Main Street Dental Clinics News

Month: April 2019

4 Top Mouthwashes for Gingivitis

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There are lots of aches and pains that you can get in your mouth, and one of the most common that has to do with your gums is gingivitis. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that causes your gingiva (the part of your gums right around your teeth) to be red, irritated, and painful. It can also cause your gums to swell and bleed.

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Why Does My Tooth Feel Loose?

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We live in a world where strong healthy teeth are a prized possession so it's no wonder people go to great lengths to enhance their teeth because, after all, it's one of the first things that people often notice about us.

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What Dentists REALLY Think During Your Exam and Other Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed at the Dentist

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One-third of the U.S. population has skipped out on necessary dental treatments or preventive care due to anxiety or fear of going to the dentist. Are you one of the millions of Americans that avoid the dentist out of anxiety or embarrassment? Just know that you're not alone!

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6 Things That Can Happen When You Don't Go to the Dentist

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Brushing, flossing, and proper nutrition are key for good health. But good personal dental habits may not be enough to prevent dental issues and disease. To maintain good overall health, you should include consistent dental visits. Failure to do so may have dire consequences.

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What Does a Numb Mouth Mean?

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If you have a numb or tingling feeling in your mouth, tongue, lips or gums, it can be quite a strange and sometimes frightening experience. The good news is that a numb mouth is usually nothing to worry about and can be treated and relieved easily.

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Why Do My Teeth Tingle? 4 Reasons Explained!

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Teeth tingling is a prickling or stinging sensation in your teeth and might be accompanied by inflammation or bleeding gums. Usually, this is nothing to worry about, and your dentist will provide you with relief for the sensitivity.

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What's the Best Chewing Gum for Teeth?

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It may surprise you to think of chewing gum as the sort of thing that can make your teeth healthier. After all, isn't it mostly made of sugar, the very substance that causes cavities? That's certainly true for many types of gum. But once you remove sugar from the equation, the act of chewing a piece of gum can have surprising benefits for your teeth.

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5 Things to Do for Bleeding Gums

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When you notice your gums bleeding, it can be disturbing, but nothing to panic about. There are many reasons for bleeding gums, and some of them are completely harmless. Even if you do have a gum issue, there are a number of steps you can take to cure the problem.

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What You Need to Know About Dental Sedation for Special Needs

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Dentists use dental sedation in several types of situations in the office. While this practice may be commonplace, it can affect special needs individuals differently from the average patient. Being aware of these treatment changes can help you prepare your special needs clients before the visit.

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How Does Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Work?

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Your dentist may suggest nitrous oxide as a sedative during dental procedures. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is generally a safe method of sedation that relieves pain and discomfort, while you remain conscious.

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