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Smile Restoration Without Braces

Most people think only orthodontists can fix crooked teeth. Did you know that cosmetic dentists can also provide options to fix your crooked teeth?  Adults with a crooked smile or bite problem now have choices for smile restoration with or without braces. There are many things that can happen affecting…

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What to Do for a Toothache?

Sometimes, there is nothing more painful than a toothache. Many people grew up with a “Band-Aid and Advil” philosophy towards pain: suck it up and it’ll go away. This may work for scrapes and bruises when you were a kid, but it is not a good idea for toothaches. Toothaches…

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What Do Bleeding Gums Mean?

If you brushed your teeth and spit something pink, reddish, or with a tint of orange, your gums might be bleeding. It’s time to schedule an appointment with a dentist since bleeding gums are not normal and this is a sign of periodontal disease. Gum disease starts as gingivitis, where…

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Bite Problems Cause Long-Term Oral Health Problems

Over-bites, under-bites and open-bites may seem like simple aesthetic smile issues. Leaving these bite problems unfixed affects the jaw. These bite problems cause different teeth to receive more pressure and to be worn down in different places and can lead to: Chronic headaches from TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder Premature wear…

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What About People Who Can’t Get Numb at the Dentist?

There are simply some people that are resistant to local anesthetic. The nerve can be flooded with local anesthetic without any numbing. These people often go through dental procedures enduring the pain or just avoid going to the dentist altogether. It doesn’t seem to matter which local anesthesia is used….

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8 Common Habits that Can Damage Your Teeth

Habits that can Damage Your Teeth

Humans are creatures of habits – some of them good, and some of them not so good. Here is a list of 5 common habits that can damage your teeth: Habit 1 – Beverages to Limit or Avoid Sodas contain upwards of 11tsp of sugar per serving (close to four…

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Your Oral Health: How it Mirrors Good Overall Health

mirrors good overall health

You might be surprised to find out that your oral health has a close connection to your overall health. In fact, if you have good oral health, it mirrors good overall health. How is this? What Your Mouth Says About Your Overall Health Research shows a connection between a healthy…

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Oral Sedation Does More than Calm Your Dental Anxiety

Oral Sedation does More Than Calm Your Dental Anxiety

Oral sedation is one method dentists can use to help calm an anxious patient. It involves prescribing and/or administering an oral medication to the patient prior to their appointment or procedure. Oral sedation does more than calm your dental anxiety, though. Here are some other potential effects of oral sedation:…

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Porcelain Veneers: The Reasons We Love Them

Porcelain veneers love

Porcelain veneers are used as a modern method in cosmetic dentistry to repair or build a brilliant, bright smile. Probably the biggest appeal for porcelain veneers is that they deliver dramatic results with minimal invasiveness. Here are some other reasons we love them: No Staining with Proper Care. Porcelain veneers…

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History of Toothbrushes – From Chewing Sticks to Animal Bones

History of Toothbrushes

The modern nylon-bristled toothbrush we know today, made its appearance in 1938, but the idea behind teeth cleaning actually goes way back to ancient history. Take a look at the fascinating history of toothbrushes and how it has evolved over time. History of Toothbrushes – Chewing Sticks The earliest history…

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