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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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Restore Your Smile

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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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

 

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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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There is an array of reasons that cause people to lose their teeth. Ailments such as gum disease, tooth decay, or direct injury to the mouth can cause teeth to dislodge from the mouth. For people who have lost their original teeth, dentures serve a much-needed function. They help to improve appearance and the way people eat or speak.  

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Proper oral hygiene practices are necessary to ensure that teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks are in top condition.

In the United States, oral health is a significant concern. Although patients are often encouraged to adopt healthy oral habits, not many people adhere to these principles. As a result, a vast number of U.S. citizens, both young and old, are suffering from the adverse impacts of oral disease. Presently, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among adolescents — a statistic that signifies the gravity of the dental health crisis affecting the United States.

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There are various reasons why people choose cosmetic dentistry. Generally, the common motivation is to improve the appearance of their smile. Dental porcelain veneers are a great way to enhance the look of many teeth at once.

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Our little patients are very important to us, as is their oral health. So, when we have a chance to talk about National Children’s Dental Health Month, we jump at the opportunity to share some simple tips kiddos can start at a very early age that will last them for a lifetime.

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As the new year begins to unfold, many people have goals to achieve and things they want to improve. Whether it involves improving your weight, altering your look or changing your attitude, the new year is always about transformation.

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses dental procedures that are implemented to enhance a person’s appearance and confidence. These procedures focus on restoring the mouth or teeth to their previous function or improving how they appear. For those seeking to enhance their smile, here are some cosmetic dentistry options  to consider.

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sensitive-teeth

Having sensitive teeth can be very uncomfortable. It affects how people chew, eat, drink, or perform any action with the mouth. For many individuals, sensitive teeth cause severe pain and leave them incapable of enjoying daily life.

In most situations, temporary pain is caused by weakened tooth enamel, a visible tooth root, or even a chipped tooth. Overall, many causes can lead to sensitive teeth, but there are things you can try to counteract its effects.

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