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Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Essential

by Smile Design SI

Posted on March 24, 2019 at 11:49:29 AM

It’s something that you’ve heard over and over but why are regular dental visits so important? Dental appointments shouldn’t just be made when you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Prevention is always better than needing a cure and there are plenty more reasons why it’s important to maintain regular visits to your local dental practice: Check for mouth cancer This is one of the most important things your dentist will do at every check-up. Dentists will do an examination for signs of mouth cancer, as well as head and neck cancer. To do this they will be checking for any lumps on your head or neck. They will also check for any red or white patches in the mouth. Usually these checks will find nothing unusual, but they could potentially save your life. Dental hygienists Dental hygienists and therapists are often overlooked when it comes to our oral health, but they can be extremely valuable for both the services they can offer and the advice...

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What are Veneers and How Do They Work?

by Smile Design SI

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 05:23:22 PM

How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve My Smile? If there are a variety of things you don’t like about how your smile looks, porcelain veneers are probably the best way to fix them all at once. This is why they are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. Porcelain veneers are strong, smooth, and more stain resistant than your natural enamel. Patients who consider porcelain veneers are typically looking to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues with the teeth such as: Instantly whiten your teeth Fix/mask chips and cracks Get rid of obvious gaps Make small or misshapen teeth blend with your smile Straighten slightly misaligned teeth How Can I Get Porcelain Veneers? It will all start with a consultation where you would discuss what you hope to achieve. The only requirement is that a person must have healthy dental structure to support the veneers. If a patient has a cavity or gum disease, for example, those will need to be treated before...

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TMJ Problems and How You Can Prevent Them

by Smile Design SI

Posted on January 07, 2018 at 03:49:47 PM

TMJ Problems and How You Can Prevent Them What are and where are your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These joints are positioned on either side of your face just in front of your ears. They allow you to open your mouth so you can speak, eat, yawn and laugh. Unfortunately but like other bodily joints, your TMJ can malfunction. When your TMJs malfunction, the condition is called TMJ disorder or dysfunction. Although symptoms can vary from patient to patient, the most common is pain in the jaw joint. Other symptoms include: A clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth The feeling of an earache in the absence of infection Sensitive teeth Swelling on the side of your face Headaches or pain around the ears, neck and shoulders Changes in you bite or the alignment of your teeth Stiffness or a locked feeling in your jaw The most frequent cause of TMJ disorder is stress, which leads to teeth clenching and grinding, especially at night. If you are diagnosed with TMJ...

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