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Early Brace Removal: What Is the Effect?

If you or your child has worn braces for several years, you may be more than ready to have those braces removed. Of course, while you may be ready, the orthodontist may not be, especially if your child's teeth are not ready. If you go ahead and demand an early removal of the braces, you will have to face the possibility of some negative consequences. You need to carefully consider before you take this somewhat drastic step. Read More 

3 Mistakes You May Make When Brushing

From a very young age, you've been told how important it is to brush your teeth, but you may not have been taught how to brush properly. Aside from not brushing two times every day, many people make simple mistakes that they are not even aware of. These three things could be the difference between maintaining good and bad oral health. Brushing Too Quickly It doesn't matter how many times a day you brush your teeth if all you are doing is brushing for half a minute before you move on. Read More 

I Knocked My Tooth Out! What Should I Do?

If you knock your tooth out, you may initially be shocked. This only makes sense.      1. Push the tooth back into the socket. If you are able to find your tooth, your first step should be to push it back into place. Ensure that it is facing the front. Always make sure that the tooth is clean before you do this, and make sure that you do not accidentally swallow it. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Composite Fillings For A Molar Tooth

Composite resin is a tooth-colored, malleable material that is a popular choice for filling in dental cavities. There are pros and cons to any filling material and many of those depend upon the tooth that needs the filling. Molar teeth, for example, have wider tops and take on more chewing bite force than many other teeth. And those factors play into whether or not composite fillings are a good choice for the first and second molar teeth. Read More 

Tips For Dealing With Medication-Induced Dry Mouth

Some medicines have xerostomia (dry mouth) as one of their side effects. A dry mouth condition increases your risk of developing dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Take the following measures to combat your medication-induced xerostomia: Use the Least Affected Dosage Some drugs don't have exact doses. For example, you may be advised to take a tablet two or three times a day depending on the severity of your symptoms. Read More