How Does the Dental Assistant Help the Dentist?

Dental assistants are a huge asset to dentists and they occupy an important place in the dental profession, performing essential tasks in a vital role within the dental health industry. The ways in which they assist dentists are numerous and varied, but they are essentially the “go-to” person for the dentist – before, during, and […]

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What are Some of the More Modern Dental Tools?

Modern dentistry has come a long way from the dental world of the past. No longer do patients have to suffer at the hands of dentists who use crude instruments and little or no advanced pain management or painkillers. These days it is more likely that the dentist will use futuristic dental tools that not […]

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Dental X-rays – What do they Show?

Dental X-rays are a wonderful tool of modern dentistry, because they can reveal potential weaknesses or infections in teeth that are not otherwise visible to the naked eye. By using good X-rays, educated and qualified dental professionals can study the images and then interpret them to identify strengths and weaknesses, possible areas of infection or […]

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Temporary Home Remedies for Toothaches

One of the worst experiences in the world is to suddenly get a toothache, because the pain and discomfort can be persistently nagging, terribly distracting, and downright miserable to have to try and endure. As soon as there is even the slightest hint of a toothache – no matter what you think may have caused […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Self Esteem

Many people go to the dentist to have some kind of cosmetic dentistry procedure or cosmetic dental surgery done, primarily because they want to get their teeth straightened or whitened or have a similar outcome. They basically want to have a better looking smile and teeth that sparkle more. But later on – long after […]

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Why Can’t I Just Whiten My Teeth at Home?

You may want whiter teeth and are starting to wonder why it is that you cannot whiten your own teeth at home. The answer depends on the unique situation of your teeth, because no two people – and two sets of teeth – are the same. All teeth are slightly different in terms of their […]

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is really nothing more than a technical word for gum disease, because in the language of health care and dentistry the word periodontal means “having to do with the gums.” However, just knowing that the terminology refers to gum disease does not in and of itself solve the riddle or answer the question […]

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Root Canal Therapy

The root canal is the portion of the tooth that forms a canal within the core or center of the tooth. This area extends down into the jaw, where it acts much like the root of a plant or tree to draw up nutrients, minerals, and other things that are vital to a healthy tooth. […]

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Common Mouth Sores and How to Treat Them

There are several common types of sores that occur inside or around the mouth, and while some of them are very serious because they represent oral cancer, most of the kinds of mouth sores that people experience are not serious and will even go away all by themselves without further complications within a short time. […]

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Dental Pockets – What they are and what they mean

As the name implies, a dental pocket is an opening – shaped like a tiny little pocket – inside the mouth that opens up in the space between the gums and the teeth where the gum should normally be close and tight against the tooth. Of course this is not a normally healthy condition, and […]

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