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Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs. However, the benefits of mouthwash are numerous, so if you don’t …

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A root canal is the area in your tooth’s root where nerves and other connective tissue reside. When you experience dental health problems such as tooth decay, bacteria are able to enter your tooth and cause infection in the tooth’s root canal. When this happens, the bacteria attack the pulp and you often need a …

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As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep our oral health up to par. This is because our bodies change as we age, and if you don’t have great oral habits during your younger years, your teeth and gums are more likely to reflect this during your older ones! Other aging factors can influence the life and …

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If you’ve experienced the feeling of a sensitive tooth, you know how painful it can be. Imagine having extreme tooth sensitivity all the time throughout your mouth! Cold and hot foods can cause intense pain in people who have very sensitive teeth. But what can you do to help your tooth sensitivity? There are …

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Teeth grinding is very damaging to your smile! Many people don’t know they have this condition, called bruxism. Teeth grinding puts intense pressure on the jaw during sleep, times of stress, or even other times when the person may not always be aware it’s happening. It can actually cause loose or chipped teeth, …

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Diastema refers to a gap between a person’s teeth. This is most common between the upper front teeth. However, such a gap can occur between any two teeth. What causes a diastema and what treatment options are available? Read on to learn more about this condition. Issues That Cause Diastema Sometimes, the treatment …

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Do you get anxious at the very idea of being in the dentist’s chair? Saying that you’re not alone would be a huge understatement. In fact, as many as 15% of people refuse to even go to the dentist simply because they are afraid to do so. That means there are as many as 40 million Americans putting their teeth at …

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If you have already experienced a root canal, you no doubt are grateful for the pain relief that it gave you while also allowing you to keep your natural tooth. After all, often the only alternative to a root canal is extraction and a bridge or implant. While modern implants are better than ever, there’s really …

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Two-phase treatment allows your orthodontist to ensure a positive result from treatment by creating the right circumstances for straight teeth and a flawless smile. While many wait until a child is a preteen or a teen to think about braces, this can lead to complications that cause a less than ideal result. Should …

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Sometimes we just can’t afford the dental treatments that we need or want. Preventative measures like sealants and 6-month cleanings can be out of reach for some who do not have dental coverage. For others, the problem may have to do with cosmetic procedures such as Lumineers, veneers, or orthodontics. Thanks to …

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