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Arturo Ricard & Maria Ricard
Dentist Fort Pierce FL
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How space maintainers help children have healthy teeth
Space maintainers can be crucial to the dental health of a child. When a child loses a baby tooth early through decay or injury, the other teeth can shift and begin to fill the vacant space. If this happens, the problem is that, when the permanent teeth eme...
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How the food you eat can cause tooth decay
When you put food in your mouth, it immediately meets the bacteria that live there. Plaque, for example, is a sticky film of bacteria. These bacteria love the sugars found in many foods. So, when you don’t clean your teeth after eating, the bacteria and the...
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Making the most of your smile
Your smile is a major factor in the impression people get when they meet you. And the good news is that you now don’t have to settle for a smile spoiled by stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Advances in dental treatment mean there is a wide range of choi...
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How a bridge can bring back your smile even with missing teeth
If you’re missing one or more teeth, it probably affects your smile and you may also notice a difference in chewing and speaking. But there are options available to help you restore your smile and limit other problems. For example, a bridge – sometimes call...
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You might have gum disease without even knowing it
Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and it’s a major cause of tooth loss in adults. But it’s usually painless so you may not even know you have it. It’s caused by plaque – a s...
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How dental implants can give you a better smile
If you have missing teeth, you don’t just have to rely on crowns, conventional bridges and dentures. Many people are now choosing dental implants as the best way to restore their smile and solve dental problems. Implants are placed below the gums during a s...
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Caring for people who have special needs
People at any age can have a condition that makes it difficult for them to look after their own dental health. This could affect people who suffer from a wide range of conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation, Do...
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How removable partial dentures can help you
Removable partial dentures usually involve replacement teeth attached to plastic bases, connected by metal framework. They attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments’. Precision attachments generally look better than metal clasp...
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Why it’s not inevitable that you’ll lose your teeth as you get older
Advancements in dental techniques and the increased focus on preventive dentistry means older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A survey by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research showed that the rate of toot...
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How to take care of your teeth with braces
Braces are orthodontic apparatus used to help fix crooked and crowded teeth. While modern braces can be comfortable and inconspicuous, you may have to take extra steps to care for your teeth when wearing them. It’s important that you continue good oral hygi...
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