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Laughing gas, known also by its formal name nitrous oxide, is used as a mild sedative in dentistry. It doesn’t smell and you can’t see it, but it helps you relax quickly in order to complete your dental procedure. You’ve heard of laughing gas, and maybe you’ve even received it during a procedure. But what exactly …

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Everyone knows that brushing your teeth for two minutes two times every day is recommended by most dentists. However, some people like to clean their teeth more often, some after every meal. While cleaning your teeth is, of course, a good thing, is there too much of a good thing when it comes to oral care? Here’s …

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Getting your child’s oral health care needs addressed is something to think about early on! Although many people put off the dentist until their child has a few teeth in, the truth is that your little one needs to get in to see an oral health care professional before that. As your child grows, seeking a …

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Bruxism is the condition of grinding your teeth, something many people do during the night. Some people even grind their teeth during the day and may or may not be aware of it. Although common, this is a serious condition that can ruin your smile over time. Teeth grinding can lead to teeth that look abnormally …

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If you’ve been bleeding while brushing occasionally, you could be seeing a symptom of gum disease. Although it doesn’t happen overnight, gum disease begins by causing mild symptoms such as red, puffy, or bleeding gums and can progress to tooth loss! Alcohol has long been considered one of the culprits of gum …

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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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