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Crowns

Crowns are fixed prosthodontics devices that are permanently cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Crowns are used to cover a damaged or broken tooth.

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Bridges

Bridges are fixed prosthodontics devices that are permanently cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Bridges are used to fill in space or spaces if you are missing one or more teeth.

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Implants

Dental implants involve a surgical replacement of tooth roots. They are mostly made of titanium and are placed into the jaw bone and allowed to integrate with the bone over a few months, serving as a replacement for a tooth root. Crowns can then be placed on top of implants to fill in gaps of […]

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Why is it important to take care of baby teeth?

Caring for baby teeth is very important even though they will eventually fall out. Baby teeth not only help babies eat solid foods, but they are also important to your child’s ability to speak. Furthermore, they serve as space-maintainers for your child’s permanent teeth. If the baby teeth are damaged by tooth decay or have […]

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When Should Children Get Their First Dental X-Ray?

Usually, after age 4, many children receive a set of x rays named bite-wings to check for decay in between teeth. As children begin to get their adult teeth around the age of 6, X-rays become more important as they help the dentist to see if all of the adult teeth are growing in the […]

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How old should kids be for first dental visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should visit the dentist by his/her first birthday or by the time the first teeth come in. National studies have shown that cavities are increasing in-preschool-aged children. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the […]

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Can local anesthetics be used safely during pregnancy?

All local anesthetics cross the placenta to some degree. Fortunately, doses of local anesthetics in dentistry are usually relatively small and are generally unlikely to cause complications during pregnancy. During pregnancy, when local anesthesia is used, it is best to use one without epinephrine.

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Why are my gums swollen and red during pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones may cause your gums to swell, become inflamed, and bleed more easily. During pregnancy, your mouth may also become more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque, and this can make your gums more tender gums. For this reason, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene when pregnant and to visit the dentist […]

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Is it safe to get dental treatment while pregnant?

Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are safe, and in fact are recommended. The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy may cause the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing irritation. Preventive dental work is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease(gingivitis). Routine dental treatment is generally performed safely during […]