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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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Do you love sports as much as we do? People prepare for the big game in all kinds of ways. You may attend a party, make a dish for a friend’s get-together, or just relax at home with family. Regardless, having some snacks during the game is as essential as having popcorn during a movie! While watching your …

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People can usually spot a fake smile—but when you create a fake smile, your brain doesn’t recognize the difference between this and an authentic smile on your face. This means that you have the ability to reduce stress, boost your immune system, and release endorphins all while faking a smile! When you’re in a …

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Getting dental implants is a great decision that’ll benefit your smile for life. By replacing your missing tooth with a secure dental implant, you effectively restore your smile and enjoy the natural look of your new tooth (or teeth)! Taking care of dental implants is simple, but requires that you remain …

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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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Getting your wisdom teeth removed requires some recovery time. Your mouth will likely feel a little sore after the procedure—but you’ve still got to eat! Having lots of tasty foods stocked ahead of time can help you be prepared for staying nourished and healthy after your surgery. Soft foods are ideal as they’re …

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Taking care of your oral health is important year-round, but considering the many food temptations of the holidays, it’s easy to slip up and enjoy treats this time of year. Being mindful of the top holiday foods that’ll give you cavities is important so that you can know what’s safe to indulge in and what foods …

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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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