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How To Keep Your Gums Clean And Healthy

Oral hygiene should include your gums as well as your teeth. Even if you don't suffer from cavities, if you neglect your gums, your teeth and your gums could soon begin to suffer. Your gums are vital to the health of your teeth. Without your gums, the vulnerable roots of your teeth would be at the mercy of oral bacteria. Gum disease can weaken your gums. That's why gum health is vital to your overall oral health. Read More 

Can Botox Help Oromandibular Dystonia (OMD)?

Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions and spasms. People with OMD may have difficulty when eating, swallowing, or speaking. Although it is a movement disorder, OMD can cause dental issues. However, Botox treatments may be able to help some people with OMD reduce their symptoms. Read on to learn more about OMD, Botox treatments, and other dental interventions that can help this disorder. What Dental Issues Does OMD Cause? Read More 

Implant Crowns And How They Connect

Dental implant-based restorations are used to replace missing teeth. The implant, which is a screw-like device that is fashioned from titanium metal, is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Thus, the jawbone must be thick enough to support the device. The dentist performs the implantation procedure in the office using localized anesthesia at the entry site of the implant. A dental implant is designed to replace the portion of the tooth that rests below the gums and is seated in the jawbone. Read More 

Getting Your At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit From A Dentist

Creating a brighter smile is something you may relish greatly, but there's a bewildering array of whitening treatments to choose from. If DIY whitening is your cup of tea, using a home teeth whitening kit might do the trick.  There are two main kinds of at-home whitening kits on the market: over-the-counter and professional kits. Over-the-counter kits can be purchased from retailers. You generally don't require a dentist's prescription to buy one of these. Read More 

Factors That Determine How Long You Will Require Orthodontic Treatment

When you are told by your orthodontist that you require braces, one of the first questions you probably want the answer to is how long you will need to wear them. As a general rule, people undergo orthodontic treatment for anywhere between one and three years. However, every individual case is different, and there are several different factors that play a role in determining the length of your orthodontic treatment. Keep reading to learn five factors that will determine the length of your treatment. Read More