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Archive for January 2018

dentist or oral surgeon for tooth extraction

Go with a dentist or oral surgeon for tooth extraction?

No one likes to have a tooth extracted, and the saving grace about that procedure is that it’s usually quick. Sometimes, though, special circumstances require special work, which means your dentist might send you to an oral surgeon. If you’re confused about why you might have to go to to someone other than your dentist to have a tooth removed, read on; depending on how the tooth presents before or during a typical extraction, it may need extra help in getting out of your mouth.

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What is Diastema?

Diastema refers to a gap or space between the teeth. This gap is caused because of an unequal relationship between the jaw and the size of patients teeth. These spaces can form anywhere in the mouth, but are most common between the upper two front teeth. This condition affects both adults and children. In fact, this condition is more common in children, but gaps may disappear once their permanent teeth grow in. In adults however, diastema will not resolve itself on its own.

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what is invisalign

What Is Invisalign and Why It Could be Right for You

You are never too old to have your teeth straightened and aligned, but the thought of having braces as an adult may make you decide to leave your teeth alone because you don’t want metal brackets stuck to your teeth for years. This is why alternatives like Invisalign exist, however; dentists know patients don’t want to have orthodontic work stuck to their teeth where everyone can see it. So what is Invisalign? Invisalign offers a less visible method of correcting misaligned teeth that is just as effective as traditional braces.

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