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Avoiding The Pennsatuckey Effect: Two Tips To Help You Maintain A Beautiful Smile

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you’re a fan of the wildly popular series known as “Orange Is The New Black,” you are undoubtedly familiar with one of the most controversial characters on the show:  Pennsatucky.  A standout feature that makes Pennsatucky (played by actress Taryn Manning) such a notable part of the show are her teeth.  Pennsatucky’s oral cavity is dotted with just a few teeth, with the remaining part of her gums appearing black and brown.  If you want to keep your teeth from looking as horrible as Pennsatucky,...

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Porcelain And Composite Veneers: The Key To A Better Smile

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The idea of having dental work done can often seem unsavory or scary. However, if you suffer from tooth sensitivity or are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, then you should consider dental veneers. This mostly-cosmetic procedure offers a multitude of benefits while being painless and simple. What are dental veneers? A veneer is a thin layer of material that is placed on top of the tooth. It can serve as either an aesthetic or protective element, depending on the type of veneer that you get. There are also two main materials...

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Often, when the subject of dental implants arises, one of the first questions to come up is about their expected lifespan. Having these placed is a considerable procedure, and while it can have truly incredible benefits for those with missing and/or heavily damaged teeth, the last thing you want is to have the problem recur time and time again. Implants are designed to last a lifetime, and with proper care and attention they often will. However, issues with your implants are always possible, and certain behaviors and habits can increase the...

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Oral Health: Steps To Take After You Eat A Sweet Treat

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Denying your sweet-tooth can be hard, but there are a few things you can do after you have a sweet treat to keep it from harming your teeth. The following guide may help reduce the likelihood of a dental-related issue due to your sugar-intake. Cavities and Sugar Sugar does not cause cavities on its own. The truth is, harmful bacteria in your mouth need to feed, and sugar is a source of food. The bacteria eat up the sugar and use it to make your mouth acidic. Oral pathogens flourish in acidic environments. The bacteria in your mouth use their...

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Braces In Adulthood: Is It Right For You?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For most people, braces are something they get in their childhood or even teenage years, not when they are adults. However, some adults may find that later in life, they need the help of braces to keep their teeth properly aligned. Before you decide if braces are right for you when you are older, think about the different factors that can influence this big decision.  Availability and Cost If your current dentist has deemed you a candidate for braces, it might be a good idea to get a second opinion. Sometimes, braces seem like the...

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Beyond The Teeth: 2 Non-Dental Disorders Orthodontists Can Treat

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As most everybody knows, an orthodontist is the type of dentist responsible for putting on braces. But what you may not know is that an orthodontist can help to treat more than just crooked teeth. If you would like to learn more about the role of orthodontics in health, read on. This article will present two disorders an orthodontist can help treat. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a type of sleeping disorder characterized by shallow, infrequent, or paused breathing. It causes the level of carbon dioxide in the blood to rise. This in turn causes...

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How To Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dental emergencies, such as a severe toothache or broken crown, tend to happen at the most inopportune time. While the ideal thing to do is call your dentist, this might not always be possible. Many dental emergencies occur late at night, during the weekend, or while on vacation. If you can’t get to a dentist right away, follow these tips for handling different types of dental emergencies. Toothache In most cases, a toothache is not a dental emergency that requires urgent treatment. You can take a pain relief medication, but do not put...

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Can Dental Work Treat Your Sleep Apnea?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may have been offered one of several treatment options. Some apnea patients may benefit from a nightly breathing machine, while others can treat their apnea by making minor diet or other lifestyle changes. However, there is one unexpected type of doctor who may be able to assist your treatment — your dentist. Read on to learn more about how several minor dental procedures provide sleep apnea treatment or even cure your sleep apnea: What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a type of...

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Dental Care: How To Meet Your Unique Dental Needs

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

People are unique, and it is the uniqueness between persons that largely makes them so special. But with unique differences come unique dental needs. Special oral health care acknowledges just these differences and anticipates how certain people require a more holistic approach to oral health. The realm of special oral health care is quite involved and complex, and your understanding of it should be aided by some thorough research. The following is aimed at rounding out your understanding of this unique area of oral health. Who Requires...

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Do You Have Yellow Teeth? 3 Surprising Things That Might Be Staining Your Teeth

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have yellow or stained teeth, you have probably tried quite a few remedies ranging from over-the-counter treatments and home remedies to professional cosmetic dentistry procedures. But have you ever wondered why your teeth are yellow or stained to begin with? While some causes of stained teeth are out of your control, others are not. For example, avoiding certain types of foods and beverages may help keep your teeth white and bright. Following are three surprising things that can stain your teeth: Whitening and Brightening Toothpastes...

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