2015

  • Show Off Your Pearly Whites Even When You Forget Your Toothbrush

    Traveling is a good way to kick off your dental routine, but what if you left your toothbrush at home? When this happens, you are forced to improvise with what you do have. There are some temporary solutions that can help you keep your teeth white and clean without the need of a toothbrush. When you need to stay on top of your oral hygiene and lack the right supplies, here are some tips to help you do just that.
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  • Lesions In Your Mouth? 4 FAQs About Erythroleukoplakia

    If you notice white or white-and-red lesions inside your mouth, make sure to see a dentist immediately. Erythroleukoplakia, also known as speckled leukoplakia, is a precancerous condition that affects the oral cavity. Read on to learn more about it. How common is erythroleukoplakia? Thankfully, it affects less than 1% of people throughout the world, and the more serious form, erythroleukoplakia, is even less common. Men tend to be affected more often than women, and about 80% of patients are more than 40 years old.
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  • What Can You Expect From A Denture Repair Kit?

    Many drugstores and pharmacies sell denture repair kits, an emergency-only liquid and powder combination that you can mix together to form a glue. This glue can temporarily mend cracks and breaks until you can get in to see your dentist.  Types of Denture Breaks Dentures are made to be durable, but there are four ways they commonly break. A tooth comes off or breaks. The acrylic plate of the denture breaks in half.
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  • How To Deal With An Abscessed Tooth

    Diagnosing an Abscess An abscess may start as a small and painful pimple near the base of a tooth. As it grows in size, the flesh around the abscess will become more transparent and you may notice a clear or white liquid inside of the bump. There are a few other dental issues that will cause a pimple to form in your mouth, but the additional symptoms of an abscess set it apart.
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  • Keep Your Teeth Healthy With These 3 Easy Tips

    Routine checkups are key to optimum dental health. Between visits, your dentist likely advises to brush twice daily, floss in the evening and use mouth rinse as necessary for your gums. Did you know there are other ways you can improve your dental health as well? Making these three easy tips part of your routine can help improve your overall health as well as your oral hygiene. 1. Snack on Cranberries
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  • 3 Reasons Not To Use A Denture Reline Kit At Home

    Your dentures just are not fitting right lately and it's really becoming a problem. When a friend suggests a relining kit that you can use at home, it sounds like just the solution you've been wanting. After all, getting in to the dentist's office is expensive and it can take away from your busy schedule. Before you go off and grab your own relining kit, however, there are some reasons to reconsider.
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  • 3 Newly Suspected Dental-Health Hazards You Need To Be Aware Of

    Most adults know about the common dental health hazards, which include sugary or acidic food and beverages, dry mouth, and tobacco products. However, there are new dental hazards being discovered that most people don't know about. Some are controversial or just being studied, but if you care about your teeth and gums, then learn about these newly suspected hazards so you can make an informed decision about whether or not you want to stay away from them to protect the health of your teeth and gums.
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  • Answers To 2 Common Questions About Denture Adhesives

    Slippage is a common problem experienced by many people with dentures. To help reduce the embarrassment and frustration caused by this issue, many people turn to denture adhesives. If you have dentures and would like to learn more, read on. This article will provide answers to two common questions about denture adhesives: When is it okay to use a denture adhesive? Denture adhesives are considered a helpful option when used in conjunction with properly fitted dentures.
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  • Helping Your Kids Brave The Dentist

    While you have to make sure that your children go to all of their regularly scheduled dentist appointments, you probably do not want to drag them into the office kicking, screaming, and crying. Therefore, you need to take a few moments to check out the following tips for getting your kids to look forward to the office visit instead of dreading it. Make A Game Out Of It A good way to get your kids excited about going to the dentist and keeping their minds occupied while they await their turns is to play a spy game.
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  • Four Ways To Encourage Your Spouse To Go To The Dentist

    If your spouse puts off going to the dentist, it can be frustrating and can make you worry about their health. If your spouse desperately needs to go to the dentist, here are four ways to get your loved one in for an appointment and back on track with dental check-ups. 1. Remind Your Spouse that the Kids Look up You as Parents If your spouse isn't going to the dentist, this can make it harder to get your kids on-board for routine check-ups.
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