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We all know (or should know) the minimal rules of a well-maintained oral health: brush correctly, floss, visit your dentist twice a year. However, while we do follow this minimal set of good oral behavior, many of our daily bad habits lead to the formation of plaque – which in turns leads to tooth decay, tooth …

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If you had braces as a child or teenager, you probably aren’t anxious to repeat the experience. Although cumbersome for some teens, most adults are happy that they received treatment and have a straight smile today. But what happens when you already had braces as a kid but need them again as an adult? Here are a …

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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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Getting your kids to adopt healthy dental habits is crucial to having a strong smile for life! The habits you teach your kids now will follow them into adulthood. Having your kids brush and floss for healthy teeth and gums will help them learn how important it is to care for their smile. Starting your kids off …

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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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Losing teeth can be an exciting time for children. Kids normally begin to get their teeth around the age of 6 months. From the age of 4 ½ up to age 7, kids will begin to lose their baby teeth. This means their adult teeth will be erupting into the mouth, making the primary teeth become loose and fall out. Although …

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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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It’s safe to say that most people hold their teeth in the highest regard. In an ideal world, your smile would last a lifetime, and dental implants give you a pretty decent chance at making sure it does. A trip to the dentist isn’t most people’s ideal day out, which is why many avoid the process altogether. The …

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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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