomfortable. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to cardiovascular and other …

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