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  • Coffee-Stained Teeth: Causes, Prevention Tips, and Treatment Options


    You may need that cup of joe to get your morning started, but it could be discoloring your teeth. Brown, tan, and yellow stains, especially on the front teeth, are often caused by things you drink or eat. Read on to discover why coffee stains your teeth, along with prevention and treatment tips. How Do Coffee Stains Occur? The enamel on your teeth isn't perfectly smooth. It contains microscopic bumps and divots that collect detritus from the coffee you drink.
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  • Afraid Of White Spots From Braces? 3 Reasons They Are Now Easier To Prevent Than Ever


    If you want to have your teeth straightened and are deciding between your many options in braces today, then you may worry that traditional metal braces will leave you with white spots on your teeth after they are removed. These spots, which are caused by hypomineralization of teeth due to plaque build-up, have always been preventable with good oral hygiene when wearing braces. However, there are three additional reasons why those white spots are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
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  • Potential Causes For Red Discoloration In The Mouth's Soft Tissues


    Red discoloration in the soft tissues of your mouth can have a variety of causes that range from so minor no treatment is required to a potential sign of oral cancer. So it's important to visit your dentist as soon as possible when a red patch or sore appears on your soft tissue. Here are a few of the potential causes and the treatments dentists can provide. Canker Sores Do you have sores on your soft tissue that have a red discoloration around the rim?
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  • Getting a Dental Bone Graft? What You Should Know About the Procedure


    If you've talked to your dentist about dental implants, he or she may have mentioned getting bone grafts first. This procedure adds bones to your gums when they have atrophied in the absence of teeth. If that sounds scary, don't worry. If you educate yourself on the procedure and costs, you'll be prepared for the risks and know what to expect. The Procedure The bone graft procedure is an out-patient surgery that should take no more than a few hours.
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  • Why Straightening Your Teeth Is Not Just A Cosmetic Procedure


    Many people look into getting their teeth straightened because they feel self-conscious about how their smile looks. But misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. And that's a very good thing, considering that many dental insurance plans won't pay for procedures considered solely cosmetic such as tooth whitening. On the other hand, braces, whether metal, ceramic, or Invisalign, are almost always covered under dental plans that include orthodontics. And there are some very good reasons why – because getting your teeth straightened is more than vanity.
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  • Why Braces Aren't Just A Kids' Thing


    Braces are for kids, right? Because we've all had friends who wore braces through middle school, we think of them as childhood relics, but that's not entirely fair. While many kids get braces, so do adults. In fact, today more and more grown-ups are asking for braces to get both a nicer smile and a better quality of life. In one study, objective observers ranked pictures of people who had straight teeth 10 percent higher in social characteristics like leadership, popularity, intelligence, and athletic ability over pictures of people who didn't.
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  • A Filling Repair Kit Can Be Used To Temporarily Fill A Cavity


    If one of your fillings falls out of your mouth and you are experiencing pain, temporarily fill the hole with a filling repair kit. Tubular structures are located in the center of each tooth. If any of them are exposed from a cavity, pain is likely to occur. After using the repair kit, the pain will be eliminated and your tooth will not decay more before you are seen by your dentist.
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  • Want Whiter Teeth? Here's Why Your Dentist Is Better Than Home Bleaching Kits


    If you want whiter teeth in a hurry, then you want to avoid home bleaching products and go straight to your dentist. The products you buy at the store usually take a long time to get results because they are not as strong as the bleaching solutions provided by your dentist. Here's why it's usually best to see your dentist for teeth whitening. More Effective Bleaching Gel Your dentist can give you prescription strength bleaching gel that is able to whiten your teeth much faster.
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  • 3 Reasons To See Your Cosmetic Dentist Before Your Wedding Day


    If you are in the midst of planning a wedding, you probably feel as if you have thought of everything, from the gown and tuxedo to the catering and flowers. One thing that you might not have given much thought to, however, is your teeth. With everyone looking at you on your big day -- and with the camera flashing over and over again -- you probably want your teeth to look their best, as well.
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  • Implants Vs Dentures: Which Is Right For You?


    The ability to effectively replace missing or badly damaged teeth is essential to maintaining full oral function. Currently there are two ways in which dentists are able to accomplish this goal: dental implants or dentures. Below you will learn more about the pros and cons that come along with each of these options so that you can decide for yourself with tooth replacement option is right for you. Option 1: Implants
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