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Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
If you suffer from teeth sensitivity from heat, it can become uncomfortable to enjoy your favorite foods in the cold winter months or any other time. You may be asking yourself if there is any way to make it, so your teeth are less sensitive to heat. Reasons for Sensitivity to HeatThere are many reasons why your teeth may feel sensitive to heat, but the important thing is to determine the underlying cause for your condition. Healthy teeth can tolerate heat and cold very well and should not give you any discomfort when eating any kinds of food. Some of the reasons for teeth sensitivity are: There are some things you can do to alleviate the symptoms from sensitivity to heat including: Again, it's vital to determine why your teeth are sensitive and treat the underlying condition to effectively reduce the pain this condition causes when you eat or speak....

There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
Posted on 11/10/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Sedation dentistry offers many options to our patients who need to undergo a dental procedure. We use different methods depending on the paient, the amount of dental work they have previously experienced, and the condition being treated. Once we determine you need to have a procedure that requires anesthesia, we will review your options in detail and answer any questions you may have. We can also use this sedation method to help you relax if you have dental phobia. Why is Conscious Sedation Dentistry Good?There are several reasons why conscious sedation is good for a patient. Putting you to sleep always involves risks, no matter the precautions. Using conscious sedation eliminates that concern and allows the patient to participate in the procedure if needed. Staying awake also eliminates the need for a driver to take you back and forth to our office. You will be able to drive yourself safely following the procedure. Aside from the discomfort of not feeling your lips and teeth for a few hours, the effects of a local anesthetic wear off rather quickly, and you can move on with your regular eating habits very soon. Conscious sedation is also cheaper than putting you to sleep because we don't need to monitor your blood pressure and vital signs while you are under the medicine's effects. Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of using conscious sedation is that you feel comfortable and relaxed, so we can proceed with the required treatment. Anytime a patient is anxious, especially very young patients, it will make our job harder, and we may not be able to complete a procedure. Conscious sedation dentistry is safe, and we use it in our office many times in a day to treat our patients who need anything from fillings to a root canal....

How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Getting partials can help you replace missing teeth without committing to full dentures. This is especially a good option for people who are just missing a few teeth from an otherwise healthy smile. However, once you have partials, there are some things you need to do in order to ensure the continued health of your mouth. Continue Brushing and Flossing Your Natural Teeth as UsualFirst, of course you should not neglect the natural teeth that you still have. These teeth need to receive the same loving care you have always given them. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing every 24 hours can help make sure that those teeth which remain in your mouth stay healthy. Remove the Partials Every NightIn addition, before you go to bed for the evening, you should be sure to take out the partials. After a period of time you will be so accustomed to having your partials in that you may forget it's even there. So you need to be diligent and remember to take it out. When you take it out, you can clean it with a special brush designed specifically for the task. In addition, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently rub the gum tissue and help clean it just in case there is any food detritus or other things that could harm your mouth's health. Finally, while there are specialized cleaning agents designed specifically for your partials, remember that these agents may not be good for your natural teeth. This means you should never rinse with these types of cleaning agents when the partials are in your mouth. Always remove the partials for cleaning, and always rinse them thoroughly with clean water before replacing them. By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that the rest of your mouth stays healthy while you use your partials....

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Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
What We Look At During Dental Exams
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
What People Notice When They First Meet You
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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