Dental Blog

Dentistry blog for Dr. Benjamin D Hull DDS

Have You Heard of the Six Month Smiles Program?

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Adult OrthodonticsIf not, then we’d love to tell you a bit more about it, because it is a revolutionary orthodontic system specially designed for adults. You might be interested if you have always wanted a straighter smile but dislike the thought of wearing traditional braces for two years or more. Instead, you could be sporting a straighter, potentially healthier and more attractive smile in a matter of months. As you probably guessed, treatment typically takes just six months to complete, but some people may need as little as three or four months or might require slightly longer, up to nine months.


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Bone Grafts in Dentistry

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Dental Bone Grafts in Sandpoint IDThe idea of having a bone graft might sound a little scary, but this advanced technique is frequently used when preparing the jaw to receive dental implants, and it isn’t something that should make you feel concerned. In fact, bone grafts are a terrific treatment for ensuring your dental implants will be more successful.


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What is Considered Oral Surgery?

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Oral Surgery - Dental ImplantsOral surgery covers procedures that involve cutting into the tissues in your mouth, for example, your gums or jawbone. The procedures considered to be oral surgery include removing teeth and wisdom teeth, any surgery to your gums, or the surgery required to place dental implants. These treatments include bone grafts and reshaping your jawbone, for example in preparation for dentures. Oral surgery can be used to eliminate diseased tissue from the mouth, to correct problems with your jaws, or for treating teeth that have been previously treated with a root canal, but which have a persistent infection.


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Implant-Supported dentures Compared to Conventional Dentures

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Implant-Supported DenturesConventional dentures have been around for many decades, and most of us are familiar with the concept of an acrylic denture with plastic dental teeth and which rests on the gums. Implant-supported dentures are quite different and are a much more up-to-date treatment. Instead of resting on the gums, the denture is supported by dental implants, which are small titanium alloy posts inserted directly into the jawbone. The denture has special attachments that clip firmly onto the implants. We’ve taken a closer look at each treatment.


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The Beauty of Dental Veneers

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Dental VeneersDental veneers are an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to help create a perfect smile. The chances are that if you’ve ever admired the smile of a celebrity or film star, they’ve had at least some dental veneers.


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Signs You Probably Need a Root Canal

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Root Canal TherapyHave you recently noticed some of the following problems are affecting a tooth? Has it been necessary to use over-the-counter painkillers to deaden a persistent toothache? You might need a root canal! Recognizing the signs and symptoms is essential as the sooner you seek dental treatment, the better the chances of saving the tooth. Early dental care can save you time, money and a lot of discomfort.


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IV Conscious Sedation A Solution For Dental Anxiety

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IV Conscious Sedation Lots of people are a little anxious when visiting the dentist even when deep down they know there’s really no need to feel any fear. However, for a considerable percentage of the population, these fears are so deep-seated that people will actively avoid seeing a dentist until the pain becomes unbearable. It’s estimated that approximately 15% of the population in the United States actively avoid dental care due to dental anxieties, while around half the population experience some level of fear when receiving dental care.


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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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