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A toothache can be an awful feeling. Toothaches range from hurting only occasionally to those that cause constant intense, throbbing pain. The symptoms of a severe toothache can cause a fever, headache, or a bad taste in your mouth, depending on what’s causing your headache. What are some of the causes of a common …

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Considering whitening your teeth? You’re not alone. Americans spend $1.4 billion every year on homewhitening kits: but which is better, a professional whitening or an at-home one? At-home teeth whitening kits can be dangerous, overused, and give you inaccurate whitening. Why is a professional teeth whitening …

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If you have dental veneers, you should be proud of the way your teeth look—your porcelain veneers are matched to your teeth color, bonded seamlessly to your teeth, and help you keep functionality of your mouth. Although veneers will eventually need to be replaced, you can extend the lifespan of your veneers by …

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You may have heard of laser dentistry, or seen dentist offices that claim to specialize in it, but what exactly is laser dentistry? Is it safe? How does it differ from regular dentistry, and what can it do for patients? Although laser dentistry has been around since the 90s, it’s yet to be totally mainstream. Read …

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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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This is a question that gets asked over and over by those who wish to maintain great oral health. The answer that you will get from most dental professionals is that it really does not matter as long as you do both well. Let’s consider proper technique for brushing and flossing, and then discuss a few of the …

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You know that drinking too much isn’t good for your body, but drinking an excessive amount of alcohol is also bad news for your oral health. Having a drink every once in a while or even a few times a week isn’t a big deal, but daily consumption or abuse of alcohol can actually lead to gum disease and tooth loss. …

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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, is a problem that affects the jaw as well as the joint and muscles surrounding the jaw. Research has shown, however, that the effects of TMJ are more than just a localized condition. Let us consider the interconnected nature between TMJ and how your entire body …

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You’ve likely had a long list of things to do before your kids started school, but was visiting their dentist on there? While some kids don’t like going to the dentist, many dentists for children try to make the visit a fun experience for them. The dentist should be a regular part of your children’s lives as they …

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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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