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Your child is all set to get their braces and begin straightening their teeth—but now that the appointment day is approaching, you’re having some anxiety about what the experience will be like for your child and what to expect. Even if your orthodontist has prepared you for your child’s appointment, the following …

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Dental anesthesia certainly has its uses—it helps prevent patients from experiencing discomfort during their visit and allows dentists to provide necessary treatment. However, it’s understandable that some patients would want to avoid dental anesthesia. Many patients would prefer to avoid having an anesthetic …

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Your child’s baby teeth are essential to their adult smile. Baby teeth help guide permanent teeth into place, so losing a baby tooth early can impact your child’s future smile. Caring for primary teeth until they naturally fall out can help your child have the best chance for a healthy smile. Children begin to …

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Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth, dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth. But how long do dentures last, …

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An implant supported bridge is similar to a traditional dental bridge, but instead of being supported by your neighboring teeth, the bridge is instead supported by dental implants. Dentists utilize bridges for restorative work when one or more teeth are missing in a row. Generally, bridges are used in place of …

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It can be alarming to notice that your tongue is a different color than you remember—in some cases, the difference is subtle; others, dramatic. Tongue discoloration happens when papillae—the structures that give the tongue its texture on the surface—become discolored. Discoloration of the tongue can happen for a …

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Dental veneers are a life-changing cosmetic treatment for many people. Not only can dental veneers transform your smile in just one dentist visit, they can help with crooked teeth, deep staining, and gapped teeth. Veneers provide people with a chance to change their smile for the better with just one treatment. …

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Fluoride is a compound that occurs naturally, but is also used in many dental applications to help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride has been widely used and has helped children and adults alike to protect their teeth from decay. We know that fluoride can help prevent tooth decay—but does it …

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Most people are familiar with the common symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These symptoms include jaw pain, muscle tension in the jaw, neck, shoulders, or back, headaches, and clicking and popping noises when moving the jaw. However, since the temporomandibular joint is so close to the …

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Dental veneers are an excellent choice for patients who want to transform their smile but have numerous issues that need to be corrected, such as deeply stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, or excessive tooth wear. Veneers are essentially a very thin layer of durable porcelain that’s placed over your natural …

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