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Almost everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they are a senior. Many might think that this is only a cosmetic issue, but failing to replace a missing or extracted tooth can result in a myriad of other issues. For patients who have recently lost a tooth or will need to …
Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food like a juicy steak or crunchy apple because you are missing a tooth. Or imagine not getting that dream job because your confidence is hindered by a smile with missing teeth. Unfortunately, missing teeth problems like these impact more adults than you might think! According to …
With back to school fast approaching and our kids starting after school activities or fall sports, this week we are going to talk about a very important piece of sportswear that can protect their teeth… a sports guard! Whether they are playing sports at a professional level, high school, little league or even just an organized …
Everyday life is already a struggle for people living with kidney disease and dialysis treatments. The fact that gum disease and dental hygiene issues are both a contributing factor to and a side effect of severe kidney problems is almost cruel. Although their teeth would seem to be the least of their problems, dialysis patients cannot …
Partial dentures offer people a practical way to fill gaps in their smiles and enjoy meals with a fully functional set of teeth. Wait a second: Enjoy meals? Many wearers of partials struggle with eating. Perhaps they have experienced dislodging of the partials during a meal, or small food particles have gotten caught underneath the denture …
David Letterman. Samuel L. Jackson. Madonna. Lauren Hutton. Michael Strahan. These celebrities have noticeable gaps in their teeth and are fine with the imperfection in their smiles. They generally are also the exception—many people with gaps are uncomfortable with their teeth and may even resist smiling so others don’t see what’s missing. This self-consciousness is understandable, …
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, has been shown to put sufferers at greater risk of other medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and low birth weight. The idea that good oral care can help you lead a healthier and longer life should be impetus enough to keep you brushing and flossing every day. However, …
The average American spends $384 on dental care per year, according to the American Dental Association. Many choose to—or simply must—get more dental care than others, and that has some people looking for ways to improve their smiles on the cheap. Paying a lot for your children’s braces so they can have straight teeth is one …
You’ve likely heard the term “pearly whites” in reference to someone’s gleaming smile. But when that smile isn’t so gleaming, some people may feel embarrassed, be hesitant to speak to others, and refuse to crack their smiles even in the happiest of occasions. If this is you, the urge to fix the problem is understandable—and …

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