How to Prevent Oral Cancer

Posted on : 09-12-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that affects the mouth. It can form in the lining of the cheeks, gums, roof of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore that does not go away. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheek, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

Treatment of Dental Cavaties

Posted on : 02-10-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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If your decay is in the early stages, your dentist may apply a fluoride varnish to the area. This can help to stop further decay, particularly if you lower your intake of sugar.If decay has worn away your enamel and caused a cavity, your dentist will remove the decay and restore your tooth with a filling. If the nerve in the middle of your tooth is damaged, you will need a root canal treatment, which removes the nerve and restores the tooth with a filling or crown.If the tooth is so badly damaged it cannot be restored, the only option may be to remove it.

Straightening Teeth

Posted on : 09-08-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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Having straight teeth is not only better looking, but it is healthier for your as well. Straightening your teeth is actually an important step in ensuring good oral health down the road. Straightening your teeth will most likely be a process that takes some time, but it will be worth it when your teeth are healthier and you have a more beautiful smile. There are several different options for straightening teeth.Two great options for straightening your teeth are traditional braces or Invisalign.

FAQs about Dental Sealants

Posted on : 09-06-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay.

Temporomandibular Disorders Treatment

Posted on : 02-06-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called “TMJ,” are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. We don’t know for certain how many people have TMJ disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. The condition appears to be more common in women than men.

Causes and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders

Posted on : 26-05-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint.

What Are Temporomandibular Disorders

Posted on : 18-05-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull.Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and/or the nerves associated with chronic facial pain.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Posted on : 26-02-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.It’s not unusual to feel shy about smiling if you have imperfections in your teeth. Stained teeth may inhibit you from smiling as often or as big as you would like.

What is Dental Bonding?

Posted on : 18-02-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Instant veneers or dental laminates are made of a composite tooth-colored material, which can be stuck or bonded directly onto the tooth surface. The entire appearance of the tooth structure can be changed to make them appear more aesthetically appealing. Trained aesthetic dentists can really tweak your smile in a few hours of time. Your dentist will evaluate each case individually and will let you know the dental bonding cost and the time required for the procedure.

Treating Actinomycosis

Posted on : 26-12-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Actinomycosis is a rare but serious infection that commonly occurs in the head and neck area. It is caused by different bacteria called actinomycetes. Actinomycetes are commonly found in the cheeks and mouth. Antibiotics are the main treatment for actinomycosis. A long-term course of antibiotics is required to wipe out the infection completely.