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Dentist Pembroke Pines | Dental Sealants

Dental sealants have come a long way since the gold fillings of the past. Here is some handy information about the new composite sealants that will help prevent cavities. How it Works   This preventive treatment works by placing a protective cover over teeth that are in difficult to reach places: typically, both sets of permanent molars if they’re in particular danger of getting cavities. While brushing and flossing are critical components of any dental health regimen, sealants provide additional protection for the grooved areas of teeth from what is known as pit and fissure decay. By sealing teeth in...

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Dentist Pembroke Pines | TMJ Treatment

Many people often experience clicking or problems opening and closing their jaw. Here are some of the facts behind treatments for TMJ issues. What is TMJ?   The temporomandibular joint is located on either side of your head just in front of the ears. TMJ occurs when something interferes with the natural motion of this joint, which is hard at work when you chew, talk, and yawn, smile, or laugh out loud. In some cases, the pain is also caused by bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, which exerts unnatural pressure on your teeth. This disorder can also cause...

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Dental Implants Pembroke Pines | How Implants Work

Implants are common procedures that are considered very safe. Here we will go over the basics about this great way to replace missing teeth.   How They Work   First, any dead tissue is removed from the site of the implant. The gums are pulled back to slightly expose the jaw bone, and the titanium post is rotated into place. After the posts are set, the new tooth implants are seated into the posts and arranged so that they match your smile. They are then finally cleaned and prepared for the healing process with regular checkups. Implants are designed to...

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Sedation Dentistry Pembroke Pines | How Sedation Works

Many people suffer from anxiety when they visit the dentist. We are here to put the Joy back in Dentistry. Managing Anxiety   The worst part about dental anxiety is that it stigmatizes people from returning to the dentist, making their health worse. Besides dental pain and tooth decay, avoiding the dentist can lead to gum disease. This level of neglect can make existing problems worse and introduce new ones. First and foremost, if used properly, sedatives also have a low incidence of side effects and these are usually minor, and only rarely present an actual risk for the patient’s...

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When Is a Dental Crown Needed?

Nothing is more appealing than a healthy, beautiful smile. Taking care of your teeth and ensuring any issue is immediately addressed will keep that smile glowing. Your dentist may recommend that you treat a condition using a dental crown. A crown can cover a tooth to strengthen it, to restore it to its normal shape and size, to alleviate pain, or to improve its appearance.   What Is a Dental Crown? Your tooth is made up of a root and crown. The part of your tooth above the gum line is called a clinical crown. A dental crown or cap...

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When Is an Extraction the Best Option for My Oral Health?

One of our primary goals at Joy Dental is to preserve every one of your teeth if at all possible. There are times, however, when extracting a tooth may be our only option to ensure your safety and well-being. If this is the case, we have effective methods to remove your tooth safely with minimal discomfort.   Reasons to Extract a Tooth Following are some of the most common reasons we may need to resort to extracting a tooth: Damaged Teeth: Sometimes we must remove a tooth because it is no longer healthy enough to function, or may pose a...

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