The first semester of school is busy, to say the least, and worrying about the upkeep and look of traditional wire braces is an added stress. At Premier Dental, we offer the newest technology in braces with ClearCorrect Removable Braces that take the burden out of braces and teeth alignment.

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Sports are on the rise, and nearly 40 percent of all dental injuries (more than 5 million teeth) are sports-related, according to the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety. Mouthguards aren’t often a requirement when playing sports, but, according to the same statistics, athletes who do not wear mouthguards are more than 60 times as likely to damage their teeth and gums.

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Root canals happen often. Chances are, you’ll experience a root canal or two in your lifetime. Thankfully, according to WebMD, root canal procedures have over a 95% success rate. This means that you can breathe a sigh of relief if your dentist brings up the often-dreaded words, “root canal.” In all actuality, root canals are meant to help you avoid pain, and put a stop to any oral pain you’re experiencing. So, typically you should not experience pain after root canal procedure.

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Dentures have long been a tooth replacement option, as they are removable teeth designed to replace missing teeth and keep your mouth healthy. Dentures make it easier to speak and eat and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Dentures also help prevent your facial muscles from “sagging”.

There are two categories of dentures, complete dentures and partial dentures.

  • Complete dentures are required for patients who have no natural teeth left.
  • Partial dentures replace a few missing natural teeth and are attached to remaining healthy natural teeth.

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Sweet, little toothless smiles are so cute, and when your baby’s teeth come in, their smiles become even more contagious. We all know that baby teeth are temporary; appearing around 6 months of age and then falling out to be replaced by adult teeth around the age of 5. That begs the question – how important are those temporary baby teeth?

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Spit makes the world go round… not really, but it is very important and provides us with many advantages! More important than you may think, actually. According to WebMD, saliva production helps keep us healthy; it helps us digest our food, keeps our teeth strong, and our mouth comfortable. Having too little of saliva can lead to discomfort and a condition called dry mouth.

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Poor dental hygiene can lead to problems that are more severe than the average cavity or case of bad breath. Gum disease is most commonly the result of poor dental hygiene and is the inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, according to www.medicinenet.com. Knowing the signs, symptoms, and treatment for various stages of gum disease can set you on a proactive path to avoiding a disappointing dental visit.

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Taking the time off work to attend multiple dental appointments to fix a broken tooth can be extremely inconvenient. Thankfully, with CEREC technology, Premier Dental offers easy, same-day crowns that eliminate the hassle of multiple appointments.

According to Dental Economics, a CEREC same day crown is one of the most researched dental procedures in history. Analysis over the materials and procedure have lived up to many years of scientific scrutiny, creating a high track record that other dental procedures are hard-pressed to compete with.

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Related Article: CEREC Crown: Fact OR Fiction?

Differences: Traditional vs. CEREC Crowns

Traditional Crowns

CEREC crowns and traditional crowns are extremely similar, with the main difference lying in the procedure methods. With traditional crowns, a dentist will assess the area of the broken tooth and take impressions of the area using a paste. Once the impressions are set, they are sent off to a lab to create a permanent crown to implant during another visit to the dentist’s office. During this waiting period, temporary crowns are usually given to the patient to wear until the permanent crown arrives.

With the traditional crown, there are multiple options for materials, such as:

  • Porcelain/ceramic
  • Metal
  • Porcelain and metal combination

CEREC Crowns

A CEREC same day crown differs in that it doesn’t require multiple appointments to receive a permanent crown – they are made right in the dentist’s office within just a few minutes. This method eliminates time and cost and helps you get back to your normal routine after just one visit. Like traditional crowns, the dentist will assess the area that needs a crown, but instead of using a paste for impressions, CEREC technology allows dentists to use a digital scanner to take an extremely accurate 3D model of your tooth on the computer. This allows for extreme accuracy when creating a crown.

Once the model is formed, the crown will be created in-office within as little as 15 minutes and then simply implanted into your mouth – hassle free! With CEREC technology, you also have the ability to customize the whiteness and fit of your tooth, making sure you are extremely happy with your smile within the same appointment. A CEREC same day crown is made from durable porcelain and provide a real-looking smile and smooth surface.

“A New Tooth, Made to Order in Under an Hour” – Read the post here. 

Related Article: Missing Tooth? Receive a CEREC Crown in One Day

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A cavity or a slight pain in your jaw are average oral health difficulties that might seem minimal and low-risk in the present day. But the truth is, your oral health is a window to your overall health – the two are very much interlinked and oral health problems often means poor overall health. Letting oral health issues continue untreated can lead to unwanted, and potentially avoidable health risks and various diseases.

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Oral Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

In America alone, almost 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Of those people, only a little more than half will be alive five years from now. Because of its far-reaching impact on many families worldwide, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

Additionally, many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking.

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