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Some people grind their teeth in their sleep. When you are awake, you may keep your teeth clenched when you are feeling normal and relaxed. Bruxism can damage your teeth and cause headaches and jaw pain. People who have sleep bruxism are more likely to have sleep disorders like sleep apnea. The cause of bruxism is …

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How does one go about selecting a dentist when you need a dental implant? It can be a harrowing task as the end result depends on making a good choice. This is one instance where being selective is imperative. The health and aesthetics of your mouth will be in the hands of whomever you choose. Here are some tips …

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Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”? This refers to receding gums, a problem that tends to happen as we get older, but it can happen for other reasons besides the natural aging process. When the gums recede or pull back away from the teeth, bacteria can get into the area between the teeth and …

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Dental crowns or caps, as they’re commonly called, can replace a large surface of a tooth that has been damaged, decayed or treated with a root canal. A crown can restore a damaged tooth and make it strong, functional and attractive. Crowns can be made of a composite resin, metal or porcelain. While crowns are …

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What is a dental bone graft and why would anyone need one? Bones in our jaws are essential to our teeth. Teeth are supported by bones, and at the same time, the bones that support teeth need the teeth to survive. When teeth fall out or are pulled, the bone that was supporting them begins to deteriorate. If you …

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