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good oral care habits for children

Parenting Tips To Ensure Kids Have Good Oral Care Habits

Good oral care habits set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. As parents, you want the best for your children. Lead by example to help your kids learn good oral care habits for a lifetime of confidence and health.

The following tips promote healthy oral health and good health in general. Many of the behaviors that are good for the mouth are also good for the rest of the body.

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how to fix small teeth

Case Study: How to Fix Small Teeth With Peg Lateral Treatment

Southview Dental offers modern treatments to help our patients enjoy a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles. Sometimes patients feel concerned about small, misshapen front teeth known as peg laterals.

Patients sometimes visit us with a simple question, “how to fix small teeth?” Thanks to modern dentistry, we can fix peg laterals and create a more symmetrical smile. Before we explore treatment options, we need to explain what peg laterals are and how they affect the appearance of some people’s teeth.

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how to fix broken teeth

Step By Step Guide On How To Fix Broken Teeth

Patients sometimes ask how to fix broken teeth. Sometimes they ask out of curiosity and other times after experiencing the trauma of a broken tooth. This step-by-step guide outlines common causes, what to do if your tooth breaks, and how dental hygiene helps protect your teeth.

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How We Make a Difference Through Advanced Dental Technologies

Modern advanced dental technologies help dentists create a better dental care experience for patients. Southview Dentistry embraces the best modern technology and techniques to offer our patients effective treatment in a more comfortable environment.

Dentistry has changed over the past ten years, and it continues to evolve. New and emerging tools and techniques allow professional dentists to offer bespoke services that suit your unique mouth and your needs.

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Do You Need a Dentist or a Specialist for a Root Canal Treatment Process?

Some patients feel fear or anxiety when they hear their dentist mention the words “root canal.” However, if you suffer from certain kinds of dental pain, the root canal treatment process may be your best solution.

People have misconceptions about root canals. For example, many believe that root canals are extremely painful. However, most patients find that when a skilled professional performs the root canal it is no more painful than a common filling.

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what is sedation dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry and Is It Right For You?

What is sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry offers an alternative for patients who otherwise find dentistry very painful or distressing. With the help of medication, the patient relaxes while the dentist performs the procedure.

Patients seek sedation for a variety of dental procedures ranging from preventative care to oral surgery. Some patients cannot otherwise tolerate essential preventative treatments like an exam or cleaning without medication. For them, sedation allows them to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Other patients need more complicated painful procedures that require some anesthetic. Each situation is different, but a skilled dentist understands the nuances involved.

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mouthguard for tmj

Choosing a Mouth Guard for TMJ Pain Relief  

Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, or facial pain? It may be a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and or your jaw muscles. Often a mouth guard provides relief for people suffering from TMJ and muscle discomfort.  

Before we describe specific treatments, it helps if you understand some basic information about TMJ. Keep in mind, this information is for educational purposes. Regular dental care and exams are always the first line of defense against TMJ problems as well as other dental health concerns.

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most common dental emergencies

Most Common Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Have you suffered from tooth pain or a dental emergency? If so, you want to get help fast. Start by contacting your local dentist for an appointment. Next, use home remedies that are dentist approved for emergency situations. These treatments help to save your teeth if you have a broken or chipped tooth. You can also reduce dental pain and oral irritation before your appointment. Here are five of the most common dental emergencies we see at Southview Dentistry, and home treatments our dentists recommend.

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