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Replacing a Lost Tooth

The reasons for replacing a lost tooth are multiple and have already been discussed in previous editorials.  The one thing that almost all dentists will agree upon is that except in very rare and specific circumstances, a missing tooth should be replaced.  There are multiple ways to replace a missing tooth.  Each with its own set of risks, benefits, expected longevity, and costs. Choices for replacing a missing tooth can be broken down into two major categories; removable and fixed.   As the term implies, removable appliances can be taken out of one’s mouth, cleaned and reinserted by the patient.  Fixed appliances are not intended to be removed and are generally cemented or bonded in place.

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How Sunrise Family Dentistry Can Fix a Fractured Tooth

Every one of us only have one set of teeth, but with the marvels of modern dentistry, anything that is broken can quickly and painlessly be mended. A skilful dentist can even make that smile look even better than it initially did. There are many causes of a chipped tooth: Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Inadvertent, chronic teeth grinding and clenching usually occurring at night time during sleep. Teeth grinders are frequently unconscious that they have developed this pattern. Symptoms often include chipped or fractured teeth, jaw pain, overly tender teeth, stressed facial and jaw muscles, headaches, damage to the inner cheek tissue, extensive wear and tear to the dental tooth enamel, exposing the inner portion of the tooth, and clicking of the temporomandibular joint.

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Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentist Roseville Aesthetic Dentistry - A Beautiful Smile Thank God for aesthetic dentistry. Hey, am I right here or am I right? I think there are individuals around the globe who are incredibly pleased regarding our new-age aesthetic dentistry. After all, it seems like most individuals are not born with straight or perfect teeth. In all honesty, I've always found this notion to be seriously odd. I mean think about this for a moment.

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What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, often just called “gum disease,” can be the source of a person’s breath problems, but it can also be much more serious. Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that affect the gums, bone and ligaments that attach teeth to bone. Gum disease has been described by the US Surgeon General as a silent epidemic, affecting approximately 85 percent of American adults thirty-five and over. The disease starts with an inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections. Periodontal disease may be BOTH a symptom and a contributing factor in Type 2 diabetes. While many people think plaque and tartar are simply an aesthetic liability, plaque bacteria threatens your teeth, gums, restorative and cosmetic work; possibly even your life.

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Brighten Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Ask about cosmetic dentistry Poets have written many a verse about inspirational and enigmatic smiles. The elusive “perfect smile”, which has in past generations been limited to the luck of genetics, is now available to everyone. Cosmetic dentistry has removed all barriers to ownership of dazzling smiles. As more and more men and women get more conscious about their smile, cosmetic dentists are offering increasingly varied services. Whether a childhood fall that led to chipping off of that incisor, those gallons of black coffee devoured while burning midnight oil, or the once 32 dwindling in numbers due to a parasite invasion popularly called ‘cavities’  - everything can be corrected with one (or several) swooshes of the cosmetic dentist’s wand. But remember that it isn’t always cheap. Depending on the procedure, you may feel your pocket lighter by one to several thousand dollars.

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Maintaining White Teeth

Maintaining White Teeth Do you know what surveys reveal is the number one physical trait people notice first about one another? Their smile! Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville can make sure that your smile is appealing and inviting. Good dental hygiene doesn't always mean that you may not need some help in maintaining sparkling white teeth. Even with regular brushing, teeth can yellow over time. You may have discolored teeth due to medications or an overexposure to fluoride. Teeth whitening is the most effective and inexpensive way to a beautiful smile. Teeth whitening has come a long way, so it's important to know that your dentist has available the latest techniques and products for your dental cosmetic augmentation. Sunrise Family Dentistry offers in-office whitening treatment or the option of a teeth whitening kit that you can use at home under your dentist's supervision.

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Maintaining White Teeth

Maintaining White Teeth Do you know what surveys reveal is the number one physical trait people notice first about one another? Their smile! Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville can make sure that your smile is appealing and inviting. Good dental hygiene doesn't always mean that you may not need some help in maintaining sparkling white teeth. Even with regular brushing, teeth can yellow over time. You may have discolored teeth due to medications or an overexposure to fluoride. Teeth whitening is the most effective and inexpensive way to a beautiful smile. Teeth whitening has come a long way, so it's important to know that your dentist has available the latest techniques and products for your dental cosmetic augmentation. Sunrise Family Dentistry offers in-office whitening treatment or the option of a teeth whitening kit that you can use at home under your dentist's supervision.

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Flossing – Taking Care of Your Teeth!

Flossing - Taking Care of Your Teeth! Flossing is an essential oral health practice. When you brush your teeth correctly and consistently, a lot of dental plaque is removed. However, there are some areas that your toothbrush is not able to reach no matter how hard you try – e.g. in-between your teeth. Therefore, you need to apply floss on such areas to get rid of plaque properly. Flossing does more than getting rid of plaque from the areas of your teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. It also helps to put bad breath under control, polish the surfaces of your tooth, and gets rid of debris that stick to the teeth and gum.

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What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, often just called “gum disease,” can be the source of a person’s breath problems, but it can also be much more serious. Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that affect the gums, bone and ligaments that attach teeth to bone. Gum disease has been described by the US Surgeon General as a silent epidemic, affecting approximately 85 percent of American adults thirty-five and over. The disease starts with an inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections. Periodontal disease may be BOTH a symptom and a contributing factor in Type 2 diabetes. While many people think plaque and tartar are simply an aesthetic liability, plaque bacteria threatens your teeth, gums, restorative and cosmetic work; possibly even your life.

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The Pros and Cons of Laser Teeth Whitening

If you are getting teeth whitening, you will come up with many different results and methods. Many of today's top-notch dentists perform whitening through systems that involve a bleaching agent, along with a laser that makes the bleach work better and penetrates into tooth enamel. Home bleaching is not as difficult to do anymore, since many whitening products can be purchased over the counter. You might be expecting dramatic results from your over the counter whitening product, but the truth is, they take weeks, even months to work, and they still can't match expectations!

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