Archive for April, 2016

What Are Fibromas and How Are They Treated?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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While fibromas are painful, they are generally not serious and easy to treat.

When discussing fibromas, the first and most important thing to keep in mind is that they’re usually benign. Regardless of what they look like or how much pain they might cause, they are in essence relatively minor.

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What Can You Do About Gum Disease?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Don’t let gum disease go unchecked and ruin your smile!

Gum disease is a serious issue that, if left untreated, can cause major dental issues down the line. Small symptoms like swelling or redness may be easy to ignore, but they are merely the first warning signs of a far more dangerous problem. Unchecked gum disease can lead to the loosening of the teeth, chronic bleeding, and even mouth sores.

What is Gum Disease?

There are two stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.  Gingivitis is relatively mild and very treatable.  Periodontitis, on the other hand, is much more intense and will require the help of a dental professional to treat.

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Do I Need Teeth Whitening?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Teeth Whitening can be an incredible, life-changing experience.

One of the most popular questions we receive at Leikin and Baylin Dental Care is whether a patient should get a teeth whitening treatment – whether teeth whitening is dangerous, whether it should be done at home at home, whether veneers are a better option and, by far the most popular, how much teeth whitening costs. At Leikin and Baylin, we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about whitening. (more…)

What Do You Need to Know About Sensitive Teeth?

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Got sensitive teeth? There are steps you can take to lessen the pain and, often, to eliminate it entirely.

It happens to a lot of us: We’re living our lives, plodding along as per usual, then, out of nowhere, we bite into an ice cream cone or take a sip of coffee and the pain is enough to make a shy, bald Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve had cavities before, and they didn’t put you on your knees as though you’d been in the company of Ray Lewis in the 2000s. And you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! (more…)

How To Choose the Right Mouth Guard

Friday, April 1st, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with bruxism, your dentist has probably recommended that you use a custom dental guard, which is also called an occlusal splint. Dental guards are not cheap however, and purchasing one from your dentist may cost as much as $500. If the hefty price tag nearly gave you a heart attack, don’t worry, ordering online can reduce this cost to nearly a fifth. Depending on how severe your bruxism is and your specific mouthguard needs, there are numerous mouth guard options online. When you choose a night mouth guard online, it will cost between $100-200 and last from 6 months to 5 years. Keep these things in mind when you choose a night mouth guard.

Photo: Protect your teeth with a good mouth guard

Protect that beautiful smile with a good night mouth guard

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