Understanding tooth loss

Posted on: 14 March 2017

Losing a tooth, whether it's the result of periodontal disease or a physical impact, can be a very distressing experience. It can lead to a number of oral health issues and make a person feel insecure about their smile. Read on to learn more about this dental problem. Is a missing tooth a serious problem? It's a common misconception that tooth loss is nothing more than a cosmetic issue and that those who replace their missing tooth do so only because they want to improve the appearance of their mouth.
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When Saving Teeth is Better: Why a Root Canal and Crown is Better than Extraction

Posted on: 23 February 2017

Toothaches and dental abscesses can leave you in so much pain and bother that you might one day decide that enough is enough. Take out the tooth, take out the problem. That's an understandable reaction, especially if your tooth or teeth have been bothering you for a considerable length of time. It is also true that an extraction is far less costly than a root canal and crown. However, whenever possible and providing there is enough tooth structure remaining, it might be better to opt for a root canal and crown.
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Encouraging Good Dental Health In Childhood And Beyond.

Posted on: 19 December 2016

Tooth decay and dental problems are common among children. This can be due to many different reasons, from poor dental hygiene to a simple lack of knowledge as to the best way to care for children's teeth. Promoting good dental health in children is important from the outset. Not only will this prevent problems, such as decay and toothache, during the childhood years, but it will encourage lifelong dental health that will ultimately avoid a myriad of dental conditions.
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When a Toothache Might Be Something Urgent

Posted on: 7 December 2016

If you visit your dentist regularly, you may put off getting a toothache or other such problem checked out, assuming it's not urgent and can wait until your next appointment. However, this can be a mistake, depending on the reason for the toothache in the first place. While not all problems with your teeth and mouth are outright emergencies, note when it can be good to visit a dental clinic as soon as you can get an appointment and have that toothache checked.
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