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Botox Treatment of Dynamic Wrinkles


When it comes to fighting the signs of aging, most individuals focus a lot of their attention on addressing wrinkles. In order to effectively combat wrinkles, however, one must first understand the different types of wrinkles and how they form. Dynamic wrinkles are the one type of wrinkles that everyone experiences–even babies. These are the wrinkles that form when we use the more than thirty different facial muscles we possess in order to make our facial expressions, such as when we are smiling, laughing, frowning or crying.
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Botox Treatment of Teeth Clenching and Grinding and TMD


Teeth clenching and grinding, which is medically referred to as bruxism, is an unconscious habit that can cause lingering discomfort and even tooth damage. Not only do those who suffer from bruxism also tend to suffer from headaches, earaches, facial pain and other discomfort, they also tend to suffer from loss of tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity and even flattening or chipping of teeth. This is why individuals who suffer from bruxism need diagnosis and treatment–not only can they achieve better rest and reduce or eliminate the chance of experiencing discomfort and pain, they can also protect their teeth from damage.
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Botox Treatment of Tension Headaches


Anyone who has suffered from tension or migraine headaches well understands how debilitating these conditions can be. It is therefore understandable that those who suffer from tension and migraine headaches will look for whatever solution will provide them with some relief, which can cause them to turn to medications. Unfortunately, these medications rarely do more than block the pain of tension headaches, failing to address the source. This is where botox injections can come in handy.
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Dental Anesthesia


While your dentist will always work hard to make dental procedures as comfortable and pleasant as possible, it is nonetheless understandable that some of these procedures, especially those that are restorative in nature, can often be difficult to experience. Where it is necessary to help a patient relax for a dental procedure, dental anesthesia is the common solution. Dental anesthesia can work to sedate the patient, control pain or just make the patient feel more comfortable so that the overall dental experience is a good one.
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Dental Anesthesia Reversal


Though we may have a hard time admitting it, we know that professional dental care is a necessary part of reaching and maintaining good oral and overall health. It’s not that individuals are against receiving this necessary care, but they are often concerned about their comfort while receiving it. A dentist always seeks to protect patient comfort as best he can, but the fact is that some dental procedures–such as deep periodontal cleanings, cavity fillings and tooth extractions–are uncomfortable or even painful. There are also instances where a patient is anxious or fearful, which can make routine dental procedures nerve-wracking and uncomfortable or even painful dental procedures all the more difficult to tolerate. Dental anesthesia helps to make patients more comfortable, relaxing them and eliminating pain.
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Dental Care for Children and Adolescents


Proper oral hygiene is not only essential to one’s oral health and comfort, it is also essential to one’s general health and comfort. Establishing basic oral hygiene routines and dental care from an early age can not only make for easy habits, but it can also help to ensure that the child’s teeth, mouth and body remain as healthy and comfortable as possible as they first get their primary teeth and then, losing these, get their adult teeth. This is why dental care for children and adolescents is so very important.
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Dental Bridges


Dental bridges are so named because they form a bridge over the gap that is created by one or more missing teeth. Restorative dental procedures, such as dental bridges, are important where tooth loss has occurred as they help to restore your smile, enable you to chew and speak properly, maintain the natural shape of your face, properly distribute the bite forces in your mouth by replacing the missing teeth, and prevent the other teeth from drifting out of position to fill the gap. There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend a dental bridge. In some cases, they are even an appropriate alternative to dental implants.
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Dental Cleanings


If you are one of the individuals who recognize the importance of maintaining excellent oral health and you take great care to ensure that you maintain optimal oral hygiene habits, you may wonder why your dentist still expects you to return every six months for another professional dental cleaning. After all, if you are rigorous about brushing and flossing your teeth every day and both your dental hygienist and dentist comment on how healthy your teeth are, you’re clearly doing a fine job on your own, right? What you may not know is that a major part of the reason behind why you are experiencing such optimal oral health is not only because of your stellar at-home oral hygiene habits, but also because you do continue to visit the dentist regularly.
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Dental Core Buildup


There are many things that can lead to the loss of large portions of your teeth, including decay, fracture, the loss of a filling and more. In many cases, tooth portion loss will result in your dentist needing to remove decayed tooth structure and clean out the tooth, as is the case with a root canal treatment. However, while this treatment may eliminate the immediate source of infection and discomfort, it cannot protect the tooth against further infection, decay or damage. It certainly cannot restore the structure or function of the tooth, which is absolutely essential.
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Dental Crowns


A dental crown is used in restorative dental care and is essentially a tooth cap that improves the strength, appearance, structure or function of a tooth. Some of the reasons your dentist may recommend a dental crown is to provide better structure and strength to a tooth that has been extensively damaged by injury or decay and which will not benefit from a large filling, to protect a weak tooth against fracturing, to provide strength to a tooth that has fractured, to serve as support for a bridge, to cover up and make functional a dental implant, to cover up a poorly shaped or extensively discolored tooth, or to provide structure and support to a tooth that has received a root canal.
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Dental Examination


You may already recognize how important it is to maintain and improve your oral health, and how closely related your oral health and general health are. You eat well, brush your teeth properly twice a day and floss once a day. So if you take excellent care of your oral health through rigorously maintaining good oral hygiene, why do you still need to see the dentist every six to twelve months for a dental examination?
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Dental Fillings


Even though we may do everything we can in order to protect against the damage that is caused by injury and decay, our teeth may still occasionally encounter situations wherein they need to be restored to their normal structure, function or comfort levels. In many cases where the restoration needed isn’t too extensive, a dental filling may be appropriate. With a dental filling, the dentist will first remove decaying tooth material, clean the area and then close off the area to restore structure, function and comfort and to prevent bacteria from entering the area and causing further decay.
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Dental Hygiene Services


You may have noticed that when you visit your dentist’s office you often have two different individuals work on your teeth. One of these individuals is your dentist, while the other is your dental hygienist. The two of them work very closely together to help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health, but there are some differences between the services that each one of them perform.
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Dental Imaging


As you are likely well aware, dental x-rays provide your dentist with extremely important information they need in order to better help you care for your teeth, preventing decayed and injured teeth where possible and restoring decayed and injured teeth where necessary. These x-rays allow your dentist to see below the surfaces that are visible in your mouth and even detect anomalies that are just beginning to arise so that they can be handled. However, there are some cases where traditional x-rays are insufficient in providing your dentist with the full information they need for efficient treatment planning, and another form of more thorough dental imaging must be used.
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Dental Implants


Despite our best attempts at maintaining strong, healthy teeth through good oral hygiene habits, there are still occasions when teeth become so damaged through injury or decay that they need to be removed from the mouth in order to protect the individual’s oral health and comfort. When this occurs, it is absolutely vital to replace these teeth as soon as possible. The gaps that are caused by missing teeth can lead to numerous oral problems and issues, including shifting teeth, misaligned bite, deteriorated jawbone, change of face shape and much more. This is where dental implants can help.
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Dental Infection Treatment


One of the primary reasons that oral hygiene habits are so critical to the individual’s oral and general health is because these habits help to eradicate bacteria in the mouth. Where bacteria is not destroyed and remains in the mouth, it can work its way down under the gum tissue and into the root of the tooth–causing a buildup of pus that is known as an abscess. This dental infection is not only painful, it also has the potential to be very dangerous to the individual’s health, and therefore must be treated right away.
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Dental Restoration


The main goal of dentistry is to help you protect and maintain your oral health so as to prevent non-optimal issues and conditions from arising. That said, even the most rigorous oral hygiene habits cannot protect against all of the potential tooth damages that are caused by injury or decay. When these damages occur, the function and structure of the tooth is affected, which in turn can affect the individual’s overall health. This is where dental restoration comes in.
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Dental Sealants


Great improvements in the field of restorative dentistry have allowed for the repair and replacement of teeth that are suffering from all sorts of conditions, and this can be wonderfully helpful for individuals who have damaged teeth and need a way to restore proper oral function and structure. However, it is far more ideal for teeth to remain undamaged through preventative measures–such as through the use of dental sealants.
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Dental X-Rays


Proper oral hygiene habits are absolutely essential to one’s oral and overall health. The idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is quite literally true when it comes to your oral health, and this is why brushing and flossing daily as well as receiving professional cleaning from your dentist every six months is so important.
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Dental Veneers


Since one of the first things that others notice about you is your smile, it can become important to you to have a nice smile. Teeth that are stained, chipped, misaligned or have gaps can make one feel self-conscious and less comfortable about speaking with others. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic dental procedures one can partake of in order to resolve these issues, and one of them is dental veneers.
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Denture Repair


Despite the fact that you may work hard to take excellent care of your dentures, there are many different reasons for why your dentures may need repair. They may chip or break when dropped, they may fracture due to poor fit, or they may simply erode and crack over time. Of course, there are things you can do to try and prevent your dentures from becoming damaged and there are things you can do to help increase their longevity, but sooner or later all dentures will need to be repaired.
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Dentures


Whether tooth loss is accidental or intentional and caused by injury or decay, it absolutely must be quickly followed by tooth replacement. Not only can the gaps caused by missing teeth drive remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, but they can also cause cosmetic and functional discomfort. Fortunately, there are many workable tooth replacement options, including dentures.
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Digital X-Rays


Traditional dental x-rays are an important part of both preventative and restorative dental care. They reveal what is going on in the mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye so that dentists are able to create better treatment plans and deliver more efficient dental care. Dental x-rays can also help dentists to detect issues that are just beginning to arise so that they can be addressed and resolved before they develop into a more major problem. That said, traditional dental x-rays are not always the most appropriate form of dental radiography for every patient or for every oral health situation. They take time to process and they are subject to human error, as they must be processed with the use of certain chemicals and can quite accidentally be underexposed or overexposed. Fortunately, digital x-rays provide dentists and their patients with another radiography option.
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Extraction Site Preservation with Bone Graft


Removing a tooth can adversely affect both the structure and function of the mouth, which is why it is often considered only as a last resort where tooth preservation or restoration is not practical or possible. This is also why you should carefully discuss tooth replacement options with your dentist prior to any tooth extraction taking place. For many tooth replacement options, as well as general oral cavity structure and health, your dentist will want to perform extraction site preservation with bone graft immediately following tooth extraction.
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Lumineers


Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt dissatisfied with the size, shape, color or length of your teeth? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Most individuals wish they could change at least one thing about their teeth, and many individuals are so self-conscious about their teeth, including any size differences or gaps between them, that they actually make a conscious effort to hide their teeth from others. Fortunately, there are many different restorative dental procedures that may be suitable for resolving the issues you have with your teeth, not the least of which is the placement of dental veneers.
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Mouthguards


The vast majority of traumatic dental injuries occur as a result of impact to the head, which means that they most often occur when the individual is engaged in recreational or sports activities. While many of these injuries may be minor–such as chipped teeth or cuts to the soft tissue of the inner cheek–none of these injuries are pleasant and most of them can be entirely avoided through the use of mouthguards.
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Nightguards


Have you ever woken up with a headache or jaw soreness? If so, you may suffer from bruxism. According to the American Dental Association, between ten and fifteen percent of adults suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. While this can occur any time the individual is under stress, it primarily occurs while the individual is sleeping. Unfortunately, this can lead to unnatural enamel wear, chips, cracks and other damage to your teeth, as well as jaw soreness, headaches, poor sleep and much more. When you tell your dentist this is occurring, or he suspects this is occurring based on visible evidence he sees in your mouth, your dentist may recommend that you wear a nightguard.
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Oral Cancer Exams


In many ways, your oral health condition reflects your general health condition and vice versa. In fact, there are times when dentists are the first to know about a patient’s physical health condition, and are then able to refer their patient to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment. The connection between your oral and general health helps to explain why it is so important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and see your dentist for thorough examinations and cleanings at least once every six months. You probably have some idea of why your dentist wants to check the condition of your teeth and gums so often, but you may not understand why they are actually also performing an oral cancer exam.
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Restoration of Dental Implants


While you and your dentist work very hard to preserve the health of your natural teeth, there can still be rare instances where your teeth are damaged beyond the point of repair and must therefore be removed and replaced. Dental implants are often viewed as the most desirable option for tooth replacement due to the fact that they are securely attached to the jawbone, unlike bridges and dentures, and they are highly durable. Well cared for, dental implants can look and work just as well as natural teeth, and they can last for a considerable length of time before requiring replacement. However, there are some occasions when dental implants require restoration.
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Root Canal


While you work very hard, with your dentist, to establish and maintain good oral health, tooth damage due to decay or injury can still sometimes happen. And though tooth extraction and replacement options and procedures do exist, your dentist’s primary goal in treating a tooth that has been damaged by injury or decay is to save your natural tooth whenever possible. In many cases this can be done through a variety of procedures, including dental fillings, inlays and onlays, but where tooth decay is particularly severe, a root canal may be necessary and appropriate.
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Root Planing and Teeth Scaling


If you take care to brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss them at least once every day you are undoubtedly doing great things to preserve your oral health. However, the fact remains that even the best at-home oral hygiene habits are insufficient to thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is why visiting your dentist every six months for a thorough examination and professional cleaning is so essential–your dentist possesses the skills, tools and techniques to remove the plaque and tartar that your daily brushing and flossing has missed. The goal, of course, is to prevent gum disease and preserve optimal oral health. Unfortunately, there is always the risk that you may develop at least a mild form of gum disease, in which case your dentist may need to undertake a more thorough form of cleaning. This more thorough cleaning is referred to as root planing and teeth scaling.
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Simple Tooth Extractions


There are two different types of dental tooth extractions–simple tooth extractions and surgical tooth extractions. A tooth extraction procedure that can be accomplished from above the gums and that does not require breaking the tooth into pieces or the use of surgical techniques is called a simple tooth extraction.
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Surgical Tooth Extraction


Your teeth are very important, not only for speaking and eating, but also for maintaining the strength and structure of your jawbone and oral cavity. This is why, wherever it’s possible, your dentist will recommend tooth restoration over tooth extraction. In the rare case that a tooth has suffered from extensive damage due to injury or decay, there is overcrowding issues or some other problem that cannot effectively be resolved through restoration procedures, your dentist may recommend extraction. He may also recommend extraction if this is more financially feasible for you than restoration procedures.
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Teeth Whitening


Since your mouth is one of the first things that others notice about you, it’s no wonder that you desire for your mouth to be as healthy and attractive as possible. There are many things that can affect your oral health, comfort and appearance, not the least of which is stained or discolored teeth.
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Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning


There are many oral health habits that your dentist will encourage you to avoid, such as smoking or excessive sugar consumption, and many oral health habits that your dentist will encourage you to adhere to, such as brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Some of these habits may seem obvious, while others may leave you wondering. For example, you may understand that brushing and flossing your teeth is helpful, but you may wonder why you have to also visit your dentist every six months.
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