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Your smile is the essence of you. It’s what you show new friends, what boosts your confidence around strangers, and what helps you speak and chew properly. When teeth are discolored, broken, or crooked, we often feel as though we aren’t good enough because of our damaged smile. It’s never too late to make your …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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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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Full mouth reconstruction involves restorative dental work to help your smile look and feel normal again. This could include several different procedures including dental implants, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Restoring your smile is important to both your appearance and your mouth’s function. …

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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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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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Do you ever wake up with headaches or a tender jaw? You could be suffering from symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism occurs most often at night, but can also occur during the day in times of stress or anxiety. Bruxism is also a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. TMJ happens …

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TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorders or dysfunction, which means the place where your upper and lower jaw connects isn’t working as it should. This leads to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, ones that people may attribute to another suspected cause before finding out that TMJ is the culprit. Your …

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Orthognathic surgery isn’t an option to be taken lightly. It’s a procedure only to be considered if you are a candidate, meaning that you have considerable problems due to your jaw structure. How do you know if oral surgery is the right option for you? Consider talking to your dentist about the possibility of …

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At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only get one set of permanent teeth. Consider all of …

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