Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

How Painful is Getting a Dental Implant? One of the most common concerns patients have is whether or not they’ll be able to feel anything during the dental implant procedure. It is uncomfortable for most patients to hear or feel the dentist drilling into their jaw. Surgery of any kind is stressful for most people. …

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What Are Proper Brushing Techniques?

What Are Proper Brushing Techniques?

Old Habits Die Hard Brushing teeth is not a big deal to most of us. It is something we can do even with our eyes closed. However, what we don’t realize is that, for the longest time, we could be doing it wrong. Toothbrush trauma is not exactly a new term in dentistry. Common causes …

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What is a Prosthodontics?

A Prosthodontist specializes in replacing missing teeth with dentures, implants, bridges, and crowns. This specialty requires two-four years of post-graduate-focused training in the art and science of tooth replacement.

The Practice of Advanced Holistic Dentistry

The Practice of Advanced Holistic Dentistry

What is Holistic Dentistry? Holistic dentistry is known as alternative dentistry. It promotes the significance of overall health and not just dental health. Alternative dentists believe that one’s poor dental hygiene will negatively affect one’s overall healthiness. Holism is the concept that all parts of a living thing are connected and do not exist independently. While …

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Is Your Toothbrush Past its Best? It May Depend on Your Gender

Is Your Toothbrush Past its Best? It May Depend on Your Gender

Women Change Their Toothbrush Twice As Frequently As Men Whereas women tend to change their toothbrush or toothbrush head every 92 days or three months, men tend to make their toothbrush last for an average of 185 days or nearly 6 months. Our dentists here at Midtown Dentistry generally suggest replacing toothbrushes every three months …

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Six Really Good Reasons for Quitting Smoking

Six Really Good Reasons for Quitting Smoking

1. Smokers Breath It is easy to spot a smoker as soon as you begin talking to them. Even if it has been quite some time since you had your last cigarette, smoke particles will still linger, and breath mints don’t cover it up. 2. Yellow and Stained Teeth Smoking can cause your teeth to …

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Is Your Halitosis Holding You Back from Finding True Happiness?

Is Your Halitosis Holding You Back from Finding True Happiness?

The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a new study looking at how bad breath could impact someone’s quality of life. The findings are pretty interesting as apparently people who have halitosis were found to be twice as likely to be unhappy compared to people with beautifully fresh breath. So how did they work …

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Front Tooth Replacement Options

Front Tooth Replacement Options

The most obvious would be having a gap or space. Every time you smile, this is the first thing that gets noticed. After a few months, even years, teeth begin to move towards the space that was once occupied by a tooth. Therefore, more spaces appear in between other teeth. Aside from adjacent teeth moving, …

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How to Brush Your Teeth with a Video Selfie

How to Brush Your Teeth with a Video Selfie

The Science behind This Idea The idea of taking selfies while brushing was the subject of a study at Case Western Reserve University. Adults have been brushing for a long time, and incorrect brushing techniques are ingrained in our muscle memory. Correcting ones brushing techniques takes mindfulness and dedication. Videoing yourself brushing your teeth can …

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What the Heck is in My Toothpaste?

Your Toothpaste Can’t Work Miracles If you have wondered down the dental aisle in your local drugstore or supermarket recently, then you’ll have noticed the bewildering range of kinds of toothpaste for sale. The claims on the toothpaste packages make the product sound like a miracle cream for teeth You’ll get “whiter teeth,” “fresher breath,” …

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Knocked Out

Thousands of teeth are knocked out each year. There are many reasons for so many teeth being knocked. A couple of the most common reasons are a fight and sports injuries. These knocked out teeth can often be re-implanted under certain conditions. If the tooth can be replanted within minutes after the accident, there is …

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Three Things to Expect While Expecting

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! If it’s your first child, you may not know that seeing your dentist is not only very safe, but highly recommended during your pregnancy. The following list should help you understand pregnancy and oral health and what changes to your teeth and gums to expect while expecting! Dental …

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Making your Dental Fears a thing of the PAST

Are your dental fears not allowing you to take of your dental need? While we are aware most people don’t particularly forward to dental visits, some find appointments challenging at best or at worst may actively avoid dental treatment. We do understand, and you’ll find all the dental team at Midtown Dentistry is sympathetic, but …

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Why do I need a CT Scan for dental work?

Why do I need a CT Scan for dental work?

Dental cone beam computerized tomography (ct scan) is used to provide an in-depth image, providing dentists with far greater detail than a regular dental x-ray. It can show your teeth, nerves, and bones in just a single scan, producing a detailed 3-D image. We don’t routinely use cone beam CT scans. Sometimes we do need …

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Silver Fillings Are OUT – Tooth Colored Filling Are IN

In the past, amalgam fillings used to be standard for filling larger cavities in back teeth as the material is hardwearing and cost effective. But these fillings never looked very pretty and over the years more and more people have become concerned about the mercury content of amalgam. While studies have deemed amalgam to be …

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How does smoking affect your oral health?

Everyone knows smoking is bad for their overall health as fears about lung cancer are very well documented, but not everyone is aware of how this habit can affect oral health, other than causing bad breath and yellow teeth. In fact smoking has a hugely detrimental effect on oral health and can cause a whole …

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Overcomeing the Anxiety of Tooth Extraction

A visit to the dentist, no matter how old we are, cause the hair on the back of the neck to stand. Why is it so? We always imagine that a visit is going to be painful, and the dentist is probably going to put massive injections in our teeth, and it’ll hurt. The truth …

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Turn Yourself Floss-Friendly

Are you floss friendly? If you ask people what is the worst part for them when it comes to maintaining their dental health then you will surely find that most of the people will say that it is flossing. However, if you feel that you are not doing well in that regard and might end …

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Do You Have Bad Breath?

Have Bad Breath? Try These Time-Tested Hints and Tips As it turns out, there are several techniques that one can use to cure bad breath and to make sure you know them too, and we have decided to share them here with you. To find out more about these tips, keep reading. 1. Regular cleaning …

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Natural Toothpaste vs. Synthetic Toothpaste

Is using Natural Toothpaste really worth it? Exploring every aspect of our health and knowing about the potential dangers plays a very vital role in making sure that we live a long and healthy life. While a lot of people tend to show a certain level of care towards it, there is one particular area …

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Remember Interviewers Recall Your SMILE

In the current situation, you need to make yourself memorable during a job interview. We see so many movies in which the person did something out of the ordinary and got himself selected from hundreds of applicants. While our everyday life might not be anything like a movie, you can do something extremely simple to …

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Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is often seen in people who are angry or annoyed. It is almost a reflex action done by most who don’t even realize they’re doing it till someone points it out to them. This can be quite damaging to your teeth. You might be surprised to know that some people even grind their …

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Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

Adolescence and Oral Care Gum disease is not for adults only. It can happen at any age, even to children and adolescents. Although advanced forms of periodontal disease are rare in children, the early stage (gingivitis) is common. The good news is, gum disease is preventable. The earlier a child can develop good oral habits, …

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6 Ways to Prevent Cavities

Cavity Prevention Cavities are also called tooth decay or caries. They start as tiny holes or opening in the teeth. When you snack frequently, has high-sugary diet and not fond of cleaning your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, you are sure to develop cavities. As your bad oral habits persist, the larger these holes …

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Do you have a Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate?

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Cleft lip and cleft palate occurs very early in pregnancy. These conditions are facial and oral malformations that can occur when a baby is still in the mother’s womb. Both occur when there is not enough tissue in the lip and mouth area which cause the splitting. Cleft lip occurs …

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Do You Have Numbness after Dental Implants?

If you have recently had a dental implant placed and the area around has become numb notify your treating doctor. Post dental implant numbness is relatively rare but can be very nerve-racking when it occurs. Symptoms can range from feeling numbness in the lips or jaw to feeling slightly numb in the chin or tongue or …

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Can I Superglue My Tooth Back On?

Can I Superglue My Tooth Back On?

Can I superglue my tooth back on if it falls off? No, it is not a good idea to superglue your tooth back on. The following are the reason you should not superglue a broken tooth: 1. Based upon the Superglue warning label, there are dire warnings about its effect on your skin. 2. You …

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What are the Differences Between a Crown and a Veneer?

Learn the difference between a crown and a veneer Your smile is a large part of the world’s first impression of you. A straight, white smile can help build self-esteem and project confidence to your peers. Fortunately, a crooked or broken smile can be easily fixed with the help of an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. …

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