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How To Clean Your Nightguard

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Apr 24, 2015 11:29:47 AM

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Nighttime teeth grinding is a very common habit, but it can be quite destructive to your teeth. Nightguards are very beneficial to people who grind or clench their teeth. These custom-made oral appliances can help prevent teeth from getting chipped or worn down. But nightguards need a bit of special attention: Unless you clean the appliance properly, you may just be trading one dental problem for another.

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Stars Who Have Straightened Their Teeth

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Apr 23, 2015 10:29:00 AM

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Movie stars, pop princesses and celebrities of all stripes are expected to look good all the time—whether they're walking the red carpet in the glare of the spotlights, or dodging paparazzi at a shadowy nightspot. When you look at their pictures, you might never guess that some of the biggest stars weren't born with perfect teeth. In fact, many have had cosmetic dental work—and some even opted to get orthodontic treatment in the midst of their careers. Here are a few of the best-known celebs who had their teeth straightened with different types of orthodontic appliances.

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Topics: Celebrity Smiles, :DentalPlans

What Is The Best Dental Insurance For Individuals?

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Apr 21, 2015 10:46:35 AM

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If you have traditional dental insurance you almost certainly got it as part of a great benefits package, are a service member or family to a person in the military, or you’re a child whose coverage is possibly due to Obamacare.

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Topics: Dental Insurance, :DentalPlans

Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth?

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Apr 15, 2015 2:06:00 PM

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Do you have a few teeth that aren't quite as straight as you’d like them to be? Are your two front teeth too far apart?  If so, it’s possible that you may not need braces to fix these problems; some cosmetic issues of tooth alignment and spacing can be addressed beautifully with dental veneers.

 

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Topics: Veneers, :DentalPlans

What Is Teledentistry?

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Apr 13, 2015 3:25:00 PM

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It’s easy to figure out how telemedicine works – you don’t need to physically be in a doctor’s presence to get treatment for uncomplicated conditions like allergies or rashes. But teledentistry? That’s a harder concept to grasp – getting dental care is a very hands-on process.

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Not Your Parents Braces

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Apr 10, 2015 11:36:00 AM

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Orthodontic braces have been around for quite a while. Plenty of young people who are getting their teeth straightened right now have parents who wore braces—and maybe grandparents too!  One big reason for the longstanding popularity of braces is that they are so effective at moving teeth into better positions. But if you haven't noticed the improvements in orthodontic appliances lately, you may be in for a surprise: They're not your parents' braces.

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Your Gum Disease Can Affect Your Unborn Child

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Apr 8, 2015 11:45:00 AM

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For many women, pregnancy is a time that's part blissful... and part stressful. As your body begins a process of dramatic changes, you may start paying more attention to your overall health and well-being. That's good! What's not so good is that, with all the demands of pregnancy, it can be hard to take care of every little detail. Perhaps, with everything else that's going on, you may be tempted to slack off on your oral hygiene routine. Here's why you shouldn't.

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Topics: Pregnancy, :DentalPlans

Do You Have Exploding Head Syndrome?

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Apr 6, 2015 12:21:25 PM

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Here’s one thing that people who suffer from "Exploding Head" syndrome can be grateful for – their heads don’t actually detonate. The alarming name of the syndrome refers to the sensation that sufferers’ experience, rather than the physical condition of their cranium.

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Chewing Gum, Jaw Pain & Your Oral Health

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Apr 3, 2015 2:47:46 PM

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Most of the time it's pretty easy to tell a good habit from a bad one. For example, walking is good for us; smoking is bad. There’s just no two ways about it. But some habits can be a bit more difficult to categorize. Chewing gum is a perfect example.

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Armed Dentists

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Mar 30, 2015 12:29:59 PM

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The Air Force’s 779th Dental Squadron is using new computer design technology to “make dental operations more efficient and to assist Airmen in maintaining dental mission readiness,” according to the U.S Department of Defense’s “Armed with Science” blog.

 

Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining (CAD/CAM) has been used by the Air Force to design everything from mission essential equipment to base facilities. And it is now also being used in the dental clinic to make crowns and other similar tooth restorations.

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