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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding impact your oral …

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Overbites are a common condition that can cause a variety of problems. Overbites happen when your upper jaw protrudes too far over your lower jaw. If left uncorrected, not only could your overbite cause jaw pain and potential speaking problems, but it might also affect your appearance. Correcting your overbite …

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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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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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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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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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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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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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Although dentures can be a great solution for people who are missing all of their natural teeth (or even only a few natural teeth), they can also pose unique challenges. Our mouths can change over time, and this is especially true for patients who wear dentures. This is because since the jaw bone isn’t being …

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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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