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Teeth grinding is very damaging to your smile! Many people don’t know they have this condition, called bruxism. Teeth grinding puts intense pressure on the jaw during sleep, times of stress, or even other times when the person may not always be aware it’s happening. It can actually cause loose or chipped teeth, …

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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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Diastema refers to a gap between a person’s teeth. This is most common between the upper front teeth. However, such a gap can occur between any two teeth. What causes a diastema and what treatment options are available? Read on to learn more about this condition. Issues That Cause Diastema Sometimes, the treatment …

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Diet and oral health go hand-in-hand. The fact is, however, that dental professionals usually focus on the negative. “Don’t eat sweets! Don’t use artificial sweeteners! Don’t drink colas!” You get the idea. Instead, this article will focus on the positive. Here are five delicious foods and drinks that …

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Metal has been the standard in dentistry for many years and has proved to be an excellent way to protect damaged teeth and preserve a person’s ability to chew. However, technology is continuing to improve, and metal-free crowns and bridges have many benefits. Consider the following: A Long-Term Solution – …

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Sedation dentistry has become more and more popular throughout recent years. It seems that a disproportionate fear of the dentist is common, and many can’t get work done without being unconscious. Of course, dentists are starting to see that there are more benefits to sedation dentistry than just getting an …

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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 know smoking isn’t good for your health for a variety of reasons: it’s known to cause certain types of cancer, it can lead to heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and diabetes. But did you know that sleep apnea is also linked to smoking? Smokers are three times as likely as non-smokers to develop sleep apnea. …

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What is a dental bone graft and why would anyone need one? Bones in our jaws are essential to our teeth. Teeth are supported by bones, and at the same time, the bones that support teeth need the teeth to survive. When teeth fall out or are pulled, the bone that was supporting them begins to deteriorate. If you …

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