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3D dental x-rays use what’s called cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to provide your dentist with a more comprehensive view of your smile compared to 2D x-rays. 3D x-rays provide dental professionals with the option to create hundreds of x-ray images from just one simple scan of your mouth. Your dentist can …

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There are several major causes of crooked teeth that can impact your smile. Crooked teeth affect more than your appearance; they’re often responsible for tooth decay, jaw pain, and lack of self-confidence. What can cause crooked teeth in a person? The following are the four major causes of misaligned teeth. …

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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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Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder that can actually shorten a person’s life. People who suffer from sleep apnea will stop breathing at numerous points during their sleep due to the muscles in their throat blocking the passage of air to their lungs. Sleep apnea has several causes, and unless the …

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Wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth that don’t come in until the latter teenage years—are a nuisance for many people. Although not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many people experience impacted wisdom teeth that are painful and cause problems. Do we really need our …

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Mouthwash has benefits for your smile, but is it safe for your children to use? The use of mouthwash isn’t ideal for kids of all ages, although it can help prevent several oral health problems in children that are a little older. Here we discuss at what age your child can use mouthwash as well as how you can help …

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Brushing your teeth is so important to your oral health, but like most things, there’s a right and a wrong way to do it. Brushing your teeth too hard can hurt your teeth in more ways than you think. How can you know if you’re being too hard on your teeth when brushing? The following are some signs that you might …

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A gingival graft, also called a gum graft, is a periodontal surgical procedure in which gum tissue is grafted from another location in the mouth to cover exposed roots of teeth. A gingival graft may be done for several reasons, including excessive gum recession. Here’s why your dentist might refer you to a …

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Our teeth are an essential part of our daily lives and would be almost impossible to live without. They provide us with the ability to speak, chew, and play an important role in our facial structures, giving us a full and youthful look. Knowing the different parts of a tooth can help us better understand our teeth …

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Dental sedation is for people who experience dental anxiety or dental phobia and typically avoid treatment as a result of this. When it comes to children, dental sedation is often used for procedures that are long in order to ensure the safety of the patient during the procedure. But is dental sedation actually …

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