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How Do I Choose a Dentist?

A nice way to choose a dentist is to start by deciding what priorities you have in your dental care.

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How are Your Gums?

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a painless and progressive ailment of the gums and bone that can cause a lot of damage.

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Hospital Stays and Dentistry

One of the items often overlooked after a person has a hospital stay is possible dental problems. This is especially true if there has been a long stay or a time when the patient was in a coma.

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Hospital Dentistry

Most people will never need dental work to be completed in the hospital. Usually when a person is treated in the hospital, it is done because of management problems. Meaning, the person cannot be treated unless general anesthetic is provided.

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Follow up to Specialties Series

The relationship between a general dentist and a specialist is not that of a general contractor and a sub contractor.

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Expected Dental Challenges - 9-18 Years Old

Many young people have their teeth adjusted with braces. It was also the time most likely to have experience with tooth decay in a person’s life, but nowadays, the decade of the 70’s exceeds this period for decay potential.

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Expected Dental Challenges - 2-9 Years Old

During the 2-9 year old period, the child has only deciduous (baby) teeth. Baby teeth are fragile. Enamel is the protective outer coating of teeth, and it is thin on baby teeth. This means that if a cavity starts, it gets big quickly.

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Expected Dental Challenges - 80+ Years Old

With the increased care that goes into teeth these days for the young people, a full complement of teeth will be even more common in the years to come for the 80+ crowd than it is today.

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Expected Dental Challenges - 60-70 Years Old

Decay potential is increasing during this period of life. Root exposure and often sensitivity would also be expected to increase.

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Expected Dental Challenges - 50-60 Years Old

This is the period when salivary flow typically begins to decrease.

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