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Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:27:06 +0000

 



8 Ways to Relieve Pain From a Cracked or Broken...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A broken or cracked tooth may cause a very painful toothache. Here are the best ways to get relief from a toothache caused by a broken or cracked tooth.



8 Ways to Relieve Abscessed Tooth Pain

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Do you have pain from an abscessed tooth? Here are some good ways to relieve the pain from an abscessed tooth until you can see your dentist.



Learn What to Expect During a Dental Implant...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Find out how to prepare for your upcoming dental implant surgery and what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery.



7 Ways to Ease Your Tooth Decay Pain

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Don't wait to call your dentist about tooth decay pain. Until your appointment, here are some tips for easing the pain.



My Dentist Wants Me to Have Oral Surgery. What...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Oral surgery is preformed regularly in dentistry. Learn about the most common forms of oral surgery and what conditions are treated this way.



7 Effective Canker Sore Treatments

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Canker sores are painful lesions that develop inside the mouth. Find out how to treat canker sores at home, plus find out when you should see your dentist for treatment.



False Teeth - Dentures and The Effects of Poor...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dentures that don't fit can cause many problems and should be replaced



Your Dentist Has Many Cosmetic Dental...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Different types of cosmetic dentistry available for teeth whitening and straightening.



Learn Exactly What to Expect During a Dental...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dental crowns are recommended for a variety of reasons. Learn exactly what to expect during a common dental crown procedure.



Replacing Missing Teeth With Dentures

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dentures are used as a way to replace missing teeth. Explore the different types of dentures and learn how to care for them.



Learn Why Root Canals Are Performed and How...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn the common causes, treatment, and recovery of a root canal, as well as why they are performed and how they work.



Tooth and Mouth, Braces, Dental Implant Photos

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

These dental photo galleries will show you various pictures of tooth and mouth conditions, a child's dental appointment, dental implants, before and after braces photos as well as photos of different types of dental instruments.



A dentist answers your dental implant questions

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn about how dental implants give you a youthful look and how dental implants can give the appearance of a face lift from dentist Dr. Steven D. Spitz, guest writer.



The Course of Action for a Dental Emergency...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dental emergencies can occur at any time. Like other medical emergencies, dental emergencies require different levels of care, depending on severity.



Do You Have a Canker Sore?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Canker sores are painful and often appear out of nowhere; but what are they?



Root Canal - What to Expect During a Root Canal

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Need a root canal? Don't be afraid of having a root canal, find out exactly what to expect during a root canal.



Learn the Facts About Dental Insurance Before...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

With the rising cost of going to the dentist, many people are struggling with the decision of whether or not to purchase dental insurance.



Learn About Some of the Common Causes...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Canker sores are very painful sores found inside the mouth that often appear out of nowhere. There are a variety of causes of canker sores.



Many Dental Problems Can be Prevented or Easily...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dental problems aren't ideal, but a majority of dental problems can be prevented or easily resolved. Learn about some of the most common dental problems.



What Are the Various Causes and Symptoms of a...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A tooth can hurt for various reasons and your symptoms can help determine what's wrong. The most common symptoms and causes of a toothache are listed.



What You Can (and Can't) Eat With Braces

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Which foods should you eat with orthodontic braces? The dietary clues to better straighter teeth



Facts About Gum Disease That May Surprise You

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

An overview of gum disease and the surprising impact it can have on your health. Read up on these important reasons to brush and floss your teeth.



What to Expect When You Want to Get Veneers for...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Veneers are porcelain coverings for the front of your teeth, used to improve the appearance of chipped or stained teeth. Learn how they're installed.



Looking for a New Dentist? Here Are 17...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Finding a new dentist doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to find a new dentist by doing a little research and asking the right questions.



Can Clove Oil Help Relieve Dental Pain?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Clove oil has been used in dentistry for over a century. Find out how this oil is used to treat toothaches.



What You Can Expect From Your Dental Exam

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Find out what takes place during a dental exam and how to better understand the process of routine dental care.



Learn About the Potential Side Effects of Tooth...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A whiter smile comes with a list of side effects associated with tooth whitening products. Learn about side effects associated with teeth whitening.



Gum disease can manifest in any of these oral...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

These 8 warning signs of gum disease are important so that you can notify your dentist before gum disease progresses.



Why Tricolsan Is at the Heart of the Crest...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Toothpaste is an important part of your at-home oral care routine. Learn more about the Crest versus Colgate debate and what we know about triclosan.



Why It's Particularly Important to Floss When...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Poor diabetes control has been frequently linked to periodontal (gum) disease. Learn how gum disease is connected to diabetes and how to prevent it.



This Step-by-Step Guide Explains Exactly How...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

If you have wisdom teeth, you'll probably have to get them extracted at some point. Here's a step-by-step guide to how wisdom teeth are removed.



Why Is My Mouth So Dry?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

There are many reasons why you may suffer from dry mouth, known as Xerostomia. Here are some of the causes, symptoms and ways to deal with dry mouth.



Learn About the Best Methods and Techniques for...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Find information on how dental tooth whitening works, if you are a candidate for the procedure and any possible side effects from tooth whitening.



Learn About the Various Causes and Symptoms of...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A tooth can hurt for various reasons and your symptoms can help determine what's wrong. The most common symptoms and causes of a toothache are listed.



What Are the Different Methods of Teeth...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Before you consider teeth whitening products and procedures, find out what methods are available and which one is right for you.



Why you should consider All-on-4 Dental Implant...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

How is All-on-4 implant protocol different from the traditional dental implant treatment for the full set of upper or lower teeth?



There Are a Variety of Ways to Handle a Loose...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Loose braces may be handled in a variety of ways depending on the situation at hand. Dealing with a loose bracket is easier than you might think.



A Step-By-Step Guide to Brushing Your Teeth

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

There's a right way to brush your teeth. These instructions include nine steps to brushing your teeth and how maintain healthy teeth and gums.



Top 10 Reasons to Get Regular Dental Cleanings

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Regular dental cleanings are important, not only for looks, but for good oral hygiene and general health. Here are 10 reasons to get regular cleanings.



Do Teeth Whitening Home Remedies Actually Work?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Trying to whiten your teeth naturally? Find out what works and what doesn't.



Gingivitis is a Reversible Form of Gum Disease

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease that is the result of untreated bacteria. Learn the warning signs of bacteria as well as how to prevent it.



Most Children Lose Their Baby Teeth At Around...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Every child begins to lose their baby teeth and get adult teeth around the same time, but there are instances where the process is sped up or delayed.



Learn What Mountain Dew Mouth is and its Impact...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Mountain Dew mouth is a term penned by dentists in reference to a form of tooth decay that is caused by drinking excessive amounts of sugary soda.



Learn What to do About a Loose Orthodontic Band

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

It is very common to have an orthodontic band become loose. Learn what to do when you have a loose orthodontic band, and how to fix it.



Learn About the Various Types of Dental Fillings

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn about the various types of dental fillings, as well as some advantages and disadvantages of each kind.



17 Celebrities With Braces

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Celebrities are just like you and me, right down to orthodontics. Check out these celebrities with braces, including Tom Cruise, Danny Glover & more.



What Do Denturists Do in the Dental Field?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Denturists are formally trained and licensed dental professionals. They specialize in the fitting, construction and delivery removable prosthodontics.



Everything You Need to Know About Dental X-Rays

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Everything you need to know about dental x-rays, including how often you should get them, descriptions of the different types, what they are used for, and much more.



6 Causes of Bad Breath

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Halitosis, known as bad breath to most, is an embarrassing condition.



Get Inspired by This Story About Volunteering...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Read about the inspiring story of Jennifer McKee, a volunteer with The Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project.



Over-The-Counter Pain Relief Medication for...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn how over-the-counter pain relief medication is used in dentistry.



Understanding Periodontitis

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. Learn the causes of periodontitis and ways to prevent this often devastating disease from progressing.



Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Gum disease has been linked pancreatic cancer in several studies. Find out how visiting your dentist might reduce your risk of deadly cancer.



Everything You Need to Know About Canker Sores

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn everything you need to know about canker sores, from what they are to how to treat them and when to see your dentist.



6 Steps to Recovery After Oral Surgery

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Recovery should be your number one concern after oral surgery.



Your Wisdom Teeth Questions Answered

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Your dentist can answer many of your questions regarding whether you need wisdom tooth surgery due to dental pain from impacted wisdom teeth



Does Colgate MaxWhite Stand Up To The Test?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Review of Colgate MaxWhite toothpaste with Mini-Bright Strips.



Children's Dentistry - Children's Dental and...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Understanding the basics of children's dental and oral healthcare needs is the first step in helping your child establish healthy oral habits at an early age.



Methamphetamine Use Can Have Extremely Negative...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

“Meth Mouth” is a term used to describe the mouth of a methamphetamine user because of the rampant tooth decay often associated with use of the drug.



Dry Mouth and Seniors

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a common problem among seniors, and dry mouth can cause extensive dental problems.



5 Common Myths and Half-Truths About Root...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

There are several myths and half-truths associated with root canal therapy, some of which may dissuade you from the procedure. Learn the truth here.



Caring for Dentures Is Easier Than You Think

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Learn how to take care of dentures with tips that will help keep your dentures and mouth in good health. Learn how to handle, store, and clean dentures.



What to Do When You Have a Cut in Your Mouth

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Everything you need to know when dealing with a cut in your mouth.



How Can You Prevent Bad Breath?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Bad breath is an embarrassing condition that can strike anywhere at anytime. Learn about the simple ways to treat your bad breath, and ways to stop if from occurring in the first place.



10 Ways to Cope With Teeth Whitening Sensitivity

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Tips and techniques you can use to eliminate or cut down on tooth sensitivity caused by whitening your teeth.



Do You Need Braces?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Do you need braces? Reasons why braces are used and how they improve your oral health.



Methods for Teeth Whitening

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Several teeth whitening options are available, from at-home kits to dentist's office procedures.



Learn About Gold Dental Crowns and Why Some...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Gold crowns are used to restore teeth that have been root canalled or have large fillings. Here you will find information about gold crowns.



Learn What to Do When You Have a Cracked or...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A broken or cracked tooth can occur for a number of reasons. Learn what to do if you have a broken tooth, along with common causes.



Are You in The Dark About Oral Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Are you being pro-active and treating your mouth with the same care as you do your body?



How to Make Oral Saline Solution and Mouth...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Here is how to make your own saline solution for rinsing your mouth if you have canker sores, soft tissue laceration or are recovering from oral surgery.



What Purpose Do Rubber Bands Serve on Your...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Why are elastics used around your braces? Here, we take a look at the role elastics play in your orthodontic treatment.



Bad Breath Can Become an Overwhelming Obstacle...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Bad breath can be embarrassing, especially for teenagers. Find out what causes bad breath and what steps teenagers can take to prevent bad breath.



Do You Know How to Properly Floss Your Teeth?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Flossing between your teeth is just as important as brushing. Your toothbrush bristles simply cannot reach between the teeth and below the gumline in the same area. To prevent tooth decay from occurring in between your teeth, follow these simple step-by-step instructions and make flossing part of your daily hygiene routine.



Learn How Professional In-Office Teeth...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Professional teeth whitening delivers optimum whitening results in a short amount of time. Learn how professional in-office teeth whitening is done.



Wisdom Teeth Are the Last Permanent Teeth to...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

The third molars, or the wisdom teeth, are the last permanent teeth to erupt into your mouth. They typically emerge around the age of 17 to 21 years old.



Got Braces? Here's How to Handle Your Next...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

There are certain things that you can and can't eat with braces. Candy is one of them. Learn how to satisfy your sweet tooth and fight sugar cravings.



What You Should Know About Your Privacy Before...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

How is your dental information protected under federal privacy laws? Find out how your information might be shared by your dentist.



Medications May Be Causing Your Gum Disease

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dilantin (Phenytoin) is a medication frequently used to treat seizure disorders and epilepsy. Issues with gum disease and epilepsy



Oral Cancer - Early Detection of Oral Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Early detection of oral cancer could save your life. The FDA-approved VELscope can detect oral cancer that the naked eye can't see.



Just Moved? Here's How to Find a New Dentist

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Have no idea how to find a dentist? Here's how to find a new dentist if you're moving or don't like your current one, and the questions to ask them.



How to Prepare Yourself and Your Home For Oral...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

If you require oral surgery you may want to consider preparing yourself and your home by following these valuable suggestions before your surgical date.



Flossing and Brushing Your Teeth Properly is...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Proper oral hygiene is extremely important. These step by step guides with dental photos will show you the proper way to brush and floss your teeth.



Teeth Whitening and Weddings

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Teeth whitening can give you that extra boost for your wedding day. If your planning a wedding, teeth whitening can give you a beautiful bridal smile.



Signs and Symptoms of Tooth Erosion

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Tooth erosion signs and symptoms can range from sensitivity to more severe problems such as cracking. Find out the symptoms of tooth erosion.



Why Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

It is not always a wise decision to keep your wisdom teeth. Learn about the third molar and why they are a removed.



What Are Incisors?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Incisors are the either front teeth on your upper and lower jaws. They help you eat by tearing and cutting food. Learn more about incisors and their care.



Your Orthodontic Records Are an Important Part...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

What are orthodontic records? Learn the components of orthodontic records. Your dental records might include a dental impression, X-rays and photos.



Healthy Teeth and Nutrition - Nutrition and...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Explains how proper nutrition plays a role for healthy teeth and good oral hygiene.



Dental Restoration Works to Restore the...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Restoration is a term used in dentistry to describe restoring the function of the tooth by replacing missing or damaged tooth structure.



10 Facts That Your Dentist Wants You to Know

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

10 things your dentist knows that you should know too. These facts are something every patient should know about visiting the dentist, maintaining good dental care and preventing serious dental problems.



What You Should Know About Eating Candy with...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

We all have favorite candies and sugary treats, but for people who have a crown or bridge, eating that sweet can be disastrous for their dental work.



Why You'll Likely Find This Tool in Your...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

A gingival retraction cord is an instrument that dentists use, typically during the preparation of the teeth during the dental crown procedure.



What to Do When You Bite Your Lip or Tongue

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Biting down on your lip or tongue can be very painful, but when should you seek medical attention? Learn how to deal with a dental emergency involving a bitten lip or tongue.



Definition of Pulpitis

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

What is pulpitis? The definition of pulpitis is examined here.



Dentin - Definition of Dentin

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Teeth are broken into four different components. Learn about the second layer to tooth; the dentin.



Learn What an Alginate Impression is in...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

An alginate impression is used in dentistry to retrieve an exact replica of the patient's teeth, gingiva, and surrounding tissues in the mouth.



Preventing Cavities - 7 Ways to Prevent Cavities

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Cavities affect millions of people everyday regardless of race, gender or age. These seven tips will show you the best way to prevent cavities in children and adults.



Dental Impressions Produce a Replica of Your...

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Dental impressions are very common. They are an imprint of the teeth and mouth. Dental impressions produce a close replica of the teeth and oral tissue.



Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

2016-04-28T11:27:06Z

Have you ever wondered why you have wisdom teeth? If so, I have the answer for you.