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Oral Hygiene Aids for Bridges & Crowns

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Bridges and crowns are common dental restorations used to replace missing teeth or repair damaged ones. While these prosthetics can restore the functionality and aesthetics of your smile, proper oral hygiene is required to ensure their longevity and prevent complications.  Some essential oral hygiene aids are tailored for maintaining bridges and crowns. These include soft-bristled […]

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How Long Is a Dental Cleaning?

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the length of a dental cleaning. But a typical dental cleaning can last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. The exact length needed for your appointment depends largely on factors like your overall oral health and whether your dentist recommends any additional X-rays or other treatments. Life can get […]

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Common Dental Emergencies: What Is Considered an Emergency?

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Dental emergencies can be scary and stressful, especially if you’re not sure if your situation is considered an emergency. Knowing what qualifies as a dental emergency can help you take the appropriate action to address the problem and keep your family’s smiles healthy. A dental emergency happens when you need immediate help to save a […]

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Can Veneers Get Cavities?

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The smile you’ve always wanted is within your reach. Veneers are like armour for your teeth. Your dentist can design veneers to give you straight, white teeth while successfully hiding flaws.  Veneers are also used to repair cosmetic abnormalities, such as chipping, stains, small gaps, and minor alignment issues. But if you have veneers, it […]

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When to Stop Using Gauze After a Tooth Extraction

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A tooth extraction is typically the last resort for dental care, but it’s an essential procedure. Removing a decaying tooth can prevent infection from spreading to surrounding teeth and gums. And if you’re going to go through the process, it’s worth spending some extra time making sure the aftercare is effective. After dental surgery, your […]

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