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I have always had bad bad teeth…. Over the past few months I have had the Iv antibiotics twice due to my dentist

I have always had bad…

I have always had bad bad teeth…. Over the past few months I have had the Iv antibiotics twice due to my dentist saying it was many abscesses and infection that could become life threatening if not treated …. Went from I the hospital began the Iv antibiotics and symptom control but within 24-30 hrs they were like you don’t need antibiotics yes, you need all your teeth pulled and the chronic abscesses could make you I’ll but to basically buck up and deal!!! My dentist once again said it was bad and yes life threatening seeing how the abscesses and infection had gotten into some bone …. I felt completely in the middle …. I am petrified of the dentist and said if I need work done it needs to be under sedation…. Add to the fact that I do not have good vein
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Baby Teeth- A Parent’s Brief Guide | Dentist Fairfield CA | Mark J. Warner DDS Inc. General Dentistry

Whether this is your first child or your third, it is always nice to know information on your baby. Here are a few facts that are good to know:

1. When your baby is teething , massaging gums, giving them something cold, or even some acetaminophen on occasion can soothe that teething pain. Many times babies don’t have too much discomfort, but sometimes you can really tell your child is in pain. One sign is that they are drooling more than usual. Massaging can offer relief to swollen gums, teething rings that are frozen can also give that relief. If the pain is bad enough, consider consulting with a pediatrician about give the correct dose of acetaminophen to your baby.
2. Most baby teeth start to come in anytime between six and twelve months. All babies are different. Around three months infants become more and more curious about things. Have

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Dental Implants Restore Your Teeth For Life

DenturesDental implants give you a long-term reason to smile.

With their realistic look and stable support, dental implants are now the preferred dental restoration. However, compared to other treatments, they are still relatively new. Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deninger, dentists in Slidell, Louisiana, have answered a few of the questions they hear from their patients about the efficacy of dental implants. 

The downfalls of dentures…

There was a time not long ago when removable dentures and partials were basically the only tooth replacement available. Dentures developed a reputation of being uncomfortable and artificial-looking, living up to their informal nickname: “false teeth.” Today, many people question the difference in cost between dental implants and dentures.

While it’s true that dentures and partials are usually cheaper, your Slidell dentists will tell you that over time, the cost of dentures may grow. They will need regular maintenance to make sure they

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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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With many dentist offices closed, experts say it’s more important than ever to brush properly and floss regularly. Getty Images
  • Most dentist offices are closed for routine procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Dentists are urging people to brush twice a day and floss once a day to take care of their teeth.
  • They say keeping your toothbrush clean is also important for good dental health.

Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist.

“I understand that this isn’t the most normal of times, but it’s very important to control the things we can right now,” H. Dieu Luong, DDS, a New Jersey-based dentist, told Healthline. “On a long list of things in these trying times is oral care.”

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Dentists pressed to drill healthy teeth for profit, ex-employees say

Johannah Lancaster took her 3-year-old son to Dental Express for his first checkup, expecting a routine cleaning. 

She never imagined the treatment plan the Niles, Ohio, dentist would come up with after he peeked into Gregory’s mouth for what seemed like only two or three minutes. 

Michael Griesmer said the preschooler needed root canals – seven of them. Stunned, Lancaster asked why he had not even taken X-rays. Griesmer told her they weren’t necessary.

“I figured he is a professional so I trusted him,” she recalls. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have never gone through with any of it.” 

Two weeks later, in May 2013, the dentist put Gregory under and drilled his teeth. The Medicaid bill came to $1,273 – compared to the $61 that Medicaid would have paid for a checkup and cleaning. 

What Lancaster didn’t know then: Dental Express was part of 

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Do I Really Need to Have Teeth Cleanings Twice a Year?

Have a health question? Email us at SELFHealthQs@condenast.com and we might answer it in an upcoming Q&A!

Q: My dentist told me I should come in for teeth cleanings twice a year, but I’ll be honest: I feel like going even once every 12 months deserves a gold star. How bad is it for my health to avoid dentist appointments?

We definitely feel your pain (or your urge to avoid pain and skip your appointments, rather). Going to the dentist can be anxiety-inducing or even just hard to fit into your schedule if you’re not having an emergency. To get to the root of this one, we chatted with Maria Lopez Howell, D.D.S., an American Dental Association spokesperson, and Vera Tang, D.D.S., New York City-based dentist. Here’s what they have to say.

Consider one dentist appointment a year your absolute minimum. But you might need to go more frequently depending

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