Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry Busted

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cosmetic dentistryCosmetic surgery is a beautification process people undergo to distance themselves from social stigmas and stereotypes. However, when it comes to cosmetic dentistry,  even people who are in dire need of teeth restoration are easily put off because of the myths and rumors that surround it.

Dr Patrick Morrissey believes that there are many misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry amongst patients. But there is clear evidence that it  is actually beneficial for you in some circumstances. Cosmetic dentistry allows you to restore and fix flaws in your teeth. For example, gaps between teeth and discolored teeth are some of the problems that can be fixed by cosmetic dentistry. This along with a variety of flaws can actually be fixed through cosmetic dentistry. ...

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure to improve the look and appeal of your teeth. It involves the use of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes, whitening pens, strips and trays to remove discoloration and make your teeth look white and shiny. Teeth whitening also involves bleaching of the teeth using different concentrations according to the patient’s desires. Even though it is an old procedure, many people still ask if teeth whitening is safe. The answer is ‘yes, it is.’

After decades of use and experimenting, dentists have concluded the worst that can happen is sensitivity to hot and cold food as well as beverages.. But that too lasts for a few days and returns to normal.
How Teeth Whitening Works

Here’s how teeth whitening works:
1. Cleaning
This usually involves the removal of bacteria, ...

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay affects over one fourth of all the children present in the US aged 2-5 years, one eighth aged 12-14 an
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90% of adults aged 40 and above. This high number is because of the lack of awareness that is present among patients on how to prevent tooth decay. When the harmful bacteria is not cleaned regularly, they accumulate at the base of the teeth and harden, forming plaque, which if not cleaned turns into tartar, which is a major contributor to tooth decay. Listed below are a few tips you should start practicing to prevent tooth decay and unwanted trips to the dentist:

  • Oral hygieneprevent tooth decay

It is important to take care of your teeth. Some of ...

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Why Can’t I Smoke After A Tooth Extraction?

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Having a tooth extracted always prompts a multitude of questions concerning the aftercare of the extraction site. But, one of the most common concerns involves smoking or using a straw. Both these activities require a sucking motion, which is best avoided during the first 24 to 48 hours following tooth extraction.

Continuing tobacco use immediately after a tooth extraction puts you at risk for a condition called “dry socket” as well as other concerns. The healing process is a critical time and smoking can have negative effects on the extraction site.

Tooth Extraction Aftercaretooth extraction

After a tooth extraction, a blood clot normally forms to protect the empty socket while it begins to heal. It will dissolve as healing progresses. Smoking during the first 24 to 48 hours changes the pressure ...

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The What, Why and How of Root Canal Treatment

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root canal treatmentRoot canal treatment is one of the most feared dental procedures. People are usually nervous about their first root canal treatment because of the procedure having a reputation for being long and complicated. Patients who understand why the treatment is necessary and what’s going to happen during the procedure are usually much calmer and less fearful about root canal treatment.

Why is root canal treatment necessary?

The human tooth has a pulp chamber or root canals beneath the outer enamel and inner dentin layers which contains connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves. If you have deep tooth decay or gum disease, it can cause inflammation of the pulp chamber, which can lead to pain in that particular tooth as well as other surrounding areas.

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