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Your upper and lower jaw are connected by a complex joint called the temporomandibular joint. When your upper and lower jaws don’t fit together correctly, this joint can become painful and cause symptoms that are less than pleasant to live with. Are you suffering from jaw misalignment? If you’re experiencing the …

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We tend to have many concerns about our bodies as they age. With our risk for chronic disease, gum disease, certain types of cancer, and cognitive decline increasing with age, it’s no wonder that we’d be worried about our smiles as we go through life. So what’s the truth about what happens to our teeth as we …

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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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Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role in how …

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Gum disease affects nearly half of the American population and can wreak havoc on your smile. Although it affects your gums, your gums are essential for your teeth. When the gum tissue gets damaged through gum disease, teeth can become loose and fall out. The main causes of gum disease are usually easy to control …

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Years ago, there weren’t many options for toothpaste at the store. These days, it seems like there are too many options! From whitening toothpastes to formulas for sensitive teeth, it’s not always easy to know which ones are actually beneficial for your teeth. The good news is that as long as you’re brushing your …

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Having good oral health is more than just brushing every day and flossing once in a while. Your mouth is an entire unit that requires regular care—both at-home and in the dentist’s chair! As we age, our mouths become more susceptible to oral health problems like gum disease, so taking proper care of our teeth and …

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Dental sealants can be an excellent addition to brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. Dental sealants are a layer of plastic-like material that’s applied over your teeth, typically teeth that are difficult to clean properly, such as the molars in the back of your mouth. …

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Children start losing their baby teeth around age six, which means you’ve only got a few years between the time your child sprouts his or her new teeth and the time they begin to fall out! Baby teeth are essential for children—they enable proper chewing, speech skills, and set the stage for their adult teeth. As a …

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Despite the fact that nearly 30% of American seniors are missing all of their teeth and another almost 180 million are missing at least one tooth, losing teeth as you age is not natural! Your teeth are firmly rooted in your jaw and meant to provide you with a lifetime of use. While there are several culprits …

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