Potential Causes For Red Discoloration In The Mouth's Soft Tissues

Posted on: 20 July 2015
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

Posted on: 25 June 2015
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

Posted on: 10 June 2015
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

Posted on: 21 May 2015
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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