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Three Reasons Why Your Dental Insurance May Consider Dentures "Cosmetic" And Not Pay For Them

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Some people are unpleasantly surprised to find that their dental insurance does not cover dentures. These same insurance companies often consider dentures “cosmetic dentistry,” and therefore will not foot the bill for you to have them. Here are three reasons why your dental insurance company may view dentures this way. You Still Have Many of Your Natural Teeth Left If you still have several of your natural teeth left, dentures may be considered cosmetic because you still have some teeth left with which to chew.…

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Tips for Getting Used to Your New Denturees

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If you are about to get your very first set of dentures, you might be a little worried about how you will get used to them and how to properly care for them. To help make sure that you are going to properly care for and get used to them, you will want to take a moment to review the following tips.  Chewing With Care It is important to remember that chewing your food is going to take a little bit of time to get used to again.…

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Not A Drop To Drink: What You Need To Know About Solving Dry Mouth

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You’ve had, like everyone, your moments of dry mouth, when your tongue seems to stick incessantly to the roof of your mouth. Usually, this is solved by a few glasses of water in the moment and upping your water intake in general in order to prevent the cavities that normally come as a result of dry mouth. However, there are some cases of dry mouth that all the water in the world can’t cure; so what are you going to do about those times when water just won’t do?…

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Eating Your Way To A Healthier Mouth

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Most people know that drinking a glass of milk can be a great way to make your teeth and bones strong, but few people take the time to realize that diet can have a significant impact on dental health. If you are prone to dental problems like weak enamel or cavities, you might want to consider lowering your risk level by eating your way to a healthier mouth. Here are three surprising foods that can have a positive impact on your dental health in the future.…

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5 Tips To Decrease Tooth Sensitivity

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Having sensitive teeth can literally be a pain at times. You wince every time you eat ice cream or brush your teeth with too much force. Whether your sensitive teeth are due to tooth decay or aggressive toothbrushing, you can improve your condition. Here are five helpful tips to decrease tooth sensitivity: Do not Eat Too Many Acidic Foods When you have sensitive teeth, you should not eat too many acidic foods.…

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2 Benefits Of A Dental Implant

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If you have one or more teeth missing teeth, your dentist may have already spoken to you about the installation of dental implants. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that replaces the crown and root of a lost tooth. The root of the lost tooth is replaced when the implant rod or screw is surgically implanted into the jawbone. During the installation, the metal screw or rod is drilled into bone.…

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Down Syndrome And Delayed Tooth Eruption: 3 Things Parents Need To Know

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Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that leads to developmental delays, including delayed tooth eruption. Delayed tooth eruption means that a child’s teeth don’t grow through their gums on schedule, and it can lead to dental problems later in life. Here are three things parents need to know about Down syndrome and delayed tooth eruption. What are the signs of delayed tooth eruption? Normally, children’s teeth erupt on a fairly regular schedule.…

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Down Syndrome And Malocclusion: 3 Things Parents Need To Know

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Malocclusion means that the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together properly. The upper teeth should be slightly ahead of the lower teeth, and points and grooves of opposing molars should fit together comfortably. This condition is very common among people with Down syndrome; here are three things parents need to know about Down syndrome and malocclusion. What are the signs of malocclusion? There are many visible signs of malocclusion. You may notice that your child has a visible overbite or underbite, and you may notice that their teeth don’t come together properly.…

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What Are The Different Types Of Amelogenesis Imperfecta?

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Amelogenesis Imperfecta is a dental condition in which the enamel of the teeth does not develop properly. It may be thin and weak and may not exist at all for some who have this condition. This is a hereditary condition that can continue through many generations. The severity of the condition depends on which type of amelogenesis imperfecta the patient has. These are the four types of this disorder that are known about and the symptoms that are associated with each.…

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2 Dental Applications That Correct Minor Dental Chips And Cracks

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There are many ways to chip or crack a tooth. You may bite down on a hard piece of candy or receive a blow to the mouth while playing sports. Some damages that teeth sustain may necessitate an extraction. In those cases, a dental implant or a dental bridge can be used to replace the lost tooth. However, if a chip or crack is not deep, it may may mar the appearance of the tooth without affecting its health.…

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