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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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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Dental health experts say a lifetime of strong healthy teeth begins with a child’s first visit to the dentist. And they say it should be scheduled even when children still have their baby teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Society of Dentistry for Children recommend a first dental visit between the ages of six months and one year. “The most important thing is that we see the children early,” says Dr. Elmira Abraamyan, a Roseville, CA-based dentist  “Dental problems develop as soon as the teeth develop, and children start getting their teeth at six months of age.”

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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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Three Common Teeth Grinding Causes

Three Common Teeth Grinding Causes Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinders Why is it important to know about the causes of teeth grinding? This is an all encompassing matter and a lot of people have it without even recognizing it. As you age, you often times have additional dental issues, and teeth grinding can be an instigator of this. Once you notice you are doing this, it's effortless to come across an approach for stopping it. To make this simpler, we will now go over some typical teeth grinding instigators.  Stress and anxiety are one the most common causes for teeth grinding. Everybody deals with stress differently but when you are tense emotionally, your body is usually tense as well and lots of times this tension is "stored" in the jaw. Lots of times, people aren't even aware that they are grinding their teeth. Sadly, stress can cause teeth grinding while people sleep and that is a much harder habit to stop.

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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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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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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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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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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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Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse

Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Often times there is not a fundamental understanding how cavities are formed and how they can be prevented. So I want to take a moment and quickly discuss how a cavity is formed. It all starts with a substance we call plaque. Plaque is a sticky, invisible film that builds up on your teeth, between your teeth, on your gums, and under your gums. Plaque can be removed by brushing your teeth and flossing and by your Citrus Heights family dentist when you visit every 6 months. If the plaque is left alone, it will combine with bacteria from the food you eat and beverages you drink and form an acid that eats away at your teeth. Eventually, this acid can destroy enough of the tooth to create the dreaded cavity! Again the easiest way to prevent this is by brushing your teeth and flossing and by having your Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist clean your teeth every 6 months. This makes sure that both the plaque and the food buildup are removed regularly so that evil acid can't form. If you do however get a dental cavity and don't get it treated it can lead to an abscessed tooth. For the average person, if you have an abscess, or infected, tooth, you will get in contact with your local Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist immediately.

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