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20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered
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20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered

Anyone who has had an involved dental procedure has probably had a local anaesthetic. The most common of these is novocaine. Because dentists use novocaine so often, dental patients have a lot of questions about the drug and its use. It’s about time patients had their own easy-to-follow guide to novocaine. What is Novocaine, Exactly?...

3 Secret Links Between Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Oral Health Hidden in All That Dental Marketing
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3 Secret Links Between Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Oral Health Hidden in All That Dental Marketing

There’s mountains of advice out there for expecting parents, and a lot of that information is either contradictory or has a clear conflict of interest. Some of our own consultants have mentioned how difficult it is for their patients to work through all the parenting advice out there. Advice on oral health tends to be...

What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?
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What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?

Teledentistry is dentistry done through information technology, rather than through person-to-person contact between a patient and a dentist. While that might sound impossible at first—after all, how can someone work on your teeth without being physically present?—there are many ways in which teledentistry can help improve oral care while keeping costs down for the consumer....

Types of Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them
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Types of Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them

Good dental health should include regular visits to the dentist. In addition to a thorough examination of the mouth and teeth during these appointments, the dentist will sometimes order x-rays. A dental x-ray is the common term for a dental radiograph. It is one of the dentist’s most important diagnostic tools, giving him or her...

What Can You Do to Replace a Lost Tooth?
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What Can You Do to Replace a Lost Tooth?

Dentists are dedicated to saving teeth, but sometimes their patients still lose them. Accidents or other injuries may knock teeth out or break them off. Or, they may be extracted by a dentist when cavities are ignored and tooth decay has destroyed them. Luckily, there are choices of what you can do to replace a...