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Could Your Smile Be Better? Answer These Four Questions

On Broadway, Little Orphan Annie proudly sang “you’re not completely dressed without a smile.” But what if your smile doesn’t give you a lot to sing about? A good smile is about much more than looking great—straight, white teeth often indicate good oral health. Of course, it’s also a huge boost to self-esteem. Could your smile be better? We’ve compiled this useful quiz, along with some practical tips to help you.

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4 Ways 3D Printers Give You the Best Smile Possible

It’s hard to believe that 3D printing was invented almost 30 years ago; yet it has only been in the last four or five years that the technology has been refined. Slowly and steadily, 3D printing innovations are transforming all industries, and dentistry is no exception. See 4 ways that 3D printers can give you the best smile possible and how Dental Express has made that process affordable for everyone!

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The 5 Riskiest Sports for Your Teeth

Every sports fan has seen a favorite athlete take a serious tumble, receive an elbow in the face or get smacked with a baseball. While it’s one thing to see these unfortunate incidents play out on ESPN, it’s a different matter when you, your son or your daughter is the one facing an injury. While mouthguards remain one of the best ways to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries, they are worthless if not used. In one survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, a staggering 67 percent of parents admitted that their child didn’t always wear a mouth guard when playing sports.

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Dental Insurance: Use It or Lose It

You’ve had a rough week and want to order take-out. You call the restaurant and clearly ask for a side order of steamed dumplings. The order arrives and you pay the delivery man (or you may have already paid on line through a credit card). You sit down to enjoy your meal after a crazy week at work. What? No dumplings. You’re not only disappointed, but you’re miffed because you’ve PAID for those dumplings. You call the restaurant to be sure they make this right. If you’re that upset over paying for food you didn’t receive, why aren’t you worried over using dental benefits you’ve paid for but not used?

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Would You Let a Barber Pull Your Teeth? A Brief History of Dentistry

Even in the last ten years, scientific advancements have taken dentistry to a whole new level. Intraoral scanning allows dentists to configure the exact shape of your teeth and make accurate impressions without the need for “goop.” Three-dimensional printing allows dental trays to be created on site, without the need to send them out to a lab. To truly appreciate what we have, it’s helpful to look at where we’ve been. Check out this brief history of dentistry!

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A Brief History of Dentures

Did George Washington Have Wooden Teeth? A Brief History of Dentures

We cannot tell a lie— there are a lot of myths and legends celebrating our country’s first president. Even the lovely anecdote about chopping down the cherry tree is of questionable accuracy. One thing is true—18th century dentistry left a lot to be desired. When Washington was president, he had only one natural tooth left and had a set of dentures. These dentures were made of several materials, but wood was not one of them. By taking a look at the fascinating history of dentures, we can appreciate the marvel of modern dental technology.

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The 5 Most Common Problems Created by Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The 5 Most Common Problems Created by Impacted Wisdom Teeth

In the time before modern dentistry, wisdom teeth were essential. Lack of good dental hygiene led to extensive tooth loss. So when it came time for these third molars to emerge in the back of the mouth, there was plenty of room to welcome them. Today, dental technology is more advanced than ever, and adults are able to repair and keep more teeth than they were even only 50 years ago. The wisdom teeth, however, are now problematic. Often, removal is necessary to prevent problems, especially if they are impacted.

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5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Trip to the Dentist Fun

5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Trip to the Dentist Fun

Unusual noises. Strange smells. People whose faces are hidden behind surgical masks. For a child, a trip to the dentist can cause some anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s important to make your child’s trip to the dentist as comfortable as possible to set the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy habits. If you’re looking for ways to make dental visits fun, try some of the following tips.

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Top 10 Reasons to Keep Your Regular Dental Checkup

Your regular dental checkups are much more than a chance to showcase your winning smile; they are a vital tool in maintaining your overall health. However, more and more Americans are skipping this important checkup, jeopardizing not only their teeth, but also putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Not sure you have time to see your dentist? Take a look at these top ten reasons you should have a dental checkup and see if you change your mind.

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