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2 Different Ways in Which Digital Technology Is Positively Impacting Dental Practice Today

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It is a no-brainer that technology is impacting the field of dentistry in so many positive ways. One of the big game-changers is digital technology. This kind of technology is critical to enhancing patient experience and outcomes because it has a number of worthy applications in the dentistry profession. Here is a look at some of the ways in which tech-savvy dentists are using digital systems to improve service delivery to their patients. Read More»

A Brief Guide to Periapical Abscesses

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A periapical abscess is described by the MSD Manual as an area of pus at the root of a tooth, caused by an infection that begins in the tooth and spreads outward. This is in contrast with the perhaps more well-known periodontal abscess, which begins in the gum tissue. Periapical abscesses can be very painful, and can also be dangerous if allowed to spread into the jaw and surrounding tissues. They are one of the most common reasons for an emergency dentist visit due to the pain involved. Read More»

Need to Have Crooked Teeth Straightened with Orthodontic Braces?

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Having crooked teeth is a dental issue that can affect the way you interact with others in a negative way by tainting your appearance and killing your confidence. Luckily, the issue can be remedied by simply wearing dental braces. Dental braces are a type of orthodontic appliance that is fitted to a patient’s teeth with the aim of gradually straightening the teeth to improve their function and appearance. If you are a potential candidate for a teeth straightening proceedure, you might want to learn about the options available for you to choose from, so you can make an informed decision. Read More»

Could Green Tea Improve Your Dental Health?

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Many people know about the importance of avoiding sugary drinks like soda to protect their dental health. What is less well known is that some beverages may acutally have dental health benefits. Green tea is one example of a tooth-friendly drink you can enjoy without guilt. Here are some good reasons to start drinking green tea today. Green Tea and Gum Health Japanese researchers studied 940 men aged between 49 and 59 to find out whether those that drank green tea regularly had better gum health than those who didn’t. Read More»

Veneers and Tooth Decay: Why Porcelain Veneers Will Not Prevent Tooth Decay

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When a cosmetic dentist places a porcelain veneer over a tooth, they do so to change the colour, alignment and shape of that tooth. With the help of well-crafted and placed veneers, a skilled cosmetic dentist can give a patient a smile that commands attention. What they cannot do, however, is fashion armour from porcelain in order to prevent tooth decay. With or without veneers, oral hygiene is your best defence against tooth decay. Read More»

Reasons You May Develop Gum Disease Even With Good Oral Hygiene

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Gum disease may be one of the most common ailments that people develop. But a misconception that is commonly perpetuated about this dental problem is that it is exclusively caused by poor oral hygiene. The reality is that you may have a strict oral regimen but still end up developing gum disease due to an array of other factors both within and without your control. Knowing if you are at risk of this disease can help you take the proper measures to keep your oral health safe and reduce the chances of developing periodontitis. Read More»

A Crown Fit for an Incisor: Why All Porcelain Crowns Are Better Suited to Front Teeth

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If you are considering your dental restoration choices for a tooth in the smile zone, it’s important that you understand the difference between the types of dental crowns. The two most common types of dental crown are a porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown and an all-porcelain crown. One is attractive, the other is sturdy. If you are hoping to have a crown placed on a front tooth, for example, a central incisor, then an all porcelain crown will be most suitable. Read More»

Diabetes Patients: Are They Suitable Candidates for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have been without a doubt the best tooth replacement solution ever invented because they are comfortable and have a high success rate. Unfortunately for someone with diabetes, incidences of failure are common because the disease affects gums and jawbone leading to tooth loss and slow healing. However, all is not lost as there are ways diabetes patients can have successful dental implants even with all the odds against them; Read More»

Three reasons why it's important to replace your missing teeth with dentures

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Teeth can be lost for any number of reasons; they can be dislodged as a result of a blow to the face, can break and fall out after a person bites down on a particularly hard food, or be lost as a result of gum disease. If you have lost one or more of your teeth, here are three reasons why you should have them replaced with dentures as soon as possible: Read More»

A Composite Dental Union: Can a Veneer be Placed on a Tooth That Has Composite Bonding?

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Dentists often combine elements of cosmetic dentistry to great effect. For example, porcelain veneers can be placed on teeth that are adjacent to those with porcelain crowns and the two are all but indistinguishable from one another. Likewise, veneers and composite bonding can also be combined if the situation calls for it. However, a dentist must consider several factors before proceeding to place a veneer on a bonded tooth. How Much of the Natural Tooth Remains? Read More»