Author: Dr George Olstein

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What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies may not be life threatening, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious. Our dental and oral health plays a huge role in our overall wellbeing, so a dental emergency isn’t something you should take lightly. What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Basically, any type of dental or oral trauma or issue that requires immediate

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How to Solve 5 Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

How to Solve 5 Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

Cosmetic dental problems may not be as serious as problems such as gum disease, crowded teeth or tooth decay, but they can cause a lot of emotional distress. All fields of medicine recognise the link between inner happiness and general health and that’s why getting cosmetic dental problems treated is so important. Having the confidence

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Dental Filling

Warning Signs That You Might Need A Filling

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. This is mainly because they’re so effective at treating a small problem that, if left unchecked, can quickly turn into a major issue. In fact, fillings are so effective that they have been used to treat dental problems since the Middle Ages – quite an

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How Do I Know If I Need A Deep Dental Clean?

When you go to a dental check up you may find that your dentist recommends that you get a deep dental clean. Deep dental cleanings are recommended if you show signs of gum disease and the treatment will be performed by a dental hygienist. So what can you expect after your dentist makes this recommendation?

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Cerec Crowns and Inlays

Cerec refers to a specific type of ceramic reconstruction that is mainly used to restore a tooth so that it can be fitted with a crown or inlay. It is a method of CAD (Computer Aided Design) / CAD (Computer Aided Manufacture) dentistry, developed in 1980 by W. Mörmann and M. Brandestini. Today, Cerec has

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Things to Consider Before Taking Your Child to the Dentist

For some reason, the dental surgery has become an almost universal place of dread, and even something to be feared in extreme circumstances. As such, it’s no surprise that it can be difficult to motivate some adults to visit their dentist, let alone children. Like most fears and phobias, being scared of a trip to

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How Does In Chair Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a long established dental practice, and it continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures around. The reasons for its popularity are obvious.  White teeth give off an impression of health, youth, glamour and hygiene. On the other hand, yellowed and brown teeth can often give an impression of

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The Difference Between Normal and All on 4 Implants

The continual advancements in dental implant technology have made them a fantastic alternative to the daunting prospect of having to lose teeth. Losing teeth presents all sorts of challenges. On an aesthetic level, a missing tooth can really affect how your smile looks. On a functional level, a missing tooth places increased pressure on remaining

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Is a Root Canal Painful?

A root canal is probably the dental treatment that evokes nightmares in anyone that is afraid of the dentist. For some reason, root canal treatment has attracted incredibly negative connotations and is viewed as being up there with the most horrible dental treatment that could ever be inflicted on you. Before we decide whether this

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How to Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone wants pearly whites. A mouth full of gleaming white teeth is so often perceived as a symbol of vitality and glamour. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that having white teeth isn’t a marker of physical health, and it certainly isn’t a sign of good dental health. Unfortunately, only a select

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