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Glossary of Kid-Friendly Dental Terms

Dental anxieties often develop in children after negative experiences or inherited from equally anxious parents. If you have toddlers or young children, here are some alternative phrases you can use at home when talking about the dental office. Sleepy Juice or Magic Juice Instead of Anesthetic Injection At the dental office, local anesthesia is used […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 27 • 2 minute read

All About Preventive Dental Care

While taking good care of your teeth and gums at home is essential, an effective oral health care routine also involves visiting your dentist for regularly scheduled professional cleanings and examinations. Aside from the many oral and overall health benefits this preventive care can provide, they can also detect and diagnose problems early, saving you […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 27 • 6 minute read

Dental Veneers vs. Lumineers

Porcelain dental veneers and Lumineers can seem almost interchangeable, but these treatments do possess important differences. If you’re looking for a smile makeover and you are considering dental veneers or Lumineers, it’s important to evaluate the pros and cons of both options. Benefits of Both Choices Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers are solutions for many […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 5 • 2 minute read

How Periodontal Disease Affects the Body

Gum disease can have far-reaching effects on your oral health and appearance. However, many individuals develop the condition without knowing it and the initial warning signs such as gum-tissue inflammation and occasional bleeding are ignored. Even if you have these symptoms, don’t give up! When caught early, gum disease can be prevented, and the damage […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 5 • 2 minute read

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Causes and Treatments

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is in use more than any other joint in the whole body, which makes it an easy target for health issues. When these problems cause chronic pain and affect the overall function of the jaw, they are collectively known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Complications related to the jaw joint head […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 5 • 2 minute read

What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Kid’s Teeth

Prevention and early treatment are the best ways to help your children achieve and maintain optimal oral health. It is much easier to prevent an issue than treat one, which is why it is essential to monitor them as soon as their first tooth appears.   Your child’s first visit to the dentist can set […]

Written by prositesdentalFeb 13 • 2 minute read

Should You Replace Your Amalgam Fillings?

Metal was once the most commonly used dental material used to fill cavities and repair damage. However, amalgam fillings are less popular than they used to be for a variety of reasons. If you currently have fillings that contain amalgam, you may have been told you should have them removed and replaced with newer composites. […]

Written by prositesdentalFeb 13 • 2 minute read

How Oral Surgery is Used to Benefit Your Long-Term Oral Health

Ideal oral health involves making sure that teeth are not only healthy but that the surrounding structures in and around the mouth function correctly. Maxillofacial Surgery, more commonly known as oral surgery, focuses on treating many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Oral […]

Written by prositesdentalFeb 13 • 4 minute read

Understanding the Causes of Sleep Apnea

For some, snoring is merely an inconvenient late-night distraction. What many don’t realize, however, is that snoring may be an indication of a deeper health issue – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts while a person sleeps. This condition can often go undiscovered for some time, but […]

Written by prositesdentalJan 27 • 2 minute read

Three Steps to a Healthier Smile

Everyone wants their smile to last, but sometimes we fall into bad habits and risk permanent damage to our teeth. Following some simple rules and avoiding bad habits can help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. One – Diligent At-Home Care Don’t: Skip a brushing or flossing – The plaque on […]

Written by prositesdentalJan 27 • 2 minute read

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