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Crown Lengthening Procedure: Is it Painful?

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One of the challenges dental patients face is their gummy smiles. They are hesitant to smile widely as they are embarrassed by their short teeth and prominent gums. One of the effective treatments dentists perform to correct a gummy smile is crown lengthening. Patients who are unfamiliar with this dental…

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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Improve Your Smile

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They say your smile is the window to your soul, but how can you say smile if it doesn’t make you feel confident? Your smile and thus teeth are some of the most important features of your face. Modern cosmetic dentistry options along with major advances in dental technology have…

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Can Procaine Shot Cause Nerve Damage?

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For some people, visiting a dentist is no fun at all. Why? Because these people have certain fears that make them uncomfortable. One is fear of injections. Next is fear of pain associated with needles and anesthetics. More common fears include allergic reactions to drugs, and most importantly, nerve damage….

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Understanding Dentophobia: Facts, Causes, and Treatment

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Dentophobia or dental fear is an anxiety disorder that is not common to everyone. People who have it may have difficulty overcoming it. It may involve the fear of facing a dentist, fear of undergoing a dental procedure, or even the idea of visiting a dental clinic. This is why…

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7 Ways Sedation For Dental Work Can Improve Your Next Visit

7 Ways Sedation For Dental Work Can Improve Your Next Visit

Do you have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist or undergo a dental procedure? Do you have trouble sitting still for long periods of time in a dentist chair? Have you had resistance to getting, and staying numb, through traditional anesthetics? If you answered yes to one or…

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Gagging At The Dentist is a Symptom of Dental Fear

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Frequent gagging during a dental procedure has long been a problem for dentists. Research has proven that most people who fear going to the dentist have a sensitive, even hyperactive, gag reflex. It not only interferes with the treatment, but it also makes dental treatment longer. This article will talk…

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Dental Solutions for a Gummy Smile

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A “gummy smile” is when your gums appear too prominent in proportion to the length of your teeth. People with gummy smiles often feel embarrassed and self conscious and try to hide their smile. Twice as many women as men suffer from a gummy smile. An attractive “ideal” smile is…

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What is Tooth Enamel and What Causes Enamel Loss

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What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel is the outer layer of your tooth and is the hardest substance found in the body; even harder than bones. Its purpose is to protect your teeth from damage while eating. It also insulates the nerves beneath your teeth to protect it from exposure…

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Fast Facts About Replacing Old Amalgam Fillings

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Amalgam is a type of dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world. Dental amalgam fillings, also known as “silver fillings” because of their silver-like appearance, is a mixture…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Sedation: What You Need to Know

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In the US alone, millions of people undergo wisdom teeth removal. It’s among the most common dental procedures in the country, and the numbers show it. According to Vox, around 5 million people have these extra teeth removed. And most of them are young adults or teenagers.  For those who…

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