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Your dental and oral health is an integral part of your overall well-being. Without healthy gums and teeth, everything from your ability to speak and eat comfortably to even your sense of self-confidence may be affected. That is why it’s so important to find a good dentist in Lee’s Summit, but how do you make that choice?

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Dental Insurance: Use it OR Lose It

Now that the leaves have fallen and Kansas City has already had several snowfalls, the holidays are upon us and you need to use your 2018 dental benefits before you lose them!

Did you know that your dental insurance benefits expire each year on December 31st? Yep, whether you have used your benefits or not, they expire. (Yes … even though you paid for them!)

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CEREC Crown: Technology That Makes a One-Day Crown Reality

As new technologies, procedures, and materials emerge, dentistry is becoming easier, more painless, faster, and more effective than ever before. Just look at the dental crown, for instance. A procedure that once required multiple trips to the dentist chair can now be performed in a single day at the right office. If you’re lucky enough to live in Lee’s Summit and need a crown, then Dr. Caye’s office is the place to go, because Premier Dental has the latest CEREC crown technology to provide you with same-day crowns.

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Dentures are a kind of removable dental prosthetic that are used to replace natural teeth that have fallen out, decayed, or been extracted. They can be partial (used when you only have a few missing teeth) or complete (if you’re missing all your teeth), and there are different methods for securing them in your mouth.

 

These dental devices are a great solution for some people but not for others, so today we’ll discuss the pros and cons of false teeth and partials, who makes a good candidate for dentures, and potential alternatives for people when dentures aren’t the best option.

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Do You Want a Whiter Smile?

It’s no secret that one of the effects of aging and a lifestyle that includes things like tea, coffee or smoking is stained teeth. It’s also not a secret that most people would prefer to keep their smiles whiter than they are, but don’t often have a lot of success. There are countless over the counter products available at your local pharmacy or grocery store, home remedies that promise to lighten your teeth a few shades and expensive dental procedures, but people want teeth whitening services that are both affordable and effective.

 

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After a root canal, it’s common to experience pain for about three to five days following the procedure. However, if the pain persists for longer than that, it could be a sign that there was a complication during the procedure, or that something else is going on that’s causing the pain. There are many reasons why you may experience tooth pain after root canal, and today we’ll talk about what they are and what you can do about them.

Related Article: Are You Suffering from Root Canal Symptoms?

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Have you ever been in a crowded room and been concerned that people near you might be able to smell your bad breath? Or perhaps you have been in a meeting or on a date and are self-conscious that your breath isn’t as fresh as it should be? Maybe your breath even stops you from doing some of the things you’d normally want to do, like going in for that first kiss, hugging friends and family, and generally getting close to others. We’ve all been there before, but if your bad breath is regularly causing you (and others) discomfort, then it’s important to know what’s causing it and what you can do to stop bad breath.

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Whether it’s because of how your appearance will change, the awkwardness of metal being in your mouth, or how meticulous you have to be in cleaning them, braces can be daunting. But they don’t have to be, especially if they are clear and easy to maneuver invisible braces. Since many people are turning to more transparent alternatives to regular braces, ClearCorrect is a very accurate solution to set your teeth in place and looking fresh.

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With school starting up again, families are getting back into the routine of classes and, for some children, extra-curricular activities like athletics. Sports are an excellent way for kids to stay fit, as well as learn valuable lessons about teamwork and discipline.

But sports also carry the possibility of impact and injury. If you have a child, and especially if you’re concerned about their oral health, one way to protect their teeth is through the use of a sports mouth guard. But is this the right choice for your family? Let’s look at some benefits.

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How Can Oral Health Impact the Rest of Your Body?

When people focus on oral health by keeping their teeth strong and gums free from disease, they assume these activities are solely benefiting their mouth. For example, you have a cavity, so the only resultant issue is a toothache, right? Not necessarily.

Human anatomy is a deeply interconnected collection of organs and systems. And what can affect one system may, in time, have consequences for other systems. Practicing good oral health is not only essential for optimal mouth function, but for maintaining the abilities of the rest of your body. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the connection between diabetes and oral health.

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