Attack Of The Red Dye: Valentine's Day Candy And Your New Dental Implant

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Valentine’s Day is coming, and with it, wine, candy, and more goodies that could result in tooth stains. If you have a new dental implant, this can be bittersweet news because some of that candy (as well as the red wine) can leave stains behind. Implant crowns are generally tough when it comes to staining, as long as they haven’t been exposed to abrasive materials. But the bonding material, and the fact that this is not a natural tooth that extends into the gumline, both pose problems for candy eaters.…

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How To Keep Your Dental Implant Clean While It Heals

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Getting dental implants is a multi-step process. Your dentist will see you several times to prepare you for dental implants, to remove a tooth if necessary, to install the implant, and then to mount the tooth on top of that implant. Immediately after you get the implants, you’ll be able to go home and rest while your gums gradually heal around it. Here’s what you need to do to ensure that you do a good job cleaning the area and stay healthy.…

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Helping Your Child Learn To Care For Their Teeth

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If your little one’s teeth have already erupted, it is important to help them establish good dental hygiene practices to protect their oral health. The teeth are subject to decay as soon as they present in the mouth. In fact, each time your child drinks or eats any substance that contains carbohydrates, the bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugars in the item. As they feed, the microbes release acid that eats away at the tooth enamel to cause decay.…

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