Leslie Rodriquez

Here's Why Your Teeth Are Sensitive And Look Oddly-Textured

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Healthy teeth should be smooth, pearlescent, and relatively even with one another. However, not everyone’s teeth look that way. If your teeth have a bumpy, uneven, or pitted surface and you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, then there’s a very good reason behind the problems that you’re having. Here’s what you need to know about the condition your teeth are in and how to take care of them. Childhood Pitting Chances are if your teeth have always looked this way, that you have a condition called pitting.…

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Pregnancy Effects On Dental Health

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When you’re pregnant, you will do everything to ensure the health of your baby. Seeing your obstetrician regularly is important, as is seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Changes in your teeth and gums during pregnancy is common, and need to be recognized and addressed as soon as possible. Here are some ways pregnancy can affect your teeth and gums and what you can do about them: Gum Disease…

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Root Canals And What To Expect

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For most people, the word ‘root canal’ is not something they want to hear from the dentist. The procedure is pretty common though, and if it is done right, it does not have to be painful and something to be afraid of. Once it is complete, any pain you had from the tooth in question should be gone for good. Reasons for a Root Canal The most common reason for a root canal is to remove inflamed and infected tissue inside the tooth.…

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3 Things To Know About Teeth Whitening

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Staining on the teeth can have a variety of causes. Certain foods and drinks can stain the teeth, leaving them dull and discolored. Smoking is another major culprit when it comes to stained teeth. Your teeth can also become stained due to the use of certain medications, health issues, poor oral hygiene, or even just a genetic predisposition to staining. The good news is that teeth whitening can lead to a brighter and whiter smile.…

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Answers To Some Common Orthodontic Elastic Questions

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If metal braces have recently been placed on your teeth, then you may need to get used to the way they work and feel. This is especially true when your braces are fitted with extras like rubber bands. These bands are called elastics and they place additional pressure on the teeth so they move into place a bit quicker. There are some questions you may have about the elastics. Keep reading to learn about a few common questions and their answers.…

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3 Things To Know About Dental Cleanings

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When it comes to dental care, there’s more to it than brushing and flossing. Regular visits to the dentist for dental cleanings are also a must. While brushing and flossing are essential for healthy teeth and gums, they don’t always remove all of the plaque that can accumulate on the teeth. Dental cleanings remove the plaque left behind even after daily dental care. These cleanings can prevent tooth decay and keep your mouth healthy for years to come.…

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Could Your Distaste For Dental Care Be Related To Hypersensitivity To Sensory Input? 4 Tips To Overcome Common Challenges

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While some people say they dislike going to the dentist because of the potential for pain, you may feel more of a general sense of unease. When it is hard to pinpoint why the thought of going to the dentist or brushing your teeth makes you shudder, the problem could be related to other sensations that you experience during common oral health care procedures. To address hypersensitivity issues, give these tips a try so that your discomfort doesn’t affect your smile.…

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Those Recovering from Methamphetamine Addiction Should Get Dental Implants

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Methamphetamine is a dangerous stimulant that triggers many health problems in those who abuse it. Unfortunately, those who are trying to recover from a bad addiction to this drug may find that their dental problems make it hard to find a job. Thankfully, dental implants can help. Methamphetamine Use Causes Dental Decay Though a single use of methamphetamine may not cause tooth decay, sustained and addictive abuse may trigger a multitude of dental problems.…

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A Guide To Recognizing Dental Emergencies

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While most dental problems, such as general toothaches and lost fillings or crowns, aren’t emergencies and can wait until you make an appointment during normal business hours, some dental symptoms shouldn’t be ignored. Emergency dentists are usually on call or have open hours beyond those of a general dentist office. Lost Tooth Seeking emergency treatment is vital if you’ve lost a tooth. With prompt attention, an emergency dentist might be able to reinsert the tooth and preserve it so you don’t have to get an implant to fill the space.…

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3 Ways Of Dealing With Toothaches While Waiting For A Dental Appointment

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Are you currently dealing with dental pain? Have you called around for a dental appointment but the earliest you can be seen is a few days from now? Even when you have adequate dental insurance, it’s not always possible to find an emergency dentist or a dentist who has immediate openings. While taking over the counter NSAIDs can help give relief, they’re not always as effective as you might hope against the pain of an infected tooth or one with a lost filling.…

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