Little Known Secondary Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment

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Most people know that the primary intent of braces is to straighten the teeth. After your orthodontic treatment is complete, you can look forward to a straighter smile. However, there are a number of other lesser-known benefits that braces can provide. Whether you choose metal brackets or the clear polyurethane plastic version, you may enjoy the following secondary benefits of teeth straightening once your orthodontic treatment is complete.  Lower Risk For Decay And Gingivitis…

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Will A Dental Implant Really Last A Lifetime?

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Consumers may be skeptical about something advertised as permanent—when the product in question is so durable that you won’t need to replace it. This can be a reasonable concern when receiving a dental implant. Yes, dental implants are often referred to as a permanent tooth-replacement system, but is this all that realistic?  Types of Implants There are three primary types of dental implants. Endosteal implants are installed in your alveolar ridge (which is part of your jaw), whereas subperiosteal implants sit atop the jaw, beneath your gum tissues.…

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4 Types Of Treatments For Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease is a type of disease that affects your gums. Gingivitis and periodontitis are two types of periodontal disease. If gum disease isn’t taken seriously and treated appropriately, it can lead to permanent negative changes in your mouth. Fortunately, your dentist can offer a host of treatments to restore your gum health. Here is a list of treatments that can help patients recover from periodontal disease: 1. Root Planing…

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