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Some people have teeth that are streaked or spotted with areas that are whiter than the rest of the teeth. These areas can have a chalky appearance and may be subtle or obvious. These white spots are a sign of dental fluorosis. The severity of dental fluorosis varies and while many people won’t have their …

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Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars in our mouths that erupt sometime in the late teenage years or early adult years. For some people, wisdom teeth may not erupt until the mid- twenties! Today, five million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed every year [1]. With so many people …

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It’s estimated that 45 million Americans have had their teeth professionally whitened. This number doesn’t include those who have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products for their smiles. With so many people receiving a professional whitening treatment, it’s natural to wonder how this procedure affects …

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When considering orthodontic treatment, traditional braces and Invisalign are two of the most prominent options that come to mind. While traditional metal braces have long been the standard of care, Invisalign offers people who want to straighten their teeth with a subtle, removable form of treatment with reduced …

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Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your tooth afterward. Eating the right foods can help …

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Dental bridges are restorative options for people who have a tooth or several teeth missing in a row in their mouths. The bridge relies on the surrounding teeth for support and typically consists of two dental crowns on these supporting teeth with an artificial tooth in the center to fill in the gap of your …

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A tooth that’s painful, aching, or sensitive is not something to be ignored. Toothaches can happen for a variety of reasons and it’s hard to know the exact one without help from your professional dentist. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a toothache, you may have pain accompanied by a persistent bad taste in …

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Craniofacial pain can be defined as persistent pain in the face but also includes the neck and head. Patients may feel certain “trigger points” in which the pain is more significant, but mostly patients describe an aching or even a burning or numb feeling when it comes to craniofacial pain. Patients who experience …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages. It’s most common among middle-aged men, but anyone, including infants, can have the disorder. During OSA, the airway collapses and produces pauses in breathing that can last for a minute or longer. People will wake up gasping for …

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