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Guide to Common Dental Instruments

September 19, 2022

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Dental instruments on trayWhen you step into a dental office, the sights, smells, and instruments may make you a little uneasy, but there’s no reason to worry. Although some instruments can make your palms sweat, they are crucial for the quality of care you receive. You don’t have to feel anxious when it’s time to visit your dentist. Here’s a list of the most common dental instruments your dentist will use. You’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on during your appointment to calm your nerves. 

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Vitamin K2: How It Impacts Jawbone Density & Oral Health

August 25, 2022

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whole seasoned and cooked chicken on cutting board

When it comes to maintaining excellent oral health, having a well-balanced diet plays a key role. For example, consuming foods and beverages that contain phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and strong. There is also research that suggests that vitamin K2 is beneficial to your oral health and can be particularly beneficial to your jawbone. Read on to learn how vitamin K2 can help you maintain jawbone density.

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Are Dental Implants Safe for Teens?

July 22, 2022

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Teenager with book bagFrom the time your child’s first baby tooth emerged from the gum tissue, you’ve made it your mission to protect their smile from any damage. While you’ve taken steps to reduce their risk of cavities and gum disease, you can’t protect their smile from everything, like accidental tooth loss. Decay, disease, or trauma can result in the loss of a tooth. Although it may not be too concerning if it’s a baby tooth, a missing permanent tooth can be devastating. Thankfully, your teen has many options to fill the gap. A dental implant is the most successful method. Most patients with good oral and general health are candidates, but can teenagers get dental implants? While you want your child to have the best, here’s why you may want to wait to invest in dental implants.

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3 Things to Expect After Getting a Dental Crown

June 9, 2022

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Tooth wearing tiny dental crown

You might think you’re “in the clear” after receiving your permanent dental crown. However, that’s not the case — you’ll also need to deal with a few post-treatment situations. Care usually gives way to after-care, right? Thankfully, your dentist can help you know what to expect in the coming days. Read on to learn three things to prepare for following your tooth’s crown placement.

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5 Ways That Sedation Dentistry Is Beneficial

May 10, 2022

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child undergoing sedation dentistry

Do you struggle to visit the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Dental fear is an incredibly common condition that prevents many people from receiving the care they need. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help. This practice uses medication to help patients feel relaxed or to put them to sleep during treatment so that they feel comfortable and at ease. There is a range of other ways that sedation dentistry benefits people, so read on to learn about five of them.

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