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What are Treatments for Gum Disease?

Gum disease can range from mild to extremely severe. No matter what stage of the disease you may be dealing with, it is certainly something that you want to treat as soon as possible. Early prevention can often be key in stopping the spread of the disease. If you or a loved one are dealing with gingivitis or periodontitis, you’re likely wondering what can be done to treat the symptoms. Let’s discuss a few of the most common treatments for gum disease and which may be right for you.

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What is The Best Cracked Tooth Treatment?

Cracking a tooth can certainly cause a few moments of panic, especially if this is the first time it has happened to you. The good news is, with a quick trip to your dentist’s office, your tooth can often be repaired and you can be on your way. There are several different approaches to treating cracked teeth, and a few factors may determine what the best treatment in your particular situation may be.

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

If you are dealing with missing teeth as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, you are likely looking for a quick and simple solution to the problem. There are many options out there when it comes to a remedy, the two most common being dental implants or dentures. While both are great possibilities, there may be one that is a better fit for your situation.

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Can Holiday Treats Ruin My Teeth?

I remember as a youngster really looking forward to this time of year, with one holiday right after another.  Halloween was the kick-off event for treats galore.  This included cakes, cookies, candies, and oh yes, soda pop.  I have to admit I have never met a cookie I didn’t like.  Remember though, that sweet tooth craving isn’t the only thing that will be satisfied by these treats.  Plaque is a sticky matrix of bacteria which builds on our teeth each and every day.  Just like us these bacteria require nutrients to survive.   The acids which cause tooth decay are caused by specific bacteria which live in dental plaque.  Hundreds of species of bacteria build their colonies within plaque, which is very much akin to a well-established coral reef.  These bacteria are smart in that they have the ability to build a protective “shield” over their colony which is resistant against many rinses and even antibiotics.  This is why brushing and flossing are so crucial.  By brushing away the plaque you are disorganizing and reducing the numbers of bacteria which can convert sugars to acids.  You can also neutralize cavity causing acids by rinsing with baking soda and water, chewing sugar free gum, or even eating natural cheeses.  Your enamel is in a delicate state of mineral attack after eating acid containing foods and sweets.  Wait at least 30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth to avoid wearing away your enamel. 

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5 Reasons You Have a Throbbing Toothache

A severe toothache is no laughing matter. When you’re faced with this condition, it can seem as if the pain will never end. It may distract you from your work, and make it nearly impossible to get anything productive done. There could be a number of different reasons why you’re dealing with a throbbing toothache. Below we will discuss the top five causes.

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How Many Times per Year Should You Visit The Dentist?

Getting your family to the dentist can be a bit of a challenge. There will likely be some reluctance, some protesting, maybe some kicking and screaming from your kids – or your husband. While it may not be easy, it’s incredibly important to make sure that it gets done. In fact, to ensure that you and your family members have the healthiest teeth and gums out there, it’s in your best interest to visit your dentist for a check up and cleaning twice a year.

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