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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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Dental Procedures for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can make it hard to smile, bite, chew, and speak. Missing teeth can even 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 Little River, South Carolina can help you improve the look and function of your smile. 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?

Many patients ask us if Dr. Hortman or Dr. Woolston can 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, you should pull an infected tooth. 

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

A healthy, beautiful smile begins with a good oral health routine that one does daily. Food and drink that you consume can hurt your tooth and mouth’s oral health. Below are a few ways to care for your teeth between dental visits to stop tooth decay and to ensure a happy, healthy smile.

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Why Do Teeth Become Stained?

There are a lot of reasons why your teeth may become stained. Sometimes, you may think the stains are from the most talked about reason: foods and drinks. But, there are a few other, less known causes, that may be acting on your teeth. Here are a few reasons along with stained teeth tips to keep your teeth white. 

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Saving Money by Visiting Your Dentist? Learn How It’s Done

With the cost of living steadily rising, it’s a must that you take a frugal approach to how you spend your money. The tricky part sometimes is to determine what’s a necessity and what’s a want. So unfortunately, some of the more valuable components of your wellness may be sacrificed in an attempt to save the budget. This can spill over into the world of preventive dentistry, unfortunately viewed by some people as a discretionary service like getting a manicure or massage. That couldn’t be further from the truth. You can save money at the dentist because your semi-annual visits to your dentist serve as one of the major pillars in maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. As you continue reading you’ll learn more

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The Importance of Your First Dental Visit In North Myrtle Beach

You might be excited at the idea of improving your smile, but you shouldn’t skip any steps of the dental process—even your initial dental visit in North Myrtle Beach. This part may seem useless because it’s difficult to understand dental procedures, but your North Myrtle Beach dentist is here to help you. Consultations are how your dentist puts their best foot forward in creating a friendly, open relationship as well as inform you about your options during your dental visit. Learn more about the importance of consultations here.

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Where Did Veneers Come From, and Why Are They Made of Porcelain?

can help you achieve flawless teeth! They are able to cover over all sorts of unsightly imperfections, including discoloration, cracks and chips, and minor misalignment and gaps. If you decide to get them, you might not even recognize your own smile after all is said and done. This amazing treatment is a cornerstone of modern cosmetic dentistry, but you might wonder where the idea for veneers came from. Furthermore, why are they made out of porcelain? A brief look at their history might enhance your appreciate for these beautiful little tooth covers.

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Your Dentist in North Myrtle Beach Encourages Real Smiles

Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne smile) and the fake smile. A Duchenne smile involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile, the opposite of a Duchenne smile, only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed. When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If

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