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Many people think that since adult teeth are permanent, they will not move or change over the adult lifetime. This isn’t true—adult teeth can and do shift over your lifetime, whether or not you had braces as a child or teenager. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?...
Do you ever wake up with headaches or a tender jaw? You could be suffering from symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism occurs most often at night, but can also occur during the day in times of stress or anxiety. Bruxism is also a symptom of temporomandibular joint...
Your jaw is home to one of the most complex joints in your body. This joint—called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ—enables the jaw to chew, speak, move side to side, and open and close. With so many functions, it’s no wonder some people experience tension in their jaw. Jaw tightness can range from...
The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing! These athletes train for often hundreds if not thousands of hours to be able to compete at this prestigious event. Healthy teeth are more than just a pretty smile for these Olympians. A healthy smile has been linked to a lower risk for systemic...
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...
Coffee is one of the most common beverages around the world, but it’s no secret that this wildly popular beverage is infamous for staining teeth! A group of molecules called polyphenols are responsible for this staining—they effectively get stuck on your porous enamel. While some people find that regular...
You may have heard of the All-on-4 dental implant system, but you may not know much about it. The All-on-4 system replaces the arch of your teeth with a four point anchoring system for the implant fixture. This anchoring system uses four acutely angled anchor points to hold the...
Dental veneers are thin layers of material made to look like your natural teeth. Veneers cover your normal teeth and provide an aesthetic improvement for a variety of cosmetic concerns. Typically made of porcelain ceramic, but sometimes composite resin, dental veneers are strong, stain-resistant, and are permanently bonded to your teeth. You...
Getting dentures to replace your missing teeth not only helps restore your appearance, but the function of your smile as well. Whether you have full or partial dentures for your missing teeth, taking care of your new restoration can help them last as long as possible. Caring for your new dentures is...
Drinking alcohol, much like other habits such as smoking and recreational drug use, has an impact on your body. This includes your smile! Alcohol is a very corrosive substance that can damage your smile if you repeatedly expose your teeth and gums to this popular beverage. How exactly does...