All You Need to Know About Dental Sealants

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Teeth can be damaged by a number of different things, and the pain of a rotten tooth may be extreme. Some of these problems may be difficult to avoid, but others can be fixed and prevented. One way to avoid damage to your teeth is by getting dental sealants that act as a protective force for your teeth.

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How to Protect Yourself Against Oral Cancer

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Oral cancer wouldn’t come up first if you were asked to name the most frequent forms of the disease. Although this kind of cancer is less prevalent than others, like breast, lung, and prostate cancer, it is still relatively common.

Even though it should be a routine component of every dental visit, not all dentists screen for oral cancer. Screening for oral [ . . . ]  read more

Symptoms of Cavities and How You Can Treat Them

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According to the FDI, around 2.3 billion people suffer from cavities globally. Tooth cavities are not only extremely painful but can also have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Unfortunately, there are times when you will only realize you have a cavity after the damage gets too severe. In this blog, we will discuss the various symptoms of tooth decay you need to watch out for, [ . . . ]  read more

All You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal Treatment

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is one in which the infected parts of a tooth are removed, and the remainder of the tooth is restored and saved from further decay. It is a procedure that may be recommended to remove the bacteria from the infected tooth. It could also be suggested as one of the ways to save the natural tooth and prevent the tooth from reinfection. As part of the root canal procedure, the [ . . . ]  read more

Why Is Preventive Dentistry Important?

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Taking measures to maintain your long-term oral health should be a given for everyone. 

However, despite its importance, most people often fail to take good care of their teeth and gums. This is where preventive dentistry steps in to help you avoid all the damages that can hamper your oral hygiene. 

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Traditional vs. Same-Day Crowns

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A dental crown.

 

A dental crown is a cap that a dentist places on top of a damaged tooth. You may need a crown because your tooth broke when you ate a hard candy. The Family Dental Center gives you a traditional and same-day crown, which comes in handy if you don’t have time. Look at how these crowns are similar and different before your appointment.

What Is a Traditional Dental Crown?

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Cavities: Why People Get Them & Treatment Options Available

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People will, and often do, get cavities as adults. In fact, cavities, as you get older, are not uncommon. There are many more reasons why you get cavities as an adult than reasons why you get cavities as a kid. Understanding what causes your cavities helps Dr. Dawn Stultz at The Family Dental Center in Coralville, IA develops a treatment plan that works for you.

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I Brush My Teeth Twice A Day, So Why Do I Still Get Cavities?

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Illustrated tooth and gums depicting periodontal disease.

Everyone knows that you need to brush your teeth twice a day to promote dental health. However, if you want to maintain the health of your pearly whites, that may not be enough. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, you may still develop cavities. There are additional steps you can take to prevent this from happening.

Question to Ask When Brushing Your Teeth Is Not Enough to Prevent Cavities

How Long Do You Brush Your Teeth?

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Causes of Bruxism and How to Treat It

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Bruxism Is a Common Medical Condition Evidenced by Grinding Teeth

Bruxism is a medical condition that is most common in women and kids and is evidenced by grinding teeth compulsively, mostly at night while asleep. However, many cases of bruxism occur during awake hours, especially when stressed or anxious and while in deep thought.

A Quick Overview on Bruxism

Most children will outgrow this disorder without treatment except in severe cases. Adults can [ . . . ]  read more

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why Is It Necessary?

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Woman with tooth pain, holding an ice pack to her jaw.

 

If you are experiencing sharp pains at the back of your mouth, chances are your wisdom teeth are coming in. Unlike your other teeth, wisdom teeth can develop in unhealthy ways that cause pain and even oral hygienic problems. To prevent further such issues and to ensure long-term dental health, dentists recommend removing your wisdom teeth. 

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