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The Pros And Cons Of Zoom Teeth Whitening

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Zoom whitening is one of the fastest ways for a cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth. A hydrogen peroxide solution is applied to the teeth. An overhead light that produces UV light is then turned on, helping to break down the solution. As the solution breaks down, oxygen is released from the hydrogen peroxide that enters the enamel of your teeth, helping to get your teeth white and bright quickly. This procedure may be repeated up to three times in an hour time period for the best results.

20 July 2017

Things That Can Erode Your Tooth Enamel

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The enamel on your teeth is extremely strong. In fact, it is the strongest material in your body. However, you want to keep in mind that this doesn't mean that it is invisible. It is still in thin layers on your teeth and therein lies the weakness that allows things like cavities and breaks to happen. There are so many ways you can erode your teeth and the more you understand how it can happen, the better your chances will be of avoiding at least some erosion and keeping your teeth healthier longer.

24 June 2017

Signs You May Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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It's always important to listen to signs and signals from your body. For many people, this may come naturally with muscular aches and pains, but may tend to be ignored when the pain is in their mouth. Toothaches, jaw pain, and associated discomfort aren't normal and aren't things you're required to live with, and being aware of signs of distress is vital to maintaining your health. Below, you'll find a guide to some warning signs that your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.

3 May 2017

2 Tips To Prevent Jaw Fatigue When Scuba Diving With Dentures

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Dentures are extremely strong and long lasting. Therefore, they can often be used to accomplish most activities including scuba diving. The fear that comes with wearing dentures to scuba dive is that the dentures will loosen and become dislodged during the dive. However, as long as take the proper precautions this should not be an issue. In order to prevent dentures from falling out, manydiversr end up with jaw fatigue. This can result in an extended period of pain once the dive is complete and will only go away once your jaw relaxes.

27 April 2017

Frequent Canker Sores? Learn About The Medical Condition You May Have & How Your Dentist Can Help

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Canker sores pack a painful punch for being such small oral lesions, although many people only get them occasionally and suffer for just a few days. However, if you suffer from frequent canker sores, then you may not realize that you may suffer from a medical condition called recurrent apthous stomatitis. Don't fear that this is bad news, because the good news is that there are many treatment options for recurrent apthous stomatitis that can help prevent future canker sores or at least reduce their occurrence.

25 April 2017

What Is The All-On-4 Dental Implant System?

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If you currently have dentures or need dentures, you might want to consider looking into the all-on-4 dental implant system. This system is designed to replace an entire arch (either the upper or the lower) with the use of only four dental implants. A normal arch has 14 teeth in it, but you will not need to have 14 implants put in to get this system. Here are several things to understand about the all-on-4 system.

13 April 2017

How Decay In Your Mouth Causes Bad Breath

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Struggling with bad breath every day can be an annoying problem to have, and treating it is not always an easy task. One of the best ways to treat it is by finding out what is causing it. There are many things that can lead to bad breath, but did you realize that bad breath is usually a result of decay or other oral problems? If you have any cavities or other oral problems, you will need to treat these in order to eliminate your bad breath.

13 April 2017

Four Things To Know About Teeth Whitening

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Are you considering whitening your teeth? If so, there are a few things you should know beforehand. This way, you make the best decision when it comes to your teeth whitening. Here are four things you should know: Not Everyone Should Have Their Teeth Whitened: Before you actually whiten your teeth, you should know that teeth whitening is not right for everyone. This is usually only the case if you have had a great deal of dental work done, which includes many replacement teeth in place of any lost or damaged natural teeth.

10 April 2017

How to Maintain a Retainer

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A retainer is designed to ensure that the progress that your braces have accomplished is not reversed over time. However, like all dental installations, retainers are exposed to a great deal of general wear and tear, and can break or become misshapen over time if you don't take proper care of them. Thankfully, there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that your retainer does not become damaged and continues to support your teeth properly for as long as possible.

5 April 2017

How To Handle Your First Summer With Braces

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If you are getting braces this spring, here are three tips that will help you deal with summer food, summer sports and summer vacation. #1 Dealing With Summer Food One of the great things about wearing braces is that you can eat pretty much whatever you want as long as you take care of your teeth after you eat. You can still enjoy such summer treats as corn and barbeque grilled foods; however, you are going to want to make sure that you will be able to clean your teeth right after you enjoy these types of foods.

29 March 2017