Main Street Dental Clinics News

Month: March 2019

Author: Main Street Dental Clinics

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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4 Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

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No one thinks that a major dental accident will happen to them, but the truth is, dental emergencies can happen to anyone. Whether you chip your tooth at work or your child falls and knocks out one of their first adult teeth, here is what you should do next.

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How to Help Your Child Feel More Comfortable at the Dentist

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Many adults have a fear of the dentist. So, it’s no surprise that young children are often apprehensive about a dental visit, as well. It may even be that your own dental anxiety is rubbing off on your child, making them feel uncomfortable too. But there are other issues that may contribute to their fear.

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5 Foods That Promote Oral Health

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “you are what you eat?” Believe it or not – this has some truth to it! Foods that are full of sugar, such as soda and candy, are some of the main contributors to cases of tooth decay. If you follow a diet that isn’t exactly healthy, then one of the first areas that will decline in health is your mouth and teeth.

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What to Expect When You Need a Dental Crown

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Many patients feel anxious when they learn that they need their first dental crowns. Without previous experience, people don’t know what to expect when getting dental crowns. The lack of knowledge often makes anxiety even more intense for patients.

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What to Expect When You Need a Cavity Filled

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Most people will need to get a cavity filled at some point in their life. It’s an unfortunate truth that even the most vigilant orally hygienic individuals can fall victim to bacteria in their mouths. If you’re experiencing this common issue, you’re likely wondering what you can expect when getting a cavity filled. You might even be a little worried. Fortunately, it’s a simple process you don’t have to fret over.

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