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Tooth sensitivity can be mild or severe, but is usually always painful. People with tooth sensitivity have trouble with hot and cold foods and sometimes even spicy or sweet foods. Although having sensitive teeth is typically a chronic problem, the discomfort can be managed. One of the ways to manage this …

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Wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth that don’t come in until the latter teenage years—are a nuisance for many people. Although not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many people experience impacted wisdom teeth that are painful and cause problems. Do we really need our …

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Wanting whiter teeth is something more and more people have been pursuing the last few years. Many dental hygiene companies offer over-the- counter options for getting your teeth whiter. Although these alternatives seem cost-friendly, they’re really no match for a professional whitening at your dentist’s office. …

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Have you ever wondered how a cavity forms? Oftentimes we go to the dentist and it seems that the cavity has just appeared there out of nowhere! This isn’t true—cavities have stages of forming in our mouths. In fact, a cavity can even be reversed at some of these stages. By paying close attention to your mouth, you …

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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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Getting your teeth professionally whitened is an easy way to instantly enhance your smile and increase self-confidence. Teeth whitening is a popular in-office treatment that makes smiles everywhere brighter and more eye-catching—and since most people say the first thing they notice about someone is their smile, …

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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does …

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Full mouth reconstruction involves restorative dental work to help your smile look and feel normal again. This could include several different procedures including dental implants, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Restoring your smile is important to both your appearance and your mouth’s function. …

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With the holiday season upon us, many of us are busy making travel plans, preparing dinners, and shopping! At such a busy time of the year, it can be easy to neglect your dental health by skipping brushing or flossing. You can still enjoy the holidays and take care of your smile during this hectic time of …

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Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice! Although many people chew gum to help freshen their breath after a meal, this practice can have …

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