Animated-Teeth.com – Information for consumers about dentistry, dental procedures, and oral conditions.
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Most popular categories. ▼
- Oral Surgery
- Basic Dental Procedures
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Straightening Teeth
- Whitening Teeth
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Procedure Costs / Insurance
- Oral Conditions
- Home Care and Prevention
- Activities for Students
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- Pulling Teeth – We have extensive coverage of the subject of tooth extractions on our website including information about: Surgical extractions, Pulling infected teeth, Alveoloplasty, How long extractions take, Procedure pain, Dental injections, Removing dental stitches, What to do about loose or lost stitches, Long-term aftercare, and Post-op swelling.
- Wisdom Teeth – Learn why your third molars may need to be extracted (like having tooth decay, gum disease, or recurrent infection). Also, learn how dentists estimate how difficult your procedure may be and the different types of sedation that can be used for your procedure.
- Dry Sockets – If you’re unlucky enough to develop a dry socket after your extraction, our pages explain the treatment your dentist can provide to help you get through it. While less effective, we also discuss home remedy solutions.
- Dental implants – These “artificial tooth roots” can be used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. If you’re curious, here are the steps of the procedure.
- Root Canal Treatment – Does your tooth require endodontic therapy? If so, there’s a lot to know. Our pages explain issues such as the ways dentists diagnose a need for this treatment (clinical signs, clinical testing, x-ray diagnosis), the steps of the procedure, treatment problems, is an endodontist needed, and rebuilding your tooth.
- Dental Crowns – Have you been told that your tooth needs one? Our pages explain what you need to know, ranging from crowns vs. fillings, to how crowns rebuild teeth, common problems, to metal alloy choices, … to how to sell your old crown.
- White fillings – Dentists routinely use dental composite to create “white” fillings for both front and back teeth. Learn how it works.
- Porcelain Veneers – These are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth so to give them a cosmetic resurfacing.
- Types of dental crowns. – Dentists have been improving the appearance of teeth by way of placing crowns on them for decades.
- Dental Bonding – While typically not as lasting as other types of cosmetic restorations, bonding may provide a quicker, less expensive option.
- Invisalign® – This is a revolutionary orthodontic system that utilizes a series of removable clear plastic aligners to realign your teeth. Our pages explain the steps of getting started with treatment and also insights like how to minimize aligner staining.
- Other orthodontic systems – Of course, there are other methods your orthodontist can use to straighten your teeth than just Invisalign®. They include traditional bracket-and-wire braces as well as ceramic and lingual versions. Our pages discuss them all.
- Tray Whitening – This at-home technique involves the use of clear plastic “bleaching trays” that are first filled with whitening gel and then placed over your teeth. Individual treatments are performed each day, over some weeks, while the effects of the lightning process take place.
- Teeth Whitening Strips – Products like Crest Whitestrips® come close to creating the same whitening effect as tray-based systems, with a simpler protocol than wearing bleaching trays. Our pages discuss what side effects you can expect and when additional treatments might be permissible.
Full and Partial Dentures
- Dentures – Look to our pages for information about complete and partial denture costs and longevity. We also cover tips and pointers about how to clean your dentures, including the use of homemade soaks.
Dental Costs and Insurance
- Dental Plans and Insurance – If you’re looking for dental coverage, we can provide the information you need so you can make an informed choice. We also explain insurance terminology, like what a URC fee is.
- Tooth Decay and White Spot lesions – Are you having problems with cavities? Our pages describe the decay process, how cavities are identified, and give tips on how to get them under control like by placing dental sealants or using fluoride products.
- Dental Sealants – Sealing a tooth plastic coats strategic portions of its surface so it’s harder for cavities to form.
- Baby teeth / Tooth development. – Our pages outline when a child’s deciduous teeth usually come in and fall out, and what to do if they’re not on schedule. They also explain how, when needed, a space maintainer can help to prevent future problems or what to do if extra teeth are present.
- Electric Toothbrushes – We think anything that helps you to brush more effectively is a good idea. And a powered toothbrush can do just that. If you need help figuring out which brand or model to buy, use these links: The Best Sonicare toothbrushes. | The best Oral-B toothbrushes. | Sonicare brush heads. | Oral-b brush heads. Here’s an example of one of our toothbrush reviews – The Oral-b iO series toothbrushes.
- Toothpaste – Ever wonder which toothpastes really are the best ones? Our pages cover that issue, like which are the best anti-cavity ones.
- Using dental floss. – If you’re brushing your teeth but not flossing, you’re just getting half of the job done. Our pages cover how to floss, and provide tips and pointers about common flossing mistakes.
- Cold sores (fever blisters) vs. Canker sores – You’ve probably heard of both of these but may not know much about them. Our pages can help you figure out how to tell them apart.
- Bad breath – Do you have bad breath? It’s easier to cure than you might expect. Effective tongue cleaning plays an important role.
- Dental quizzes for students – We’ve put together a number of dental-related free-to-use quizzes, intended for students of all age groups and educational levels. Here’s an example: Tooth and Dental Anatomy quizzes.
- Consumer-oriented dental quizzes – These quizzes aren’t really tests as much as a way to learn needed facts about a subject while being guided through a series of questions.