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Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsThere’s nothing new about replacing teeth lost through decay, gum disease or injury. People have been using artificial teeth for thousands of years. However, advances in dental technology mean that many more tooth replacement options are available today. These include implants and bridges.


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The Difference Between Cosmetic and General Dentistry

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Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the patient’s facial appearance while general dentistry is concerned with the prevention and treatment of dental disorders. However, some cosmetic procedures can have oral health benefits and you may find that your general dentist carries out a range of cosmetic procedures. Confused? Read on...


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The Wisdom of Getting Wisdom Teeth Early

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Wisdom Teeth ExtractionWisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to appear, typically in your late teens or early 20s, long after the rest of your adult teeth have been established. The origin of their name? This is the age when we supposedly begin to gain wisdom.


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Four Tips for Better Oral Hygiene for Your Child

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Pediatric DentistryEncouraging your child to develop good oral hygiene habits from a young age will help them to progress through adolescence into adulthood free from teeth and gum issues and medical conditions in other areas of the body associated with dental problems.


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The Advancement of the Dental Implant

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Dental ImplantsDental implants have come a long way in a short time as a tooth replacement method that provides an alternative to dentures and bridges, and advances in technology have made implants affordable to a broader range of people who have lost teeth.


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Looking Into Oral Cancer

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Oral Cancer ScreeningOral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth: gums, tongue, roof or floor of the mouth, lips and inner lining of the cheeks. It occurs when cells in your mouth undergo mutations in their DNA, the nucleic acid that contains your genetic code.


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What Does Fluoride Treatment Do for My Teeth?

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Fluoride TreamentFluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in soil, water and many foods. Because it helps to prevent tooth decay, fluoride is produced synthetically to be added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwashes and dental floss.


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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic DentistryA combination of art and science, cosmetic dentistry goes much further than just giving people the smile they’ve always dreamt of. The primary focus of dental aesthetics may be on improvement of appearance but this blends seamlessly with ensuring functionality of the teeth and bite function.


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How to Prevent Gum Disease

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How to Prevent Gum DiseaseGum disease is a serious problem that can result in tooth, bone and soft tissue loss, and affect other parts of the body. It begins as gingivitis – inflammation of the gums which generally occurs when a film of bacterial plaque accumulates on and between the teeth.


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What Happens During a Dental Exam?

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Dental ExamsRegular dental exams play an essential role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but millions of people in the U.S. never see a dentist from year to year.

Routine dental visits can detect problems early, when treatment is likely to be more effective, simpler, and less costly. They can also prevent many potential issues from developing in the first place.


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