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Kyle N. Daniel DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Help your children avoid cavities

​​​​​​​2017/02/09

When you help your children avoid cavities, you help protect their health

When you help your children avoid cavities, it does more than save them from needing a filling. Untreated tooth decay can cause serious issues for children including:

Pain
Infection
Difficulty eating
Issues with speech
Difficulty sleeping

USA Today reports that tooth decay is a major issue for children: 42 percent of kids  between the ages of 2 and 11 have a cavity in one of their baby teeth; and 21 percent of kids between the ages

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How prescription medications affect teeth

​​​​​​​2017/02/02

Some prescription medications affect teeth; what you need to know

According to the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, nearly half of the U.S. population has taken one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. Most drugs come with a range of side effects, and some prescription medications affect teeth.

Though you may have a history of excellent dental hygiene, these five prescription drugs can affect your oral health:

Anti-hypertensive medications

Some medications used to control high blood pressure can cause xerostomia (also known as

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5 ways to protect enamel

​​​​​​​2017/01/26

Protect enamel with these good oral hygiene habits

There are ways to combat tooth decay and one of them is by protecting enamel. Sstrengthen your enamel naturally and recognize factors that can improve your dental health:

What is enamel?

Enamel is the outer covering or shell of your teeth. It is literally the hardest substance in your body. Even though enamel is tough, the constant wear and tear your teeth go through can erode your enamel. Once the enamel is damaged, tooth decay can

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Smile Restoration with All-on-4

​​​​​​​2017/01/19

With only four implants, you can achieve a complete smile restoration

Advancements made in dental technology mean that it now only takes four implants to replace an entire row of teeth and achieve overall smile restoration. If you have been looking into replacing missing teeth, you are not alone. Millions of American adults are missing teeth, and one option available is All-on-4 dental implants.

What Is an All-on-4 Dental Implant?

Implants use small screws to securely fit into the jawbone, creating a makeshift

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Brushing after meals – not so fast!

​​​​​​​2017/01/12

There are times when brushing after meals is not a good idea

You know by now that brushing your teeth two or three times a day is one of the best ways to care for your teeth and gums. However, did you know that when you brush your teeth is just as important as how often you brush? Brushing after meals, for example, is not always the healthiest choice. Here’s why:

Today, we know that brushing right after eating acidic food or drink can

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Invisalign for Adults

​​​​​​​2016/12/27

The benefits of Invisalign for adults

Invisalign for adults provides an attractive option for adults who prefer not to use traditional metal braces. The process consists of a series of customized clear aligners designed to straighten your teeth. The duration of treatment is decided on a case-by-case basis. For adults, the typical treatment time is approximately one year.

The process starts with a consultation. Your dentist will take a series of photographs and X-rays of your teeth are taken to determine if you

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When you might need a tooth pulled

​​​​​​​2016/12/22

There are several reasons why you might need to have a tooth pulled
The goal for preventative dental care is to avoid loss of teeth. However, there are cases when you need to have a tooth pulled. Some of those reasons are below, and your dentist can help you review the options for replacing that tooth:

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Sedation dentistry facts

​​​​​​​2016/12/15

Know your sedation dentistry facts. It offers a gentle way to ease fear of dental work.

If visiting the dentist makes you nervous, get the sedation dentistry facts. It offers patients a way to calm fears and relax for any dental procedure.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is:

A calming, comfortable way to prepare for a dental procedure.
Performed by a trained professional. Your dentist will help you choose the best sedation method for you.
Gentle and considered safe for most patients.

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How common are dentures?

​​​​​​​2016/12/08

In the United States, how common are dentures?

According to a survey conducted by Prevention.com, approximately 60 percent of people do not believe they will ever need dentures. However, statistics paint a different picture. According to a study published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, nearly 40 million U.S. adults will have dentures by the year 2020.

Although dentures are by no means inevitable, the following are a few signs that indicate dentures may be in your future

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Easing toothache pain

​​​​​​​2016/11/22

What to do when you have a toothache

When you have a toothache, you begin a desperate search for answers. When you are in pain, you do not want to wait to feel better. Fortunately, there are some things you can do about tooth pain before you ever make it to the dentist.

How to Ease a Toothache

Until you can get to a dentist, your goal is to ease the pain. Your first step is to keep the area clean. Brush, floss

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