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Improve Your Smile With Regular Dental Visits

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Botox treatment waco tx, Dental implants waco tx, Tooth implant waco tx

When is the last time you had a botox treatment to help improve your smile? When was your last dental visit? Believe it or not, proper dental care is all you need to help keep your smile healthy. Few people actually need an expensive botox treatment, a procedure that poses a variety of risks itself. Instead, regular dental visits and ensuring your keep up on regular dental procedures can go a long way in keeping your mouth healthy and smile gleaming. Unfortunately, however, not everyone has dental insurance. In fact, it’s estimated that about 2.3 people don’t have dental insurance for every one person who does. Fortunately, many employers are beginning to offer dental insurance options to their benefits packages, meaning more and more people are able to reap the benefits of dental healthcare each year.

As is true with many parts of our society, the dental industry is constantly changing and revolutionizing itself. Thanks to rapidly changing technology, procedures that were once t


When Was the Last Time Your Child Visited the Dentist?

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Childs first dentist appointment, Dental clinic pediatric, Pediatric dental health

We made it to back home at about 4:00 am and were able to get about an hour of sleep before you started the day of appointments. Starting the day with two orthodontist appointments, you then went in for a cast removal and the application of a new one. All of this was done by 11:30 am. In addition to thanking your friends and family for all of their prayers for safe travel, you are also feeling extra thankful for the people going above and beyond to see your children for their appointments today.
The childrens dental services alone would have normally taken months to get scheduled. After the pediatric dental care offices heard the story about your family’s recent car accident and hospital stay, they literally moved heaven and earth to get the appointment times that would work for you.
Pediatric Dental Clinics Offer a Number of Important Services
Childrens dentistry appointments are impor


How to Take Care of Your Teeth After an Extraction

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Dental implant cost, Dental implant surgery, Same day dental implants

Are you going to have wisdom tooth removal? You may wonder if you can have alcohol after tooth extraction, or what you are allowed to eat. Whether you have an impacted canine tooth or some other sort of impacted tooth removal surgery scheduled, here’s what you need to know about how to take care of yourself after tooth extraction.

The First 24 Hours

This day will set the tone for all the rest of your healing. On this day, you want to concentrate on a couple of important things:

  1. Controlling the bleeding
  2. Protecting the blood clot that forms after the tooth is removed
  3. Minimizing your pain
  4. What to eat and drink
  5. Cleaning your teeth
  6. Using any medications you have been given

Controlling Bleeding

It is important to get bleeding under control as soon as possible. Once your tooth is removed, the oral surgeon will give you some gauze to bite down on. Bleeding may start up again during the next 24 hours


What Teeth Whitening Can Do For You

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Cosmetic dental care, Dental cosmetic contouring, Root canal

Do you wish you had whiter teeth? Cosmetic dental care can seem like a vanity, but in reality, there are some very good reasons to look into getting teeth whitening for yourself. There are positive benefits to this type of dental care, and here are a few reasons you should consider what a cosmetic dentist might be able to do for you:

It Can Lead to Success

Recently, a three-part study entitled “The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions” showed that having whiter teeth had a significant impact on how people thought about you.

The Study

Participants in the study were interviewed by people who had never met them. Some interviewers were judging whether a participant should be hired for a job, others whether they should be promoted and given a raise, and others whether they would like to date the participant. Participants went through the study twice: once before and once after having teeth w


Taking good care of your mouth

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Invisalign, Teeth, Teeth straightening sioux falls sd

Physical care, especially all forms of standardized healthcare, are even more important than most people think they are. There are so many different kinds as well, some of which are fairly underrated when it comes to how many people pay attention to them. We often tend to associate things like teeth straightening, gum disease, sedation dentistry, skincare and other more conventionally topical medical problems as secondary to larger medical problems but this is a big mistake. Even if it doesn’t seem like a physical system is vital to day to day functioning that doesn’t mean that it isn’t. That also means that you should consciously make the time to check on these systems even if you’d rather take the time to do other things. For example, it will absolutely benefit you to take the time to get your teeth straightened if you need it. But how does this work, exactly? Well, you start by calling up your dentist or your orthodontist and asking what their available options are. You might not ev


Preventing Dry Socket Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): What You Need to Know

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

The American Public Health Association reports that wisdom tooth removal costs approximately $3 billion annually in the United States. Wisdom teeth removal is a common type of oral surgery, so it’s understandable that there are various treatment methods associated with its common complications. This is particularly true when it comes to dry socket. According to Colgate, a recent study has shown the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in reducing bone healing time and dry socket risk.

Typically, recovering from an oral surgery like wisdom teeth removal involves the immune system sending white blood cells to the site of surgery, i.e., the socket. While these white blood cells heal the site, they also bring side effects of pain, swelling, and inflammation. PRP is essentially a collection of these healing cells that come without the unwelcome side effects. Overall, PRP reduces the risk of getting a dry socket while potentially expediting the healing process and decreasing pain. Can you say, ‘miracle treatment?’

Furthermore, about 3 million people have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. With that in mind, experts say PRP treatment may be beneficial for those who need dental implants or other dental work as well.

“The PRP treatment had a positive effect on bone density immediately following tooth extraction…while the control sites had a decrease in bone density during the first week after surgery…Speeding up bone formation after an extraction could benefit patients who need dental implants or dentures by reducing their healing time and the wait for reconstructive dental work. Normal healing time without using PRP can be up to 16 weeks,” says Colgate.

According to the American Public Health Association, an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the U.S. annually. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to have a basic understanding of the most effective treatment methods that may be available to you. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist or oral surgeon about the use of PRP to speed healing time and reduce dry socket risk after wisdom tooth extraction.


Oral Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry Five Facts to Make you Smile

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Crowns, Dentists, General dentistry

It’s a fact of life: a bright, healthy smile is a good way to meet people and open new doors for conversation, careers and camaraderie. In fact, a recent survey by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) found that a healthy smile is socially important to 99.7% of all people questioned.

Yet many people are reluctant to visit the dentist (translate that to actually mean ‘petrified’). The thoughts of fillings, crowns and caps are all just too much for them!

Others will admit that they are less than vigilant about the upkeep of their oral health. But good dental habits are highly important to your overall health, and your local dentist would tell you just that.

Here are five quick facts about visiting the dentist and oral hygiene that might help you in maintaining your bright and healthy smile…or even consider making your current sm


The History of Dental Bridges

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Affordable dentures angola in, Emergency dentist angola in, Trip to the dentist

Dental crowns and dental bridges are a type of prosthetic device that is used to fix broken teeth, to prevent our teeth from fracturing, replace missing teeth, and help keep remaining teeth functioning properly. Dental implants are more common than you might think, and 15 million people in the United States have crown or dental bridges for missing teeth. While that might seem like a lot, they are actually 30 million people in America who are missing all of their teeth in either one or both of their jaws! Before your next trip to the dentist, learned some really cool facts about dental crowns and dental bridges and how we humans first started trying to fix our teeth.

Ancient Dentistry

The first example we have of any sort of dental crown is from a skeleton found in the Philippines. The skeleton is 4,000 years old and shows caps and tooth replacements made from gold. Apparently, modifying teeth was a very popular habit among the ruling class that and having gold teeth was a sy


Have a Dental Dilemma? Here are 5 Reasons a Dental Implant Can Help You

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Cosmetic dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry fitchburg

Dental implants are becoming more and more popular when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, and they come recommended by many dentists. What exactly is a dental implant, one might ask? It can be explained as a procedure in which a small titanium post acts as your new root and attaches to a crown to form your replacement tooth.

Here are five reasons why dental implants should be used for your smile.

  1. High success rate
    The success rate of a dental implant procedure is based upon the dental health of the patient but typically has a 95% success rate.
  2. Natural look
    During dental implant surgery, the titanium post is inserted into your jaw bone, which after a few months will fuse together, giving the implant a natural feel. The implant is also customized to look exactly like your other

3 Ways Dental Care Keeps Growing

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

The dental implant and prosthetic market is projected to reach $6.4 billion this year. With a growing number of Americans feeling uncomfortable with the look of their teeth, it’s easy to see why. From cavities, to replacing missing teeth to removing wisdom teeth, the dental care industry will be kept busy in the future as Americans use different methods of dental care to restore their smile.

Cutting off the cavities
Cavities often take months or even years to form, but by age 17, 78% of people have been affected by at least one. Even with such a high number of cavities, they are often left untreated by one in five people. The number could get even higher in the fall when candy and other treats with high sugar content fly off of store shelves. According to CNBC, Americans could spend in excess of $800 million on emergency dental visits because of Halloween.

Flossing regularly and brushing twice a day are two good forms of dental care to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. More than 20% of people say they floss every day. When it comes to brushing your teeth, dentists recommend short, back-and-forth strokes with the toothbrush held at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line.

Rather than scheduling a follow-up appointment right away, people often wait three years before scheduling another one. While some may be wary of a trip to the dentist, it’s important to visit the dentist regularly to avoid major dental issues and to ensure the long term health of your teeth.

A demand for dentures
Nearly 18% of people hide their teeth in photos and missing teeth is a big reason why. Most adult Americans are affected by partial edentulism (lack of teeth) and in 15 years that number could grow as high as 200 million. In fact, nearly 15% of those who are edentulous have dentures made each year and tooth replacement is a problem that isn’t going away anytime soon.

The number of people with dentures is growing as nearly 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in at least one of their jaws. As more and more people have a tooth extraction or tooth removal, the number of tooth implants is expected to grow as well. Three million people have implants already and that number continues to rise by 500,000 by the year.

The removal of wisdom teeth
Another area where the dental care industry is growing is in the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is common in adults as the average mouth only has room for 28 teeth. Those getting their wisdom teeth removed are typically having third molars removed from the back of the mouth that aren’t able to develop like normal teeth. Five million Americans have wisdom teeth removed every year and the removal of these teeth is an outpatient procedure.