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How to Spot Trouble


Here is a quick guide to common dental problems. You should visit your dentist if you have these warning signs. Warning Sign The Problem? Bad breath that doesn't go away The cause might be gum disease, food, drinking, smoking, medicine you are taking or a health condition. If you cannot get rid of bad [...]

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Flossing & Brushing


To have good dental health, you need a mix of personal dental care, and the care of your dentist. Flossing Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. [...]

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Flossing Problems and Solutions


Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth. Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist [...]

Flossing Problems and Solutions2017-04-10T04:08:14+00:00



Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease. Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once [...]


How to brush your teeth


Step 1 Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard. Step 2 Clean every surface of [...]

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What are dental implants?


A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.

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Who does this procedure?


Dentists who are trained to provide implant treatment and do continuing education to update skills and knowledge.

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Who can get dental implants?


If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. [...]

Who can get dental implants?2017-04-09T22:09:42+00:00

How dental implants are done


Your dentist or specialist will carefully examine your mouth and take x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants are right for you. During the first stage of surgery, your dentist or specialist will put a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue is [...]

How dental implants are done2017-04-09T04:35:07+00:00

What else should I know?


Several visits to your dentist or dental specialist may be needed until the process is done. Checkups will be scheduled during the following year so your dentist can be sure your implants are working properly. You will need to take very good care of your implants. Implants can cost more than other kinds of [...]

What else should I know?2017-04-09T04:24:09+00:00
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