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Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. …

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A root canal is a procedure done by an experienced dentist or an endodontist, a specialist at saving natural teeth. During root canal therapy, damaged or infected nerve tissue is removed from the center of the tooth, enabling the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid an extraction. Root canal therapy can …

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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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Of course you want your teeth to look as bright as possible. Whiter teeth give the appearance of health and youth as well as boosting your confidence, so it’s understandable that white teeth would be a priority! But what happens when you want a professional teeth whitening but you have dental implants or dentures? …

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Teeth grinding is a dangerous habit that can wear down teeth, cause gum inflammation, and can even cause tooth fractures. Bruxism—the technical term for teeth grinding—is damaging for people of any age. Kids are particularly susceptible to damage from teeth grinding because their permanent teeth are still forming. …

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Menopause is the start of hormone changes that end a woman’s menstrual cycle and her fertility. Menopause can begin as early as the 40s, although the specific age that menopause happens will vary from woman to woman. Hormone changes—namely decreasing estrogen—in the body can impact a woman’s entire body, including …

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A dry socket is a complication of tooth extraction—typically wisdom tooth removal—that only occurs in up to 5% of patients after their procedure. Dry socket happens when the blood clot that normally forms over the areas of extraction is somehow dislodged or never properly forms in the first place. When the blood …

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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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Over 50 million adults are estimated to use marijuana, a substance that’s still considered illegal in much of the United States. Although this substance is thought by many to be safer than smoking cigarettes or using other forms of tobacco, the truth is that marijuana still has negative impacts on the body, …

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Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth, dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth. But how long do dentures last, …

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