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Why The DIY Braces Trend Is Dangerous

Online videos that feature teenagers claiming to have repaired their crooked teeth with DIY braces are causing concern with family dentists. While YouTube and other video platforms can help you learn to do nearly anything with “how-to” videos, the idea of dental braces made at home is forcing a number of patients into serious dental repairs. The common misconception that repairing gaps in teeth is a simple process has led many people to attempt the job themselves. However, orthodontics is very complex and should only be performed by a professional dentist. Dentistry work extends far ...
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Everything You’ve Wondered About Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Teeth Cleaning)

Winter temperatures may leave you with a painful mouth. Teeth sensitivity is the result of the underlying layer of your teeth, the dentin, becoming exposed to hot or cold due to receding gum tissue. The tooth roots have thousands of dental channels that can allow a hot or cold substance to reach the nerves in your tooth, causing pain. Even if you brush daily, you may experience the pain of sensitive teeth. So, if you’re asking, “Why are my teeth sensitive?”, new research reveals a number of things can cause tooth sensitivity. What causes teeth sensitivity? Inadequate dental hygiene is a ...
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Tooth Sensitivity May Increase With Cold Weather

Winter temperatures may leave you with a painful mouth. Teeth sensitivity is the result of the underlying layer of your teeth, the dentin, becoming exposed to hot or cold due to receding gum tissue. The tooth roots have thousands of dental channels that can allow a hot or cold substance to reach the nerves in your tooth, causing pain. Even if you brush daily, you may experience the pain of sensitive teeth. So, if you’re asking, “Why are my teeth sensitive?”, new research reveals a number of things can cause tooth sensitivity. What causes teeth sensitivity? Inadequate dental hygiene is a ...
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TMJ Home Remedies To Relieve Pain

It’s estimated that more than 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Since November is National TMJ Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at TMJ pain, remedies, and TMJ stretches. While your Bridgeport / Trumbull Line dentist is the best resource for how to alleviate TMJ pain or discomfort, there are steps you can take at home to reduce the soreness. What Is TMJ? TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, located at the base of the skill that connects the upper jaw (maxilla) and the lower jaw (mandible). TMJ isn’t like most joints in the body. The ...
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Types Of Braces: Complete Guide To Orthodontic Care

When you need to straighten your teeth or properly align your jaw for a beautiful smile, you’re no longer stuck with a single option for orthodontic care. Metal braces became commonly used in the 1950s, but today’s orthodontic options consist of a number of choices. From traditional braces to the popular Invisalign aligners, when you need Bridgeport / Trumbull Line orthodontic care, the DeJesus Dental Group is the best choice. Our skilled team will evaluate your oral care needs and offer the best solution to shift your teeth to the ideal alignment. We want your orthodontic care to be ...
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What Causes Bad Breath And How To Treat It

Nearly everyone has moments of occasional bad breath, but for some, bad breath is a daily battle for which they struggle to find a permanent solution. While most people can rely on brushing, using a mouth rinse or reaching for some chewing gum, some 25 percent of Americans are affected by recurring halitosis, or chronic bad breath. The battle for many is understanding the causes of bad breath, why temporary solutions don’t work for everyone, and how to handle an ongoing problem. In many cases, halitosis is caused by a lack of quality oral care, but that’s not always the case. In some ...
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What Causes Bleeding After Brushing Teeth?

A number of issues can cause bleeding after brushing, but one of the primary areas of concern is the threat of periodontal disease. Gum disease affects nearly half of adults over age 30 in the U.S. With more than 64 million adults suffering from gum disease, it’s easily one of the top reasons to visit your Bridgeport / Trumbull Line dentist. Types of Gum Disease There are two types, or severities, of gum disease. Gingivitis is the beginning phase of gum disease and is often recognized by inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis can cause your gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. ...
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Fixed Implant Bridges 101: Process, Benefits And Results

Fixed implant bridges are the most advanced implants offered in Bridgeport / Trumbull Line and Shelton dentistry offices. The evolution of implant dentistry has created a streamlined approach to providing you with a healthy, new smile. With the option to use fixed implant bridge solutions for the upper jaw, lower jaw or full mouth restoration, the procedure is customized to your dental needs. The brilliant smile so many long for can be accomplished without damaging bone or gums. A consultation with your trusted Shelton dentist will reveal the benefits of a fixed implant bridge and if ...
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