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Caring for Your Baby While they are Teething

Your bundle of joy is growing more and more each day. Soon they will have a full mouth of baby teeth. Until then, how can you help them through the uncomfortable growing pains of teething? Here are a few answers and tips from Dr. Emily Hortman and Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, SC on caring for your baby while they are teething. Understanding when it is time to start caring for your baby while they are teething Your baby’s first tooth should appear between three and 14 months; however, most teeth erupt around six months. Once your baby’s first tooth emerges or if your baby is one year old, then it is time for their first dental visit with Dr. Emily Hortman at

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What Toothpaste Should I Choose?

Standing in the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery store is overwhelming. Many patients ask What toothpaste should I choose? What key ingredients should someone look for in a good toothpaste? Palmetto Dental Associates provides a list of key factors to consider when purchasing toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Brushing with toothpaste does more than just message debris and plaque off your teeth. Almost all toothpaste brands include fluoride, which is a natural cavity fighter. This works by coating the tooth’s enamel, which strengthens your tooth’s defense against bacteria. A helpful tip from Dr. Emily Hortman is to check for fluoride before buying your toothpaste. Do not assume every brand has fluoride. Many common brands may have special collections or natural brands can be fluoride-free. American Dental

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TMJ Therapy

Benefits From TMJ Therapy

If a clicking, popping, of painful jaw is an everyday obstacle for you, a TMJ therapy might be right for you. Many times, patients experience discomfort on the sides of their jaw from over-strain and irritation of the Temporomandibular Join, of TMJ.

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Tooth Sensitivity

Why Do I have Tooth Sensitivity?

When you eat cold or hot foods, you may experience pain. Often times this is because of a condition called dentinal hypersensitivity, meaning your teeth are more sensitive to temperature than an average tooth.

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Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

A chipped or missing tooth can not only effect the function of your smile but it can also impact your self-confidence. If you visited a dentist in North Myrtle Beach recently, they may have told you that you can repair your smile with a crown, bridge, or denture. There is another option! Dr. Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates offers dental implant solutions for the North Myrtle Beach community. Keep reading to learn more about dental implant solutions.

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The Best Way To Fill A Cavity – Tooth-Colored Fillings

Many patients don’t realize the number of options they have when it comes to filling a cavity. From amalgam silver fillings to composite tooth-colored fillings, patients may feel lost. Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach discuss the best way to fill a cavity is tooth-colored fillings.

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Gum Contouring and You

By now, you have probably heard of face contouring: a way to can use makeup to highlight your favorite facial features. Unlike a simple contour with bronzer and highlighter, gum contouring requires a surgical procedure and it will improve the look and the health of your gums. At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, find out about gum contouring and you.

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Medication Side Effects that Affect Your Oral Health

Whether you are taking allergy medicine or antidepressants, the medications you take for your body can affect your oral health. Always check for common medication side effects by asking your doctor or pharmacist because they may affect your oral health. This does not mean you cannot take the medication, it just means that you should Find out how Dr. Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach can help you prevent negative oral health effects with medication.

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Dental Procedures for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can make it hard to smile, bite, chew, and speak and lower your self-confidence! The truth is, you don’t have to live this way. Whether you lost a tooth from trauma or from decay, Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach can help you improve the look and function of your smile with dental procedures for missing teeth. There are many different ways that we can replace missing teeth. Here are a few options Dr. Hortman may present to you.

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Can a Dentist Pull an Infected Tooth?

At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach many patients ask, can a dentist pull an infected tooth? The answer is yes! Actually, a majority of teeth that are pulled, also called extracted, have an infection. A deep cavity or a cracked tooth can allow bacteria to build up in the cavities of the tooth. A large number of bacteria inside the tooth can cause an infection. So, yes, a dentist can pull an infected tooth.

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