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When Should a Child First See a Dentist?

Your child's first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth.

Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear.

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How Can I Prevent Gingivitis?

To keep your mouth healthy, the American Dental Association says you should:

Brush your teeth twice a day

Use a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Old, worn out ones won't clean teeth as well.

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How much we know about Gingivitis?

If you’ve noticed that your gums are a little red and sore, don’t brush it off. You might have gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease.

Most people get gingivitis at some point in their lives, and its mild symptoms make it easy to ignore. But without treatment, it can turn into bigger problems for your mouth. The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing your teeth and flossing.

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How to prevent stained teeth

Some tips to care your teeth

  • Lessen Stains: Cut Back
  • Use a Straw
  • Swallow Swiftly
  • Rinse - Then Brush - After Eating

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Be careful! Some foods may stain your teeth!

Do you know how stains could cause damage to your dental treatment?

Even when you think your teeth are healthy may be it's in danger because the stains and other problems that some foods could cause. Here are some that you need to know.

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Do you know if your mouthwash contains alcohol?

Ingredients in Some Mouthwashes Include Alcohol

Besides water and sweeteners such as sorbitol and sodium saccharine, many commercial brands of mouthwash include other active ingredients such as eucalyptol, hexetidine, thymol, hydrogen peroxide, methyl salicylate, enzymes, fluoride and calcium. Many brands of mouthwash such as Scope or Listerine contain from 6.6% to 26.9% of alcohol, more than beer or wine [Pediatrics for Parents, March 1993]. These formulations rely on a high alcohol content to temporarily kill bacteria that causes bad breath. 

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Do You need orthodontics? Here some things You must know first

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaw alignment problems using devices such as dental braces (fixed appliances), plates and headgear.

Orthodontic treatment is often recommended to correct problems such as a protruding lower jaw, protruded upper teeth (buck teeth) or crooked and crowded teeth. Early intervention and treatment is often preferred to prevent more serious problems from developing.

As the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same at any age, orthodontic treatement is also often successful for adults.

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Why is basic dental care important

What is basic dental care?

Basic dental care involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, seeing your and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings, and eating a mouth healthy diet, which means foods high in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and dairy products.

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Your oral health could help in heart disease prevention!

Preventing Gum Disease When You’re at Risk for Heart Disease

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

If you are at risk for heart disease or have it already, good oral hygiene is very important. It might seem strange, but gum disease seems to be linked with cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and strokes.

How can you keep your gums healthy -- and maybe your heart? Get the facts here.

Four out of 5 people in the U.S. have gum disease, or periodontal disease. It's caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Gingivitis is a mild form. Periodontitis is more severe; it can damage the bone and cause tooth loss.

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Some tips to prevent Gum Disease

Brush twice a day and floss daily.

Gum disease and tooth decay remain big problems -- and not just for older people. Three-fourths of teenagers have gums that bleed, according to the ADHA. Along with the basic advice, remember:

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Are you aware about Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder in which the sufferer makes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

The pauses can last from few seconds to several minutes. They often occur 30 times or more an hour. Usually, breathing returns to normal sometimes with a loud snort or with a similar sound that a person makes when choking.

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What is TMD?

TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders) is also known as TMJ, TMJ being the anatomical structure, not the disease. This debilitating disorder can negatively affect your lifestyle over time.

How many doctors have you seen already for your never-ending migraines? How many doctors have you visited because of face pain or clicking and crepitus noises around your ears?

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Are you a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are good for almost every person with a missing tooth. In some cases dental implants are not recommended. Dental implants are not a good treatment option for heavy smokers, pregnant women, children and patients taking certain medications.

Implant procedures have become one of the most preferred dental treatments to replace missing teeth. It provides you with a functional and cosmetic long lasting solution to your specific needs as long as you are an adequate candidate and that you require them.

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Home Whitening System

If your option is take Home Whitening System, you need to follow this steps.

Step 1

Place a small drop of gel into every compartment of the tray for the teeth undergoing treatment.

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El legado de un pionero

Published on Dental Tribune - The World's Dental Newspaper. Jan 13, 2015

Inicialmente, los implantes dentales eran piezas metálicas conocidas como "cuchillas", que requerían de incisiones en el hueso o, en otros casos, de tornillos transóseos mandibulares para crear una "traba mecánica".

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