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A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development [1]. The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum …

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A dental crown helps to protect a tooth that’s otherwise damaged, such as a cracked tooth or a tooth that’s seen extensive decay. In the past, dental crowns were part of a restoration that could take weeks to complete. However, new technology is allowing patients to go home with their permanent restoration that …

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You want to take the best possible care of your teeth for a lifetime of great oral health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease should be on everyone’s priority list, which makes taking care of your teeth all the more important. But what does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and …

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Did you know that having good oral health is just as important for you as it is for your baby? More research is showing just how important having a healthy smile can be for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since pregnant women experience hormone changes that can affect their smile, getting a checkup from …

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When considering orthodontic treatment, traditional braces and Invisalign are two of the most prominent options that come to mind. While traditional metal braces have long been the standard of care, Invisalign offers people who want to straighten their teeth with a subtle, removable form of treatment with reduced …

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Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your tooth afterward. Eating the right foods can help …

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A tooth that’s painful, aching, or sensitive is not something to be ignored. Toothaches can happen for a variety of reasons and it’s hard to know the exact one without help from your professional dentist. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a toothache, you may have pain accompanied by a persistent bad taste in …

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Craniofacial pain can be defined as persistent pain in the face but also includes the neck and head. Patients may feel certain “trigger points” in which the pain is more significant, but mostly patients describe an aching or even a burning or numb feeling when it comes to craniofacial pain. Patients who experience …

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You do your best every day to prevent cavities and gum disease through brushing, flossing, and eating healthy. Right? The truth is that even if you have all these healthy habits, professional teeth cleanings are still important. Even the most vigilant of brushers and flossers have plaque in spaces that are just …

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Having a healthy smile is about more than brushing and flossing. While taking care of your teeth certainly does involve brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, what you eat can have just as much of an effect on your smile as how well you care for it. By checking your food’s nutrition label, you can make …

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