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6 Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 1:05 am
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Your dentist has many different services to offer in the event of a dental emergency, such as fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and – in the worst-case scenario – extractions. However, no matter how good the emergency care available is, it’s always better not to need it in the first place. The following 6 tips can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and undamaged so that you can lower your personal risk of needing to take advantage of your dentist’s emergency services.

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5 Reasons Why Preventive Dental Care is Essential

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 1:08 am
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Many people are wary of visiting the dentist every six months. Some even prefer to skip their dental appointments altogether, thinking they can save time and money if they wait until they have an actual dental issue first. But in reality, regular dental appointments that allow for early detection of oral health problems can ultimately save you time and money – not to mention pain and inconvenience. If you haven’t been keeping regular dental appointments, below are 5 reasons why you should schedule one as soon as possible.

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Does It Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 4:14 pm
Illustration of the dental cleaning process

If it has been a while since your last dental appointment, you may be somewhat nervous about visiting the dentist again. In particular, you may find yourself asking, “Do teeth cleanings hurt?” After all, fear of pain is a major reason why many people avoid the dentist in the first place. As such, knowing what to expect as well as what you can do to make sure that your next dental checkup and cleaning is as pain free as possible can put your mind at ease.

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Facial Swelling: Is It a Dental Emergency?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:33 pm

Dental emergencies aren’t always restricted to the teeth and gums; they can also cause discomfort in the rest of your face. Facial swelling is a common symptom of many dental emergencies, and it’s generally a sign that you need to make an appointment with an oral health expert as soon as possible. Make sure that you understand the possible causes for this particular issue, and know when you need to call an emergency dentist for facial swelling.

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Can Gum Disease Run in the Family?

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You can inherit a lot of things from your parents, such as the color of your eyes. But one thing that can be passed down between generations without anyone realizing it is a susceptibility to certain health issues. If your mother or father happened to be at a high risk for gum disease, then that might mean you’re more likely to see inflamed or bleeding gums in your own future. Your dentist can help you understand the link between gum disease and genetics in order to keep your gums safe.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 2:59 pm
Toothbrush lying on a tube of toothpaste and cap

If you’re like most people, you’re probably already using your toothbrush daily to scrub plaque and bacteria off your teeth. Of course, for brushing to do you any good, it’s important to make sure that the head of your toothbrush stays clean and safe to use. After all, you don’t want to place bristles filled with germs and residue from the previous day against your teeth first thing in the morning! If you’re not sure how to clean your toothbrush, keep the following 5 tips in mind.

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Are Dental Implants Right for Your Teenager?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 2:51 pm
Teenager sitting at home with laptop

Tooth loss isn’t just something that happens to older adults. Even teenagers can end up with gaps in their grins after an accident or while playing a favorite sport. When a dental disaster strikes, you’ll definitely want to get your teen the best tooth replacement option available, which is why you’ll likely end up asking a very simple question: “Can teenagers get dental implants?” The following post explores the answer to this inquiry as well as other treatments that could help your teen smile again.

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When Should You Get an Implant After a Tooth Extraction?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:50 pm
Model showing dental implant in the mouth

Once a tooth has been removed from your jaw for oral health reasons, the natural question is, “what’s next?” A small gap may not seem like a problem at first, but if it isn’t filled in quickly, your chewing strength and your jawbone could suffer. A dental implant is often a good option for filling in the gap, but how long will you have to wait first? In this post, you can learn more about how your dentist will handle dental implants after tooth extraction.

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Keeping Your Lips Safe in the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 9:40 pm
Close-up of a woman in blue robes smiling

The smiles doesn’t just consist of your teeth and gums; your lips are also an important part of the equation. During the summer months, you need to be particularly mindful of how often your lips are exposed to the sun, as they’re particularly vulnerable to UV rays compared to the rest of your skin. Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your lips from the sun and why it’s so important to do so.

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What to Do About a Loose Dental Implant

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 1:58 pm
Illustration of bone loss around a dental implant

Dental implant failure is very rare. In fact, it only occurs about 5% of the time. Of course, that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s a problem that needs to be addressed immediately if you want to have any hope of saving your newly restored smile. A loose dental implant is one of the most common forms of implant failure, so it’s essential that you be able to recognize the risk factors and know how to deal with the condition if necessary. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be prepared to deal with loose implants.

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