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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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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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If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth and want to get dental implants, don’t let bone loss stop you. Thanks to technology, you have several options for getting dental implants even if you suffer from inadequate bone in your jaw. First, x-rays will be taken to see if your bone loss is significant …

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If you need to get your wisdom teeth out, don’t fret about this procedure. It’s a very common practice that’s done for people whose wisdom teeth are causing problems or will cause them problems in the future. Whether you have all four of your wisdom teeth or just a couple, you might be wondering—just how long will …

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding impact your oral …

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Overbites are a common condition that can cause a variety of problems. Overbites happen when your upper jaw protrudes too far over your lower jaw. If left uncorrected, not only could your overbite cause jaw pain and potential speaking problems, but it might also affect your appearance. Correcting your overbite …

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Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a major role in many of your everyday functions. This joint is one of the most complex and yet active joints in the body. Every day, your TMJ is responsible for thousands of movements, helping you with chewing, speaking, and even breathing! Since this joint is so essential …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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If you suffer from migraines, you could be experiencing a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and not realize it! Many people who experience tension headaches or migraines will be misdiagnosed when really the problem is located in your jaw, which could be causing your painful migraines. Your dentist …

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