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Child’s Dental Health

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A Few Questions That You Might Have Regarding Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child’s health is definitely one of your first priorities, and there’s no denying that their overall health is linked to their dental health. So without much ado, let’s have a look at some of the questions related to your child’s dental health.dental care for children

Are infants affected by tooth decay?

Yes! Tooth decay in children and infants is quite common and most frequently reported in the upper front teeth. However, it can affect other teeth as well. The decay can even enter the underlying bone structure, resulting in excruciating pain and permanently affect tooth development. Babies that are put to bed with a bottle, or who drink a lot of sugary drinks are more prone ...

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The Importance of Semi-Annual Dental Checkups

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Start the Year Right: The Importance of Semi-Annual Dental Checkups

How many times did you visit the dentist in 2015? Perhaps you didn’t even have a single checkup with a dental professional. However, now is the time to start the year right and get the oral care your teeth deserve. If you’re not sure how to find a good dentist, start here at Pat Crawford DDS. We have complete dental tools and procedures to help you achieve the highest quality of oral health possible.dental exam

Why do you need to get a dental checkup at least twice a year? Here are the reasons why regular dental visits are important.

1. Regular cleaning prevents plaque and tartar buildup.

Whenever you visit a dentist, you will undergo dental cleaning which will remove all plaque, bacteria, tartar, ...

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What Can You Do About Morning Breath?

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Do you wake up in the morning with a bad breath problem? Most people do to some degree. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 80 million Americans suffer with chronic halitosis, or bad breath, and millions more experience the condition intermittently, most often in the form of breath odor upon waking, or morning breath. Common or not, morning breath is an embarrassing problem, causing many who experience it to forgo morning pleasantries in favor of scurrying to the bathroom to brush their teeth. So what can be done about morning breath?morning-breath

What Causes Morning Breath?

The source of halitosis is most frequently in the mouth, especially in cases where bad breath is present only or primarily upon waking in the morning. The fundamental cause ...

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Should you jump in piles of leaves?

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Should you jump in piles of leaves?

It is just too much to resist. When there is a big pile of leaves on the lawn, you know your kids can’t resist jumping in there. If you have a dog, it probably can’t resist either. And no matter how old you are, if there is a big, tempting pile of leaves on the front lawn, you are probably thinking about jumping in there yourself. The staff at Pat Crawford, DDS certainly doesn’t want to interfere with your fall fun! But you may be wondering: just how safe it is to jump in that pile of leaves? jump in pile of leaves

Bugs

Sure, there may be some stray bugs that wandered into that leaf pile, but experts say that bugs don’t specifically seek out leaf piles for a ...

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Cheek and Jaw Implants

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Dental Implants

Cheek and jaw implants are done to enhance or save certain areas of your face for either cosmetic or dental reasons, but are usually done because of an injury or other facial damages which needconstruction work. For example, you may need a cheek implant if you had an injury which completely shattered your cheekbones to the point of no return, or a jaw implant because you need to have a dental implant placed.

Before you decide whether or not you need cheek or jaw implants, you must speak with your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate. Keep in mind that these implants will not make you look like a different person, but are for the purpose of enhancing or restoring these specific facial features.

The Surgeries

For the lower jaw implant surgery, the implant will be placed ...

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