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Never Fear: Sedation Dentistry is Safe for Kids

February 15, 2024

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A smiling boy wearing a nose mask for nitrous oxide sedation

It’s quite easy for children to fear dental care. After all, the thought of someone poking around your mouth can be unsettling. However, your little one doesn’t have to endure this anxiety. The truth is that sedation dentistry is safe for kids. The right sedative would calm your child for treatment without doing any harm. If you’d like, your Altavista dentist will even explain further. Read on to learn why sedation dentistry is safe for kiddos.

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Veneer SOS: How to Know When Your Dental Veneers Need Replacing

December 15, 2023

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An older woman looking at her replacement dental veneers

Dental veneers are a fantastic way to enhance your smile’s looks. If you’re a patient with multiple dental woes, veneers can cover up imperfections and restore function all in one treatment. However, like any dental restoration, veneers may require replacement over time. Here’s a guide to help you recognize when it’s time to consider replacing your veneers.

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Can Veneers Protect You from Tooth Decay?

October 13, 2023

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A woman getting dental veneers

Veneers are a popular solution for transforming your smile by covering dental imperfections like stains, chips, and small misalignments. This can drastically enhance your smile so that you can be confident once more. But can veneers also provide protection against tooth decay?

If you want to learn more about dental veneers and their susceptibility to cavities, continue reading.

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What Makes Dental Implants an Ideal Choice?

August 22, 2023

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CGI illustration of a dental implant with metal rod in front of gray background

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’ve probably already spoken with your dentist about possible ways to have them replaced. Depending on your circumstances, you might have discussed dental bridges, partials, or even full dentures. There is one solution, however, that offers unique benefits that the other options simply don’t: dental implants. If you’re wondering the best way to replace lost teeth, keep reading to learn why dental implants are often considered the pinnacle of tooth restoration.

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How to Tell If a Toothache Is a Dental Emergency

July 19, 2023

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person with tooth pain holding cheek

Do you find yourself in discomfort due to tooth pain and are uncertain whether it necessitates immediate dental attention? Dealing with a toothache can significantly impact your ability to function at work or school, get a good night’s sleep, or enjoy quality time with loved ones. It’s crucial to be aware of the signs that can assist you in assessing whether your toothache warrants urgent care. Keep reading to gain a better understanding of different types of tooth pain and to identify the appropriate healthcare professional for each particular situation.

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Is Tooth Sensitivity a Sign of a Dental Emergency?

July 4, 2023

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someone holding their cheek and wincing

Tooth sensitivity can be a little bit of a broad category in dentistry. It refers broadly to that stinging pain you may feel when eating something hot, cold, or excessively sweet. While tooth sensitivity is easily recognizable, it’s much harder to know why someone is dealing with it.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, you may wonder whether that constitutes a dental emergency. The answer is complicated: here’s what you should know.

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Do You Need Dental Checkups with Dentures?

April 4, 2023

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Set of traditional full denturesIf you’ve lost all your teeth, dentures are a great solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Although you may not have any natural teeth left, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to see your dentist anymore. Your oral and general health relies on routine dental care. Here is why you shouldn’t skip your semi-annual dental checkup.

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3 Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

March 31, 2023

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football and equipment

Playing contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby can put your oral health at risk. Athletes who play these sports often take blows to the face or mouth, which can cause dental injuries. While this is all part of the game, not wearing the right smile protection can put your beam at risk. Read on to learn about three of the most common dental emergencies that athletes may face.

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When Should I Start Cleaning My Child’s Teeth?

February 3, 2023

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a young child brushing their teeth

Adhering to a solid oral hygiene routine is undoubtedly the best way to ensure your smile looks and feels its best—and these habits become important at a very young age! By establishing good oral health during their youth, children are able to grow up with resilient and beautiful pearly whites that shield them from future dental issues. But is there an ideal time to begin brushing your little one’s teeth? Here’s more from your pediatric dentist about the importance of helping your child brush, the best time for them to start, and some tips for making the process easier.

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Why Are Your Teeth Shifting?

January 19, 2023

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an illustration of teeth that have shifted

It’s been said that the one constant in life is change. As time progresses, changes in your body are natural and to be expected. Did you know that the same goes for your teeth? While it may not be noticeable at first, they do gradually shift over the course of your life. More than likely, you will never even notice until there’s a significant change in position. Read on to learn the common reasons for shifting teeth and how your dentist can help.

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