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There are many reasons people avoid taking care of their teeth. From dental anxiety to skipping brushing from lack of time, these choices don’t always feel conscious. Our smiles aren’t like a self-cleaning oven or a vehicle that can be taken to the car wash once every season—they need regular, direct care from us! …

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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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When you’re missing teeth, you have options to help restore your smile. Your dentist may tell you that you have the choice between a dental implant or a dental bridge—both of which can help restore functionality and the appearance of your teeth. However, how can you know which one is best? Whether you choose a …

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Have you been putting off getting cosmetic dentistry work because you aren’t sure whether or not your dental insurance will cover the procedures? Paying high out-of- pocket costs just isn’t appealing no matter how much you’d like to improve your smile. The good news is that dental insurance does, in fact, cover …

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Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before …

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Getting your teeth professionally whitened is an easy way to instantly enhance your smile and increase self-confidence. Teeth whitening is a popular in-office treatment that makes smiles everywhere brighter and more eye-catching—and since most people say the first thing they notice about someone is their smile, …

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If you suffer from migraines, you could be experiencing a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and not realize it! Many people who experience tension headaches or migraines will be misdiagnosed when really the problem is located in your jaw, which could be causing your painful migraines. Your dentist …

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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does …

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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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