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Dentures, Dental Implants, and Implant-Supported Dentures

If you or a loved one has lost several teeth, you may be looking for some replacement options. The most basic options are dentures, dental implants, and the best of both worlds: implant-supported dentures. Here are a few pros and cons to each. Dentures.     Pros. Dentures are very unique because they are one of the only types of dental prosthetic that can be removed and cleaned easily. This can be a huge strength because, in addition to supporting one's jaw, helping an individual to chew, and the confidence that they can add to an individual's smile, they can be removed should someone want to take a break from such things.

The Basics Of All-On-4 Dental Implants

Having a mouth full of pretty, straight, and healthy teeth is something that we tend to take for granted until we find ourselves with extreme tooth decay, chips, or cracks. If you have recently had to have one of your teeth pulled for whatever reason, then your dentist may recommend that you get dental implants or all-on-4 dental implants. To help you understand what all-on-4 dental implants are, this article will go over what traditional implants are first and then discuss all-on-4 implants a little bit further.

Understanding Prosthodontics

Many people have a basic understanding of general dentistry and family dentistry. However, some dental specialties, such as prosthodontics, may be less familiar. Here is a bit of information about prosthodontics to help you better understand this area of dentistry. What Exactly Is Prosthodontics? Prosthodontics is an American Dental Association-recognized area of dentistry that involves the treatment of people with missing or inadequate teeth or who have problems with the maxillofacial and oral tissues.

How To Make Your Child More Comfortable After A Tooth Falls Out

Losing baby teeth is a completely normal process to go through, but so are growing pains. Children can be left sore after a tooth falls out, even if nothing external was done to speed up the process of it coming out. If your child has recently lost a tooth and is complaining of discomfort or you just want to help reduce the risk of an infection developing, here's what you need to do.

The Importance Of Brushing Your Tongue

If you are like most people, you probably brush your teeth once or twice each day, but do you ever take time to brush your tongue? Brushing your tongue might be something you forget to do, or it might be something you really do not see any importance in. The problem with not brushing your tongue is that it opens up the potential for you to develop problems in your mouth, and here are a few things you should understand about brushing your tongue.

What Are Attachments With Invisalign?

If you are contemplating braces for your teeth, have you looked into Invisalign? Invisalign is a newer type of system designed to straighten teeth in a way that is almost invisible. This type of system works with clear plastic aligners, which move your teeth little by little, and in some cases, they require the use of attachments. Here are several things to understand about the aligners used with this system and the attachments you might need.

Things That Shorten The Duration Of Your Teeth-Whitening Results

If you have recently received professional teeth whitening services, you may be quite impressed with your results. A single professional whitening session performed by your dentist can whiten your teeth by several shades. Multiple sessions can result in optimal whitening, leaving you with the pearly white smile that you've always wanted. Professional dental whitening is chemically based. The process uses peroxide to remove stains that accumulated on the teeth. The stains are usually caused by the teeth's exposure to the colorants and pigments of tobacco, food, or beverages as you smoke, eat, or drink.

Does Your Dental Crown Fit Right And Feel Right?

A crown, or cap, is a restoration that is placed over your remaining tooth enamel to improve both its appearance and strength. If you've never had a crown placed before, you may not know how it is supposed to feel and look in your mouth. When a crown is seated, there will inevitably be an adjustment period. Contact your dentist if you have the following symptoms and they aren't improving.

Are Your Natural Dental Products Causing Concerns? Get To A Dentist And Get A Cleaning

Dentists recommend that you see them twice a year to get a cleaning, and to get the teeth examined so you can catch cavities at the earliest possible time. If you are noticing that you maybe have some discoloration and other complications with your smile, but you are using organic oral health options, you want to get to the dentist right away. Here are some things to know, and reasons why you may need treatment right away.

Top Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Plaque On Your Teeth

Plaque is something that will destroy your teeth if you do not remove it quickly, and you can often tell if you have plaque on your teeth simply by rubbing your tongue against them. If you feel a coating on your teeth, or if they feel dirty, you are likely feeling plaque. Plaque can turn into cavities if left on your teeth, but there are ways you can keep your teeth free of plaque.