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3 Minimally To Moderately Invasive Techniques To Fix Your Receding Gums

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Receding gums can make your teeth look overly large and can eventually expose the roots of the teeth and create sensitivity issues. Proper oral hygiene can sometimes slow the tissue erosion, but there is no way to grow the tissue back once it has receded. You will instead need to talk with a professional, like Dental Care by Spring Dental, about your options. There are a few different ways your cosmetic dentist can help make your gums and smile look healthier. Read More»

No Pain From A Cavity: Why You Need To Get Treated

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Did the pain from your cavity go away so you are holding back on making a dental appointment? All though you may feel more comfortable with the pain gone, your oral health is at risk of becoming worse if you don’t seek prompt treatment. Find out below why it is not a good sign when cavity pain goes away without treatment, as well as what a dentist will charge to help. Read More»

FAQs Of Storing Toothbrushes

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Your toothbrush is arguably the most important component of your dental hygiene tools. However, it can also be a source of exposure to bacteria and other debris. To help ensure that your brush is in the best condition possible, here is what you need to know. Where Should You Store Your Brush? Where to store your toothbrush is a tricky question. Most people leave their toothbrushes in the bathroom. However, if you share your bathroom with others, there is a chance that it could become contaminated with more than just dirt. Read More»

TMJ Troubles? Learn Why It Can Hurt And How To Treat It

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TMJ can form from either developmental issues or an injury, and the pain can feel crippling to some people. If you suffer from TMJ, here is what you need to know about why it can hurt and how to treat it. Why TMJ Can Hurt You TMJ is a disorder involving the hinge located between your lower and upper jaw. When the hinge functions properly, it lets the lower jaw shift from right to left to reduce the pressure felt in your ear’s Eustachian tube. Read More»

Dentures When You Are Young? 3 Tips To Help You Get Through The Process

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If you are young and your dentist has told you that you need dentures, this can be hard to deal with at first. Below are some tips to help you get over this period of your treatment until you get used to your new teeth. Your Smile Talk with your dentist or denturist about what you like about your current teeth and what you do not like. This is a great time to transform your smile. Read More»

The Link Between Periodontal Disease And Respiratory Illnesses

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The body is linked in such a way that a health condition in one part may affect other parts of the body. For example, did you know that your oral health and respiratory health are linked? Yes, many people know of the link between dental plaque and cardiovascular diseases, but the link with respiratory diseases isn’t well known. Well, the connection is there for the following reasons: Poor Respiratory Health Lowers Your Immunity  Read More»

Taking Care of Your Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are white porcelain covers that adhere directly to your teeth. They can be a wonderful way to hide unsightly gaps, misalignments, or chips in your teeth. Dentists use your very own natural tooth color to match the veneers. Then they create a custom fit just for you. Most veneers can last up to 10 years with proper dental care. In addition, they are made with thin porcelain that won’t bother your gums like some other solutions do. Read More»

3 Surprising Ways You'Re Harming Your Teeth

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If you think you’re taking great care of your teeth, a cavity, broken tooth or stains on your teeth can come as a shock. You’re already brushing several times a day, and flossing as well. You see the dentist twice a year. So how can you possibly have bad teeth? It may be that you’re hurting your teeth without even realizing it. Check out some surprising things that you never would have thought would harm your teeth. Read More»

If You Suffer From An Anxiety Disorder, Your Mental Condition Can Chew Into Your Oral Health

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Approximately 70% of people affected with bruxism also suffer from stress or an anxiety disorder. If you have an anxiety disorder, the damage that bruxism causes can be more severe because, without treatment, anxiety disorders are difficult to overcome. During this time, bruxism can significantly take a toll on your oral health: What is an Anxiety Disorder? The term “anxiety disorder” refers to a group of mental illnesses with underlying, exaggerated anxiety at the center of the disorder. Read More»

Comparing Dental Floss And Water Picks

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Cleaning between your teeth is a difficult procedure, and is something that you cannot accomplish from simply brushing. The two most common methods for cleaning between your teeth are dental floss, which is a simple piece of waxed string, and a water pick, which uses a relatively high pressure stream of water to reach between your teeth. Both of these oral health care products have their pros and cons, and understanding the differences between the two can help you decide which one best suits your needs: Read More»