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What do you know about anesthesia and sedation?

What do you know about anesthesia and sedation?

Some drugs control pain, some help you relax, and others put you into a deep sleep-like state during dental treatment. Are you interested to know more about it? Keep reading.

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How do sealants work?

How do sealants work?

Sealants are thin, protective coatings (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.

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How can thumbsucking affect my child's teeth?

How can thumbsucking affect my child's teeth?

After permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth. It can also cause changes in the roof of the mouth. Pacifiers can affect the teeth essentially the same ways as sucking fingers and thumbs, but it is often an easier habit to break.

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Do you grind your teeth? How to know and how to stop

Do you grind your teeth? How to know and how to stop

While we take a look at stress as a reason for why we grind our teeth, it may not be the only cause. Teeth grinding (or bruxism) can be caused by a misaligned bite, sleep disorders, missing or broken teeth, or, yes, stress.

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What is a Dry Socket?

What is a Dry Socket?

A dry socket begins when an adult tooth has been removed and the bone and/or nerve in the socket is exposed. Normally, a clot forms to protect the area, but when it doesn’t, anything that is in your mouth- food, fluids, even air, can make the area sensitive and prone to infection.

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