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From Wire To Printer: The History Of Your Dental Implant

The noble profession of a dentist has been around for a lot longer than you may imagine – it can trace its roots all the way back to Italy some 14,000 years ago, and was present in Indus Valley civilizations dating back to about 7,000 B.C. Even knowing about primitive dentistry may not make the idea of a more modern-seeming procedure such as getting a dental implant seem any less daunting, as the procedure has had fewer years to be perfected – but is that actually the case? Read More 

Adult Braces: What Are Your Options?

Braces aren't just for kids. Adults are getting these orthodontic devices in record numbers. Between the years 2012 and 2014, the number of people over the age of 18 seeking orthodontic treatment rose by 16 percent, according to research by the AAO. That's 1,460,000 patients. If you're soon to be one of the growing number of adults getting orthodonture, check out what your options are when it comes to straightening your smile. Read More 

Achieving A Nicer Smile In Photos

Taking photos is a great way to create memories that can last for many years to come. However, they can be stressful when you have teeth that are not in a good condition. If you want to enjoy taking photos more often, all you have to do is improve the look of your teeth. There are actually several types of dental products that can be used for creating a nicer smile, but some of them are not permanent. Read More 

The 411 On Hypomineralization: Understanding And Treating White Spots Or Streaks On Your Child’s Teeth

Certain conditions may affect the look of your smile, even when following proper oral hygiene habits. Known as hypomineralization, white spots or streaks that develop on the surface of your teeth stem from an overexposure to fluoride. From brushing your teeth and drinking water to consuming supplements, your body may be taking in too much fluoride. Using this guide, you will understand how fluoride can affect your child's smile and learn the best options for removing the unappealing white spots and streaks on the teeth. Read More 

3 Ways Dental Implants Are Better Than Dental Bridges

The dental implant is a surgically inserted metal rod or screw. It is implanted inside the jawbone of a patient. Thus, not only does the implant replace the crown of a tooth, it also replaces the dental root. Once in place, the dental implant connects with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion takes place over the course of about 2 to 4 months. However, once it is complete, it allows the implant to be just as stable as a natural tooth would be. Read More