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Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a condition in which the top and bottom rows of teeth rub against each other. Although some people know they grind their teeth, others are largely unaware of it. This is because bruxism often happens at night while you sleep. However, there are several signs that you might …

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You’ve done the work—you’ve gotten your child to brush his or her teeth. You got them to wear the mouthguard during soccer and get braces during childhood. Now, your little one is growing up fast into a teen! Teenagers tend to listen less to their parents as they get older; this can be true when it comes to teeth …

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If one or more of your teeth needs a dental crown, you might wonder why your dentist has fitted you with a temporary crown. Dental crowns are custom and often take two or more weeks to be completed at an outside lab before they can become permanent additions to your mouth. Here’s why you need a temporary crown and …

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There are many things that can cause dry mouth. From medications to mouth breathing to dehydration, people often don’t stop and consider the harmful effects of having a dry mouth. The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile. Our teeth are meant to be constantly bathed in saliva for a …

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Before sugarless gum came along, gum was placed in a category like many other sweets—one that was considered bad for your teeth! These days, there are many sugar-free options available of your favorite treats, including chewing gum. Did you know that gum actually has some pretty impressive benefits for your smile? …

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Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a major role in many of your everyday functions. This joint is one of the most complex and yet active joints in the body. Every day, your TMJ is responsible for thousands of movements, helping you with chewing, speaking, and even breathing! Since this joint is so essential …

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Dental fluorosis is a condition in which white spots or lines appear on the teeth. Although not painful or otherwise harmful, dental fluorosis can be an unpleasant condition for those who have noticeably whiter spots on their teeth. Here’s everything you need to know about this common condition that affects 1 in 4 …

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People avoid preventative dental services for all kinds of reasons. For some, making the time to go to the appointment for your checkup and cleaning can be a hassle. For others, the lack of dental insurance plays a major role. Some people even experience dental anxiety that keeps them away form the dentist office, …

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Most of us know our wisdom teeth as these four nuisances that happen to us in early adulthood. These third molars come in between the ages of 17 and 25 and in over 80% of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Believe it or not, these four molars actually served a purpose for us in the past. They were …

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Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the way people think about receiving dental work. Many patients with dental anxiety have experienced pain or injury from past procedures. Fortunately, laser dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of getting treatment that involves a drill. Laser dentistry uses an …

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