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Although temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders aren’t common in children, they can develop particularly as children get older. The TMJ actually begins to develop during the first trimester of pregnancy and continues to develop throughout the child’s first ten years of life. The joint continues to grow throughout …

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Mouthguards are essential when it comes to sports, even for adults. Mouthguards are usually mandatory for contact sports such as football, lacrosse, wrestling, and hockey. However, even wearing a mouthguard during non-contact sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball can help prevent injuries. Any child who …

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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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Flossing should be an integral part of your oral care routine. It only needs to be done once a day, unlike brushing, and can help prevent bad bacteria from getting stuck between your teeth and causing problems. Flossing helps reach all the places in your mouth that your toothbrush can’t reach, such as the sides of …

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Wisdom teeth are those third molars way at the back of the mouth that don’t come in until your latter teenage years, sometimes not even until your 20s! While some people won’t experience problems with their wisdom teeth, many people find that they have impacted wisdom teeth. What exactly is an impacted wisdom …

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Tooth sensitivity can be mild or severe, but is usually always painful. People with tooth sensitivity have trouble with hot and cold foods and sometimes even spicy or sweet foods. Although having sensitive teeth is typically a chronic problem, the discomfort can be managed. One of the ways to manage this …

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Most people know that sodas—which are carbonated—aren’t good for their teeth. This is due to their extremely high sugar content, but is their carbonation harmful to your smile? Carbonated drinks are made with carbon dioxide, which is added to the water under pressure to make the bubbles you love. Sparkling water …

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In addition to your regular oral care habits such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, your diet can supplement a great smile. What we eat directly impacts our mouths in terms of acidity and bacteria due to the pH of our saliva, which nourishes teeth. However, what we eat also indirectly affects our …

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If you’re committed to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, congratulations! These oral care practices are instrumental in helping to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. Although an important part of any oral care routine, visiting your dentist is still a necessity. When you brush and floss regularly, why do …

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It’s likely you don’t give much thought to the tool you use to clean your teeth everyday. This device is so important to your oral health that the little details about your toothbrush shouldn’t be ignored. From what type of toothbrush you should buy to whether or not you need to clean it, here’s everything you …

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