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What You Need To Know About Implant-Supported Dentures

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When you’re missing all or most of your teeth, dentures are usually the best option. However, instead of getting traditional dentures that constantly move and slip, consider denture implants. If you’re finally ready to replace your missing teeth and get a smile worth showing off, check out these facts about implant-supported dentures. They Are Removable but Don’t Move Traditional dentures need sticky paste or adhesives to stay in place, but these often fail, allowing the dentures to slip and move.…

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5 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is categorized by red and inflamed gums and is one of the most common oral health problems among adults. According to Mark Ryder, DMD, chair of the division of periodontology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, gum disease normally occurs in areas you aren’t brushing very well. When bacteria accumulate on the surfaces of your teeth, your gums can get inflamed. If this dental issue is not treated soon enough, it can lead to tooth loss and hurt your overall health.…

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3 Supposedly Healthy Drinks That Hurt Your Teeth (And Six Alternatives)

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Even the most dedicated sugary soda and energy drink fans know their favorite beverages are affecting their health. Unfortunately, many of the drinks marketed as healthier choices still do a number on your teeth and gums. They might come with fewer calories but still contain plenty of ingredients that aren’t good for the mouth. Protect your oral health with regular dentistry visits while enjoying a sip of something refreshing by swapping these three less than healthy options for better ones.…

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Visit Your Dentist For Sleep Apnea Treatment

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While there is a whole list of health conditions and habits that can lead to heart problems, there is one condition you might have without even knowing. Sleep apnea affects approximately 9% of women and 24% of men, but experts believe that 80% of cases go undiagnosed. If you do not know you have sleep apnea, you certainly cannot treat it, and leaving it untreated can lead to major health issues, including heart problems.…

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5 Dental Procedures That Revolutionized Cosmetic Dentistry

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Missing, dingy and crooked teeth were just part of the past, and it wasn’t a big deal. Today, however, having a perfect smile is something everyone desires. Luckily, advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it easier than ever to get the glamorous smile you deserve. Check out these five procedures that have revolutionized cosmetic dentistry. Teeth Whitening Having teeth professionally whitened in a dental office is still the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world.…

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Smile Makeover: Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting Veneers And Porcelain Crowns

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If you’re tired of your dingy, crooked smile a smile makeover is the perfect solution to boost your confidence and give you a smile you want to share. Two of the most common methods for improving your smile are porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns. When considering veneers and/or porcelain crowns, make sure to ask yourself these four questions. Which Problems and Teeth Are You Trying to Fix? First, consider what oral problems you want to fix.…

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Suffered Bone Loss Due To Periodontal Disease? 2 Surgical Options

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Approximately 70 percent of Canadians will deal with some form of gum disease during their lifetimes.  If left untreated, a serious form of gum disorder, known as periodontal disease, can lead to a myriad of oral health problems.  In some patients, periodontal disease even leads to bone loss.  If you’ve suffered bone loss due to this condition, consider the following 2 surgical options. Bone Grafting Periodontal disease is a serious gum inflammation that is caused from an overload of bacteria in the mouth.…

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4 Major Risk Factors For Gum Disease

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Gum disease can not only be an embarrassing nuisance, but it can also cause serious health problems. Gum disease is a blanket term that covers any disease that affects the gums, and there are a number of  risk factors that might make you more susceptible to gum disease. Medications   Certain medicines can cause the mouth to produce less saliva as a side effect. Antihistamines are a common over-the-counter medication that are well-known for causing salvia production to slow.…

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Don't Let Your Sport Ruin Your Teeth: Dental Care Tips All Runners Should Follow

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As a runner, you probably spend a lot of time focusing on the health of your feet and legs. There’s another part of the body you should be thinking about, too – your teeth. Recent studies have found that athletes are more likely to suffer from dental problems than their sedative counterparts. Whether you’re a recreational runner or a national track star, it’s important to take action to protect your teeth.…

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