Dental Blog

Dentistry blog for Dr. Benjamin D Hull DDS

Advantages of Digital Scanners in Dentistry

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Digital Dental ImpressionsDo you hate the idea of having messy and uncomfortable dental impressions? You are not alone! Lots of people find it difficult to tolerate ordinary tray impressions where a soft impression material is placed in the tray and which is then fitted in your mouth and left to set. Although it only takes a few minutes for the impression material to harden, it can seem like a lifetime for some people. A good dental impression is necessary, so your new dental restoration can be accurately fabricated but thankfully, here at Ivory Dental Care, old-fashioned impression trays are a thing of the past.


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How Cosmetic Dentistry Brightens Your Smile

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Cosmetic DentistryAre you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Perhaps you find yourself covering up your mouth when you smile or talk? If so, cosmetic dentistry could help, brightening your smile so you can talk and laugh with the confidence of knowing your teeth look great. Cosmetic dentistry could help you if your teeth look dingy or discolored, or if they are chipped, cracked or even missing completely. There are numerous treatments that can restore or replace missing teeth, providing you with long-lasting solutions that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.


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It is Never Too Late to Have Orthodontic Treatment

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Adult OrthodonticsOver the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see people of all ages sporting the most wonderfully perfect smiles with nice white and evenly aligned teeth. With the increasing popularity and affordability of cosmetic dentistry, beautiful teeth are no longer the preserve of the rich and famous.


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Why are My Gums Bleeding?

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Gum Disease TreatmentHave you noticed blood on your toothbrush or in the bathroom sink after brushing and flossing? If so, you have almost certainly wondered what it means. Quite often, people will think they have brushed or flossed too hard and that the solution is to stop brushing so frequently. While it is possible to damage your gums by brushing too hard, it is far more likely your gums are bleeding because they are infected.


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Is Flossing Really Worth It?

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Is Flossing Really Worth It?Dentists everywhere have always encouraged patients to floss once a day even though many people will only floss very occasionally. Unfortunately, some people will only floss just before a dental checkup, or if they have something stuck in between their teeth. If you are one of these people and you don’t really see the point of daily flossing, then you might have felt vindicated by a recent report claiming there’s no real evidence that daily flossing is good for you.


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What is Bone Grafting in Dentistry?

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Dental Bone Grafting

There is little doubt that dental implants can produce some amazing results, restoring just a single tooth or multiple teeth in a way that is long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing. To ensure your treatment is successful, you may need an additional procedure, and which is to have a bone graft. If a bone graft is recommended, there is nothing to worry about as it is a standard procedure, and will simply help ensure the very best outcome for your dental implants.


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Wisdom Tooth Problems: Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth or your third molars are the last permanent adult teeth to make an appearance, right at the very back of your mouth. They generally erupt during the late teens or during your 20s. Although most people will have wisdom teeth, some might never come through. This is most likely because the wisdom teeth are stuck in the jawbone and have become impacted underneath your gums and because there isn’t enough space in the jaw for them to erupt without overcrowding your existing teeth.


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What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?

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What is Oral Conscious Sedation

It’s not unusual to feel anxious or nervous when visiting the dentist and it’s estimated that between 9% and 20% of people living in the United States will avoid seeking dental treatment because they have anxieties. Some people have dental phobias that make it difficult for them to even contemplate stepping into a dental office, even though they are aware these fears are completely irrational. Unfortunately, people in this situation will often do everything possible to avoid dental visits, only scheduling an appointment when they are in extreme pain. Even if you only feel slightly nervous when seeing a dentist, it’s nice to know that there are options to help you feel much more comfortable. One choice is to have oral conscious sedation.


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Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

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Missing Tooth

Most adults start off with a full set of 32 teeth, comprising incisors, canines, premolars and molars. However, by middle age (45-65), many are missing at least one tooth. One in four people aged over 65 in the U.S. has lost all their teeth. Common causes of tooth loss are gum disease (periodontitis), decay and injury.


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The Secret to a Healthier Smile

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Healthier Smiles in Sandpoint

Everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile. Your smile reflects your confidence and overall personality. Do you hide your crooked teeth behind your lips and hesitate to laugh out loud? Or, do you have bad breath and gum disease? Name the dental problem, and we have the solution for it. At Ivory Dental, we provide a variety of dental services and use advanced instruments and materials.


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