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7 Dental Hacks to Protect Your Child's Smile - Part Two

Take notes, tired parents! If you've all but emptied your bag of tricks to get your little one to brush and floss regularly, there are still a few more cards you can put up your sleeve to help keep smiles cavity-free.

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7 Dental Hacks to Protect Your Child's Smile - Part One

Take notes, tired parents! If you've all but emptied your bag of tricks to get your little one to brush and floss regularly, there are still a few more cards you can put up your sleeve to help keep smiles cavity-free.

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Parent's Cheat Sheet: 5 Steps to Solving the Sweets Problem

Trick or Treat! Here comes Halloween and with it, a non-stop, cavity-inducing sugar high. We all know that sweets play a harmful role in tooth decay. But this doesn’t mean that your child is destined for a long list of dental problems. Here's how taking certain steps can prevent tooth decay from hijacking your family's oral health.

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How exactly dental bonding works?

Fix Chips, Cracks, and Other Problems with Dental Bonding

Teeth chip, crack, decay, and discolor over time. All too often, people accept this and their "new" (less than improved) smile. But with dental bonding, you don't have to.

Dental bonding is a common procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied (or "bonded") to teeth with a special light. It can restore or enhance your smile without the high cost of veneers or other alternatives.

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When is time to change my fillings?

Still flashing a bit of silver when you smile? Cavities can happen to anyone, but the whole world doesn't have to know about them! If you've been living with old, discolored fillings, there's never been a better time to have them replaced.

Find out how new fillings can benefit more than your looks, and about all the options that are now available.

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Do you know the advantage of having the best dental implant specialist with us?

Dental Implants related procedures offer the advantage of a naturally looking and functional smile. But patients tend to be confused about the process. It takes three phases to have your smile back.

When the process of implants relays in one sole doctor, and all the phases are done under the same roof, the patient have a bonus on the results.

What is that bonus?

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Implants. Understanding Dental Veneers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could enhance the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth to achieve your perfect smile? With veneers, you actually can!

So, what exactly are veneers, what problems do they fix, what is the process for applying them and what advantages are associated with this solution? Read on to find out.

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Dental Implants Before and After facts

One in five people is afraid of going to the dentist. No matter what's the case, fear to the dentist, money issues or you simply think you don't need it. Let´s see what implants can do for your smile.

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Decisions, Decisions: Do I go for a Dental Implant?

Yes! This is my sincere recommendation to most of our patients. But for many of us health decisions are not that simple. “It’s not that easy”, this is what I get from most of them. Many thoughts can echo in our minds when it comes to dental implants: “surgery for sure is painful”, “my husband will flip over when I show him the fees”, “I can’t be without teeth during the process”, and so on.

Reality is that today’s modern dentistry offers a solution to most of these setbacks. Let’s do some homework here so that in any event you are better informed to make the best decision.

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How to Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans. While that's a startling statistic, what's more notable is that most cases are preventable. The good news is that preventative care is simple and, by taking care of your smile daily, you can ensure you don't become part of the statistic above.

Understanding Gum Disease

When teeth aren't kept clean, bacteria starts to grow in the mouth. Bacteria can cause inflammation and, over time, lead to the development of gum disease. Gum disease doesn't usually cause pain or discomfort as it begins to develop, making it more difficult to recognize at first.

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Understanding Dental Care for Diabetes

What does oral health have in common with diabetes?

A lot when you consider that high blood sugar can affect your entire body including your teeth and gums.

Diabetes, when uncontrolled, compromises white blood cell functionality. Because white blood cells are the body's main defense against bacterial infections in the mouth, this makes understanding dental care for diabetes imperative.

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If I Have Diabetes, am I at Risk for Dental Problems?

If your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely to develop serious gum disease and lose more teeth than non-diabetics. Like all infections, serious gum disease may be a factor in causing blood sugar to rise and may make diabetes harder to control.

Other oral problems associated to diabetes include: thrush, an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth, and dry mouth which can cause soreness, ulcers, infections and cavities.

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It's just a headache!

When people think about migraine, they think only of the pain of migraine. In reality, a migraine episode consists of far more.

Commonly, the first reaction is underestimate the dangers inherent in having migraine disorder. People think that is not necessary to see a doctor for a headache, even for a migraine.

Yes, sometimes a headache is just a headache ... but sometimes, a headache can indicate you have a serious condition that requires medical attention.

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Some myths about Sleep Apnea #MayBetterSleepMonth

There are many symptoms of sleep disorder that  a person can be suffer and not knowing. Is very common to think that is not a big deal or is temporary, but at the end, common wisdom could be not helpfull in terms of real solutions to dental and health problems in the long term.

Here are some myths about Sleep Apnea that can help you to identify what it is and how to manage it.

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