Braces: Do They Hurt?

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  • Though braces can be painful or uncomfortable at times, the pain is often not extreme
  • Most orthodontists recommend simple over-the-counter pain killers
  • For the duration of your treatment, you may experience pressure and tenderness
If you are considering getting braces, you may be wondering if they will be painful.  Braces can be painful...
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Finding Your Orthodontist and What to Expect

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  • When considering orthodontic treatment it's recommended that you do some research
  • Speak openly with your orthodontist
  • The length of treatment often varies by patient
It's recommended that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist monitors your overall oral health including the state of your...
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The Prevalence of Gum Disease

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  • Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums
  • Moderate to sever periodontal disease is more common in people over the age of 65
  • If you suspect you have periodontal disease, visit your dentist immediately
According to the Journal of Dental Research one out of every two adults over the age of 30 has...
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Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease: Part 3

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  • Doctors and dentists recommend postponing any dental treatment until at least six months after your heart attack
  • In some cases, patients may need to have their teeth treated in a more controlled hospital setting
  • Mixing medications can lead to undesirable and potentially dangerous results
Research has shown that oral health and cardiovascular disease are...
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Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease: Part 2

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  • Your dentist will need to take some extra precautions when treating you
  • Antibiotics before dental treatments are recommended for people who have endocarditis
  • For less invasive procedures, antibiotics are not required even if you suffer from a heart issue
Recent studies have found that heart issues and oral health are closely related. If you suffer...
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Oral Health and Cardiovascular Diseases: Part 1

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  • Some oral diseases or issues can put patients at a higher risk of developing other medical issues and vice versa
  • Your dentist should be informed of all medical problems you suffer from
  • People who have periodontal disease are more likely to experience coronary artery disease
Over the years, studies have shown that there is...
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Oral Health and Heart Disease

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  • Healthy gums and teeth play a vital role in your overall health
  • Patients with moderate to advanced gum disease have a higher risk of developing heart disease
  • If bacteria from your mouth reaches your heart, it can create inflammation
Did you know that more than 80 percent of Americans have periodontal disease or gum...
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Sensitivity: Gums and Teeth

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  • It's easy to take your gums and teeth for granted
  • One of the leading causes of gum sensitivity or gum discomfort is gingivitis
  • Fortunately, tooth and gum sensitivity are easy to prevent
Gums and teeth are two of the most important components of your mouth. It is imperative that you take care of...
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