Are Robots the Future of Porcelain Crown Fabrication?

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Porcelain crowns are one of the most sought-after procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Crowns restore and protect your chipped, cracked, and badly decayed teeth to prevent further damage or the risk of infection. These durable fixtures look like your natural teeth, making them virtually undetectable. Some people do not like the wait time between their first visit and the creation of their new crown. Fortunately, new technologies may increase the speed of crown creation without compromising quality. A dental lab in California has introduced the possibility of an old sci-fi favorite stepping into dentistry: robots. Robots Increase Dental Crown Production Glidewell Laboratories in California started using collaborative robots to streamline the process of creating dental crowns. Previously, the m ...

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Realine Your Teeth For Your Wedding

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Wedding planning usually occurs a year in advance, though some people only need a few months. As you agonize over what wedding favors to put on the tables or what flavor of cake you want, some details may fall by the wayside. Dental care, for example, may not even appear on your to-do list until late in the game. Many people schedule professional teeth whitening for that movie-star quality grin, but might not seek out any type of straightening because it can take a year of advanced planning for successful results. If you feel embarrassed by your crooked smile but put off dental work until the last minute, Realine clear braces may be right for you. Creating the Perfect Smile As you peruse wedding magazines and Pinterest boards, you may notice the winning smiles shown off by happy couples. W ...

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Bone-loss During Menopause May Help Predict Gum Disease

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Studies have shown that women are more prone to poor gum health than men. Hormonal fluctuations can impact the health of your gums by causing gum irritation that may lead to gum disease. The fluctuations experienced during menopause also increase the risk of developing gum disease. A recent study found that bone-loss occurring during menopause, might help to predict the development of gum disease. Predicting Gum Disease With Bone-Loss Bone-loss is among the many changes that occur during menopause. Women experience a drastic spike in bone-loss during the onset of menopause as estrogen levels drop. Low estrogen levels can also cause inflammatory conditions in the mouth, which may lead to the development of gum disease if left untreated. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School ...

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Why Every Anti-Snoring Invention Sparks Sleep Apnea Hope

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Sleep apnea affects millions of people around the world. This potentially life-threatening condition causes you to stop breathing at night, resulting in sleep disturbances and sleepiness the following day. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway. One of the most noticeable signs of OSA is snoring, though many people do not equate this annoying nighttime sound with a serious medical condition. A large number of snore-stopping inventions have come to life over the last few years, with the potential of more to come. Whether or not they stop snoring and help sleep apnea patients is still yet to be seen. The Anti-snoring Bear In 2011, news sources and technology-buff websites were abuz ...

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Baby Teeth Affect Your Child’s Health

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A common belief about primary teeth, also known as “baby teeth,” is that they are not as important to take care of because they will fall out to make way for permanent teeth. The health of baby teeth has a bigger impact on future oral health than many people may realize. Although it is true that a cavity in a baby tooth will leave the mouth when that tooth falls out, infection and decay around baby teeth can lead to periodontal disease if untreated. Cavities and Gum Disease Cavities can negatively impact a child’s oral health. If a cavity is left untreated, bacteria have more access to the inside of the tooth and can cause infection and gum disease over time. Infected teeth can make children sick just like it can an adult. Infected teeth are the reason for many emergency room visits for ch ...

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