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Laughing gas, known also by its formal name nitrous oxide, is used as a mild sedative in dentistry. It doesn’t smell and you can’t see it, but it helps you relax quickly in order to complete your dental procedure. You’ve heard of laughing gas, and maybe you’ve even received it during a procedure. But what exactly …

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If you’ve been bleeding while brushing occasionally, you could be seeing a symptom of gum disease. Although it doesn’t happen overnight, gum disease begins by causing mild symptoms such as red, puffy, or bleeding gums and can progress to tooth loss! Alcohol has long been considered one of the culprits of gum …

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Losing teeth can be an exciting time for children. Kids normally begin to get their teeth around the age of 6 months. From the age of 4 ½ up to age 7, kids will begin to lose their baby teeth. This means their adult teeth will be erupting into the mouth, making the primary teeth become loose and fall out. Although …

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Although enamel is the strongest substance in the body, this doesn’t mean it’s safe from damage. Enamel is designed to protect your teeth and shelter the nerves and roots within, so it makes sense that cavities and sensitive teeth are common consequences of enamel damage. Here’s the long list of things that damage …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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When you have tightness or tension in your jaw, it can be uncomfortable to say the least. You could be experiencing pain in your neck and throat as well as your jaw. You could also have trouble opening your mouth all the way, or it may even be impossible for you to do this. You may even have symptoms that don’t …

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If you suffer from migraines, you could be experiencing a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and not realize it! Many people who experience tension headaches or migraines will be misdiagnosed when really the problem is located in your jaw, which could be causing your painful migraines. Your dentist …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the three types of sleep apnea that affect over 18 million Americans. During OSA, you stop breathing due to an obstructed airway. This wakes your body up, often gasping for air, before you fall back asleep and the process begins all over again. You may or may not be aware of …

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, their airway is partially or completely blocked while they’re sleeping. Since the body receives reduced oxygen to the brain with OSA, you’re usually forced awake in order to breathe properly. After you fall …

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Dental sealants can be an excellent addition to brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. Dental sealants are a layer of plastic-like material that’s applied over your teeth, typically teeth that are difficult to clean properly, such as the molars in the back of your mouth. …

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