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Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric DentistIt is a huge moment when that first tiny tooth pokes through your child’s gums, and you probably couldn’t feel prouder at this important milestone. This is the ideal time to begin taking care of your child’s baby teeth or primary teeth. However, unfortunately, many parents fail to recognize the importance of their child’s first teeth and don’t fully understand why early pediatric dental care is so crucial. When you look after your kid’s primary teeth, it provides health benefits that will last well into adulthood.


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The Difference of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth WhiteningDo you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of red wine? Lots of us do, but highly colored foods and beverages can stain your teeth, leaving them looking less than their sparkling best. The ingredients in these foods can penetrate the surface of tooth enamel, leaving stains that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing.


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Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Procelain VeneersIf you have ever admired the perfect smile of a film star or celebrity, the chances are that it has been enhanced with porcelain veneers. But, this treatment is certainly not just reserved for the rich and famous, and it is an affordable procedure that could help you achieve the smile of your dreams.


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Benefits of Conscious Sedation

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Sedation DentistryIf the mere thought of seeing a dentist makes you quiver with fear, you’re not alone! Around 15% of Americans have experienced very similar feelings to you, even though modern dentistry is more comfortable than ever before. In fact, here at McLoughlin Dental Care, we’re sad to think anyone could ever find us scary as we strive to ensure everybody who visits us enjoys a pleasant, stress-free and pain-free visit. However, we also know a great chair-side manner isn’t enough for some people who will actively avoid dental care until the discomfort becomes too much to bear. This is where conscious sedation dentistry can help tremendously.


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Reasons for Extracting a Tooth

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Tooth RemovalYou can rest assured that we do everything possible here at McLoughlin Dental Care to try to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, and hopefully for life. Removing a tooth is always the last resort! Unfortunately, there are occasions when it’s just not possible to save a natural tooth and when it’s better for your health to remove it. There are several reasons as to why our dentist Dr. Donald Nimz might suggest tooth extraction. These reasons include extensive tooth decay or significant trauma to a tooth, or perhaps because you have an impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes it’s necessary to remove teeth in preparation for orthodontic treatment and very occasionally, a baby tooth or milk tooth won’t fall out when it’s supposed to.


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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

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Preventative DentistryDid you know tooth decay is the most common disease worldwide, second only to an ordinary cold? But, unlike a cold, it will not go away on its own. Unless you get treatment for tooth decay, then at the very least you will develop a nasty and painful toothache, and in the worst case you could lose the tooth or could even develop a life-threatening infection. The good news is that with the right preventative care, tooth decay can be avoided, and we can help you here at McLoughlin Dental Care.


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The Evolution of Dentures

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DenturesTooth loss is definitely not a modern problem, and people have needed to replace missing teeth since time immemorial. In fact, archeologists have discovered ancient remains of false teeth dating back centuries. In the seventh century, the Etruscans in Italy were making an early form of partial dentures from animal or human teeth held together with gold wires.


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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

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Dental ImplantsIf you are missing one or more teeth or know that tooth loss is unfortunately in your future, then you might have investigated different ways to replace these teeth. You will almost certainly have discovered some information about dental implants, but how much do you really know about this treatment? In fact, it is considered the premier way to replace missing teeth which is because of the way a dental implant works in the mouth, its protective effects on your dental health, and the sheer versatility of treatment.


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Dangers of Oral Cancer

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Oral Cancer ScreeningsAny form of cancer is caused by cells that grow uncontrollably and which begin to invade and damage the tissue surrounding them. Oral cancer is no exception and can develop as a growth in the mouth. It can affect the lips, cheeks, the roof and floor of the mouth, the tongue, sinuses, and throat. It’s a disease that can be life-threatening when not detected soon enough, but unfortunately, many of the early symptoms are easy to miss.


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What Does it Mean to be a Cosmetic Dentist?

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Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth, but which won’t necessarily do anything for the health of your teeth. These treatments are different from restorative dental care and general dentistry that is designed to protect and preserve your natural teeth and your dental health. For example, treatments such as root canal therapy, dental fillings, tooth extractions, and checkups and cleanings are all procedures that are necessary to preserve your teeth. Usually, cosmetic dentistry is non-essential but it can offer a range of benefits. But, what does it mean to be a cosmetic dentist?


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