Teeth

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Teeth are by far one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. The funny thing is, unless we are actively thinking about taking care of them, or brushing them, most of us hardly ever think about our teeth. However, just because you don’t think of them, does not mean they are not doing many things at once! There are actually four different kinds of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Each of these four types of teeth perform different (and specific) functions. For example, incisors typically cut food into pieces, canines usually tear food, and premolars and molars crush food. Teeth are also fascinating in a variety of other ways. For example, did you know that the average American spends almost 40 entire days of their life, brushing their teeth? When it comes to taking care of our teeth, public enemy number one is soda. Yes, even diet…

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Healthy Gums: 25 Best Foods To Eat

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When it comes to healthy gums, it’s critical that you have a proper diet, to support a clean and healthy gum line. While teeth are critically important to your overall oral health, it also is important to have healthy gums. 1. Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds help to remove things from your mouth (like food), and they also help with plaque. As an added bonus, they also help to re-mineralize your enamel. As a third feature, sesame seeds are also high in calcium, which helps with bone density throughout your body (and mouth). Though they may be small, sesame seeds are a great food to start with, if you are looking to have healthier gums. 2. Yogurt Yogurt is a great food to assist with healthy bones. It also provides many different benefits for your gums. One of the biggest benefits is the probiotic content of yogurt, which research seems to…

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Teeth Whitening

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All of us want a clean, bright smile. If our teeth are not their best, it can affect our self-confidence, our self-esteem, and even our social life. Teeth whitening is a key process in quickly improving your smile, and there are even many teeth whitening products available to order online. In the past, you typically had to go to a dentist’s office to be fitted for whitening trays – but nowadays whitening your teeth is much easier. Studies have shown that white teeth are a key sign of attractiveness (this is especially true in the dating world). So why not be your best possible self, especially when the solution is so easy? These days, teeth whitening is so popular, that it has created a an entirely new market from scratch, just over the last 10-15 years. For many people, teeth whitening is a very effective way to get the smile…

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Why Does Smoking Disqualify You for Dental Implants?

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For most people, the adverse effects of smoking are well known. People who smoke suffer from an increased risk of health complications, including lung cancer and heart disease. In addition, smoking may lead to the failure of dental implants. With today’s blog, your implant dentists in King of Prussia discuss how smoking may disqualify you from receiving tooth replacements with dental implants. The Effects of Smoking on Your Dental HealthWhen you smoke, you hinder both the appearance and the health of your smile. Patients may develop bad breath and teeth stains from frequent smoking. Over time, smoking may lead to the onset of gum disease, oral cancer, and even the loss of jawbone tissue. Quitting smoking can protect the beauty, health, and stability of your smile. Smoking and Dental ImplantsThe integrity of your dental implant depends on the ability of the implant post to bond with the surrounding bone tissue….

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What Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?

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Do you have missing teeth? Often, people with missing teeth will turn to traditional dentures to restore their smiles. Unfortunately, dentures can be a problematic solution at best. Dentures can make speaking and chewing difficult and require messy adhesives. Thankfully, there is an alternative to removable dentures. Implant supported teeth are fixed to your jaw and remain firmly in place so that you can eat and speak without fear of embarrassing slippage. No more adhesives – just natural looking and durable replacement teeth. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists at By Design Dental discuss the advantages of implant-retained teeth. Receiving Implant-Supported Teeth The procedure for implant-supported teeth involves several key steps: Implantation – The first step involves placing implants into the jawbone. This procedure usually requires a low dose CAT 3D image to determine where sufficient bone is located to support the implants, as well as other important landmarks…

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Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Offer Natural Looking Tooth Replacements

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  Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. There are a number of causes for tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty.  At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implant treatments. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are small devices, similar in appearance to a screw, which can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants can also be used to secure a dental bridge or even a full set…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Discuss Age and Dental Implants

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Many people often inquire about what age group dental implants are designed for. At By Design Dental, we understand the loss of a permanent tooth isn’t resigned to just the elderly. Dental implants can provide smile restoration for patients of nearly all age groups. In today’s blog, your King of Prussia implant dentists discuss the restorative capabilities of dental implants for different age groups. Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental ImplantsDental implants provide an array of benefits. Implants are natural looking, durable, and can help prevent the loss of bone tissue that typically accompanies missing teeth. Whether you have a single missing tooth or require a full set of All-on-4 implant-secured teeth, the innovative Nobel Biocare implants we use at By Design Dental can return your smile to optimal health and function. A Solution for Patients of Nearly Every AgeAs we grow older, the risk of tooth loss increases. Dental health…

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Designing Your Smile: Three Factors to Consider When Creating Your Dental Implants

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Although we often talk about the innovative science and technology that go into placing dental implant-retained crowns and arches, we seldom discuss the high degree of artistry that plays a huge role in designing a brand new smile. The restorations need to reflect a person’s unique facial structure while blending seamlessly with any surrounding natural teeth. Often, patients may even come in with a picture of a celebrity as a basis for what their smile will look like. In today’s blog, your King of Prussia implant dentists explain the three significant factors our team takes into consideration when designing your dental implants. Designing Your ImplantsOnce an examination has been completed and you are ready to receive a dental implant, our prosthodontist will meet with the experts at our on-site dental lab. During these discussions, they will look at three factors when designing your new restoration: • Color• Shape• Facial structure…

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