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Dental contouring is also called tooth reshaping and is exactly what it claims to be—this cosmetic procedure effectively reshapes your teeth. People may consider dental contouring if they want their teeth to have a more uniform appearance. Tooth reshaping may be the right choice for people who want to subtly alter …

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders constitute a range of problems that occur with the temporomandibular joint. This joint is located just in front of each ear and is imperative to successful movement of your jaw. Without it, speaking and chewing would be impossible! An estimated 10 million people experience …

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are any disorders that encompass the complex joint in your body that connects your upper jaw to your lower jaw. Although necessary, the TMJ has the potential to cause chronic pain and discomfort, especially if you have a misaligned bite. A TMJ disorder is best diagnosed by a …

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Gold is one of the oldest materials used in dentistry and has been used for thousands of years to help restore teeth. Gold has many advantages for restoring teeth: it’s biocompatible, meaning there’s an extremely small chance the body would react to it. It’s not considered to be toxic to the body, resists …

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Wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth that don’t come in until the latter teenage years—are a nuisance for many people. Although not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many people experience impacted wisdom teeth that are painful and cause problems. Do we really need our …

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Pregnancy brings many changes in your body, including hormonal changes that could affect your smile. Although some women won’t experience dramatic changes to their oral cavity during pregnancy, others will see an increased risk of some common dental health concerns. Caring for your smile can protect you and your …

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What Is Holistic Dentistry, and Is it Right for You? You may have heard friends or family mention holistic dentistry. But what exactly is it? Holistic dentistry is a field of dentistry in which dentists believe that your entire body is affected by your oral health. Although holistic dentistry doesn’t necessarily …

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Impress your dentist at your next checkup by improving your flossing technique. There are many common misconceptions about the flossing practice that people don’t realize they’re doing wrong. With these simple steps, you can become a flossing champion and experience sparkly clean teeth and gums! Use the Proper …

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We’ve all done it—you’ve squeezed that tube of toothpaste down to the very last possible squeeze, and the next morning you go to brush your pearly whites only to find that there’s none left. What do you do? Skipping brushing shouldn’t be your answer. You have alternatives that you can utilize until you can stock …

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While some people work hard to keep their teeth and gums healthy, others don’t do much for their oral health and yet seem to skate by with wonderful teeth. How is this possible? Studies show that genetics play an important role in your oral health—perhaps even more than your environment or your diet. …

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