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Dental Procrastinators May Need a Different Dentist

Let’s admit it, many of us put off going to the dentist. We have our reasons for being dental procrastinators. For some it could be busy work and personal lives. For some, it’s a downright terrifying fear of pain, often because of a bad experience as a child. For others…

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How Facing Dental Phobia Helps Repair Long Term Oral Problems

Few people look forward to spending time in the dentist’s chair. Did you know that 5-8% of people avoid going to the dentist out of fear? Dental phobia is a more serious condition than dental anxiety. This leaves people panic stricken and terrified of dental care. Sometimes people will suffer…

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Treating Gum Disease & Dental Problems from Smoking

Did you know that half of gum disease in smokers is caused by smoking? Chronic, long-term gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth. If you stop smoking completely, then you may be a candidate for dental implants to replace these missing teeth. However, implants can fail if…

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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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