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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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If you want to close the gap in your smile, you may have considered a variety of dental treatments. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to getting rid of your gap once and for all. Regardless of whether your gap is the result of your natural smile, trauma, or decay, you can have a complete smile again with …

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A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients …

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If you need to get your wisdom teeth out, don’t fret about this procedure. It’s a very common practice that’s done for people whose wisdom teeth are causing problems or will cause them problems in the future. Whether you have all four of your wisdom teeth or just a couple, you might be wondering—just how long will …

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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder consists of a series of disorders that affect the joint where your jaw attaches to your skull. These conditions are often painful, leading to jaw soreness, inability to open the mouth all the way, and muscle tension. Did you know that certain habits can aggravate your TMJ …

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It’s commonly known that bleeding gums are sign of gum disease. Although gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S, there is a chance your bleeding gums may not actually be a sign of periodontal disease. What else can cause gums to bleed? Here are the top culprits outside of gum disease that may be causing …

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Since the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontist visit by age 7, your child could have braces before they reach their 10th birthday! It can seem difficult to ensure your child will keep his or her mouth clean with braces, but the truth is that having braces …

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Wisdom teeth are your third molars which don’t erupt through the gumline until late in adolescence. In fact, some people don’t see their wisdom teeth emerge until they are in their twenties! These third molars are well known for causing problems in the mouth. Over time, humans have had less of a need for wisdom …

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