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Wearing Braces Has No Age Limit

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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  Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it’s never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed about. Braces have evolved considerably in the last 15 years. Breathe easy, the days of being a true “metal mouth” are over and more […]

Cover Those Cracked Tooth and Share a Radiant Smile

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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You’re crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn’t melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is a piece of broken tooth.   Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in […]

The Reason Why Most People Want Dental Bridges

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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A bridge allows the dentist to replace lost teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. Basically a false tooth is held in place by being attached to a tooth next door. The disadvantage is that the teeth next to the space have to be prepared in a similiar way to a crown […]

Restore a Damage Tooth To Its Healthy Shape

Friday, May 3, 2013

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  So, your dentist tells you that you have a cavity and need a filling. What exactly does that mean and what is a filling? When your tooth has decay present, that decay needs to be removed by the dentist. Once the decay is gone, the dentist will need to place a filling where the […]

Pain Free With Sedation Dentistry

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Millions of people avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered pain as adults that they prefer not to have any treatment. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception […]

Minor Problems Might Turn Out To Be TMJ/TMD

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Temporomandibular joint disorders are problems affecting the jaw joint, usually pain or reduced movement of the joint. There are various causes but mostly it is not a serious condition, and often improves with simple treatments. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the […]

Quick and Easy with Damon System

Monday, April 29, 2013

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At Eternal Smiles we are seeing an increasing number of people who are asking for orthodontic braces that are more discreet and more comfortable to wear. That is why we use the Damon System braces.   Damon braces are fast, fixed cosmetic braces that use a unique low friction mechanism that minimises the friction and […]

Effectiveness Using Invisalign

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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The Invisalign system straightens your teeth with custom-made aligners made of a clear, thin, medical- grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. Since they are removable, you can eat, brush and floss normally. Our patients really love this! Each aligner moves your teeth little by little until you get to the end of treatment […]

Learn About Surgical Orthodontics

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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What is surgical orthodontics? Sometimes, orthodontic treatment alone is not sufficient to correct serious bite problems, jaw growth abnormalities, and facial imbalances. In such cases, orthognathic surgery or surgical orthodontics may be required to reposition the jaw, thereby functionally improving the patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe and/or esthetically improving the facial appearance. Since […]

IV Sedation Is Very Safe And Effective

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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  What is IV Sedation? When a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment, this is referred to as Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”). Conscious sedation is sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as “twilight sleep” or “sleep dentistry”. A lot of dental offices use terms such as […]