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Think about how many times per day you rely on your teeth. You use them to chew breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You press your tongue against them to make certain sounds when you speak. There's really no doubt about it — your teeth are important, and they deserve your respect. You can pay them that respect by visiting your dentist for regular cleaning and checkup appointments. You should also call at the first sign of dental pain, tooth discoloration, or other oral health changes. Read more about dentists and dentistry here on this blog, where we dive deep into related topics.

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    Why Do Dentists Use Resin Dental Fillings?

    Have you recently been told by your dentist that you need a cavity? If so, you're likely wondering what kind of filling they recommend putting into your teeth. While there are a few types of materials out there, your dentist will likely recommend a white filling made out of a resin composite. Here are 3 reasons to consider getting this type of filling.  Resin Bonds with the Tooth While old fillings made out of silver were quite popular for some time, they attached to the tooth in quite a different way compared to resin fillings.

    Signs That Your Should Speak To Your Dentist About A Root Canal

    Root canals are important and necessary treatments that clean out the inner part of the tooth due to infection or injury. And while your dentist will typically inform you that you need a root canal due to evidence of an infection on x-ray imagery, there are some situations where you will notice a problem at home. There are a few signs that indicate that a root canal might be necessary. Find out what they are.

    Non-Tooth Problems You Can And Should See Your Dentist About

    What do dentists do? They take care of your teeth, of course! But between applying fillings, placing crowns, and inserting implants, dentists do provide some services that are not entirely tooth-related. As it turns out, they care for the other structures in your mouth, too. Here are some non-tooth problems you can and should see your dentist about. Severe Canker Sores Most mild canker sores bug you for a few days, and then they disappear without you even realizing it.

    3 Effective Sleep Apnea Dental Treatments

    Sleep is vital for good health. When you don't get enough sleep, you will find yourself groggy and irritable. Poor sleep quality can affect your physical and mental performance, which may even put your job at risk over time. If you wake up feeling exhausted in the morning, no matter how much sleep you've gotten, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea cannot breathe properly during the night.

    How Dental Implants Work

    If you have missing teeth but are unable or unwilling to get dentures or regular dental crowns, then dental implants may be right for you. If you are interested, then you may be interested in knowing just how they work before you ask your dentist to start the installation process. If so, this guide is for you. Dental implants help replace missing or broken teeth by connecting titanium to your jawbone and attaching a false tooth, or crown, to the dental implant itself with an abutment.

    3 Things To Know If You Have Bleeding Gums When Brushing Or Flossing

    Each time you brush or floss your teeth, do you notice blood on your gums? Bleeding gums is a common problem for many adults, but it is not something you should ignore. When your gums bleed, it indicates a problem that you must address. If you experience this often, here are three things you should understand about bleeding gums. Why Gums Bleed When you brush or floss your teeth, you should not experience bleeding gums.

    Do The Right Things If You Get Broken Brackets On Your Braces

    Dental emergencies can be scary experiences, and individuals who wear braces may have more concerns than those who do not. This is because they face the same potential dental emergency risks that others in the population face, but they also could have orthodontic emergencies. Perhaps you wear braces. If so, you likely use precautions but know that inconveniences such as broken brackets can occur. The following points will help you know what to do if you get a broken bracket.

    3 Things To Know About TMJ Disorder

    The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw, or mandible, to the skull. This joint acts like a hinge and helps with eating, chewing, sleeping, and breathing. When there is a problem with this joint, it's called temporomandibular disorder. According to some studies, about 35 million people in the United States suffer from this TMJ disorder. To help you better understand this condition, here are three things to know about TMJ disorder.