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Dealing With Sensitive Teeth: How to Eat the Foods You Love Again

If you have sensitive teeth, you know how painful and frustrating it can be when you try to eat hot or cold foods. Ice cream, smoothies, hot tea, and coffee are all off limits due to the sharp, shooting pain in your mouth. Luckily, there is a way to lessen or even eliminate this pain. By following these prevention and treatment methods, you might be able to regain some of the eating freedoms you had before.

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Understanding why teeth are sensitive can go a long way in fixing the problem. Unfortunately, for some people, the sensitivity is genetic – meaning that they inherited it from their parents. However, ...

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What Really Happens After Oral Sedation?

Thanks to many hilarious viral videos, most people are under the assumption that going through dental sedation results in a hilarious period where you can be duped into thinking the world is undergoing a zombie apocalypse, your race has changed, or that a unicorn has taken you to a new world. While this might be true for procedures that require IV sedation, these extreme reactions are not the norm for what we do here at Mann Family Dental, which is oral sedation. Overall, oral sedation is a very safe procedure that has minimal side effects. Here’s what happens after oral sedation.

How Dental Sedation Works

The most common form of dental sedation ...

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How to Floss Properly – Because You Might be Doing it Wrong

Thanks to many hilarious viral videos, most people are under the assumption that going through dental sedation results in a hilarious period where you can be duped into thinking the world is undergoing a zombie apocalypse, your race has changed, or that a unicorn has taken you to a new world. While this might be true for procedures that require IV sedation, these extreme reactions are not the norm for what we do here at Mann Family Dental, which is oral sedation. Overall, oral sedation is a very safe procedure that has minimal side effects. Here’s what happens after oral sedation.

How Dental Sedation Works

The most common form of dental sedation ...

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How to Pick the Best Toothpaste

When you’re standing in the dental care aisle trying to select toothpaste, the choices seem limitless. Whitening, tartar control, baking soda - which of these different kinds is right for your mouth? Here are a few tips to help you avoid confusion the next time you’re browsing for the best toothpaste for you.

Check the Label for a Few Important Facts

Before committing to a certain brand of toothpaste, it’s important to scour the label for a few vital pieces of information.

ADA Approval

Regardless of the brand or style you select, make sure it is approved by the American Dental Association. These toothpastes have gone through rigorous testing and meet the most stringent ...

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Could Invisalign Be Right for You?

Having straight and perfect teeth goes a long way in improving your appearance and self-esteem. They can even make it easier to eat and speak. However, many people don’t want to deal with the years of torture associated with getting braces. Invisalign offers a new and easier way to straighten your teeth – but could Invisalign be right for you?

What Problems Do You Want to Fix?

Invisalign is a great tool for fixing certain problems in your mouth. Some of the most common issues it corrects are:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite

However, Invisalign isn’t always the best choice for more serious dental problems. If you have a severe jaw misalignment or overbite, you ...

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5 Valentine’s Day Treats That Won’t Wreck Your Sweetheart’s Mouth

Valentine’s Day is a holiday renowned for its celebration of timeless love, undying passion, and sweets. Unless you want to be scorned by your loved one, there’s pretty much no way of escaping giving decadent treats as a present. However, that doesn’t mean you have to completely throw your dental hygiene out the window. By taking a bit of time to research the candy and chocolate market, you can choose valentine’s day treats that won’t be harmful to you and your loved one’s teeth.

1. Dark Chocolate

It might be hard to believe, but chocolate is actually one of the best Valentine’s Day treats for your mouth. Because it melts so quickly, ...

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7 Celebrities Who Are Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re terrified of the dentist, you’re not alone – nearly 75 percent of Americans also suffer from an aversion to the dental chair. Even some celebrities, who seem like untouchable and fearless beings, shiver at the prospect of a dental appointment. Here are some famous people you had no idea feared the dentist.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro has made a name for himself by playing tough characters on the big screen. So it seems a little surprising that he’s scared of something as innocent as the dentist. He’s noted that his fear stems from paying a dentist $20,000 to grind his teeth down for a movie role.

Kelly Osbourne

As the ...

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

When done correctly, dental implants look just as good if not better than real teeth. However, that doesn’t mean that caring for dental implants is the same as caring for teeth. Here are a few tips for taking care of your dental implants that can help you keep your implants looking like new for years to come.

Avoid Hot Food and Drink

Luckily, dental implants are incredibly resilient, meaning you can basically chew and eat as normal. However, one thing you should avoid is very hot beverages. These can heat up the metal screws that hold your implants in place, which could then burn surrounding tissues.

Also, avoid eating or drinking hot and ...

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8 Famous People You Had No Idea Wore Dentures

In Hollywood, having perfect, sparkling teeth is essential to nabbing the most coveted roles. It should come as no surprise to learn that many of your favorite stars have had dental implants or veneers in order to obtain their flawless smiles. However, some went a step even further by choosing to get dentures, either for a role or to replace missing teeth.

Unlike veneers, which sit on top of existing teeth to improve their appearance, dentures are fake teeth that fill voids where teeth are missing. They may or may not require having teeth removed in order to fit correctly.

Here are a few famous faces you probably never realized wore dentures.

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Teeth Whitening: How White Should You Go?

If you’ve ever thought about having a teeth whitening procedure done, you’re not alone. It’s the most common cosmetic dental procedure performed by dentists. Even the popularity of over-the-counter lightening options is on the rise, with people spending $1.4 billion a year on these products. Clearly, the trend of transforming yellow teeth into sparkling white teeth is not just a passing fad. However, just how white should you go when bleaching your teeth?

First, it’s important to understand how teeth shades work. The color of your teeth is comprised of three different values – hue, chroma, and value. Hue is the existing tone of the teeth and can usually be separated ...

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