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TMJ Anatomy: How it Works

January 31, 2019

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:07 am

Clicking jaw is a medical term that refers to clicking sound that may be produced when the jaw is opened. You shouldn’t worry about an occasional click of the jaw. This is entirely normal for a highly flexible jaw joint structure.

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Why You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:01 am

Dental hygiene is a vital aspect of your overall health. Poor dental hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, bone loss, and various types of cancers. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you should also visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional dental cleanings.

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Teeth Cleaning During Pregnancy

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:57 am

While your dental health plays an integral role in your general health, it is especially important during pregnancy. You are more prone to dental issues such as gum disease and increased tooth decay when you are pregnant. This is attributed to an increased surge in hormones, which make your gums more sensitive to irritants in plaque.

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Are Deep Cleanings Really Important?

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:54 am

A regular visit to a dentist, even if only twice a year, can be overwhelming for many people. As such, they opt for brushing and flossing their teeth every day in an effort to avoid those visits. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to realize that brushing and flossing alone is not enough to safeguard yourself from costly dental problems. Deep dental cleanings are essential. A dentist or dental hygienist may perform this procedure. 

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How Durable are Dental Fillings?

January 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 5:23 am

Dental fillings are among the most common dentistry procedures today. They help to restore natural tooth by replacing the structure lost to decay. One of the common questions asked by those who intend to get dental fillings is, how long do dental fillings last?

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What are the Different Types of Fillings?

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 5:17 am

Tooth fillings are one of the most popular dental procedures in the world. They are designed to fill the holes left in a tooth after severe tooth decay, or after the tooth develops holes or cracks from other oral trauma or previous dental treatment. From gold to tooth-colored plastic, there are different types of filling materials available, each with its own pros and cons.

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Don’t Delay Taking Care of Your Dental Fillings

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 5:14 am

Do you have a cavity? Are your teeth sensitive to temperature? Do you feel pain when chewing? You may be tempted to wait until the problem becomes unbearable before visiting a dentist—but that’s a serious mistake. Dental problems don’t go away on their own. In fact, they usually progress to more serious problems over time.

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Veneer Cost and How to Care for Them

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 4:53 am

Many people in need of dental veneers will often ask, how much do veneers cost? Another common question is, how do you care for dental veneers?

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How Long Should My Dental Veneers Last?

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 4:50 am

Dental Veneers are an important cosmetic dentistry procedure. They help cover damaged and discolored teeth, bringing back the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted. Many people wonder how long veneers last. Veneers can last upwards of ten years. This lifespan depends on various factors, such as how you take care of them. Nonetheless, it would be unrealistic to expect your veneers to last a lifetime.

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Can Dental Veneers be Whitened?

Filed under: Uncategorized — oxforddental @ 4:45 am

Dentists often use dental veneers in cases where a patient’s teeth are misaligned, chipped, or discolored. Veneers help improve your smile by making your teeth look healthier, brighter, and straight. However, over time, your veneers may become discolored due to various factors such as smoking and prolonged exposure to colored drinks like coffee and red wine.

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