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People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, …

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A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development [1]. The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum …

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A dental crown helps to protect a tooth that’s otherwise damaged, such as a cracked tooth or a tooth that’s seen extensive decay. In the past, dental crowns were part of a restoration that could take weeks to complete. However, new technology is allowing patients to go home with their permanent restoration that …

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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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You want to take the best possible care of your teeth for a lifetime of great oral health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease should be on everyone’s priority list, which makes taking care of your teeth all the more important. But what does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and …

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Children can begin getting their first teeth anywhere from four months old to seven months old and up to one year. Parents often know when their child is teething due to signs such as drooling, irritability, and trying to put anything and everything in their mouths! Teething can be a challenging time for baby and …

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Are you embarrassed by your bad breath that just won’t go away? The official term for chronic bad breath is halitosis and this condition affects an estimated 1 in 4 people. Chronic bad breath is usually a sign that an underlying problem is present, so you should always follow up with your dentist to evaluate your …

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Did you know that having good oral health is just as important for you as it is for your baby? More research is showing just how important having a healthy smile can be for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since pregnant women experience hormone changes that can affect their smile, getting a checkup from …

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