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Dental Cleaning

Can Dental Cleaning Damage Teeth? Even if you brush and floss diligently and consistently (good job!), it’s not enough to keep the teeth healthy and strong. Nutrition, of course, plays an important role in protecting enamel, as do regular visits for professional cleanings. Many people, however, are afraid that dental cleaning can damage teeth and...

Dental Health in Early Childhood
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Dental Health in Early Childhood

By age two, most of the twenty primary teeth are in place, and the child should have been to the dentist at least once for an examination. Fluoride treatments will help to harden teeth against the ravages of children s diet and improper oral hygiene. Until about age seven, you should allow your child to...

Implant Dentistry Guide – What You Should Know
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Implant Dentistry Guide – What You Should Know

Dental implants come in many various forms. There are subperiosteal implants, ramus frames, blades, and root form implants. A subperiosteal implant is used for areas where the bone is not sufficient to accommodate root form implants. Subperiosteal implants are also used in shrunken lower jaws. The ramus frame and blade implants are mostly used in...

Young Adults and Dental Care
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Young Adults and Dental Care

Young adulthood is the period when proper early care makes the most significant impact. Those who have not learned how to brush or floss properly will become concerned about bleeding gums, bad breath, removal of unnecessary wisdom teeth, and their first bout with a real toothache. This is also the stage during which exploring or...

Should You Get Dentures?
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Should You Get Dentures?

I will just pull my teeth, which will be the end of my teeth problems, is one mantra that I used to hear a lot. When teeth go, bone and supporting tissues will go also; then, we have to deal with a prosthesis (fixed or removable bridgework). The bone in which teeth erupt is called...

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide – What You Should Know
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Cosmetic Dentistry Guide – What You Should Know

For as long as I have been a dentist, I have been taking classes and teaching other dentists the value of cosmetic dentistry. In 1988, my job was to solve our patients’ cosmetic problems in our hospital general practice. Some of these patients had teeth broken after intubation for general surgery. My job was not...

How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry
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How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry

What Are People Saying About Dr. Bonnick’s Books Dr. Bonnick’s most recent book, How To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist – A Patient’s Guide To Understanding Dentistry, focuses on educating patients on various dental procedures, good oral hygiene habits, and what the options are under various circumstances. Sometimes lack of understanding makes things look more imposing,...

TMJ, Headaches, and Facial Pains
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TMJ, Headaches, and Facial Pains

(Special note to patients – this subject can be very complicated and is meant to inform you of the complexity of self-diagnosis. We seriously advise you to seek the help of a professional in this area. Consult your dental professional for further advice.) TMJ is not a medical condition; it is a joint that articulates...

The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist
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The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist

Dentistry is one of the areas of healthcare that responds readily to prevention. While many in the population have little dental fear, our culture and media are replete with dentistry images, indicating that dental treatment is bothersome for most people. Phrases like “It was worse than a root canal” or “He is not going to...