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Dental Implants vs. Bridges/ Dentures

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Dental Implants vs. Bridges/ Dentures

If you're missing one or more teeth, then you might have been thinking about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. At the same time, you might also be considering less expensive alternatives using a dental bridge or denture. Of course, dental implants typically cost several folds more than bridges or dentures, so what should you do? Is it worth spending the extra bucks to get dental implants? Or is it fine to settle for a bridge or denture instead? To make the right decision, you need to understand the benefits of dental implants over alternative treatment options. Here is everything you need to know about the pros and cons of dental implants over bridges and dentures: Pros of Dental ImplantsImplants Do No Harm
Implants are superior to bridges and dentures in that they don’t damage your other teeth. Placing a dental implant does not negatively impact any other tooth in your mouth. On the other hand, placing a bridge means that you ha…

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Teeth Till 90

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9 Secrets to Keeping Your Teeth Till 90
As a dentist, I've seen a handful of patients in their 70s, 80s and even 90s whom had all of their original teeth. Impressive,I thought, so I asked them questions about how they've maintained their teeth in such good shape for so many years. Here are the top 9 secrets I have learned that help you keep your teeth forever: (1) Don’t Get CavitiesEspecially on your adult teeth! We're given two chances with our teeth, once when our baby teeth come out as a child and a second time when our grownup teeth come out as an adult. Unfortunately, our adult teeth come out between the ages of 6 to 12 when we're really not much of an adult. These adult teeth are the important ones which we must maintain for the rest of our lives. Now if you end up with a cavity on your adult teeth early on, you're likely to face a lifetime of problems. Dental fillings will eventually break and need crowns, crowns leak and need root canal treatment and teeth wi…

Why Do We Even Need Teeth?

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Why Do We Need Teeth?
Look carefully at the two photos above. Now tell me who do you think is healthier? Who do you think is happier? Who do you think enjoys his or her life more? And who would you rather be friends with? Luckily in this case, it turns out that they are photos of the same person. As you can see, having nice, healthy teeth really makes a big impact on how others perceive you. Your teeth do more than just chew and cut your food; they help you look good and feel beautiful. Here are some other things your teeth do which you may not be fully aware of: Better Speech Your teeth help you speak and pronounce your words. If you have a tooth or two missing, pronouncing words like "S" or "F" becomes challenging. Tasting Food Your teeth have nerve endings inside of them which contribute to tasting your meals. Many people without teeth complain about a loss of taste sensation. Your teeth allow you to enjoy your meals more. Confidence People with missing teeth go …