DENTAL

DENTAL

Process, Causes, Problems, Surgery, Recovery, and More

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A tooth’s nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay; repeated dental procedures on a tooth; or large fillings, a crack, or chip in the tooth. It also can happen because of trauma to the face.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form.

A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has come through the gums. Its only function is sensory — to give the sensation of hot or cold. The absence of a nerve won’t affect how your tooth works.

Root canal procedures

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Bad Breath Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How Does What You Eat Affect Breath?

Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth.  If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing — even mouthwash — merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Why Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don’t brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria.

In addition, odor-causing bacteria

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Dental Crowns: Purpose, Procedure, Complications, Care

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  4. To hold a dental bridge in place
  5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  6. To cover a dental implant
  7. To make a cosmetic modification

For children, a crown may

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Dentist Irvine | Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist Orange County

All your dental specialists in one office location

Our mission at the dental offices of Orange County Dental Specialists is to make a positive and lasting impact on every patient we serve. As dentists in Irvine, CA, it is our goal to provide you with the highest quality dental care possible.

By having a highly trained specialty Irvine dentist in each field of dentistry, we have the expertise to take care of you and your family. Whether you have severe anxiety from the dentist or need cleaning, let us take care of you. We strive to make your time in our office as comfortable and convenient as possible by creating a family-friendly atmosphere.

Our office is located in Irvine, CA. Give us a call and begin your journey toward an excellent dentist-patient experience, a beautiful smile, and a comfortable bite.
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Our Dentist Office Methods

Orange County Dental Specialists provide fantastic

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Penn Dental Medicine Working to Improve Access to Care for Persons with Disabilities | Handicapped Disabled

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the goal of helping to improve access to dental care for individuals with disabilities, Penn Dental Medicine is establishing a new continuing education series through the support of the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). A $50,000 gift from DDF will fund an online professional development program designed to help oral health professionals better understand and care for the disabilities community.

“We are dedicated to not only educating our students, but also practicing clinicians in caring for persons with disabilities,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “In the U.S., there are nearly 57 million people with disabilities. To serve this population, the educational paradigm must shift and the community of dental providers must be given the tools to accommodate patients with differing needs.”

Through Penn Dental Medicine’s new Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, which opened in December 2020,

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Delta Dental of Missouri – Vision

DeltaVision®



 

Seeing is Believing

DeltaVision plans are superior for a reason.

DeltaVision is a smart, affordable way to keep an eye on your vision – and your overall health. With the Superior Vision National network, DeltaVision members will have access to one of the largest and most diverse provider networks in the nation: more than 100,000 access points with an exceptional combination of independent providers and retail locations.

 



More Eye Care Providers

50 major retail optical chains, plus independent providers and online contacts—all in-network.

 More Options

Members can get eye exams at one place and buy eyewear at another for greater selection.

More Freedom

Members are free to choose from any brand, lens type and price point on eyeglass frames or contact lenses.

 

In Missouri,

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Patients | College of Dentistry

Changing the Future of Oral Health

Our mission is simple: to change the future of oral health in Chicago and beyond.  We do this by educating the next generation of oral health professionals, improving access to dental care and advancing scientific knowledge through groundbreaking research.
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is Illinois’ largest dentistry school and oral health care provider.  We provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to over 20 thousand patients each year – with the choice of care provided by students, residents or faculty. Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District UIC Campus, we serve Chicago and beyond with world-class dental care.

The UIC College of Dentistry has a 100 year tradition of excellence in training oral health professionals and treating patients. Since 1913, our clinicians have provided quality dental care to the Chicagoland area and expanded access to care to those

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Porcelain Veneer Uses, Procedure, and More

What are Dental Veneers?


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veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.


Types of Dental Veneers


Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers. They also better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.


What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?


Veneers are routinely used to fix:


  • Teeth that are discolored because of:


  • Teeth that are worn down


  • Teeth

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Top Dental Software – 2021 Reviews, Pricing & Demos

Dental offices deal with a high volume of patient information—both clinical and administrative. The dentists and office managers we talk to most often are looking for ways to improve access to that information, and for better efficiency in documenting and managing it.

Watch the video below to see dental software functions and benefits in action.

 

As you just saw, dental software is designed to streamline the workflows of dental practices to help improve not only efficiency, but also patient care. Common applications and modules of dental software include:

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Digital sensor/imaging
  • Billing
  • Electronic claims
  • Coding
  • Reporting
  • Recall system/reminders
  • Staff scheduling

We’ve created this guide to help prospective dental software buyers better understand the benefits dental solutions can offer. Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Dental Practice Management Software?
Common Features of Dental Practice Management Software
How Is Dental Software Priced?
ARRA Meaningful Use for Dentists
Popular Dental

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Dentist Kirkland, WA | Kirkland Family Dental Care

Located in Kirkland, WA, we are your local, comprehensive dental solution for the entire family. Kirkland Family Dental Care can help you begin your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.

Why Choose Us?

Conveniently located in the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland, WA, we care for patients from the surrounding areas of Bellevue, Kenmore, Redmond, Woodinville, and Bothell. We manage everything from your children’s cleanings and exams to metal-free restorations, cosmetic dentistry, surgical implant placement, Invisalign and much more!

Our mission is to deliver exceptional dental care to patients in a gentle, caring atmosphere. We focus on quality care using the latest dental technology to provide treatment that is safe, comfortable, and affordable. We stress patient education and use intra-oral cameras to show patients up close the best way to care for their oral health.  

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood and cater to your schedule. Because your

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