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Published:  2017-09-19 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

How can fluoride prevent tooth decay? Fluoride fulfills two important dental functions.  First, it helps to staunch mineral loss from tooth enamel, and second, it promotes the remineralization of tooth enamel. When carbohydrates (sugars) are consumed, oral bacteria feed on them and . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Fluoride

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Published:  2017-09-18 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are two peak risk periods for dental trauma - the first being toddlerhood (18-40 months) when environmental exploration begins, and the second being the preadolescent/adolescent period, when sporting injuries become commonplace. Detailed below are some of the most common childhood dental emergencies, in addition to . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Pediatric Dentistry - Dental Emergencies By Excel Family Dental

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Published:  2017-09-15 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

The goal of preventative oral care is to evaluate and preserve the health of the child’s teeth.  Beginning at the age of twelve months, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children begin to visit the pediatric dentist for “well baby” checkups.  In general, most children . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Care For Your Child’s Teeth

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Published:  2017-09-14 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

What is baby bottle tooth decay? The term “baby bottle tooth decay” refers to early childhood caries (cavities), which occur in infants and toddlers.  Baby bottle tooth decay may affect any or all of the teeth, but is most prevalent in the front teeth . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Published:  2017-09-14 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dental Implants

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Published:  2017-09-12 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Root Canal Therapy

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Published:  2017-09-11 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Root canal treatments and retreatments are a better alternative than extraction for most individuals. If a tooth has good bone support, a solid surface and healthy gums beneath it, it stands a good chance of being saved. Opting for root canal retreatment can be far less expensive than the . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Root Canal Retreatment

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Published:  2017-09-07 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which generally begins with a bacterial infection.  The bacteria found in plaque begin to colonize in gingival tissue, causing an inflammatory response in which the body destroys both gum and bone tissue.  The sufferer may notice the teeth “lengthening” as the . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease And Respiratory Disease

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Published:  2017-09-06 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Osteoporosis is a common metabolic bone disease which frequently occurs in postmenopausal women, and occurs less frequently in men.  Osteoporosis is characterized by bone fragility, low bone mass and a decrease in bone mineral density.  Many studies have explored and identified a connection between periodontal disease and . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease And Osteoporosis

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Published:  2017-09-05 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease generally begins with a bacterial infection in the gum (gingival) tissue, which progressively destroys the tissue and the underlying bone.  If left untreated, the bacterial infection causes an inflammatory reaction in the body, which can significantly deepen the gum pockets (space between the teeth and gums . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Periodontal Disease And Pregnancy

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Published:  2017-09-05 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease generally begins with a bacterial infection in the gum (gingival) tissue, which progressively destroys the tissue and the underlying bone.  If left untreated, the bacterial infection causes an inflammatory reaction in the body, which can significantly deepen the gum pockets (space between the teeth and gums . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease And Pregnancy

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Published:  2017-09-04 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease, heart disease and stroke may seem to be unlikely bedfellows, but researchers have found that gum disease sufferers are nearly twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease.  In addition, research studies have discovered that oral infection is indeed a risk factor for stroke . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease, Heart Disease And Stroke

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Published:  2017-09-01 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease (often called periodontitis and gum disease) is a progressive condition that often leads to tooth loss if treatment is not promptly sought.  Periodontal disease begins with a bacterial infection in the gingival tissue which surrounds the teeth.  As the bacteria colonize, the gum pockets become . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Periodontal Disease And Diabetes

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Published:  2017-08-31 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gum tissue, periodontal infection below the gum line and a presence of disease-causing bacteria in the oral region.  Halting the progression of periodontal disease and maintaining excellent standards of oral hygiene will not only reduce the risk of . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Mouth - Body Connection

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Published:  2017-08-30 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many common types of periodontal disease including aggressive, chronic, necrotizing periodontitis, and periodontitis associated with systemic diseases.  Each of these types of periodontal disease has its own distinct characteristics and symptoms, and all require prompt treatment by a dentist to halt subsequent bone and tissue loss . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Signs & Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease

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Published:  2017-08-29 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

Periodontal disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.  A bacterial infection affects the gums when the toxins contained in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues.  Once this bacterial infection colonizes in the gum pockets between . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - What Is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

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Published:  2017-08-25 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A Partial denture not only fills in the . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Dentures & Partial Dentures

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Published:  2017-08-24 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.  Because composite fillings are tooth colored . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Composite Fillings.

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Published:  2017-08-23 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola.  However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying. There are literally hundreds of whitening . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Zoom!

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Published:  2017-08-22 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Health & Fitness

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since tooth whitening only works on natural . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Tooth Whitening

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Published:  2017-08-21 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

  Porcelain Veneers   Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.  They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Porcelain Veneers

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Published:  2017-08-18 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

There are several types of bridges.  You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.  The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.  Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Porcelain Fixed Bridges

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Published:  2017-08-17 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Porcelain Crowns

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Published:  2017-08-16 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain.  Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.  An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown.  Porcelain onlays are made . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Porcelain Onlays

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Published:  2017-08-15 

Author:  HeidiHuang

Published In:  Dentistry

A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients.  Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal.  Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and . . . .

 

Use the following link to read the full article ~ Excel Family Dental - Home Care