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Magnification in dentistry

Enhancing Precision: The Amazing Role of Magnification in Dentistry

Two Primary Forms of Dental Magnification Magnification allows dentistry to be practiced at a more refined level. While magnification has existed in dentistry for over 150 years, its application today is very different than it once was. Two of the most common forms of dental magnification are loupes and microscopes.  The Crucial Role of Loupes…
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You can beat dental anxiety

How To Conquer Dental Anxiety and Get the Dental Treatment You Need

What you should know about dental anxiety.  Dental anxiety is genuine and more prevalent than many realize, affecting about 36% of the population. And unfortunately, many people forego their visits to the dentist because of their fears. Doing so puts them at greater risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health issues. But with…
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What dental hygiene products do you / should you use?

How to Pick The Ideal Dental Hygiene Products for Your Smile

How do you choose the dental hygiene products that will actually benefit your smile? While the basics of good oral homecare may seem like common sense to patients, the reality is that more often than not, patients do not understand how to best choose from the products in the overwhelming and overpopulated dental products section…
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Help your kid have good braces hygiene

3 Things To Help Your Teen Successfully Brush Around Braces

Set your teenager up for success by understanding how to care for their teeth while wearing braces. Having braces can be a life-changing event for a teen. Not only is your teen dealing with physical changes and leading a busy life with school, activities, and maybe even a job. Adding braces to the mix can…
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Understand wisdom tooth extraction

3 Common Cases That May Warrant a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Why You May Be Better Off Without Your Wisdom Teeth Third molars, more widely referred to as wisdom teeth, are the most commonly extracted teeth. The reason for this frequently performed surgery is because the human jaw has evolved over many thousands of years. The average human jaw is no longer as large as it…
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Healing after surgery for dental implants

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal Before I Can Eat Normally Again?

Understanding the Dental Implant Treatment and Healing Process Today, dental implants are the preferred option for tooth replacement in most cases. This durable solution restores the appearance of your smile and can help you regain natural eating and speaking abilities. Dental implants even protect your jawbone in the long term. However, patients still have plenty…
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More comfort with digital dental impressions

Say Hello to Digital Dental Impressions: 3 Ways They’re Better than Putty

If you’ve had cosmetic or restorative dental work done in the past, then you’re likely familiar with putty impressions. Many types of orthodontic work, oral appliances, and dental restorations require an impression of your teeth. However, digital dental impressions now provide a greatly improved alternative. Physical vs. Digital Dental Impressions Traditional dental impressions have been…
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Early orthodontic intervention matters

Early Orthodontic Interventions Can Save Your Child a Lot of Work Later

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Care for Kids When you think of orthodontics care for kids, you probably envision traditional metal braces for children around 12 to 14 years of age. Braces for school-age kids are the most common form of pediatric orthodontic care but certainly not the only option. Early orthodontic intervention is an important…
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Tooth loss can jeopardize your other teeth. So get dental help to fill in the gap.

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Tooth Extraction and Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can jeopardize your other teeth. But there’s a solution, and it’s a bone graft. Bone grafting in dentistry is an amazing innovation for jaw preservation, implant placement success rates, and in increasing restorative options for patients who must have a tooth extracted. This advancement in restorative dentistry gives patients a much more predictable…
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The Myobrace could prevent crooked teeth

Myobrace Is the Best Preventive Tool for Crooked Teeth

Why Parents Love the Myobrace System Crooked teeth, also known as malocclusion, seems to be an epidemic in children and teens. It often develops early on in childhood, but parents can educate themselves on the early warning signs and what type of treatment options can address poor oral habits triggering malocclusion.  Early orthodontic treatment is…
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Best dentist in Virginia Beach

King Dental: A Legacy of Caring in Virginia Beach

Comprehensive Dental Care for the Whole Family Picking the perfect dentist for you and your family is one of the most impactful things a person can do to achieve and maintain long-term optimal oral health. Finding a dentist you and your family genuinely enjoy visiting encourages you to come back every six months, follow up…
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amalgam vs composite fillings

Amalgam vs. Composite: Which Filling is Right For You?

The Pros and Cons of Amalgam and Composite Fillings In dentistry, there are two different types of fillings: amalgams (silver or metal fillings) and composites (tooth-colored fillings). Dental amalgam is best known as silver fillings because of their color and due to the mixture of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc. Composite fillings are made…
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