Katie Hicks

Services Offered By Special-Needs Dentists

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Whether you're an adult with special needs or the parent of a child with special needs, going to a dentist that caters to your situation can make taking care of your dental health easier. Here are a few of the extra services offered by special-needs dentists that can transform your dental care experience. Education From sensory adjustments to unique dental differences, a patient with special needs could require many forms of personalization when it comes to their dental care.

5 June 2020

How Much? Ways You Can Save Money On Your Child's Braces

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When you learn your child needs braces to correct his or her teeth alignment or bite, your first reaction is likely to wonder how much it will cost. Braces may seem like a luxury, but they are a medical need in many cases. Braces are used to straighten the teeth, but they are also used to relieve pain from an incorrectly aligned jaw. Paying for braces may be difficult, but there are some options to consider to help you save.

16 December 2019

What To Do When You Have Sensitive Teeth

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Many Americans have experienced some tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin hypersensitivity, can make eating cold foods or consuming hot beverages uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat tooth sensitivity. What Causes Sensitive Teeth Many factors contribute to the development of sensitive teeth. When the enamel is worn down the teeth become more sensitive because of the exposure of the underlayer of teeth, dentin. If you grind your teeth, brush too hard, or have too many acidic foods in your diet, then the enamel will be worn down.

19 November 2019

Chewing Problems & Taking A Child To An Orthodontist

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If you are beginning to notice that your young child doesn't chew food in a normal manner, it may be due to something being wrong with their teeth. They can have a dental condition that you have overlooked due to not having the skills and knowledge of a dentist. For instance, the reason for your child chewing in abnormal manner might be due to their front or bottom teeth protruding in an unnatural manner that is in need of attention Teeth that have grown in crooked can also interfere with the ability to chew food properly.

22 October 2019

Follow These Steps For Great Teeth Whitening Results

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White, shiny teeth are a sign of good oral health. Beautiful teeth will help people notice your smile. If your teeth are stained due to smoking, decay, dietary choices, or age, you can repair them. In-office teeth whitening is extremely effective. This type of treatment is performed by your dentist using professional-grade whitening supplies. They can drastically lighten the color of yellow or brown teeth. Here are four things you'll need to do to get the most out of your teeth whitening experience:

23 September 2019

What You Should Know About Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are often referred to as caps and are often placed onto damaged teeth in order to restore their size, shape, and even color. Crowns are often used on teeth that have been injured, for teeth that have a significant amount of decay that a filling is not able to restore, or for teeth that are unsightly. If you are looking into dental crowns, here are three things that you should know.

22 August 2019

4 Things To Make Your Dental Visit Less Stressful

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If you're like most people, you may truly dread going to the dentist. Whether you're getting a dental cleaning or having a more invasive type of treatment, this trip can induce anxiety. Fortunately, there are many ways to help you feel better and allow you to arrive at your appointment on time. Knowing ways to make this time one easier for any dental patient is ideal. 1. Avoid changing dentists

22 July 2019

What To Do When You Have A Bad Toothache

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You may like your family dentist, but they may not offer emergency dental services. If you get a toothache and need to see a dentist right away, you may need to find a dentist who takes walk-in patients and who treats emergencies the same day. When you're in pain, you don't want to wait longer than you have to for relief. Here are some tips for dealing with a toothache.

21 May 2019

5 Times When An Emergency Trip To The Pediatric Dentist Is Necessary

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If your child sees the dentist at least twice a year, you may think that's enough. However, there are times when an extra trip to the dentist will become necessary. Here are five times when your child should be taken to the dentist right away. Your Child Is Complaining of Pain Toothache pain is nothing to ignore. If your child is complaining of a toothache, the first thing you should do is look in their mouth for visible signs of decay.

21 May 2019

2 Potential Problems With Using At-Home Whitening Kits On Your Teeth

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If your smile has started to look dull and dingy, you may be thinking about whitening your teeth to brighten them up. You also may be considering using a whitening kit that you can pick up at the store, thinking it will be just as effective as having it done at your dentist's office while saving you money and time. However, before you buy an at-home kit, consider the potential problems that come with whitening your teeth yourself.

26 April 2019