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While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is …

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If your teeth have white spots on the surface of the enamel, you likely have a condition called enamel hypoplasia. Enamel hypoplasia appears as uneven whitening across your smile, but this color is generally noticeably different from the rest of your smile and many people feel self-conscious about it. Those white …

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When you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you have options when it comes to restoring your smile! You and your dentist can discuss which options would be best for your smile, including dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Among these options, dental implants are the best investment …

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During one of your regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, your dentist will most likely want to conduct an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening is a simple exam that your dentist performs in order to ensure you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Every year, nearly 50,000 …

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Our smiles were made to have all of our teeth. Our pearly whites help us to chew our food, speak our words, and retain our facial structure—not to mention our self-confidence—as we age. When you’re missing a tooth, or even several teeth, it’s easy to feel embarrassed about your smile. You can change your life with …

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Despite the fact that nearly 30% of American seniors are missing all of their teeth and another almost 180 million are missing at least one tooth, losing teeth as you age is not natural! Your teeth are firmly rooted in your jaw and meant to provide you with a lifetime of use. While there are several culprits …

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Do you ever wake up with headaches or a tender jaw? You could be suffering from symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism occurs most often at night, but can also occur during the day in times of stress or anxiety. Bruxism is also a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. TMJ happens …

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Your dentist may have spoken with you about getting a temporary dental crown on your tooth before getting your permanent crown. Why is this? And what exactly is a temporary dental crown? Here is the total 411 about temporary dental crowns—everything you need to know before getting one! What Are Temporary Dental …

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When looking for alternatives to dentures, dental implants are a great option for many patients. However, they can be expensive and insurance doesn’t always cover the cost. If you’re missing all of your teeth and considering dentures or denture alternatives without getting a full set of dental implants, consider …

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Dental implants are part of a procedure that’s done to replace a lost tooth or teeth by a surgeon to place a screw into your jaw that effectively holds the place of your lost tooth’s root. After getting a crown on the end, you’re done! If you’re considering dental implants, here are some things you should know. …

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