Eight Resolutions to Smile About This New Year

Our New Year’s resolutions usually focus on improving our physical and mental health. But did you remember your teeth when making goals for 2015? By now, your New Year’s resolutions have you hitting the gym three times a week, and reading that novel for the book club you joined this month. But have you also …

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Should You Choose a Dental Implant or a Fixed Bridge for a Missing Tooth?

If you’ve recently lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, an accident, or other dental trauma, you may be weighing your replacement options. You have a few choices: fixed bridges, full or partial dentures, or dental implants. But which do you choose? When people lost teeth in the past, only bridges and dentures were available. …

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Hypoplastic Teeth: Parents, It’s Not Your Fault

The term “hypoplastic teeth” sounds scary. And depending on the severity of your child’s condition, it can be. If one or many of your child’s teeth are yellow, have white spots, and are beginning to chip, it may be time for a trip to the dentist, as your child could have hypoplastic teeth. But before …

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Bad Breath: More Than Just Garlic and Onions

Are garlic and onions the fall guys for bad breath?  We think so.  While it’s true these foods cause bad breath, many don’t understand that poor oral health – including dental disease – also is a culprit. Let’s take a look at three main dental-related causes of bad breath, as well as their solutions. Cause …

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Why Subconsciously Clenching Your Teeth Is Worse Than You Think

Do you wake up in the morning feeling pain in your teeth and jaw? Do friends and coworkers notice grinding or popping noises coming from your mouth when you eat?  It is more common than one would think, and the worst part is, most people clench and grind their teeth subconsciously when they are sleeping …

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12 Tricks to Stay Cavity-Free This Halloween

How do you partake in a holiday that’s all about collecting and consuming high volumes of candy, but keep your teeth healthy, too? Here are 12 tips and tricks to help your child stay cavity-free this Halloween. Yes, it’s that time of year again – as the air becomes crisp and the leaves change colors, Reese’s …

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You May Suffer From Bruxism and Not Even Know It

Funny thing how those medical terms like “bruxism” never really catch on with the regular vernacular. You’re probably more familiar with the term “teeth grinding,” but what you may not know is how it can damage your tooth enamel if left untreated. Bruxism, as noted on the condition’s Wikipedia page, comes from the Greek root …

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Those Mystery Pains in Your Jaw Could be TMJ Symptoms

Stress has a profound impact on health, and teeth grinding, or TMJ disorders, are a perfect example. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they have a problem, which is why understanding the typical TMJ symptoms and their impact on your teeth is a must! Before we discuss symptoms, let’s focus on exactly what TMJ disorders are. …

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