Why Baby Teeth are So Important

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Keeping your teeth clean and maintain good oral health could be one of the most important things you do. You want to try and keep that beautiful smile as long as you possible can. Of course there are alternatives available if you do lose your teeth: implants, dentures, bridges, crowns, etc. but if at all possible, maintaining our natural teeth is the best course of action. In order to do that we’ve got to start rigth away. Which means taking care of our little ones teeth as soon as they start popping through. You might wonder what the point is in brushing and flossing those little baby teeth when they’re just all going to fall out anyway. Here Continue reading

6 Serious Signs that It’s Time to Visit the Dentist

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Taking care of our teeth is sometimes the last thing that we do. We know we need regular checks up but sometimes it’s just so hard to get around to it. Plus, not all insurance companies cover dental care which makes it difficult to be able to afford the check ups. There are dentist offices that offer very reasonably priced appointments so if you can find one of those, it would be a good idea just to let a dentist take a look and make sure there aren’t any major problems. Just because we aren’t diagnosed with tooth decay or gum disease, does not mean that it doesn’t exist. It’s better to know and be able to do something about it then pretend that everything is fine. Using good dental hygiene products at home is a Continue reading

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child to See the Dentist

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Visiting the dentist can be a scary thing to do for children. The lights, the unfamiliarity; it can be overwhelming and overstimulating. The first time I took my child, he thought it was going to be a lot of fun because the waiting room was very friendly and had colors and toys that he enjoyed but once we got back to the office and sat the chair, he took one look at the lights and the dentist in a mask and freaked out. So what can be done as parents to prepare children for a visit to the dentist?

  1. Start Young
    If you start going to the dentist before your child remembers a time when you didn’t go, it might help him or her to be used to the dentist before he or she begins to develop fears. It is recommended to start taking children to the dentist around the first birthday and Continue reading

Dental Implants Vs Dentures How This Breakthrough is Helping Americans Smile Again

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Be comfortable. Look like yourself. Feel like yourself. Eat what you want to eat. Sleep comfortably. These are all things that every single person should be able to do, no problem. However, if you are missing teeth, these ideas may sound like a luxury.

Family dentists have been tackling this problem a new way. Instead of immediately opting for dentures, around 10% of American dentists now perform dental implants.
Dentures are the first idea that pops into most people?s minds when they consider an alternative to living with missing teeth, because dental implant procedures are rarely openly discussed. But the truth is, as many as three million Americans have dental implants and that number is growing by half a million every year. A dental implant is the placement of a new, artificial root designed to ho Continue reading