Malocclusion

Normally an inherited condition, malocclusion refers to teeth that are misaligned. Because the proper alignment of teeth is needed for optimal oral and digestive health, dental professionals often suggest correcting malocclusion to help individuals avoid serious oral health complications. Healthline provides examples of malocclusion with the following: Crowded Teeth Crossbite Overbite Underbite Open Bite Each of the above-mentioned conditions…

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Digital Orthodontics

From the use of digital radiography to the fabrication of dental restorations using CAD/CAM technologies, the arena of dentistry has been inevitably transformed by a digital revolution. While orthodontics has been slower to evolve, there is now a specific focus on digital optimization in orthodontics using guided scanning, storage and virtual exportation to customize treatment…

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Dental Sealants: A Safety Net Against Tooth Decay

While brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities and tooth decay, it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny, especially for children. For instance, back molars are susceptible to early decay, as they have fissures and grooves that house leftover foods and bacteria. Thus, dentists agree—when it comes to helping…

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Natural-Looking Crowns In One Day With CEREC!

A number of factors give way to tooth decay, causing teeth to become damaged or even lost. Previously, repairing diseased teeth required several dental appointments, and many patients were forced to take time off of work. Yet, with the latest in digital technologies and restorative dentistry, patients can now receive a natural-looking dental crown in…

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Modern Day Solutions With Digital Orthodontics

While new-age technologies contribute to the globalization of services across many industries, the integration of modern day solutions for teeth straightening means that orthodontists and patients have access to the very best resources available. From diagnosis and treatment planning to customized appliances and 3D designs, the arena of digital orthodontics provides more effective and efficient outcomes than…

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Osteonecrosis (ONJ) Of The Jaw: Are You At Risk?

When bone within the jaw becomes exposed, the lack of blood flow causes it to deteriorate, thus leading to Osteonecrosis (ONJ) of the jaw. To date, scientists do not know all of the causes of ONJ or how often it occurs, as reported by Medscape. Yet, there are important associations to consider such as radiation to…

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Dental Implants—The Gold Standard In Tooth Replacement

Despite remarkable advancements in preventative dentistry and oral health education, millions of Americans have missing teeth. While traditional bridges and dentures remain viable options for many, they are not always the preferred choice. What’s more is that bridges and dentures require a few healthy teeth to serve as anchors for the restoration, and a large…

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Pediatric Dentistry: It’s More Than You Think

While the majority of individuals believe that the purpose of pediatric dentistry is to assess one’s brushing habits and check for cavities, this is only partially true. With additional residency training and education in dentistry for infants, children, teens and children with special needs, pediatric dentists provide a number of comprehensive oral health care treatments,…

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When You Have Itchy Gums

Chances are, if a friend or co-worker explains that their gums are itchy, you might be tempted to think that they are a bit strange. Yet, there is little mystery behind this weird sensation. Thus, if you’re experiencing a tickle or tingling in your gum tissue that is becoming itchy and uncomfortable, it’s important to…

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Periodontal Therapy

Did you know? Many people assume that losing teeth is a natural part of growing older. This is simply not true. In fact, when individuals maintain good oral care, including regular dental checkups and cleanings, they can keep their natural teeth for life. Even so, when dentists discover oral health problems that might turn into…

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