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The Importance of Having an Emergency Dentist

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Emergency DentistYou never know when a dental emergency will occur. You could be participating in a local sports rec league and be struck in the face with a ball. Auto accidents have the potential to cause significant dental damage. Even a slip or trip and subsequent fall can cause you to land on your face or make contact with another object that sends a tooth flying right on out of your mouth. If you do not have an emergency dentist ready and willing to help in the aftermath of such an unfortunate incident, you will be in considerable pain for much longer than should be necessary.


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Benefits of Having a Pediatric Dentist

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Pediatric DentistThere is no reason to bring your little one to a dentist who strictly treats adults when pediatric dentists are available. Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children's teeth and gums. However, there is much more to this specialty than pediatric dental instruments designed for diminutive mouths. There are countless benefits to relying on a pediatric dentist for care.


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Benefits of Invisalign of Adults

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Invisalign Clear AlignersNowadays, there is no reason to live with crooked teeth or gapped teeth. Thanks to dental solutions such as Invisalign, patients with wayward teeth and spaces between their teeth enjoy the benefits of a completely normal-looking smile in surprisingly little time. An added bonus is the fact that Invisalign closes off those gaps between teeth to prevent food from sticking and causing dental decay. So don't believe the hype that Invisalign is merely a substitute for braces provided to teens looking for straight teeth. The truth is Invisalign benefits teens as well as full-grown adults in myriad ways. Let's take a closer look at the many benefits of Invisalign for adult patients.


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What are Inlays and Onlays?

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Orange City DentistSome teeth are damaged to the point that they cannot be treated with a mere filling. However, the damage might not be extensive enough to justify the use of a crown. In such cases, an inlay or onlay will prove optimal for tooth restoration. Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings. This means both are fabricated far away from the patient, typically in a dental lab. The inlay or onlay is then bonded directly to the tooth in a subsequent visit. Below, we delve into the specifics of dental inlays and onlays to help patients determine if either will improve their oral health, beauty, and functionality.


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How Dentures Have Changed

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DenturesDid you know dentures were once made of actual human teeth? Rewind time several hundred years ago and people really were selling their teeth to those in need of dentures. Our forefathers also used the teeth of the dead as dentures. Tooth replacement solutions of varying types go all the way back to ancient times. The materials used to make dentures have changed quite dramatically since the time of our ancestors yet the purpose has always been the same: providing a functional tooth replacement that allows for eating and other oral functions without pain or encumbrance. Let's take a closer look at how dentures have changed over the years.


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The Importance of Dental Cleanings

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Dental CleaningsThe average person has let his or her 6-month dental visit slide to a year, paid the consequences in the form of oral health problems and vowed to never do so again. We are here to hold you to your promise and help you fulfill your oral health and beauty potential. Skip your regularly scheduled dental visit and you will let plaque build up on your teeth. Your floss, toothbrush, and toothpaste can only do so much in the battle against plaque. Our dentist's distinct dental cleaning tools are necessary to combat the formation of plaque. Just as important is the elimination of plaque that has already formed. Even if you do not mind this slimy substance building up along your teeth, you should know those who neglect their dental health typically end up with other health problems. Your dental health really does have the potential to affect other parts of your body.


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The Benefits of Dental Bridges

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Dental BridgesIf you are missing teeth, there is a good chance you can benefit from dental bridges. Dental bridges are exactly as they sound: they bridge the space created by a lost tooth. The bridge is comprised of different metals ranging from gold to silver and porcelain. Three crowns are used: two that function as abutments to the adjacent teeth near the gap along with a middle crown that functions as a pontic (meaning false tooth). If you don't have healthy teeth near the gap, dental implants can be added. Once the dental bridge is in place, it is fixed, meaning the crown is permanently connected on the adjacent teeth or an implant.


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Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsTooth replacement solutions have progressed quite impressively across the past three decades or so. If you have a badly damaged tooth or a missing tooth, do not assume you have to live with this problem for the rest of your life. Dental implants, dental bridges, and other oral health solutions are available. The question is whether dental implants or dental bridges are optimal for your unique mouth. In many cases, dental implants will prove ideal yet there are an array of factors that must be considered before taking either route.


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Problems With Wisdom Teeth When Not Removed

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Wisdom Teeth RemovalDentists far and wide agree time is of the essence when it comes to wisdom teeth. If your dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon indicates you likely need your wisdom teeth removed, do not file it away in the back of your mind for future reference. A number of problems can arise if your wisdom teeth are left in place too long. Though the removal of wisdom teeth will be a bit uncomfortable, failing to remove these teeth will cause even worse pain and problems in due time.


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What to do in a Dental Emergency

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Emergency DentistA true dental emergency necessitates a visit to an emergency dentist. Do not go to the emergency room as these facilities do not have the proper personnel nor dental instruments to treat dental emergencies. Furthermore, emergency room hospitals are nowhere near as affordable as emergency dentists. Meet with an emergency dentist, have your problem treated as quickly as possible and you will be able to move on with life without considerable pain. Let's take a look at exactly what you should do when a dental emergency arises.


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