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Replacement options for teeth are more numerous today than ever. People who are edentulous, which means they have lost all of their teeth, at one time had only one option: removable dentures. Today, implants are available as a permanent tooth replacement option, but full implants are costly and cannot work for all …

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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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Endodontic treatment or root canal can save a tooth that is dying from decay. After endodontic treatment, the tooth that was treated should be free from infection and restored to full strength so that it can function fully and last a lifetime. Root canal cleans out the pulp, the nerves and tissue inside of a …

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When you have one or just a few missing teeth, you can have a permanent replacement without surgery by getting a dental bridge. A dental bridge is sometimes confused with a partial denture. A partial denture is removable, but a dental bridge is permanently attached to surrounding teeth. A bridge can replace one to …

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Pregnancy changes the way you approach normal life activities like eating, exercise and medical care. It also has an effect on your oral health, and your oral hygiene and dental care routine may need a change during pregnancy as well. Good oral hygiene is always important, but during pregnancy it is especially …

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When you realize you want a dentist who focuses on cosmetics, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best.” Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn “top dentist” or “best dentist” status. Yet, there are discreet things to look for when …

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A cracked or chipped tooth can ruin your smile, and it can also lead to a lost tooth if it isn’t fixed. Tooth enamel is a hard surface, but if a portion of it cracks or breaks due to an injury or from biting down too hard on something, the remaining part of the cracked tooth is left in a fragile condition. …

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