The Benefits of Digital X-rays

There are three main benefits for digital X-rays during a routine dental exam. Digital X-rays require much less radiation.  Digital radiography systems reduce radiation exposure to patients by up to 80 percent compared to film-based systems. Digital X-rays give immediate results.…
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Digital X-Rays

Digital dental X-rays are superior to traditional X-rays because they use less radiation, are more accurate and provide immediate results. Why is it important to have X-rays taken during routine dental visits? Dr. Darren McKeever: Well, the quick answer on…
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

The three most common dental emergencies that I see are either pain, swelling, or something that is broken. Pain and swelling really need to be seen as soon as possible by a dentist. Broken things may be at the discretion…
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Tooth Trauma and Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies that are the result of accidents such as when a tooth gets knocked out or pushed up into the gums require immediate attention. There are other dental problems like swollen gums or cracked teeth that may not seem…
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Window to Overall Health

Dentists are not just checking for cavities when they inspect your mouth. Gums are a major indicator of the condition of your body’s overall health. Redness and puffiness in the gums or changes to the tongue or the palate can…
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The Top 5 Best Oral Health Habits

Brushing and Flossing – These two, one and two, go hand in hand. If you’re only doing one and not the other, you’re not completely cleaning your mouth. Using a Fluoride Rinse – I am a huge fan of a…
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Best Habits for Oral Health

Developing good oral health habits is critical to protecting your teeth and gums in the long term. Some of the best oral health habits include brushing multiple times a day, flossing, rinsing with flouride, visiting the dentist twice a year,…
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Pregnant Women Should See the Dentist

The most important reason women should see a dentist while pregnant is to maintain the health of the gums. When women are pregnant, the mouth gets put at the bottom end of the supply chain. All the calcium and protein…
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Oral Health During Pregnancy

It is very important for women to visit the dentist during pregnancy for an oral exam to check for gum disease and evaluate any risks for infections that could cause problems for the pregnancy. Is it safe to get regular…
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