Tag: dentistry

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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An Introduction To Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Sacramento CA White, evenly shaped teeth enhance the beauty of your face. Cosmetic dentistry offers many treatment options for people who want to improve their teeth. The methods can be as simple as teeth whitening or as complex as bracing and bridging. How does teeth whitening work? Teeth whitening products uses materials consisting of peroxide to give the teeth a white and clean appearance. You can either visit the cosmetic dentist or use a home-based whitening system. Home-based systems use 20% peroxide but is a longer process, lasting for two weeks.

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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Health

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Health You might think that a missing tooth is unsightly, and you are right. But do you know that missing teeth can affect not only your dental health, but also your overall health? Dr. Bart Kreiner runs his own dental practice, Dr. Kreiner Family Dentistry, in Bel Air, Maryland. Here, he talks about how missing teeth not only affect the aesthetics of your smile, but your dental and overall health as well. Effect on overall health. As is known to all, because your ability to chew decreases with missing teeth, it directly affects your overall medical health. Chewing food is the beginning of the digestive process. If you lose a tooth, then you can’t chew the food properly before swallowing, the stomach and intestines will work harder to absorb nutrients. That means you absorb fewer nutrients and are less healthy. It shows that your missing teeth affect your overall health.

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Energy Drinks and the Health of Your Teeth

Energy Drinks and the Health of Your Teeth Energy drinks started in the United States with the introduction of Jolt Cola in 1985. This opened the door for a broad range of other beverage companies, both large and small, to enter their own energy products into the market. The result produced a flood of brightly colored cans and bottled drinks full of caffeine and other stimulant products on grocery store shelves across the nation. Americans now spend billions of dollars a year purchasing energy drinks, but at what cost? While research continues on the many overall health effects of energy drinks on the body, the main concern to a dentist, such as those at Roseville Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville, CA, is the effects of energy drinks on the health of your teeth. When a dentist looks at an energy drink container, typical concerns revolve around the sugar content and acidity of the beverages. While there are sugar-free varieties of energy drinks, some brands can carry as much as 66 grams of sugar per container.

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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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Energy Drinks and the Health of Your Teeth

Energy Drinks and the Health of Your Teeth Energy drinks started in the United States with the introduction of Jolt Cola in 1985. This opened the door for a broad range of other beverage companies, both large and small, to enter their own energy products into the market. The result produced a flood of brightly colored cans and bottled drinks full of caffeine and other stimulant products on grocery store shelves across the nation. Americans now spend billions of dollars a year purchasing energy drinks, but at what cost? While research continues on the many overall health effects of energy drinks on the body, the main concern to a dentist, such as those at Roseville Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville, CA, is the effects of energy drinks on the health of your teeth. When a dentist looks at an energy drink container, typical concerns revolve around the sugar content and acidity of the beverages. While there are sugar-free varieties of energy drinks, some brands can carry as much as 66 grams of sugar per container.

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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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The Importance of Dental Care to Your General Health

The Importance of Dental Care to Your General Health Relation of Dental Care and General Health Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville, CA offers a dental plan so everyone can afford to get quality dental care. With the cost of dental treatment rising all the time, visits to the dentist often get pushed to the bottom of the budget list. Unfortunately, that can not only lead to teeth and gum problems but it can literally affect your general health including the immune system. People tend to separate taking care of their body and taking care of their teeth and that can be a big mistake. You can exercise and try to eat a balanced diet, but if your mouth has become a breeding ground for bacteria then you stand a good chance of becoming sick in some way.

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