How to take care of my bridge

by Dr. James Springer 5. August 2013 09:12
It is very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy.  Brush at least twice an day and clean between the teeth with floss or interdental cleaners.  These measures help remove a sticky film of bacteria called plaque.  Plaque causes gum disease and dental decay.  A bridge can ... [More]

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Bridges

by Dr. James Springer 27. July 2013 12:17
Bridges are a fixed structure that is commonly cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth.  A false tooth ( called a pontic) replaces the lost tooth. The pontic is atted to the crowns (restorations that cover a tooth).  Crowns, which are cemented onto the nat... [More]

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Teething

by Dr. James Springer 19. July 2013 09:12
The discomfort of teeth coming into the mouth can cause your baby to become irratable.  You can ease some of the deiscomfort by lightly rubbing the gums of the baby with a finger or wet cloth.  A cool teething ring can also help soothe the baby's gums.  When the first teeth appe... [More]

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The importance of flossing

by Dr. James Springer 6. July 2013 12:57
Flossing is one of the easiest, quickest ways to remove bad bacteria from your body.  Plaque and bacteria are constantly building up in your mouth where brushing only can not reach.  If plaque accumulates, it eats away the bone that supports your teeth.  Oral bacteria can inter your b... [More]

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Veneers

by Dr. James Springer 7. June 2013 11:06
Veneers are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth.  Made of teeth-colored materials, veneers are used to fill in open spaces between teeth and to treat teeth that are permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.  They may also cover teeth that are chi... [More]

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Tooth Whitening

by Dr. James Springer 1. June 2013 14:13
This a process that will make teeth appear whiter if they are discolored.  Approaches to whiten your smile include in-office bleaching, at home bleaching and whitening toothpastes. In-office whitening is done in the dental office using stronger bleaching agents than are available for hom... [More]

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Braces

by Dr. James Springer 25. May 2013 09:29
Braces are appliances that can help correct crowded or crooked teeth or an uneven bite.  Individuals with cosmetic concerns may opt for less visible braces.There are braces that blend with tooth color and in some cases,  treatment may be done without using braces at all, by using a series ... [More]

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Improving your smile

by Dr. James Springer 17. May 2013 12:28
A great smile can be the most impressive and attractive feature of your face.  Your  smile which reflects your persona is the first thing people see of you.  It conveys health, success, youth, sincerity and vitality.  Your appearance is meaningful in business, personal and social... [More]

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Removable Bridges

by Dr. James Springer 10. May 2013 10:54
A removable bridge readily can be taken out of the mouth and is sometimes called removable partial denture.  Removable dentures generally are less expensive then fixed bridges.  Removable dentures usually have teeth replacing missing teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases connected by... [More]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Implants

by Dr. James Springer 3. May 2013 12:13
Advantages of Implants: An implant is most similar to a natural tooth. Adjacent teeth do not have to be involved in placement procedure. Implants may decrease or help prevent shrinkage of the jawbone from tooth loss. Disadvantages of Implants: Implants are not intended for eve... [More]

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