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Glossary of Dental Terms, Procedures and Types of Dentists

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During the past few years, high-tech advances have transformed orthodontic technology and treatments resulting in more patient-friendly, and effective bracket systems. Advanced orthodontics treatment has enabled dentists to develop braces that are smaller, smoother, more efficiently adhered to, healthier for the gums, and nearly invisible. Clear braces are fabricated
Availability of dental implant options such as All-on-4 implants makes losing teeth a normal thing. Even after losing a whole set of teeth, do not worry because you can restore your smile with an All-on-4 dental implant. What Does All-on-Four Implant Entail? All-on-4 dental implants include a prosthesis set
Dental amalgam fillings are made of various metals, including mercury, copper, silver and tin. Typically, mercury makes up 50 percent of the material by weight. These dental fillings have been used for over a century; however, there are some concerns over the health risks posed by mercury. New technologies
Anterior root canal treatments are similar to posterior root canals in as far as the processes involved. The major difference is that while posterior root canals are accessed through the biting surfaces, anterior root canals are accessed through the lingual side—or the part of the tooth that faces the
Antimicrobials are, as they sound, strategies and tactics that address microbial threats that come primarily in the form of bacteria. Your mouth is swimming in bacteria, some good, but some very destructive that can lead to periodontal disease (gum disease.) Left untreated, the bacteria can lead to plaque, which
Apicoectomy is a procedure that the endodontist will perform for you. In this procedure, the endodontist opens the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is also removed. A small filling may
Aquashine is a new skin revitalization procedure infused with hyaluronic acid and a combination of skin rejuvenation components. This procedure helps deeply moisturize the skin, improve its elasticity, reduce wrinkles, promote skin cell renewal, stimulate the synthesis of collagen, and treat increased skin pigmentation. Aquashine is a long-lasting dermal
Athletic Mouth Guards are customarily worn for protection as a part of personal / uniform safety requirements in many high-risk contact sporting events such as: Football soccer Boxing Hockey Raquetball Wrestling Baseball Basketball Surfing Polo Cricket Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) & Many More An injury to the face or
If bacteria is suspected to be causing disease or increasing risk factors, a periodontist may prescribe bacteria testing. Gum disease is the most common result of bacterial caused oral issues and is suspected to lead to other health issues. The testing allows a periodontist to learn the level of
One of the advanced orthodontics treatments is BEMER therapy. BEMER is a neuromuscular dentistry treatment and sleep apnea treatment for patients seeking solutions for better health. BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy Regulation) applications are a revolutionary technology in dentistry. With Neuromuscular dentistry, orthodontists target your neck and head muscles, teeth, bone, jaws,
Bio esthetic dentistry is a process that encompasses a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that will allow one to obtain a highly functional, healthy, unworn chewing system that will provide natural beauty. When you are looking at bio esthetic dentistry it diagnoses what will cause disharmony when it comes
A biological dentist is one that looks and understands that the mouth and body are connected and feel that illness or disease that happens inside the body is a direct reflection of what is happening orally and vice versa. They believe that things such as diet, stress, and sleep
Sometimes you find that your teeth or jaw do not fit together properly, you should understand that orthodontic treatment is required in order to improve the alignment and function of your bite. Braces or clear aligners straighten your teeth, and can also improve your bite. A poor bite can
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Bleach Bright bleaching system incorporates a bleaching agent and light to fast track results. The pre-filled LED whitening tray comes already loaded with gel. The product is placed in a foil pack which the customer rips open and places the one-size-fits-all mouthpiece inside their mouth.  The LED light is
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Bone loss is one of the natural effects of aging. It can also occur as the result of injury. Dental bone grafting is an oral procedure that increases the amount of bone in your jaw where it has been lost, or to provide additional support to other parts of
There are various types of braces for different sizes and shapes of mouths for children, teenagers, and adults. The four most common types of braces are: traditional short-term clear Invisalign/ClearCorrect Traditional Braces Traditional braces are the braces you have all seen before. Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires
Bad breath, also called halitosis, affects 25 percent of the population. It can be caused by various factors, most of which are the result of bad oral hygiene. Halitosis can cause anxiety and embarrassment for patients, leading them to stock up on gum, mouthwash, and mints. Unfortunately, most of
People can lose teeth for a number of reasons. Tooth loss may bring about various complications, including the inability to chew food, loss of the jawbone, and gum problems. Your dentist may use one of many methods available to close the space left by the lost tooth. A dental

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