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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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The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

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Dental CleaningsHave you seen a hygienist recently? If it has been a while, you are missing an easy trick to keeping your teeth and gums in great shape. Your regular dental cleanings form an essential part of your preventative dental care plan.


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Solutions to Dental Anxiety

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Sedation DentistryIt is not uncommon to feel some degree of anxiety when visiting the dentist, even when you know you have looked after your teeth, and you don’t have any symptoms of disease. Up to one-fifth of Americans actively avoid going to the dentist because they feel anxiety or fear, but for some people, these feelings are amplified. Dental phobia is a condition that can make people feel terrified and panic-stricken, even when they know these feelings aren’t rational.


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Health Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental ImplantsIf you are missing teeth or are facing tooth loss in the future, then one of the options for replacement is to have dental implants. Dental implants are a way of artificially replacing an entire tooth and which includes the tooth root. They are frequently considered to be one of the most innovative and important developments in dentistry over the past few decades, and dental implant treatment has already helped many people worldwide.


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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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