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Sometimes, a non-surgical root canal may be sufficient for preserving a tooth. The infected inner pulp is removed, the tooth is fitted with a crown, and the natural tooth can be saved for many years, perhaps the rest of your life. However, when such a treatment is not enough, you may require root canal …

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First of all, if this is the first time you have heard of Invisalign, let’s begin by telling you what it is. Invisalign is a transparent oral device that is worn in the place of braces. You wear the invisible aligner both day and night (it’s okay because it’s clear), and only take it out to eat or drink (you can …

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The short answer is no. Or at least, it is a very bad idea. On occasion, a dentist may tell you that a certain tooth needs to be “watched.” This usually means that a cavity is in its early stage and may not fully develop if the tooth is cared for properly. However, once the condition reaches the state of a cavity …

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These are two commonly confused dental treatments, and understandably so. Veneers and lumineers do have a few similarities, and are used for the same purpose. However, it is important to know the difference in order to make an informed decision about which one is better for your situation. We will consider the …

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If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be concerned about having to sleep with an oral appliance. However, it is vital that you do so in order to avoid the many complications of untreated sleep apnea. How do these devices work? When a person with sleep apnea is asleep, their breathing will …

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All-ceramic crowns are a breakthrough in modern cosmetic dentistry. Gone are the days of an obvious gold crown revealing a flaw in a person’s smile. In fact, in many ways all-ceramic crowns are a step up from porcelain crowns which are fused to metal. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages and …

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Diet and oral health go hand-in-hand. The fact is, however, that dental professionals usually focus on the negative. “Don’t eat sweets! Don’t use artificial sweeteners! Don’t drink colas!” You get the idea. Instead, this article will focus on the positive. Here are five delicious foods and drinks that …

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Has your dentist recommended that you have your teeth sealed? In order to make an informed decision, you may want to know what dental sealants are. We’re going to discuss what sealants are made from, what teeth should be sealed, and how long they last. This will help you to see that this treatment is really …

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It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your smile …

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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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