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Archive for January, 2014

Need Help Brushing? There’s an App for That

January 21, 2014

Several different companies have introduced apps to help support healthy brushing habits

Oral care

We all know we’re supposed to brush at least twice a day, according to the recommendations of the American Dental Association and dentists everywhere. However, keeping up with this daily oral care routine can be difficult. Sometimes we may forget to brush or not brush long or carefully enough. Fortunately, several companies have developed ways for patients to use smartphone apps to help monitor and encourage proper brushing.

The Beam Brush

The Beam Brush is a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush that can record brushing data and send it to a user’s smartphone and to their dentist

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

January 20, 2014

Almost any patient of any age has the potential to benefit from dental implants

Dental implantsIf you are missing one or more teeth, you may be interested in the possibility of getting dental implants. Unlike other solutions to missing teeth, dental implants look, feel, and function almost exactly like real teeth, and won’t cause issues with speech, chewing, self-consciousness, or bone health the way dentures and bridges can. Almost anyone can be a good candidate for dental implants, provided they have a certain baseline standard of oral health and are strong enough for surgery. Here are some important factors that can influence your ability to receive dental…

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