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Dental Power Scalers Explained

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dental Power Scalers Explained

Traditionally, a dental cleaning at a family dentist involves the dentist or hygienist removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth using a hand-held metal implement known as a scaler. Fortunately, these days many dentists choose to accomplish the same task using devices known as power scalers. If you would like to learn more about how these tools work, read on. This article will provide a useful introduction to the subject. Power Scalers Much like a hand scaler, a power scaler accomplishes the task of removing plaque deposits (aka calculus) from your teeth by means of mechanical action. Yet unlike hand scalers, which must be painfully scraped against the surface of the tooth, a power scaler’s mechanical force comes from its high level of vibrational energy. This allows it to break up and remove calculus more quickly....

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3 Health Conditions And Treatments That Can Harm Your Veneers

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Health Conditions And Treatments That Can Harm Your Veneers

If you have deep tooth staining that does not resolve even after professional whitening procedures, or if your teeth are misshapen or broken, your dentist may recommend that you get porcelain dental veneers. These restorations fit over your natural teeth to hide imperfections, and while very durable, they typically do not last a lifetime. Veneers are usually more resistant than your own teeth to everyday wear and tear; however, there are certain health conditions and their treatments that may warrant replacement. Here are three medical conditions and treatments that may harm your dental veneers and what you can do about them: Acid Reflux Disease Acid reflux disease causes irritating gastric acid to migrate up into the upper digestive tract. If you have chronic heartburn that is accompanied by constant throat clearing, coughing, a bad taste in your mouth, hypersalivation,...

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2 Natural Oil Treatments To Help Treat A Tooth Abscess

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Natural Oil Treatments To Help Treat A Tooth Abscess

When you are dealing with the pain and infection of a tooth abscess, you may not have access to immediate professional dental care to get relief from the pain. With a tooth abscess, which is a pocket of infected pus inside the center of your tooth, your tooth and gums will be swollen, you may have a foul-tasting discharge in your mouth, and you may suffer from a fever. Here are two natural oil treatment methods you can use to help eliminate the pain and infection of a tooth abscess. Apply Oils Clove oil is an effective oil to help a tooth infection and abscess and is extracted from the dried flower buds of a Myrtaceae tree family. Clove oil is used to help fight off infections of bacteria and fungus, has antiseptic properties, and helps reduce pain and...

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Teen Orthodontics: What To Do When Your Young Teen Wears Homemade Braces

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Teen Orthodontics: What To Do When Your Young Teen Wears Homemade Braces

If your young teen refuses to see a professional orthodontist for care and chooses to wear homemade rubber bands on their teeth instead, you may wonder what you can do to change their mind. While some dental trends can be helpful and beneficial to your family’s dental health, such as whitening your teeth, other trends can be dangerous, including wearing homemade braces. Here’s how homemade braces damage your teen’s teeth and jaws, some reasons why your teen my be choosing to wear homemade braces, and what you can do to help them straighten their teeth safely. How Can Homemade Braces Harm Your Teen’s Teeth and Jaws? A number of teens obtain the instructions they need to make homemade braces from popular online sites, such as Youtube and social media platforms. Other teens may acquire the information from students in their...

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Information About Pericoronitis: Its Cause And How To Treat It

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Information About Pericoronitis: Its Cause And How To Treat It

Approximately seven to eight adults out of every ten have had their wisdom teeth removed, and there is good reason for those statistics. Wisdom teeth often cause crowding of the other teeth, and partially erupted teeth can result in other issues, including a condition known as pericoronitis. This painful disorder is a common complication that occurs when wisdom teeth begin to emerge. Below is more information on pericoronitis and what options are available for treatment: What is pericoronitis? Pericoronitis is an inflammatory condition of the tissues surrounding any partially erupted tooth, but it is usually associated with wisdom teeth due to the higher likelihood of problems with emergence. In cases of pericoronitis associated with wisdom teeth, the affected emergent tooth will be partially covered by a flap of gum tissue. As a result, food particles can be easily trapped...

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