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Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?
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Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?

There’s no getting around it—dental implants are expensive, and they’re rarely covered by insurance. You might be wondering if you should bite the bullet and make the investment now—or will dental implants get cheaper if you wait? And if the price stays the same or even goes up, is there some other way to find...

Are Dental Implants Safe?
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Are Dental Implants Safe?

A dental implant is often a great solution for a missing or damaged tooth. Many patients prefer them to old-fashioned dentures or bridgework. Implants consist of a metal post that is embedded directly into the jaw bone, topped with an artificial crown that looks and feels like the original tooth. Drilling a hole into your...

What Is A Tooth Abscess? And Is It Serious?
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What Is A Tooth Abscess? And Is It Serious?

If you have severe, throbbing tooth pain along with a pocket of pus near the base of your tooth, you should call a dentist right away. These are warning signs of a tooth abscess, which is a dangerous bacterial infection at the root of a tooth. If left untreated, an abscess could cause permanent damage...

Can You Get Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?
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Can You Get Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?

Dental x-rays are an important part of every dentist’s toolkit for detecting cavities and other issues in a patient’s mouth. While x-rays are considered very safe for most patients, what about for pregnant people? Pregnant women are often told a list of things to avoid during this important time to keep them and their baby...

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face
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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Whether they are knocked out or lost due to decay, missing teeth pose a number of problems besides just looking bad.  It might be harder to eat or speak clearly with a missing...

Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?
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Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?

It might start with a slight twinge when eating something cold or an outright toothache. Maybe a tooth has some spotting or an obvious hole. When someone first suspects a cavity, what comes next? Can the cavity be fixed at home? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” Dental cavities are serious issues that require attention from...

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...