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A dental check up is a regular appointment that you make with your dentist. While the dentist may not take a new set of x-rays during every appointment, he or she will examine your teeth and arrange for a teeth cleaning. This lets the dentist identify any cavities that might need filling, check to ensure you are brushing and flossing as you should and screen you for oral cancer and other medical conditions. You should make sure that you visit your dentist regularly every year. Making Scheduled Appointments You generally need to see your dentist at least once every six […]

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woman with braces

  The way your teeth develop depends on a number of different factors, including whether you used a pacifier as a kid and how well you take care of your smile. If you have a number of crooked teeth in your mouth, your orthodontist might recommend braces. There are other signs beyond crooked teeth that you should look for before making an appointment. Crooked Smile Baby teeth are the first teeth that erupt inside your mouth. If you used a bottle or a pacifier for too long, those teeth will often grow in slanted or crooked. When you lose your […]

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Man receiving dental care

Even if you have a dentist you love and someone you visited multiple times in the past, you might hesitate when you experience pain or discomfort outside of traditional business hours. Many patients worry that their offices won’t offer emergency appointments. They try to deal with the pain for days on their own. There are certain situations that require you make an emergency appointment right away. Broken Tooth There are few things worse than biting down on a piece of food and feeling your tooth shatter or break. While some dental problems can wait a few days, you should never […]

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dentures next to dental equipment

Dentures work to replace the teeth that the dentist extracts beforehand. You can wear dentures on just your bottom or top or on both. If your teeth are in poor condition, your dentist may recommend that you get fitted for dentures. Dental Extractions Prior to fitting you for a denture, the dentist will need to do an extraction on your teeth. Extraction refers to the way in which the dentist removes all the damaged teeth from your mouth to make room for the dentures. If you opt for a partial or a bridge, which is smaller than a traditional denture, […]

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Dentist holding three multicolored toothbrushes

When it comes to tooth decay and gingivitis, proper prevention starts with daily care. The staple of all oral care is the toothbrush. Unfortunately, many people don’t take choosing a toothbrush very seriously. Avoiding emergency dentists all starts with choosing the right toothbrush. Here are some tips that you can use to make sure you get a toothbrush that you can count on. Don’t Skimp on an Electric Toothbrush One of the biggest choices you have to make is whether to get an electric or manual toothbrush. While it’s easy to write electric toothbrushes off as being too expensive, you […]

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woman smiling

The Affordable Care Act gave Americans the ability to buy health insurance at a lower price than they paid in the past. Even with the ACA in place, you may still not have insurance that pays for dental checkups and appointments. Before you put off the dental care that you need, find out how you can afford to see a dentist. Discount Programs Discount programs are often available to those who do not have dental insurance. These plans let you pay a discounted rate for all the services and treatments that you need. Most dentists require that you pay a […]

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woman with sensitive teeth eating popsicle

If you regularly experience the discomfort of sensitive teeth, dentists in Las Vegas offer in-office treatments that may help to alleviate your pain and lessen your sensitivity. Instead of avoiding your favorite cold drinks like ice water or your favorite hot foods and beverages like chicken noodle soup and hot tea, you can get back to the foods and drinks that you enjoy. Fluoride Dental practices can provide you with a fluoride treatment during a check-up or as a separate visit. A fluoride treatment reduces sensitivity by strengthening the enamel of your teeth. Weak or thin spots in the enamel […]

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Dentist working on female patient

Health insurance helps you pay for the large costs associated with your health care. Many plans have a deductible, which refers to the amount you must pay every year before the insurance covers the remainder. If you do not have health insurance, you may skip seeing your dentist regularly because you cannot afford the care you need. Learn how offices now help those who cannot afford dental care pay for their checks ups and procedures. Financing Options If you have a guaranteed source of income and a good credit score, you may qualify for financing programs. These programs work in […]

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A tooth in a pair of pliers

Dentists would rather fix your tooth than extract it. Removing a tooth leaves behind a hole and may make your teeth shift inside your mouth to compensate for that empty space. If you haven’t been to the dentist in years, you have a severe cavity or your tooth is severely broken, you can find out how and when dentists will extract a tooth. When to Extract a Tooth When you have a small cavity, the dentist will usually fill that with a composite material or a metal like silver or gold. If you have a tooth that is more than […]

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Dentist examining mouth

  When you smile at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with the way your mouth and gums look? If you suffer from gingivitis or another type of gum disease, you may not like the way your smile looks. Disease can make your gums look bright red, make your mouth bleed when you brush your teeth or cause some mild to moderate pain. When you notice any of these symptoms, turn to your orthodontist for help and to learn about the best treatments for you. Professional Gum Treatments Gingivitis occurs because of poor dental hygiene. You should brush your […]

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