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Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas that Encourage Healthy Habits
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Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas that Encourage Healthy Habits

A visit from the Tooth Fairy is a fun way for children and parents to celebrate the milestone of losing a baby tooth. But with the tooth in hand, parents might be left to wonder: How does the Tooth Fairy make the experience magical and memorable? The Tooth Fairy replaces each tooth under a child’s...

Will a Dentist Do a Same Day Root Canal?
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Will a Dentist Do a Same Day Root Canal?

Normally, a root canal procedure takes two visits to the dentist or endodontist. But advertisements promising a “same day root canal” are becoming common. Can dentists do a root canal in one visit, or is this just a marketing ploy? It turns out that getting a same-day root canal procedure is indeed possible. But the...

Can a General Dentist Do Cosmetic Dentistry?
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Can a General Dentist Do Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes a number of procedures that can help patients get a whiter, brighter, smile. This can include teeth whitening, tooth restoration, veneers, and more. The biggest challenge with cosmetic dentistry is finding the right professional to do it. Some dentists advertise a specific focus in cosmetic dentistry. Others might have a different focus,...

How Often Do Dental Fillings Need to be Replaced?
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How Often Do Dental Fillings Need to be Replaced?

According to the CDC, 90 percent of adults over 20 years old have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Once a tooth has a cavity, decay must be removed to prevent further deterioration. The common fix is a dental filling.  While fillings are considered a permanent solution to cavities, they will eventually wear out,...

What Can You Drink with Invisalign?
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What Can You Drink with Invisalign?

Making the choice to start Invisalign treatment is the first step toward straighter teeth. New users learn that they must keep the clear plastic aligners in for 20 to 22 hours each day. Dentists also tell patients to remove Invisalign when eating. But what about drinking? Is it okay to have a morning coffee or...

Do Lingual Braces Affect Your Speech?
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Do Lingual Braces Affect Your Speech?

There are plenty of options for correcting cosmetic dental issues like crowded or crooked teeth. Braces are one of the most common tools used by orthodontists. Braces can be placed on the front of the patient’s teeth, or, in the case of lingual braces, hidden behind the teeth.  Another less visible alternative uses plastic trays...

How Much Does it Cost to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?
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How Much Does it Cost to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Most people have to undergo wisdom teeth removal at some point in their life. The evolution of our mouths have made them too small for wisdom teeth to fit, to the point where it’s often more of a hassle to keep them.  Since most dentists recommend getting wisdom teeth pulled, patients are often left worrying...

A Crown Fell Off My Root Canal–What Now?
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A Crown Fell Off My Root Canal–What Now?

Crowns are commonly used to cap a tooth after a root canal procedure. They provide the tooth with strength and support. Crowns also protect the tooth from outside forces and infections, while providing the feel and appearance of a natural smile. Unlike veneers which cover the front of a tooth, crowns cap the entire tooth....

Are Dental Sealants Right for Your Kid?
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Are Dental Sealants Right for Your Kid?

Dental sealants are usually used to prevent cavities. But sometimes they can be used to seal up minor cavities as well. Whether sealants are right for your kid depends on many things. For example, one child’s back teeth might be smooth. Another’s could be full of nooks and crannies. Also, a small cavity might be...