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Think Twice Before You Avoid Replacing That Missing Tooth

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If you recently lost a tooth or had to have one pulled out, you may be wondering whether it’s worth it to replace it with an implant or a bridge. You may be tempted to just leave that space empty, especially if you cannot see the missing tooth when you smile. While this may seem like the most cost-effective decision right now, it’s not the best choice for your long-term dental health and will probably end up costing you more in the long run.…

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How to Reduce Sensitivity After Tooth Whitening

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Professional tooth whitening is an invaluable service for improving the appearance of your smile. However, some patients experience uncomfortable sensitivity for a few days or weeks after the procedure. Here are three tips that can help you manage sensitivity after in-office tooth whitening.  Postpone Brushing Tooth whitening can lead to sensitivity because it partially lifts a protective layer over your teeth known as the dental pellicle. The pellicle is a thin film of proteins that protects your dental enamel from acids and abrasions and insulates the nerves inside your teeth from extreme temperatures.…

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Did Your Dentist Recommend Root Planing And Scaling? What You Should Know

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When you go to the dentist for your routine cleaning appointment, you probably don’t want to hear that you are in need of more serious dental and periodontal care. However, if your dental hygienist and dentist recommend that you come back in for a procedure known as root planing and scaling, you may be simultaneously surprised and unsure of what the procedure entails. Before you worry too much, you should get to know more about the procedure and what you can expect.…

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