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Living With Osteoporosis: Can Dental Implants Improve Your Quality Of Life?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Living With Osteoporosis: Can Dental Implants Improve Your Quality Of Life?

If you have lost front or back teeth due to osteoporosis, you may wonder if there’s anything your dentist can do to improve your dental health. Your dental provider may restore the natural functions and appearance of your mouth with dental implants. Dental implants are designed to replace extracted or missing front and back teeth. However, there are a number of things you must know about osteoporosis, tooth loss and dental implants before you get your new teeth replacements. Here’s how osteoporosis’ affects on your oral health and how dental implants encourage a better quality of life. How Does Osteoporosis and Tooth Loss Affect Your Jaws? Your primary doctor may already discuss the effects of osteoporosis on the bones of your body. However, the doctor may suggest that you speak to your dental provider about the health of your jaws....

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Is A Root Canal Treatment Safe If You Have A Latex Allergy?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is A Root Canal Treatment Safe If You Have A Latex Allergy?

Dentists and endodontists carry out over 15 million root canal treatments every year. This procedure helps remove infected or damaged pulp from a tooth, sealing the remaining cavity with a filling. A root canal treatment is a relatively simple, safe procedure, but if you have certain allergies, your dentist may need to take certain precautions. If you or a loved one has an allergy to rubber latex, find out what you need to do if your dentist suggests a root canal treatment. How rubber latex allergies affect your body Rubber latex allergies are relatively common in the United States, and the American Latex Allergy Association estimates that around 3 million people suffer with this problem. What’s more, some people are at higher risk. For example, around 68 per cent of children with spina bifida also have this allergy, and up to 17 per...

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Proactive Advice To Help Seniors Maintain Good Oral Health Throughout The Golden Years

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Proactive Advice To Help Seniors Maintain Good Oral Health Throughout The Golden Years

Genetics and environmental factors surely have much to do with the length of our lifespan and our general level of health as we age. However, recent medical findings indicate that oral health has a direct bearing on our risk for developing certain serious diseases and conditions. Although most people take good care of their teeth from childhood through middle age, maintaining dental health may not be given as much priority later in life, even though it certainly should. If you are in your fifties or beyond, taking time to incorporate the following dental health tips into your daily routine might just help you remain healthy and active for decades to come! Continue to Brush & Floss Daily Dentists know that daily brushing and flossing helps clean the teeth, increase circulation to the gums and decrease the risk of many...

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Bleeding Gums: What Could They Mean?

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bleeding Gums: What Could They Mean?

Although most likely innocuous, bleeding gums are a phenomenon you should take seriously straight from the get go. Many times bleeding gums are simply a sign of brushing too hard, while others merely have sensitive gums and are susceptible to the use of floss, or even a less than a vigorous tooth brushing. Other times, the reason for bleeding gums could be more malignant than benign. This brief article will address several potentialities for what this could mean for your gums. A Lack Of Oral Hygiene Brushing daily is an integral part of not only the health of your teeth, but your gums as well. If you do not brush daily, plaque and yellowing can begin to form on the teeth within 24 to 36 hours. Likewise, gums can become swollen and red, and studies have shown that within...

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Stopping The Daily Grind: Treatment Options For Bruxism

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your smile is an important part of your appearance and self-esteem, but the underlying health of your teeth should be a priority. While surprising to hear, a simple act of grinding your teeth can be a serious problem for the look and health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. The condition, known as bruxism, affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults. If you are currently experiencing pain in you jaw or dealing with eroded tooth enamel and decay, you may be grinding your teeth at night. Using this guide, and with the help of professionals at a site like http://www.vfdental.com you can treat your bruxism and have an attractive, healthy smile. Stress Relief Your dentist will need to determine the cause of your specific case, but approximately 70 percent of cases are caused by stress. Of course,...

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How Can You Tell Whether Your Dental Implants Are The Right Size?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Millions of Americans enhance their smiles with dental implants each year, but the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that only 10% of dentists who practice in the United States offer this procedure. Applying implants requires special training and/or board certification in some areas, which may explain why the insertion of dental implants has a 95% or higher overall success rate. Unfortunately, sometimes issues still occur. Here are some ways to figure out whether an installed dental implant is the right size for your mouth. Alignment With Other Teeth When you request a dental implant procedure, you probably want to enhance the function of your teeth, but you also may want to improve the appearance of your smile. Implants, when installed correctly, can fill gaps in your grin with smooth, white teeth. If an implant is not placed correctly, it...

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