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The Difference Between Dentists amd Endodontists

Dentists can come from various specialties to care for your teeth and gums. Endodontists, however, come from a particularly under-noted area that should get more credit. Dentists and endodontists may sound like they work on the same thing, but they differ significantly. So, what’s the difference between dentists and endodontists? Let’s provide an overview:  Understanding […]

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What Is Smile Dysmorphia And How It Affects Dentistry

It’s estimated that around two percent of the population suffers from facial or body dysmorphia, causing negative self-perceptions of their face or body and obsessions over certain features of their physical appearance. In dentistry, it’s commonly referred to as smile dysmorphia, a form of dysmorphia that’s associated with how their smile looks. Focusing on these […]

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How Cosmetic Dentists Can Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry often has many problems to face when caring for people’s oral health. Most of all, it faces many harmful labels, often removing its usefulness in dentistry. Cosmetic and aesthetic dental fields are even more important than people realize. We’re here today to argue why cosmetic dentistry is vital for expanding research and patient […]

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How To See Early Signs of Pediatric Tooth Decay

Children’s health is a vitally important part of everyone’s lives, and instilling good habits in children now can help prevent them from experiencing hardships in the future. When it comes to their dental health, it means paying attention to the early warning signs of tooth decay and treating it right away. But what is pediatric […]

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Why More Men Are Receiving Cosmetic Dental Treatment

Cosmetic dentistry has become a highly sought demand due to the influences of social media and cosmetic beauty. So much so that a study conducted back in 2021 showed that social media strongly influences the conversations around beauty, with more women participating in those topics, creating a higher amount of health literacy. While the concept […]

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What is The Orthodontic Anchorage Control Technique?

In dentistry, the anchorage is the resistance used to manipulate undesired tooth movement, and for dentists, anchorage loss can be a significant problem during treatment. Anchorage control must be maintained to help patients maintain the easiest tooth movement possible, and throughout dentistry, numerous techniques are used to provide safe movement over time. Throughout this article, […]

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What Does A Conservative Approach Mean in General Dentistry?

Dental procedures can be scary for many, and for patients with severe tooth decay, forming that level of trust in their dentist can be terrifying at first. For dentists, treating complex dental problems comes with some major challenges because even with the best judgment in mind, excessive tooth removal is permanent and can lead to […]

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How Dentistry Has Evolved Over The Last 60 Years

Over the last 60 years, there have been numerous advancements in treatment and innovations in technology that have helped dentists keep up with the demands of today’s health industry. This includes improvements in techniques, the introduction of new specialties, and further clinical trials that have ultimately resulted in what we know today as modern dentistry.  […]

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Our Strategies for Treating Orthodontic Pain

When the time comes to start orthodontic treatment, it’s normal to be a little nervous. The process is very routine, and the outcomes can improve your appearance and oral health. There are a lot of underlying reasons to receive orthodontic care. Your jaw may be out of position, causing problems with your bite. You may […]

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Migrating From In-Office Care To Teledentistry

Telehealth services have been a part of medical practice since the invention of the telephone. The arrival of video calling, instant messaging, and high-speed internet started the push for it to be more available. When the pandemic hit, it quickly drove telehealth practices into being part of our everyday lives. Every part of the medical […]

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How Digital Impressions Produce Better Orthodontics

The moment you decide to undergo orthodontic treatment can be an exciting time. You know that you’ll have a beautiful, healthier smile when the process is completed. Between this initial decision and the outcome you dream of used to lay some uncomfortable experiences. X-rays would need to be taken using uncomfortable bite plates. Then you’d […]

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How Dentists Identify Oral Signs Of Child Abuse

Abuse and neglect of children remain an ongoing public health concern in countries around the world. It can be found in every walk of life and is not limited by ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic concerns. Child abuse or neglect is defined as allowing a child to come to serious physical or emotional harm, exploitation, or […]

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Periodontal Disease and Your Cancer Risk

Periodontal disease is one of the most significant and most challenging oral diseases faced by people daily. When bacteria begin to infect the gums and even begin infecting the tooth roots and jaw structures, causing irreversible damage that cannot be repaired naturally, but if you’ve ever wondered about the long-term consequences of periodontal disease can […]

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Is It Possible To End Cavities For Good?

For most people, when they get a cavity, their first instincts are to head on over to their local dentist. For some patients, however, the fear of a cavity coming in can be a huge source of stress and can even lead to avoiding treatment and causing that cavity to become worse. New and worsening […]

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How Sustainable is Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes have helped save people’s teeth from the onset of tooth decay and gum disease, becoming one of the biggest commodities in oral health. But because of these plastic bristled sticks, there isn’t much attention to how these toothbrushes are hurting our environment. As the demands of oral health increase, there’s much less attention on […]

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How to Floss Your Teeth With Braces

Wearing braces often means that there will be challenges ahead with brushing and flossing. Flossing is often considered one of the hardest parts of working with braces, as the wires and brackets used to align the teeth often get in the way of the areas in between the teeth. The floss can easily get stuck […]

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Discovering How Vitamin D Protects Our Healthy Gums

Vitamin D has been fortified into many of our foods and drinks, but for some people, the nutrients from our diets just aren’t enough to combat deficiencies. Vitamin D deficiencies are highly prevalent among those who are obese, aging and have little exposure to sunlight. Having a lack of vitamin D can lead to many […]

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The Impact Of Poor Mental Health On Our Dental Health

Our concept of mental health has had dramatic shifts over the last hundred years, shifting from a supernatural and physical-ailment approach to an understanding of our cognitive behaviors according to our experiences. Because of today’s modern approach to mental health, researchers are also looking into how mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD contribute […]

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What To Know About Your Dental Health While Plastic

The ways that you care for your teeth matter during your pregnancy. Routine dental visits are often a safe venture for women for their yearly dental checkups, and brushing and flossing are always the recommended routine for tooth care. However, women prone to high-risk pregnancies or have some underlying medical condition can cause dental treatments […]

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Learning How A Balanced Diet Can Protect Your Teeth

What you eat has a distinct impact on your oral health. Most often, people are aware of how eating a balanced diet can lower the risk of diseases to the heart, stomach, arteries, and lungs. Diet affects your body in ways that aren’t normally recognized, however, as your oral health can also be impacted by […]

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How You Can Improve Your Sustainability Through Oral Care

Plastic has been a standard material for the world’s products, especially for dental products like toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and mouthwash bottles. Plastic and other non-disposable materials often present various harmful effects to the environment. On an industrial standard, dental manufacturers and other companies have to provide long-term solutions systemically, but what can a person who […]

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How Drinking Coffee Can Potentially Prevent Cavities

Coffee lovers rejoice cause coffee may just be great for your oral health. Coffee, often due to the tannins present in this delectable drink, has had many people worry about their teeth’ condition. Still, research into the composition of coffee has given us some more insight into why it may benefit your mouth instead of […]

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Link Between Oral Hygiene and Alzheimer’s Disease

Oral health has drastic impacts across people of all ages – for those who are elderly, oral health matters more than ever to have a longer life. But when diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease come to the surface, not only are social capabilities limited, but one’s ability to care for themselves is also heavily impacted. […]

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The Potential Risk of Cavities From Black Mold

Mold and mildew, while necessary for the environment, can be a huge problem for people when present in our homes and in our bodies. Because mold can grow on almost any surface, mold can present a significant issue for families maintaining their health. For those conscientious of their dental health, brushing, flossing, and regular dental […]

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Do You Need A Smile Makeover

If you’ve ever starred in the mirror and wished that your smile was brighter, straighter, or didn’t have as many chips, then you are likely a candidate for a smile makeover. A dream of a better smile isn’t unusual; more than 33% of all Americans wish they had a better smile. A smile makeover addresses […]

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What are Dental X-Rays?

As a common and essential tool in the toolkit of many dentists, dental x-rays are a common part of your regular oral health care. They are an even more important part of dental care for pediatric patients, as their jaws and teeth are still developing and changing. Dental imaging helps your dentist examine the inner […]

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Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use: How It Affects Your Child’s Bite

At some point in your child’s life, it’s likely that they’ve sucked their thumb or used a pacifier as a form of self-soothing. While there’s nothing wrong with this in their earliest years, persistent use of this method past a certain age can result in problems with dental development. Many children will have no issue […]

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Do I Need a Root Canal?

Toothaches and root canals are often intertwined because many people associate one with another; the popular portrayal of root canals and toothaches often connect these two as the same. However, to dismay that belief, toothaches don’t always lead to root canals but can be treated. Root canals are referred to when the tooth’s pulp and […]

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Benefits of Fluoride

From our earliest years, when we first began learning how to take care of our dental health, fluoride has played a central role. We’d visit our dentist either in dread or anticipation of the strangely flavored gel that filled the trays placed over our teeth after a cleaning. While we got a selection of flavors, […]

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How to Care For Your Dentures

Care for Dentures

Dentures require regular, proper care to keep them from getting stains and bacteria. However, if you’ve most recently begun wearing dentures, you may notice that your saliva flow has increased, some mild irritation, and even gagging. Getting used to your dentures takes patience and practice, and once you’ve passed through those initial stages, the routine […]

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