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Gum disease happens when your gums become inflamed and red due to bacteria in your mouth. They may bleed and be infected—this is usually when your teeth may also become loose. Gum disease threatens the health of your teeth and the earlier you can get treatment, the better. Can gum disease be reversed once it’s …

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Do you get anxious at the very idea of being in the dentist’s chair? Saying that you’re not alone would be a huge understatement. In fact, as many as 15% of people refuse to even go to the dentist simply because they are afraid to do so. That means there are as many as 40 million Americans putting their teeth at …

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If you suffer from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you know the pain that it can cause when you chew or even speak. What causes TMJ pain? What can a TMJ specialist do to help correct the problem? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of TMJ dentistry. What Causes TMJ Pain? There is no one …

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There is really no comparing custom fit to one-size fits all in the clothing world and the same holds true when it comes to sports mouthguards. The difference is that while custom fit clothes can be the difference between making a good first impression over seemingly sloppy, a custom fit mouthguard is actually …

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Wisdom teeth, often called third molars, are the last teeth to develop in our mouths. While some wisdom teeth are able to form fully and have room in the mouth, many people find that their wisdom teeth are impacted, or, not able to fully come through the gums and have a place in the mouth. As a result of this, …

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When your child begins to lose their teeth around age six, it can be very exciting for them! Many children pride themselves on their missing teeth and love watching their adult teeth grow in. Children usually begin to lose their front teeth first. What do you do when your child needs help pulling their tooth out, …

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Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the individual will actually stop breathing for periods of seconds to minutes during the night. This could happen hundreds of times during the course of a night. While sleep apnea has certain symptoms, many people who have sleep apnea go undiagnosed. If you have sleep apnea, a …

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The word “bacteria” is generally associated with the word “yuck!” But the truth is that bacteria are some of the most important organisms for our bodies and mouths. Nurturing these good bacteria, rather than just simply trying to “kill” the bad, is vital for a healthy mouth. What do good bacteria do in our mouths? …

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It’s a general rule that you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least twice a day: once in the morning and once at night is standard, but some people brush more often than that, some less. It’s suggested that you brush your teeth two times a day by the American Dental Association, and it seems that most people …

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Dentists perform oral cancer screening to find indications of cancer in the mouth at an early stage. Oral cancer or mouth cancer is defined as any cancer in or around the mouth, including the lips. Like all cancers, oral cancer is more likely to be cured if it is detected early. Oral cancer screening is a simple …

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