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

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why Is It Necessary?

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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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Are Dental Bridges the Right Option for You?

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According to the ACP, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Missing teeth can not only affect your confidence but also increase the risk of infection. Fortunately, there are several options available to restore your beautiful smile—one of which is dental bridges.

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How Can Orthodontics Benefit Your Smile?

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Orthodontics and dentistry help patients improve their oral health. A dentist is a medical specialist who treats teeth, gums, nerves, and the jaw, while an orthodontist is a dentist who corrects bites, occlusion, and teeth alignment. Similar to the cookie and Oreo analogy, the difference is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are licensed orthodontists.

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NIC-10’s 100 Greatest Football Players: No. 65 – Greg Gilbaugh, East/Harlem

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The 65th player on our list was one of the more prominent athletes to have to find a new school when Rockford Public Schools eliminated sports in 1976-1977.

Greg Gilbaugh was a first-team All-Big Nine defensive lineman for an E-Rabs team in 1975 that went 7-2 the season after East won a state football title, finishing second behind Boylan.

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Official Dentist Of The Iowa Heartlanders

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Hockey players are known for playing with their whole body. Arms, legs, and heads are all at risk for these players as are their teeth. Having a designated dental team available for the hockey players provides preventative and emergency dental services to keep the team healthy all season.

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