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Fort Lauderdale Dental Implants | Benefits of Dental Implants

4 Benefits of Dental ImplantsMany people are missing teeth for some reason or another. Maybe they had a bad accident that knocked out a tooth or a couple of teeth? Or maybe they never took care of their teeth and had to have them taken out. Whatever the reason is, your normal life is greatly affected by that missing tooth. You no longer want to smile as big as you used to and you won’t be able to eat the things you used to love.And not only will it be uncomfortable without all your teeth, but when a tooth is lost, the rest of your natural teeth suffer. They can ...

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What causes Snoring?

Snoring occurs when breathing causes the tissues at the back of your throat to vibrate. In many cases, your snoring might have a direct relationship to your lifestyle. For example, if you are overweight, smoke, or if you consume alcohol you are more likely to snore because the tissues at the back of your throat relax, or are inflamed and create a vibration – a snore.Snoring can be disruptive, annoying, and even force you and your partner to sleep in different rooms. In some cases, however, snoring can be an indication of a much more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).What Can ...

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Do You Have Dental Benefits?

Did you know that insurance companies rely on people to let their benefits go to waste? In fact, dental insurance is quite expensive for the benefits you receive, so if you are not taking full advantage of your insurance, you may be throwing your money and your health out the window. Most insurance benefits turn over at the end of the year and what you have not used will go to waste.Many people do not maintain their oral health in the same way that they take care of their medical health. However, your oral health affects your overall health in ...

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

One of the largest growing health concerns in America is diabetes. According to the CDC, almost 10% of the population has diabetes, whether it is diagnosed or undiagnosed, making it one of the most common diseases in the country. It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.Diabetes means that your body does not properly respond to or produce insulin. Type I Diabetes, or early-onset diabetes, means your body does not properly produce insulin and insulin is required in order to support your health for the rest of your life.Type 2 diabetes, which includes more than 90% of people with diabetes, is usually diagnosed after the age ...

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The Price your Smile Pays for Your Habit

You pay for your tobacco use in a number of ways and your smile takes its share of the burden. Since it is the end of the year and you might be thinking about your resolutions for 2015, we wanted to remind you of the commitment we at Lifestyle Dental group have to your health and supporting you in your journey of smoking cessation.How Smoking Affects Your SmileSmoking affects your smile in a number of ways. In fact is one of the things that you can control to improve your appearance right away.Wrinkles – Smoking causes wrinkles around your lips and mouth, making you look older than you really are. ...

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Don't Let Your dentures Ruin Your Smile

The fact is that if they don’t fit correctly, dentures can be embarrassing. You might think that creating comfortable, snugly fitting dentures is easy, but it actually takes great skill from your dentist and depends on your anatomy, too. When you lose bone, it makes it difficult for your dentures to fit properly because they attach to your bony ridge, but when your ridge deteriorates, they may come loose and even fall out or shift while you eat or talk.This creates problems for your comfort, as well. When your dentures shift about and move while you chew, you can get denture sores and painful ulcerations from the friction they cause. ...

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Can I Have a Filling Instead of a Crown?

When appropriate, we recommend dental crowns to protect and support your teeth. One of the most common questions we get is, “Can I have a filling instead of a crown?” The fact is that crowns and fillings do two very different jobs and are not always interchangeable.We use fillings to “fill in” areas of your teeth that we remove due to decay or because of a chip. We can even use the same materials that we use in fillings to close the gap in your smile and make small repairs to your teeth. Fillings are most effective when they are smaller and do not absorb much force from chewing. They ...

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