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A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development [1]. The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum …

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You want to take the best possible care of your teeth for a lifetime of great oral health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease should be on everyone’s priority list, which makes taking care of your teeth all the more important. But what does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and …

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Did you know that having good oral health is just as important for you as it is for your baby? More research is showing just how important having a healthy smile can be for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since pregnant women experience hormone changes that can affect their smile, getting a checkup from …

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An infection of the gums can be painful and threaten your oral health. While some people who have a gum infection won’t experience symptoms, the majority will. These signs and symptoms could include a bad taste in the mouth, bad breath that won’t go away even after brushing or using mouthwash, and inflamed gum …

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A tooth that’s painful, aching, or sensitive is not something to be ignored. Toothaches can happen for a variety of reasons and it’s hard to know the exact one without help from your professional dentist. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a toothache, you may have pain accompanied by a persistent bad taste in …

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Pacifiers certainly have their benefits. Not only can they be comforting to your baby, but they may actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially if your child uses one while sleeping [1]. However, pacifiers can also have negative impacts on the growth of your child’s mouth, jaw, and …

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Flossing plays an instrumental role in removing plaque and food debris that gets stuck between your teeth that can contribute to cavities and gum disease [1]. Brushing simply can’t reach the tight spaces between teeth like floss can. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for …

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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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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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If you’re a habitual snorer, your nightly snoring could be doing more than disturbing your sleep or your partner’s sleep. Snoring typically means your airway is obstructed while sleeping, although the reasons for this could vary. So what exactly does your nightly snoring mean? Here’s why you might not want to …

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