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Should I See an Endodontist?
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Should I See an Endodontist?

Why see an endodontist? There are some dental issues that are better left to a specialist rather than a regular dentist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the soft tissue and nerves inside teeth. An endodontist starts out with the same education as a dentist but then gets two or three...

6 Factors in the Debate Over Invisalign vs. Lingual Braces
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6 Factors in the Debate Over Invisalign vs. Lingual Braces

Once upon a time, the only way to get straight teeth was with clunky (and sometimes painful) metal braces. Times have changed, and there are now options that are less noticeable but just as effective. This is good news for adults who want straight teeth but worry about how the look of traditional braces will...

Dental Fillings vs. Crowns: Deciding What You Need
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Dental Fillings vs. Crowns: Deciding What You Need

There are significant differences between dental fillings and dental crowns, but they serve the same purpose: To restore a damaged or decayed tooth. When a dentist recommends one instead of the other, it’s important to understand why. The decision of dental fillings vs. crowns should lead to the best solution to the tooth’s problem without...

The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work
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The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work

Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy Halloween goodies. Plenty of adults like to eat candy and treats too. Everyone has heard warnings about Halloween treats that can cause cavities, but they can also wreak havoc with dental restorations and orthodontics. That goes for kids’ fillings or sealants as well as grownups’ bridgework or Invisalign. ...

When Should I Take My Kids to the Dentist for the First Time?
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When Should I Take My Kids to the Dentist for the First Time?

One of the joys of parenting is watching as children experience a lifetime of firsts. Their first words, their first day of school or even the first time they ride a bike. When parents look back at these memories, they seldom think of a very important childhood first: Taking the kids to the dentist for...

Teeth Whitening vs. Bleaching—Are They the Same?
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Teeth Whitening vs. Bleaching—Are They the Same?

A brighter smile is one of the most common requests when it comes to oral care. Products billed as “teeth whitening” and sometimes as “teeth bleaching” promise whiter and more brilliant teeth. What exactly is the difference between teeth whitening vs. bleaching? Is there one? And if they aren’t the same, which one is best...

“Does Invisalign have BPA?” Your Safety Concerns, Answered
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“Does Invisalign have BPA?” Your Safety Concerns, Answered

For decades, the simplest solution for straightening teeth was braces. Fortunately, Invisalign provided another alternative for consumers, using a series of nontoxic, clear aligning trays to reposition crooked teeth and gradually move them back into their vertical position. However, despite its success, many current and prospective users are worried about potential BPA toxicity when they...

The Best Toothpaste to Use While Pregnant, and Other Dental Advice for Expectant Moms
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The Best Toothpaste to Use While Pregnant, and Other Dental Advice for Expectant Moms

There are probably few groups of people as inquisitive about healthy practices as expectant moms. They seek out information everywhere—including here at the Dental Health Society. One question we hear a lot is about what toothpaste to use when pregnant. Some are concerned about safety. Others find that brushing makes them nauseous. There are alternatives...

Getting Affordable Dental Crowns
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Getting Affordable Dental Crowns

If you have severe dental decay or a chipped or cracked tooth, your dentist might tell you you need a crown. One of the first questions that come to mind is how much a crown is going to cost. Unfortunately, it can be expensive. The price of a dental crown typically falls somewhere between $800...