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Enhancing Comfort and Confidence: Implant-Supported Dentures

 

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Implant-supported dentures have emerged as a pivotal advancement in modern dental prosthetics, providing an innovative solution for individuals seeking enhanced comfort and renewed confidence in their oral health. By synergizing the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures, this revolutionary approach has effectively transformed the landscape of tooth replacement. In this exploration of…

Can You Vape After Tooth Extraction?

 

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Vaping after a tooth extraction is a topic of concern for many individuals, particularly those who are regular vapers. Can you vape after tooth extraction? Most dentists will warn against vaping as part of the post-procedure instructions. Here is what you need to know about vaping after tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is a dental…

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Well-being in Kids

 

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When it comes to the well-being of their children, people often focus on their physical health, emotional development, and educational progress. However, there’s an essential aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked – oral health. The state of a child’s mouth isn’t just about shiny teeth and fresh breath; it’s closely tied to their overall well-being. Here’s…

Is Dry Socket Dangerous?

 

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Dry socket is a condition that can occur after a tooth extraction. It is when the blood clot that forms in the socket where the tooth was removed becomes dislodged or dissolves before the socket has a chance to heal properly. This condition is common, but is dry socket dangerous? Symptoms and Causes of Dry…

Beyond Metal Braces: The Hi-Tech Wonders of Modern Orthodontics

 

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Orthodontics, a branch of dentistry, is dedicated to teeth and jaw alignment to improve oral health and create beautiful smiles. Traditional metal braces have been popular for decades, but technological advancements have ushered in a new era of orthodontic treatments. This article will explore the hi-tech wonders of modern orthodontics by reputable providers like Smiles…

What to Expect During Non-Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

 

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The wisdom teeth are the most commonly removed teeth, especially for a young adult. These teeth can be removed with oral surgery, but many do not require surgical extraction. If you are having these molars removed, here is what to expect during non-surgical wisdom tooth extraction recovery. While other teeth may need to be removed…

What Are Dental Tori and Bone Spurs in Gums?

 

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Do you have a hard boney lump on gum above a tooth or a sharp boney growth in your gum tissue? These may be types of bone spurs that can occur in the mouth. Dental tori and bone spurs in gums are both boney growths that can appear in the mouth. Technically, a dental torus…

Are There Clear Choice Dentures?

 

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If you have missing teeth, you may have been interested in commercials featuring Clear Choice and their “teeth-in-a-day” smile replacements. For those looking for an alternative to dentures, Clear Choice offers dental implants. Clear Choice “dentures” are prosthetic teeth attached to dental implants. What Is Clear Choice? Clear Choice is a chain of dental implant…

My Root Canal Tooth Hurts with Pressure Months Later

 

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Root canal therapy is performed to remove infected or diseased pulp from inside the tooth, along with the nerve roots. This should stop tooth pain as the nerves are removed, but that is not always the case. If a root canal tooth hurts with pressure months later, it may be a root canal failure or…

How Long Does a Temporary Crown Last?

 

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When you need a dental crown placed on a tooth, you may first receive a temporary crown before your permanent crown arrives. These crowns are meant to protect your tooth for a short period of time, but how long does a temporary crown last? Here is what you need to know about temporary crowns. Dental…