Dental Implants For the Forgetful

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Taking a trip to your local dentist is something that’s recommended for you to do at least once a year, if not more often. In theory, it’s simple enough: schedule the appointment, and, well, go to your dentist appointment. In practice, however, it’s not always so simple. In this hustle and bustle world of ours, people often cite being too busy as a reason to skip out on that yearly check up. They’ll be fine, they insist, they haven’t felt any pain, they’ve been brushing, what harm could putting off one or two dentist visits do?

Considering the fact that one out of every 10 adults admits that they often forget to brush their teeth, it can do at least a little harm.

Not brushing your teeth can lead to the build-up of harmful bacteria that can, in turn, lead to tooth decay and gum disease; by the time Continue reading

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New Techonolgies for Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your smile is your biggest asset. At least, that’s what nearly all Americans believe. Cosmetic dentistry procedures have made great strides in recent years and dental cleanings, tooth whitening and veneers are now easier to afford than ever before. With a little help from top cosmetic dentists, you can look your best and make that great first impression with a sparkling smile.

Putting your best smile forward

There is one thing that nearly all Americans agree on: 99.7% believe that your smile is your greatest social asset, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. And 75% of Americans Continue reading

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Do You Really Need an Emergency Dentist?

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Dental emergencies can happen anytime, day or night. And not everything is a result of sudden trauma — even something so innocuous as nighttime teeth grinding can sometimes lead to an after-hours dental crisis, if years of grinding have finally resulted in a chipped or fractured tooth. Unfortunately, 24 hour dentists can be few and far between.

Your first inclination may be to drive (or be driven) to the emergency room of your local hospital. But try to remain calm and decide if that’s really the best course of action. Emergency rooms are rarely staffed with dentists. The main function of any ER is to perform life-saving procedures. A chipped tooth — even a missing tooth — is very rarely life-threatening. Unless the broken tooth is blocking your airway or won’t stop bleeding, it may be best to wai Continue reading

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