Dental Blog

Dentistry blog for Dr. Benjamin D Hull DDS

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

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Laser DentistryDid you know most of the adult population in the United States will develop or already have some form of gum disease? Gum disease is a bacterial infection that most commonly occurs when oral hygiene isn’t quite as thorough as it should be. Also, some people are more at risk of developing gum disease because of existing health problems. It is a disease that deserves to be taken seriously because it is the biggest cause of tooth loss worldwide, and advanced gum disease, called periodontal disease is associated with many systemic diseases including diabetes and heart disease.


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The Truth About Root Canal Treatment

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The-Truth-About-Root-Canal-TreatmentHere at Ivory Dental, we know lots of people are fearful about having a root canal treatment. Some of these fears may stem from the fact that people are often in severe pain or discomfort when they need root canal therapy. It might seem especially frightening for anyone with dental fears and phobias, and who can’t routinely visit the dentist. Unfortunately, only seeing a dentist when you are in pain can reinforce these fears, but we can assist you.


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How Adults Benefit from Orthodontics

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Adult OrthodonticsDo you have crooked teeth but assume braces are out of the question for adults? Does the mere thought of wearing braces make you feel self-conscious, to say the least? You might need to re-think your perception of adult orthodontics because these days, more adults than ever are wearing braces.


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Importance of a Good Diet for Your Oral Health

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Gum Disease TreatmentMost people know all too well that what they eat affects their general health, but did you realize diet significantly impacts your oral health? Without the proper nutrients, your oral tissues cannot fight infection and inflammation adequately and are less able to heal and repair themselves. When you eat healthily, these foods help to protect your teeth and oral tissues, and the benefits extend to your general health. A healthy mouth will protect your overall health because you need strong and healthy teeth to bite and chew food properly, and the process of digestion begins in your mouth as your saliva contains digestive enzymes.


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Benefits of Dentures

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DenturesDentures have been around for hundreds of years, and during this time the materials and techniques used to manufacture them have improved tremendously. Nowadays, modern dentures can provide a cost-effective and non-invasive way to replace missing teeth, comfortably restoring your smile and ability to eat without the need for any surgical procedures.


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How Laser Dentistry Fights Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal Disease TreatmentPeriodontal disease is a serious and unfortunately prevalent condition that destroys the gums around your teeth and other structures that hold your teeth securely in their sockets. These structures include periodontal ligaments (stretchy pieces of tissue attached to your teeth and tooth sockets) and the bone around the teeth. It is the most frequent reason for tooth loss worldwide and is most often caused by poor oral hygiene. Alarmingly, nearly half the adult population aged thirty or older in the United States have some form of periodontal disease.


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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsTooth loss is never a fun prospect, but it is something many of us will need to face sooner or later. When it happens, it is crucial to think about how you would like to replace missing teeth and to consider all available options very carefully. Two of the most frequently used choices for tooth loss are dental implants and dental bridges.


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Manage Dental Anxiety with IV Conscious Sedation

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Sedation DentistryDoes the mere thought of seeing a dentist make you feel anxious and fearful? Would you rather put up with dental pain than set foot in the dental office? You are not alone. In fact, it’s estimated at least 15% of people in the United States suffer from dental fears and anxiety and will do anything to delay or avoid dental treatment.


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Why We Need Our Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Wisdom Teeth ExtractionYour wisdom teeth don’t appear until all your other permanent teeth are firmly established. Usually, people will get their wisdom teeth from age 17 until their early 20s. These large molars are great when they can come through without problems because extra teeth are always welcome! Unfortunately, all too often the mouth is already fully occupied when it is time for these teeth to erupt, which is why they frequently cause problems and must be removed. Some people will develop problems with their wisdom teeth while still in their teens, but others may not see any adverse effects until much later in life.


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What a White Smile Can Do for You

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Teeth WhiteningA white smile automatically looks attractive, conveying a sense of youthfulness and it shows the person cares about their appearance. When you know your teeth look great, you’re more inclined to smile at others which can lead to people perceiving you slightly differently. Someone who smiles frequently and who seems happy and confident is more likely to be seen as a person who is warm, welcoming and friendly. People who aren’t so confident about their appearance will frequently hide their teeth when talking with others and will tend to smile and laugh less often.


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