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February 11, 2019

Is Teeth Whitening for Children Safe?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 5:59 pm

young girl smilingWhen you think about discolored and stained teeth, you might believe it is an issue that only affects adults. Unfortunately, you may have noticed your child’s bright smile has started to lose its luster. If their teeth have darkened, it is common to wonder if teeth whitening for children is safe to restore their beautiful smile? Generally, it is safe to use under certain circumstances; therefore, you should always consult with their pediatric dentist first.
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February 1, 2019

How Does Missing Teeth Impact My Jawbone?

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dental implant in jawboneOver the last several decades, new innovations in dentistry make it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer. Despite these advancements, tooth loss remains a common problem. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are among those who now have an incomplete smile, your quality of life has significantly declined. The new daily struggles you face are not the only complications that are occurring. Your jawbone is also deteriorating. If you do not replace your missing teeth right away, you will live with lasting consequences to your oral health.
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January 14, 2019

Flossing vs. Waterpik: Which is Best?

Filed under: Family Dentist — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 6:10 pm

woman flossing teethBesides brushing, the health of your smile also relies on flossing. The American Dental Association recommends you use a high-quality floss to clean in between each tooth and around the gum line at least once per day. Unfortunately, if you are among the 37% of Americans who do not do it as often as you should, you are significantly increasing your risk of gum disease. This is a preventable infection affecting at least 50% of Americans. You can help lower your risk by taking the time to clean between each tooth. Now, you can use traditional floss or a Waterpik, but which is more effective?
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January 1, 2019

Can I General Dentist Perform a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 5:29 pm

impacted wisdom toothIf your dentist has recently recommended you have a wisdom tooth extraction, you are not alone. 10 million wisdom teeth are removed every year. Although the procedure is common, it is only recommended when your oral health is compromised, such as due to overcrowding, infection, or an impacted tooth. To have your wisdom teeth removed, you may not know where to turn. In some cases, your general dentist can perform the extraction; however, some instances may require the skills of an oral surgeon.
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December 19, 2018

Can You Fix an Overbite with Braces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 7:08 pm

overbite and bracesDid you know your misaligned teeth may cause a bigger issue other than just cosmetic concerns? Crooked teeth can impact how they fit together, which can cause your jaw to be misaligned. In some cases, it can create an overbite. This occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower ones by a proportion between 30% to 50%. This is known as a malocclusion. You do not need to live with the results. There are solutions to correct it, like braces.
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December 10, 2018

Why Do I Need an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction?

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extracted toothEvery tooth in your mouth is vital to your oral health and functions, which is why your dentist makes every effort to preserve them for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there may come a time when they recommend you have one removed. Although you had expected it to be a simple process, you need an oral surgeon. Contrary to common belief, not all extractions are the same. There are times when a tooth must be surgically removed.
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November 21, 2018

Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 12:02 am

root canal procedureHas your dentist recently recommended you undergo root canal therapy? Your first instinct may be to delay the treatment because root canals have a bad reputation for being painful. Instead, you wonder if you should just have the tooth pulled? Although it may seem like the easy solution, it is best to save it. Despite what you may have heard about them being painful, you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry make them no worse than a traditional filling.
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November 11, 2018

What Can I Expect After a Tooth Extraction in Arlington?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 12:05 am

model of tooth extractionEvery tooth is vital to the health and function of your smile. Your dentist does everything they can to preserve your teeth for as long as possible. There are times when a tooth extraction in Arlington is in your best interest, such as due to trauma, overcrowding, infection, or impaction. Having a tooth removed is a simple procedure; however, you can expect there to be a bit of a recovery period.
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October 15, 2018

Do I Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 1:57 am

model of impacted wisdom toothBetween the ages of 17 and 25, a third set of molars erupts, known as your wisdom teeth. In the past, they were used to help us grind food; however, over time our bodies changed, and they are no longer necessary. Now, our jaws are narrower, so there often is not enough room in our mouths to accommodate the additional teeth. As a result, several issues can develop that can lead to needing them removed. While there is no set age to have a wisdom tooth extraction, it is best to have them taken out early to prevent complications from developing.
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October 5, 2018

Dental Savings Plans for Affordable Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 1:53 am

young girl at dentistIn addition to brushing and flossing at home, the health of your smile also relies on the care you receive from your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends you have a cleaning and checkup twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Unfortunately, if you are like one-third of Americans, you did not schedule an appointment last year. You do not have dental insurance, so you worry about a large bill. You have nothing to fear. You can get the care you need with Dental Discount Plans from Allheart Dental Implants & Orthodontics.
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