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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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Wanting whiter teeth is something more and more people have been pursuing the last few years. Many dental hygiene companies offer over-the- counter options for getting your teeth whiter. Although these alternatives seem cost-friendly, they’re really no match for a professional whitening at your dentist’s office. …

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As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that childhood breathing disorders …

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Most of us know our wisdom teeth as these four nuisances that happen to us in early adulthood. These third molars come in between the ages of 17 and 25 and in over 80% of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Believe it or not, these four molars actually served a purpose for us in the past. They were …

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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Self-treating symptoms that you believe are caused by sleep apnea can be dangerous for your health. Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which breathing stops at numerous points while you’re asleep. This leads to increased stress on the body that can result in a host of other conditions—including shortened life …

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Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the way people think about receiving dental work. Many patients with dental anxiety have experienced pain or injury from past procedures. Fortunately, laser dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of getting treatment that involves a drill. Laser dentistry uses an …

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If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it. In patients with GERD, acid and undigested food can come up the esophagus when it’s not supposed to. This leads to symptoms of heartburn, but it …

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Invisalign is the perfect way to fix common alignment and bite issues when you don’t want the burden of having metal braces. These plastic aligners are custom made for your teeth and involve a series of trays that move your teeth into place slowly over time. Although Invisalign is great for some patients, it’s not …

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