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The last to come in, wisdom teeth pose problems due to the fact they are entering a mouth that is already full of adult teeth. As a result of their late entry, they often need to be removed by a dentist. If you are going in for wisdom teeth extraction in Tempe Arizona, here are some facts that you’ll need to understand the process. 1) They are the last of your teeth to come in Of all the adult teeth that you gain, your wisdom teeth are the problem children of the entire lot. They get their name because they […]
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You brush, floss, and go about your day. What do you really need to know about teeth that isn’t on the tube of toothpaste you use every morning? Well, a lot actually. Here’s some surprising dental facts you don’t know. You’re Brushing Too Hard If your bristles are mashed in like a pug’s face, you’re brushing too hard. Way too hard. Easy up on things and let the brush do the work. You don’t need to strongarm your teeth. The plaque will come off with technique. The vast majority of people actually brush too aggressively, and this is because there’s […]
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You’re ready to jump on the bandwagon. Everyone else is doing it. Electric toothbrushes. They’re all the rage, but which one should you choose? There are the top contenders and a few things you should think about before making your choice or this guide. Also, consider that, when you use an electric toothbrush, you may not need to visit the dentist as often. And, even if you don’t or can’t reduce your cleaning frequency, you can still visit Carefree Dental for information on how to lower your dentist bill. Either way, these brushes will help you improve your oral health, […]
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Don’t you wish you could have perfect teeth? You’ve seen smiling faces in magazines but, no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to make your smile like those models. Plus, you know you have a few crooked ones in there that are embarrassing. What you have is called a “malocclusion.” Here’s what you need to know about it and how to get your smile back. What Is It? A malocclusion is when the teeth are misaligned. According to Dr. Joseph Hung, these misalignments can take the form of overbites, underbites, open bites, crossbites, and crowded teeth. A malocclusion […]
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Most people want to have a nice smile, so they take care of their teeth. However, they rarely think about the positive impact practicing good dental hygiene can have on their lives. Looking after your teeth, throughout your life, brings a list of health benefits. The ability to eat a healthy diet Not having strong teeth limits what you can eat. Losing a tooth or two in your teens or twenties is not going to have a big impact, at least not immediately. However, if you continue to lose them, by the time you are in your thirties you could […]
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It is really important that you take steps to protect the enamel of your teeth in order to help enjoy a healthy mouth and maintain a great smile. The surface of your teeth is called enamel and it is the barrier that is needed to keep your teeth as healthy as possible and limit the amount of wear and tear that they suffer, although a certain amount if degradation is to be expected over time. You aim should be to try and protect the enamel and reduce the impact of normal wear and tear as much as possible by taking […]
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Living in the modern world, we would think we’ve evolved beyond things like polio, smallpox, and death by abscessed tooth. And, for the most part, it’s true. But, according to the Centers For Disease Control, we’re not out of the woods yet. Many children still suffer from tooth decay – about 1 in 5, or 20 percent aged 5 to 11 suffering from tooth decay, and roughly 13 percent aged 12 to 19 having at least one untreated decayed tooth. In fact, it’s the most common chronic condition of childhood in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know to […]
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