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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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The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, …

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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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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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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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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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Invisalign retainers usually come in two variants which are the fixed and removable kind. The fixed retainers are stuck to the backs of your teeth using dental cement and can be worn for a couple of years at a single time whereas the removable types of braces can only be worn for a year. Here are the two different …

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With the summer upon us, it’s time to enjoy many of the wonderful foods that this season has to offer. If you’re looking for snacks that will nourish your body as well as your teeth, you have plenty of options. Whether you want to help your kids take better care of their oral health or if you just want to enjoy …

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Gum disease affects a staggering number of people—an estimated half of adult Americans have some form of the disease. Ranging from mild to severe, gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile and is a major cause of tooth loss in older adults. Fortunately, many of the risk factors of gum disease are controllable. …

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