Anything Else About Dentistry Archives - Preserve Your Teeth

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Root Canal Treatment and is there an Alternative?

Root canal treatments are pretty common in today's dental practice. Statistics show that there are more than 15 million every year in the United States and more than 41,000 root canals are performed every single day. Roo

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A woman with mint leaves on her tongue: fresh breath after getting rid of chronic bad breath.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)? We Have a Solution!

Halitosis, commonly known as chronic bad breath, affects millions of Americans.  It's a prevalent but quite embarrassing condition--and despite the various claims of mouthwashes, chewing gums, and sprays, it has no perm

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A dentist is discussing with her patient the risk of a procedure recommended by the patient's dental insurance.

Dental Insurance Coverage

As your dental hygienist is cleaning your teeth and taking some X-rays, they discover that you have some kind of dental issue. The doctor assesses the situation and proposes a treatment. Then, the clinic tells you that

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A dentist uses an X-ray machine to examine a patient's mouth. The patient is wearing a lead apron to protect herself from radiation exposure.

Radiation Exposure and Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays need to be taken in order to properly evaluate a patient’s oral health status. How many and how often is usually the topic of discussion during a dental examination. Dentists consider the risk of radiati

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How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?

The number and frequency of dental X-rays you’ll need is often the topic of discussion between you and your dentist during an oral evaluation. Most patients are concerned about X-ray exposure, since they are a form of

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Should You Avoid Dental X-Rays?

A visit to the dentist for a regular cleaning and check-up will likely include one or more dental X-rays. This may lead patients to become concerned about radiation exposure, as well as any additional costs. Your dentist

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