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A frenum is a piece of tissue that connects different parts of the mouth together. There are several frena present, including the lingual frenum (the piece of tissue under the tongue that connects your tongue to your mouth), the labial frenum (which attaches both your bottom and top lips to your mouth), and the …

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Although temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders aren’t common in children, they can develop particularly as children get older. The TMJ actually begins to develop during the first trimester of pregnancy and continues to develop throughout the child’s first ten years of life. The joint continues to grow throughout …

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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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Getting your wisdom teeth removed requires some recovery time. Your mouth will likely feel a little sore after the procedure—but you’ve still got to eat! Having lots of tasty foods stocked ahead of time can help you be prepared for staying nourished and healthy after your surgery. Soft foods are ideal as they’re …

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Perhaps you’ve heard of gingival surgery, also referred to as “gum grafting” for gum recession. This treatment is used for gums that have pulled back significantly from the teeth as a result of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This severe type of gum recession may have not responded to other types …

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Orthognathic surgery isn’t an option to be taken lightly. It’s a procedure only to be considered if you are a candidate, meaning that you have considerable problems due to your jaw structure. How do you know if oral surgery is the right option for you? Consider talking to your dentist about the possibility of …

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