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Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, come in improperly. They could fail to fully emerge through the gumline, not emerge at all, or they may come in horizontally. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a swollen jaw, sore gums, or headaches. A simple x-ray can tell your dentist …

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Tooth decay in children is happening earlier than ever—some dentists are even seeing children with cavities in their baby teeth! Keeping your child’s mouth healthy can not only prevent cavities, but also help children to understand just how important their teeth are. Even baby teeth are crucial for guiding adult …

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With the holiday season upon us, many of us are busy making travel plans, preparing dinners, and shopping! At such a busy time of the year, it can be easy to neglect your dental health by skipping brushing or flossing. You can still enjoy the holidays and take care of your smile during this hectic time of …

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Have you been putting off orthodontic work because you can’t stand the idea of having braces? You don’t have to give up the smile of your dreams just because braces aren’t for you. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you can effectively correct most basic orthodontic problems—and the best part is, no one will …

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When you’re missing all of your natural teeth due to an accident, decay, or gum disease, life looks a little different. No longer do you smile with confidence or pride. Chewing food becomes impossible and you may no longer be able to enjoy the foods you used to. What’s worse, losing teeth can make you look older …

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While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the three types of sleep apnea that affect over 18 million Americans. During OSA, you stop breathing due to an obstructed airway. This wakes your body up, often gasping for air, before you fall back asleep and the process begins all over again. You may or may not be aware of …

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Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice! Although many people chew gum to help freshen their breath after a meal, this practice can have …

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The health of your teeth and gums are dependent on several factors, one of the most notable being adequate saliva production. Your teeth were meant to be protected by your saliva—when there’s not enough saliva present, your entire mouth suffers. This can influence gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and more! …

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Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can crack or chip your teeth—a cracked tooth needs …

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