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Clenching your teeth is actually part of a condition called bruxism, which is also referred to as teeth grinding. Clenching your teeth is extremely damaging to your teeth, gums, and your jaw. Many people clench their teeth while they sleep, when the force of your jaw will be much greater than it is when you’re …

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Many people end up getting their wisdom teeth removed as a precaution. However, the majority of people experience some kind of issue with their wisdom teeth, so getting them removed is often the best choice for patients. Some patients don’t have the option of leaving their wisdom teeth in—there are several factors …

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If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. However, not every person who’s experiencing swollen gums will have gum disease. It’s crucial to visit your dentist to determine if you’re suffering from symptoms of gingivitis, although these symptoms often involve bleeding …

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Are you one of the many people who put off cosmetic dentistry treatment because you’re afraid you can’t afford it? Prepare to reconsider your options! Cosmetic dentistry is much more affordable than you think. Insurance policies are covering more procedures like dental implants as they become more common. Your …

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You know soda’s bad for your teeth—all that sugar, the acidity, the caffeine. You’ve steered your kids to avoid it or to have it only as a special treat. So, you’ve done your job, right? Wrong! Many replacements for soda are just as bad as soda itself. Between the sugar content and the high acidity, you’ll be …

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Oral cancer tends to start out small, but this uncontrolled cell growth can be life-threatening if allowed to continue to grow and manifest itself. Oral cancer can affect any part of your mouth or sinus area, including your throat, lips, cheeks, and tongue. Often it starts out as a sore that doesn’t go away, much …

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The holiday season can really be the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, it makes for a rough January if you don’t treat your teeth right. With all of the extra goodies being passed around, and people being busy with travel, proper oral care often gets neglected during the holiday season. How can you keep …

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