Main Street Dental Clinics News

Month: June 2018

The Most Effective Flossing Technique

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Proper tooth brushing helps to remove food debris and plaque -- a sticky, colorless film of bacteria -- from your tooth's surfaces. However, even if you brush your teeth thoroughly and often, your mouth might not be as clean as you think.

Tooth brushing alone only cleans about 65 percent of your tooth's surfaces, so it's important to ensure your oral hygiene routine incorporates more than just tooth brushing. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. When used along with tooth brushing, flossing can help you take care of your mouth and improve your oral health, as long as you’re using an effective flossing technique.

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The Ins and Outs of Dental Crown Care

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Dentists use dental crowns to cap off your teeth after a procedure. You may get a crown after a significant filling has been cracked or broken, a root canal, a dental implant, a repair or bridgework. While they are made from durable materials, crowns do require good care to make sure they last as long as possible.

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Is It Possible to Have a Tooth Extraction Without Implant Surgery?

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Sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to maintain dental health. After an extraction, your dentist may suggest dental implant surgery, and it’s understandable that the procedure may seem a little daunting at first. There is nothing wrong with asking why your dentist recommends dental implants and the possible alternatives to traditional implants.

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Teeth Whitening: Your Dentist vs. At-Home Treatments

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You see white teeth everywhere, from the movies to magazines. Sometimes, it's difficult not to feel self-conscious if you have an off-white or yellow appearance to your teeth. You have several teeth whitening options, from do-it-yourself kits to professional services offered by your dentist. There are pros and cons to each method so take some time to evaluate which will work best for your needs.

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What You Need to Know About Dental Bridge Work

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Has your dentist suggested that you get a dental bridge as part of your treatment plan? This dental prosthesis is a useful solution for addressing specific issues, but you might have a lot of questions about it.

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Why Does My Jaw Click? Reasons and Treatments

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You're in the middle of a yawn when it happens. Click. Your jaw decides that it's going to click, and it could be followed by pain. A clicking jaw is the symptom of several types of medical issues. Understanding the different conditions helps you talk to your dentist so they can start you on the right treatment plan.

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Tips From the Dentist: How Do I Have a Fast Dental Appointment?

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Your busy schedule does not always permit you to spend much time in the dentist’s waiting room or chair. But, you realize the importance of having a routine cleaning to keep your dental health in check. The good news is that although you can’t actually control the dentist’s schedule, there is a lot you can do to speed up your end of the appointment. Plus, the smoother your participation goes, the easier it will make the dentist’s and hygienist’s job. Keep reading for some tips on saving time at the dentist’s office.

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Dental Bridges vs Implants: Which Is Right for You?

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Losing a tooth due to a cavity, injury or illness is a frustrating situation. If you don't address the empty space, you can end up with gum or jaw issues in the future. Two common treatments for a missing or extracted tooth are dental bridges and dental implants. Figuring out which one is right for you can make a big difference in achieving a positive outcome after your dentist visits.

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What is (and What is Not) Covered Under My Dental Insurance ?

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Whether you have dental insurance or not, it can be a confusing topic. There are many vocabulary terms and types to choose from that all cover different things. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from a typical dental insurance policy.

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Are You Scared of the Dentist? Here are 5 Ways to Stay Calm During Your Next Visit

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Do your palms sweat when you visit the dentist? You're not alone. Between nine and 15 percent of the American population are seriously scared to see the dentist. That's around 30 to 40 million people!

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