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Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, come in between the ages of 17-21 and are the last adult teeth to erupt in the mouth. These teeth were needed by our ancestors who had bigger mouths and tougher food to chew, but today, wisdom teeth generally aren’t needed and pose more of a problem than they do a solution. …

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When you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you have options when it comes to restoring your smile! You and your dentist can discuss which options would be best for your smile, including dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Among these options, dental implants are the best investment …

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During one of your regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, your dentist will most likely want to conduct an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening is a simple exam that your dentist performs in order to ensure you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Every year, nearly 50,000 …

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Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during the night while you sleep. These pauses can happen many times and may last for a minute or longer. This condition is generally considered serious and has different types, including obstructive, central, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. …

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Cracking or chipping a tooth can be an alarming experience, and the appearance of your smile is usually instantly altered when this happens. After the initial fright of damaging your teeth, you might feel as though you can wait to seek treatment treatment of your cracked or chipped tooth. But this isn’t true! …

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It seems your child’s baby teeth come in only a few years before they lose them! Losing teeth can be an exciting time for your child, but how do you know what’s normal when it comes to losing those baby teeth? Children typically begin losing their primary teeth around age 6, but the time can be different for every …

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Do you ever wake up with a dull headache—or worse—a migraine? Does your neck often feel stiff and achy, and do you experience jaw pain? What about damaged teeth or irritated gums? These are all signs of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding is a harmful habit that’s extremely damaging to your teeth and gums. …

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No one likes having bad breath. While nearly everyone experiences that bad morning breath, others worry about their breath while at work or out and about. Fighting bad breath starts with a thorough morning brushing, but what can you do after that second cup of coffee while at work or after that tuna sandwich at …

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It’s happened—you were brushing your teeth or flossing and noticed a cavity, or a small area of tooth decay in the middle or outside of your tooth. What happens after you’ve noticed decay, whether it be in a large section of your mouth or just confined to a single tooth? You have several treatment options, so …

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Being embarrassed about your smile or avoiding dental work can hinder your self esteem and even lead to poor oral health. Cosmetic dentistry is available to help you get your beautiful smile and your confidence back! Thanks to advances in technology and dentistry, you have a variety of options to help you …

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