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It can be embarrassing to have bad breath, but to have to deal with it as an going issue can be unbearably frustrating. Chronic bad breath may be trying to tell you something about your oral health in addition to impacting your professional life and your personal relationships. When you’re at your wit’s end …

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Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew and swallow food. Saliva also helps to prevent plaque from building up …

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Many people are surprised just how much a professional teeth whitening can change your life. When you have confidence in your smile and aren’t held back by stains or uneven color, you open your life up to new possibilities. Having a brighter smile can give you confidence in your personal life, in your professional …

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Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. …

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Menopause is the start of hormone changes that end a woman’s menstrual cycle and her fertility. Menopause can begin as early as the 40s, although the specific age that menopause happens will vary from woman to woman. Hormone changes—namely decreasing estrogen—in the body can impact a woman’s entire body, including …

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A dry socket is a complication of tooth extraction—typically wisdom tooth removal—that only occurs in up to 5% of patients after their procedure. Dry socket happens when the blood clot that normally forms over the areas of extraction is somehow dislodged or never properly forms in the first place. When the blood …

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Many people feel their teeth receive a better cleaning when using an electric toothbrush. These toothbrushes typically require a charging station and come with a replaceable head that’s easily swapped out when needed. But how often do you need to change your electric toothbrush head? Here’s how often you should …

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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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Flossing is an excellent practice for your oral care routine. It helps remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach—which is an estimated 40% of your mouth! Dentists everywhere advocate for safe and healthy flossing when it comes to your dental health. However, you can be too aggressive with your flossing …

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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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