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Emergency Dental Care: Getting Dental Treatment During the Coronavirus Outbreak

You probably already know it. That the dull ache underneath that tooth won’t subside on its own. That chipped tooth will only get worse if it continues to go untreated. That uncomfortable sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink will only increase in severity. Yet, as the world hunkers down to wait out the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, many Americans are wrestling with a crucial question, “is my dental problem urgent enough to seek treatment now?”

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Seriousness of Gum Disease

Our oral health is so connected to our overall health, that letting one part of the body go could affect the other. This being said, one of the biggest contenders that causes overall body issues is gum disease. Gum disease is a serious disease many people overlook because the signs are minimal until it’s too late. Gum disease can turn into periodontal disease, which can then dramatically affect the gum line, loss of teeth and other health issues, like heart disease or diabetes.

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Halting Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Suffering from dental anxiety is unfortunately not rare. Many people deal with anxious dental visits or stress thinking about booking an appointment. Luckily for these people, dentists began turning to sedation dental methods, to ease their patient’s minds. Sedation dentistry is highly common now in dental offices, because it allows for easier procedures and treatments. You have nothing to fear when it comes to sedation dentistry, either, as the American Dental Association ensures that a set of guidelines are followed when providing sedation and the training.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day By Getting Your Teeth Professionally Whitened

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Whiter Teeth
Valentine’s Day is a day of love and smiles so why not invest in professional teeth whitening to ensure that you can show off your best smile to the one you love. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry there are treatments available that can provide you with whiter and brighter teeth. This Valentine’s Day enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile and whiten your smile.

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How can Dental Veneers Help Your Smile

Dental veneers are custom shells that suit your teeth. These shells will cover the front of your teeth to give a better look to your natural teeth. Such shells are often constructed of materials made from porcelain or synthetic resin. Usually, porcelain veneers are ideal for avoiding food and drink stains while the resin veneers offer a more natural look.

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The different types of Teeth Whitening

Dr. Nash and the expert dental team of Nash Family Dentistry in Vicksburg, MS understand the value of first impressions, we know that they matter in all aspects of your life and your smile are no different. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with the smile you have in every way possible. Over time teeth can become discolored from food, drinks, and the average wear and tear. Normally this will hinder the most confident person from showing off their smile. Luckily, obtaining that shiny movie star like a smile is just a phone call away.  

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Saliva Importance

There is not a day that goes by without the production of saliva in our mouths. From helping us to swallow food to drooling in our sleep, we cannot escape it – and we don’t want to. Saliva is a biological part of our make-up. Saliva has many jobs; one being helping us to taste food.  Saliva is made up of proteins, enzymes, mucin, and electrolytes. While saliva includes all of these items, the main percent of the make-up is water. Saliva never goes away, because we are constantly producing it. Salivary glands keep up the saliva production, and without saliva, we would not be as healthy. There are three main salivary glands, and they are located in the jaw, cheeks, and floor of the mouth. 

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Understanding The Oral Cavity

The oral cavity is essential to maintain as far as health and hygiene, because it connects to every part of the body. The mouth can lead into the bloodstream, intestines, stomach and more, and is majorly connected to the heart. This means it is imperative to keep healthy, so your overall health is maintained.

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Laser Dentistry Advantages

Gum disease no longer has to be handled with painful surgery and treatments anymore. LANAP, a laser gum therapy is an option doctors are providing their patients for a minimally invasive way to bring back the oral health. LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. With this, the dentist will use the laser to kill bacteria and stop the disease.

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