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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 

Jaw Clenching And Teeth Grinding: Tips To Stop It Before You Get Multiple Dental Implants

If you plan to get multiple dental implants in a couple of weeks to replace several missing back teeth, but you clench your jaws and grind your teeth during the night, you may wonder if there's anything you can do to stop the habit. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding, also called bruxism, are two of the most common problems adults may experience with their teeth and jaws. Both problems may place your dental implants at risk because of how they affect the rest of your teeth and the condition of your jawbones. 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 

Tips For Helping Your Child Embrace Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is growing in popularity for people who are concerned about their dental health. It involves swishing oil around your mouth to pull out bacteria and debris. The dental benefits of oil pulling extend to children as well as adults, but it can be hard to start an oil pulling routine with your child. Here are some tips to help you: 1. Lower the recommended amount. In many cases, when you look at oil pulling directions, they advise you to use place a tablespoon of oil in your mouth. Read More 

What To Expect When Undergoing A Wisdom Tooth Extraction Under Local Anesthetic

If your wisdom teeth have erupted into your mouth, or if they are not badly impacted, a dentist may recommend that you have them removed under local anesthetic rather than being completely put under for the procedure. This means you will be awake during the procedure. The area around the teeth that need to be removed will just be numbed, and you might be given a mild sedative (such as laughing gas) to calm you. Read More