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A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

So what can we do?

You’d be surprised how many people are unaware that they’re clenching and grinding. Even patients who come into the office complaining of pain and sensitivity are often incredulous when I point it out. “Oh, no. I don’t grind my teeth,” is a refrain I hear over and over again, despite the fact that I’m often watching them do it.

Awareness is key. Are your teeth currently touching? Even as you read this article? If so, that’s a sure sign that you’re doing some damage — your teeth shouldn’t actually touch throughout the day at all unless you’re actively eating and chewing your food. Instead, your jaw should be relaxed, with a bit of space between the teeth when the lips are closed. Be mindful, and try to stop yourself from grinding when you catch yourself doing it.

If you have a night guard or retainer,

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Whiten Teeth at Home or in the Dentist’s Office?

You can get the shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth-whitening methods. There are pros and cons to brightening up at the dentist’s office or with an at-home kit.


At-Home Products


Whitening rinses. They’re easy to use. All you do is swirl it around in your mouth for a minute.

The whitening agent in the product is in contact with your teeth for just a short time, so your choppers get brighter gradually. Rinses can help prevent new stains after you whiten your teeth.


Whitening toothpaste. It has ingredients that remove surface stains with gentle brushing and may provide gradual brightening. But some people get sensitive teeth if they use these products.


Gel strips. You usually put them on your teeth once a day for up to 2 hours. Depending on how strong the product is, you may need

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A Dentist And A Hygienist Describe How COVID-19 Disrupts Even Routine Teeth Cleanings | KCUR 89.3

Dental offices across Kansas closed for more than a month to make sure they weren’t using up critical personal protective equipment needed at hospitals.

Now many are beginning to clean molars and bicuspids again.

Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service spoke with David Lawlor, a dentist, and Julie Martin, the president of the Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association, to find out what you can expect when you go and how they’re trying to keep patients and employees safe.


The interviews were performed separately. The questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.


Kansas News Service: What are the expectations for getting back up and running?

David Lawlor: We’ve been pushing patients back for six weeks. I think at first people originally we’re trying to do their best to deal with it. If it’s something I can put off for a while I will. But

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What Does Soda Do to Your Teeth?

If you’re like up to half of the American population, you may have had a sugary drink today — and there’s a good chance it was soda. Drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain.

But sodas can also have ill effects on your smile, potentially leading to cavities and even visible tooth decay.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men are more likely to drink soda and sugary drinks. Teenage boys drink the most and get about 273 calories from them per day. That number falls only slightly to 252 calories in their 20s and 30s.

When you drink soda, the sugars it contains interact with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. This acid attacks your teeth. Both regular and sugar-free sodas also contain their own acids, and these attack the teeth too. With each

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Why you can’t get your teeth fixed in CA: Dentist need masks

In mid-March, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration appeared to throw a lifeline to thousands of dentists who were terrified they would have to close their offices, leaving cavities unfilled, cleanings unscheduled and dental diseases undetected.

As one of the most dangerous professions for catching airborne infections, the dentists were anxious to build a stockpile of personal protection equipment just like California’s hospitals were doing. State officials promised to deliver masks that would have helped dentists provide at least some level of basic services to patients.

“Per our phone conversation, the dental association will get 1 million N95s,” a California Department of Public Health official, Trang Nguyen, emailed to the California Dental Association, on March 13. “Please give me a confirmation later on your trucking arrangement.”

Richard Stapler, an association vice president, replied that four big rigs would arrive to pick up the masks from the state’s warehouse the following week. Stapler,

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DENTIST GAMES Play Free Dental Games and Brush Teeth Game Online

Welcome to Dentist Games!
It is very important that each day you wash your teeth and keep them healthy, regularly visit your dentist to examine your teeth.

Baby Monster

Baby monster was eating too much candy and in candy it’s sugar that is very bad for her teeth.

Sonicare For Kids Game

Sonicare For Kids

Tool in the hands and start to destroy, bacteria, cavities and unhealthy teeth! Use the philips sonicare for kids toothbrush to clean teeth.

Mario Dentist

Mario Dentist

You are not limited in time, which means there is no need to rush, play slowly and safely with super mario.

Ben 10 At The Dentist

Ben 10 At The Dentist

Help Ben 10 to fix his teeth! Use a variety of dental tools in order to fix Ben 10 teeth.

Barbie Dentist

Barbie Dentist

You are a Barbie dentist and your job is to look for sugar-bugs. Blast’em all before the level ends. check out your tools and prepare to

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The best invisible braces for your teeth in 2020

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If you’re thinking about straightening your smile this year, there are a number of options out there, including at-home solutions that make it easy and affordable as well as more traditional in-office options. With so many different brands of invisible braces on the market, what’s the best choice?

We’ve broken down some of the biggest players in this space below!

At-home invisible aligners: how it works

Before we go into your options, we want to give you a quick explanation of at-home, doctor-directed teeth straightening for mild to moderate tooth movement. The process starts with an at-home impression kit which a licensed dental professional uses to create your treatment plan. The company then sends you your aligners without you ever having to leave the house, which can be especially important during this time of social distancing.

You’ll start with the first set of aligners, which begin

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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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With many dentist offices closed, experts say it’s more important than ever to brush properly and floss regularly. Getty Images
  • Most dentist offices are closed for routine procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Dentists are urging people to brush twice a day and floss once a day to take care of their teeth.
  • They say keeping your toothbrush clean is also important for good dental health.

Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist.

“I understand that this isn’t the most normal of times, but it’s very important to control the things we can right now,” H. Dieu Luong, DDS, a New Jersey-based dentist, told Healthline. “On a long list of things in these trying times is oral care.”

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Teeth whitening| Laser Whitening | Zoom whitening at Teethwhitening.org.uk in London

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A smile is a curve that sets many things right. And when sparkling white teeth accompany the smile, the result is much better. Every person would like to have sparkling white teeth but most have coloured teeth ranging from pale yellow to light brown.

Teeth bleaching or teeth whitening is a procedure that improves the colour of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be done

  • At the dentist’s clinic
  • At home
  • Using whitening toothpastes, trays, strips etc


Which Method Is The Best?

Each method has different results. In the dentist’s chair the whitening is faster as the dentist uses a concentrated bleaching agent after protecting the gums and surrounding tissue. Besides, he uses laser or some heating agent for quicker results. This may take an hour or so for the teeth to become white. The patient may need a couple of treatments more before he

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Dentist Who Pulled Teeth While Riding Hoverboard Convicted



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An Alaska dentist, who gained notoriety after he was seen in a video riding a hoverboard and pulling teeth, was convicted Friday of defrauding the Alaska Medicaid program, the AP reports. Seth Lookhart was convicted of 46 counts, including felony medical assistance fraud and scheming to defraud, and misdemeanor counts of illegally practicing dentistry and reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. The conviction followed a five-week bench trial before Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton, who said in a written finding that he found the state’s evidence “simply overwhelming.” He also said Lookhart’s own text conversations were persuasive. Friends had asked Lookhart how he got away with some of his practices. “Dr. Lookhart responded, in effect, that unless someone was standing right next to him at the time, no one would ever know,” Wolverton wrote. The judge also convicted Lookhart’s corporation, Lookhart Dental LLC, which did business as

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