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DERRICK ALVAREZ

Gum Contouring: What to Know

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If you have unusual-looking or uneven-looking gums, then you may want to consider gum contouring. Gum contouring is a procedure with both cosmetic and practical uses. If your gums are otherwise healthy, then contouring can make your gums and teeth look more aesthetically pleasing in a relatively short time. Here is more information about the procedure and risks. What Does Gum Contouring Do? Gum contouring involves removing or adding tissue to the gum line to make it look even. Read More»

Getting Braces? Know How To Deal With Discomfort

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Do you have an upcoming appointment to have braces installed, but are a bit worried about if they will be uncomfortable afterward? Here are some tips for dealing with the discomfort that can be caused by this orthodontic procedure. Prepare For Immediate Discomfort One thing that is unavoidable about braces is the immediate discomfort that you will feel a couple of hours after having them placed on your teeth. This is a normal part of the procedure because it means that the braces are starting to move your teeth into the proper position. Read More»

Why General Dentistry Is So Popular And Important: The 3 Main Focuses

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General dentistry is the most popular and common form of dentistry today. Have you ever wondered why? General dentists offer essential dental services for people of all ages, and they focus on several things. To understand why general dentistry is so popular and important, you might need to understand the three main focuses of general dentists. 1. Educating Patients About Oral Health Habits and Care The first focus of a general dentist is education. Read More»

4 Effective Treatment Options For TMJ

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If you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you probably know that you have it. TMJ is an extremely painful disorder of the jaw that causes pain, discomfort, and other issues. If you have this problem, you might want to talk to your dentist about treating it. Dentists offer many treatment options for TMJ, and here are four methods that dentists often suggest for treating TMJ. 1. Exercises and Physical Therapy Read More»

Are Dental Implants Painful?

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A dental implant is the closest tooth replacement option to natural teeth. The implant consists of a screw that is placed in your jawbone that acts as a base for a crown, which is the part of the tooth that you see above the gumline.  Does the Procedure Hurt? When you have a dental implant placed, your oral surgeon will inject a local anesthetic near the area where the implant will be placed. Read More»

How Dental Exams Can Reveal Medical Problems

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Dental exams not only reveal problems such as gingivitis, cavities, gum recession, overcrowding, and impacted wisdom teeth, but they can also alert your dentist to certain medical problems. Some of the first signs of certain health conditions manifest in the oral cavity. When your dentist sees something unusual during your examination, he or she may refer you to your physician for further evaluation and treatment. Here are some ways dental exams can uncover medical problems. Read More»

Dental Visit Got You Anxious? Top Tips For Easing You Stress

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It’s no secret if you want to have healthy teeth, you’ll need to visit the dentist. The key to enjoying good dental health will rest in doing this. However, if you’re like many people, you may get overly anxious at the thought of your visit. Putting these top tips to work can allow you to get through this time with greater ease. 1. Build a relationship Going to a dentist that you trust should be foremost on your to-do list. Read More»

Do These Three Things Before Your Dental Implant Procedure

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If you’re missing a tooth, you may have difficulties chewing, and you may be self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, dental implants allow your dentist to restore missing teeth using a prosthesis attached to a metal implant and abutment. Your dentist will guide you through the process, but here are some things you might not be aware of. If you want to have an implant placed, here are three things you’ll want to do. Read More»

Should You Get Braces? 4 Questions To Help You Decide

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If you have gapped, crooked, crowded, or otherwise irregular teeth, you may find yourself pondering the question of braces. While braces can do a remarkable job of straightening out your smile, you must still give serious thought as to whether they’re really for you. Here are four questions that can help you make the right choice in your discussions with your orthodontist. 1. Does the Quality of Your Smile Affect Your Quality of Life? Read More»

Don't Lose Your Crown! How To Cope With Crown Problems

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Crowns are meant to effortlessly substitute for teeth that have been damaged by decay or accidents. They usually look perfectly natural and become such an ingrained part of your mouth that you never think about them. Unfortunately, problems can crop up with crowns from time to time. Fortunately, most crown problems are easily resolved if you seek help from your dentist right away. Read on to find out about some common crown issues. Read More»