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There was a time when the only way to get crooked teeth straightened was with braces. However, today there are quicker and easier options available to all who seek a straighter smile. Invisalign is comfortable than wearing traditional metal braces and actually yields a much shorter treatment time. Best of all, the …

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Brushing your teeth twice a day is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but some people have an unusual problem when it comes to brushing their teeth: They are allergic to toothpaste. Toothpaste allergy is rare, and usually it involves an allergy to a specific ingredient in whatever brand of …

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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 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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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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If you lose a tooth near the front of your mouth, your reaction is probably to get to a dentist as quickly as possible to have it replaced. If you lose a tooth in the back of your mouth, you may not be in such a hurry to do something about it. People tend to react to sudden cosmetic changes to the appearance of …

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures today. Whiter, brighter teeth can make a dramatic change to your smile and improve your self-confidence. You can choose from many whitening products and toothpastes to use at home, but the best whitening results can only be found at a dentist’s …

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Dental crowns or caps, as they’re commonly called, can replace a large surface of a tooth that has been damaged, decayed or treated with a root canal. A crown can restore a damaged tooth and make it strong, functional and attractive. Crowns can be made of a composite resin, metal or porcelain. While crowns are …

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