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Clenching your teeth and jaw can be extremely damaging to your oral health. Not only does it put stress on the jaw muscles, it also puts an undue amount of stress on your teeth. Your teeth were meant for chewing, not for clenching! You can take simple steps to stop clenching your teeth and prevent damage to your …

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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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Your smile can look healthy while still having weak tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and protects your teeth from decay and damage. Although weak enamel can sometimes result in tooth discoloration, this doesn’t always happen. Tooth enamel can be weakened through a variety …

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When you want to transform your smile but are worried about the time it’ll take to complete cosmetic treatment, consider that you may be able to get the smile of your dreams in less time! Although traditional cosmetic options usually take at least a couple appointments, the following options might be something to …

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How long your dental fillings last depends on a variety of factors, but it’s important to know that no dental filling will last forever. Many people assume that once their tooth is filled, it’ll last for life, but this simply isn’t true. Your filling will need to be replaced at some point in your life. Here’s how …

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If you suffer from dry mouth, there are many things that could be causing it. Saliva is important for our teeth and gums: it helps to protect the teeth from harmful bacteria and keeps your smile healthy. Dry mouth can lead to enamel erosion, cavities, and may even be a contributing factor for gum disease. But what …

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Dental implants are an excellent replacement for your missing teeth. Although they cost more than other alternatives, they’ll last for life and never need to be replaced. Dental implants are permanent replacements that are secure, functional, and look just like your natural teeth. The traditional process for …

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Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your wisdom teeth …

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Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, happens to all of us at times. That morning you were in such a hurry you forgot to brush, the time you ate garlic bread at the team lunch. It’s normal at times depending on your oral health habits. However, experiencing chronic bad breath is not normal. If you find …

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Although cosmetic dentistry is designed to fix aesthetic issues with your smile, its effects often run much deeper than that. Restoring your smile often gives you the confidence in your appearance that may be lacking, therefore resulting in a more optimistic outlook on life and more positive experiences. How can …

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