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Although plaque is a pesky substance that needs to be removed regularly from teeth, it’s actually quite easy to remove. In fact, some plaque can even be removed with a cloth! When you consider this, harsh brushing doesn’t seem all that necessary for your smile. In fact, aggressive tooth brushing can harm...
Your upper and lower jaw are connected by a complex joint called the temporomandibular joint. When your upper and lower jaws don’t fit together correctly, this joint can become painful and cause symptoms that are less than pleasant to live with. Are you suffering from jaw misalignment? If you’re experiencing the following...
There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why...
Dental sealants bond to your teeth and help seal out tooth decay. These sealants are typically only used for permanent teeth to help fight against cavities—in fact, dental sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay by up to 80%! Are dental sealants right for you? Although...
Tooth decay happens for a variety of reasons, and although sugar itself can certainly lead to cavity formation, it doesn’t do it by itself. So what exactly is sugar’s role in dental caries? Here we discover how cavities form and what sugar has to do with it. Sugar Leads to Bad Bacteria Everyone...
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your airway becomes blocked at numerous points during sleep, which causes you to stop breathing. This has a range of serious effects on the body—it not only hinders your immune system and increases your risk for chronic disease, but it can also lead...
We tend to have many concerns about our bodies as they age. With our risk for chronic disease, gum disease, certain types of cancer, and cognitive decline increasing with age, it’s no wonder that we’d be worried about our smiles as we go through life. So what’s the truth about what happens...
We get it—not everyone wants braces. Although traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to move teeth in a relatively short period of time, kids are often reluctant to get braces, especially as they get older. By the time they enter their teenage years, your child might not want to...
Dental implants consist of a titanium post inserted into your jaw with a dental crown attached to the end. These modern tooth replacements so accurately mimic your natural teeth that they give you the best appearance and functionality compared to other replacements such as bridges and dentures. Dental implants have many long-term benefits...
Having a cavity can be stressful enough as it is without worrying about a root canal. Some cavities are easily remedied with fillings while others will require root canal therapy. How do you know which one you’ll need? Although your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment, let’s...

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