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Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before …

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When you’re missing all of your natural teeth due to an accident, decay, or gum disease, life looks a little different. No longer do you smile with confidence or pride. Chewing food becomes impossible and you may no longer be able to enjoy the foods you used to. What’s worse, losing teeth can make you look older …

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By the time your child is a toddler, he or she should have the majority of their primary teeth in. This is a great time to begin teaching your child how to care for his or her teeth while you still help and supervise their oral health habits. But what happens when you notice some tooth discoloration in your child— …

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Whether you have a natural gap in your teeth or you have a gap from a missing tooth, gaps can be unsightly and embarrassing for many people. Fortunately, you have several cosmetic dentistry options to help improve the appearance of the gap in your smile. The first step is talking with your dentist about what …

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Getting your teeth professionally whitened is a popular practice for a variety of reasons—a professional is by your side the entire time, the process usually takes only an hour, and your teeth look gorgeous and bright for years after this simple treatment! With Zoom! teeth whitening from Philips, you can enjoy all …

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Do you ever wake up with a dull headache—or worse—a migraine? Does your neck often feel stiff and achy, and do you experience jaw pain? What about damaged teeth or irritated gums? These are all signs of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding is a harmful habit that’s extremely damaging to your teeth and gums. …

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TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorders or dysfunction, which means the place where your upper and lower jaw connects isn’t working as it should. This leads to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, ones that people may attribute to another suspected cause before finding out that TMJ is the culprit. Your …

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Has your dentist recommended dentures or a partial denture for your smile? If so, you could be a candidate for implant supported dentures, which have more benefits than traditional dentures yet aren’t quite the same as having dental implants for every tooth. Implant supported dentures involve having a few dental …

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Perhaps you don’t know how important saliva is for your dental health, but let’s look at its role: it protects the teeth, inhibits bacterial growth, and even helps digest food! Saliva plays a crucial role in the health of our teeth. When you have a dry mouth, bacteria can take over, plaque and tooth decay are more …

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