Topic: tooth decay

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New Dental Techniques Help Ease Fears

Over 20 percent of people avoid scheduling dental appointments due to fear and anxiety, often due to the sounds of the dental drill. According to WebMD, these fears soon may be eased as dentists explore three new treatment techniques: Air abrasion – Some dentists are using an air abrasion tool to spray away decay. It … Read Full Article

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Avoid 6 Common Dental Health Mistakes

You want to keep your teeth healthy, but it’s easy to make mistakes with your dental health that you may later regret. Review six of 20 common dental errors: Storing toothbrushes – Use a soft-bristled brush to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and tongue. Rinse the brush with cool water and stand it upright in a container to air … Read Full Article

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5 Lunch Choices That Keep Teeth Healthy

Eating a “sack lunch” at school or work can become boring. It may be tempting to buy pre-made lunch items at the store, but often these choices have preservatives and extra salt that are not good for your body, teeth or gums. Consider these five choices for lunches that can keep teeth healthy: 1. Protein – … Read Full Article

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4 Things That Happen If You Avoid the Dentist

Many people believe good oral care means they only need to brush their teeth once or twice each day, and floss once daily. While these are important actions, it’s also necessary to schedule regular dental appointments for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Consider four things that happen if you don’t: Tooth decay – Daily … Read Full Article

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5 Oral Health Problems Older Adults Should Avoid

Your teeth change as you age. Years ago older people automatically replaced their teeth with dentures. But thanks to preventive dental care, more people are keeping their teeth. Dental insurance helps pay the bill for regular dental appointments, including professional cleanings and exams, to help people avoid oral health problems that may occur with age. Here’s a … Read Full Article

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Learn how often you should visit your dentist, what leads to an unhealthy mouth and how sugar affects your teeth.

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9 Dental Warning Signs

American workers miss more than 164 million work hours annually and kids miss over 51 million school hours due to dental health problems. Oral pain can occur for a variety of reasons. WebMD provides a list of warning signs you should not ignore:

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One-Day Dental Crowns

One-day dental crowns are possible! Most patients wonder, though, whether having a crown made and fitted the same day will wear well and last as long as those made the traditional way, usually over a two- to three-week period. According to the Wall Street Journal, digital technology allows dentists to make one-day crowns for patients, usually … Read Full Article