August 22, 2018
Replacing teeth is no simple process. In order to make your placement as smooth as possible, the planning stages need to be given a very high level of attention. In fact, they require a level of attention and detail so high that traditional digital X-rays aren’t sufficient. Luckily, the process is becoming far easier thanks to advanced technology making its way into the dental world.
The next time you visit a dentist, see if they make use of this device to plan your treatment for dental implants in Sarasota.
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August 10, 2018
One of the most common problems with dentures is their inability to stay in the mouth properly, especially when chewing food. While they technically allow you to eat more foods than before, they never feel as natural as teeth did. What’s even worse is the constant need to reshape and eventually replace them due to the ever-changing shape of your mouth. However, when you get dentures in Sarasota, you can make them feel more natural than ever before.
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March 11, 2016
One of the most amazing features of the mouth is the tensile strength of human teeth. Human teeth have a unique micro and nanostructure. The crystalline structure in human teeth have a special arrangement and they are effectively glued together by proteins. These proteins keep teeth intact even when damaged. Due to this structure, a crack or chip in the tooth is isolated and doesn’t run the length of the entire tooth.
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March 1, 2016
As a child, you were probably taught that you needed to brush your teeth to remove all of the nasty bacteria from your mouth. It would cause cavities! Well, it turns out that common knowledge about bacteria was only partially true.
You were likely taught that brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouth wash was the only way to remove harmful bacteria from your mouth. You may have come to understand bacteria as a problem, a source of disease or poor health, and something that must be restricted and removed. The unfortunate side effect of this common belief is that we fail to recognize the good, helpful, healthy, and useful ways bacteria contribute to total body health.
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February 15, 2016
Aging affects all aspects of physical health, but did you know that aging has a specific affect on the gumline and your probability of losing natural teeth? Most older adults have at least one false tooth, and many rely on partial dentures and full dentures to go about their everyday activities of chewing, eating, and maintaining proper nutrition. Part of aging includes changes to the mouth and shifts to the arrangement of teeth, and this isn’t something to be ignored. With proper management, you can maintain your smile for years to come!
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February 4, 2016
The National Hockey League (NHL) is well-known for its players’ gap-toothed smiles. Oftentimes, players wear cosmetic teeth in the off-season and don’t bother while out on the ice.
While player safety has dominated discussion in other leagues (head injuries in the National Football League and brain injury in boxing, for example), hockey players know losing teeth will remain a part of the game. The NHL will not allow players to attach cage-masks to helmets now or perhaps ever.
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January 18, 2016
There are a number of reasons patients become interested in dental implants. Whether it’s following the advice of a general dentist or a positive referral from a friend, our patients often list the following reasons for interest in dental implants:
- the hassle of daily maintenance with dentures
- the annoying problem of poor fit with dentures
- having to get new dentures regularly due to gum and bone loss
- embarrassment about missing teeth
- lack of interest in removable appliances to solve the problem of missing teeth
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January 11, 2016
We have all heard that a patient is his or her own best advocate when it comes to health care. Nobody knows your body as well as you do! But did you know that at Tindal Prosthodontics, we’re accustomed to working as part of an integrated team of medical professionals?
Our patients come to us with a variety of needs. After facial trauma, for example, we may need to consult with your plastic surgeon and other specialists. If you’re looking at a full cosmetic restoration, the surgical process can be multi-layered and depend upon the work of fellow medical professionals.
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January 7, 2016
If you’ve scheduled your first visit with a prosthodontist, we’d love to tell you what you can expect. There’s no need to bring your dental visit fear to this office! You’ll have a great experience.
Because we know that people don’t always enjoy trips to the dentist, we’ve designed our office to provide you with the most pleasurable experience from the first phone call to your last surgical follow-up visit.
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January 2, 2016
New Year’s resolutions are often determined based on things that will make you smile more. A healthier, leaner you? Smile! More savings in your retirement account? Smile! Moving into a new family home? Smile!
But sometimes your resolution isn’t something to make you smile, but the smile itself! If you’ve been dreaming of a picture-perfect smile and you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth, there’s no reason 2016 can’t be the year you enjoy a brand new smile you can be proud of.
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