Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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If you feel your wisdom teeth coming in, searching hilarious wisdom teeth removal videos on YouTube might seem like the best first step. As fun as these videos are, it’s important to understand the facts.  … Continue reading

How Pregnancy Affects Teeth

How Pregnancy Affects Teeth

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There is a common old-wives tale which claims that every pregnancy results in one lost tooth. You may have wondered if there is any legitimacy or accuracy to this claim. … Continue reading

Learn more about your Teeth

Learn more about your Teeth

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Do you ever “smile and nod” your way through a discussion with your dentist or hygienist because you aren’t completely sure what they mean? It seems like we should know the basics about our teeth, but many people aren’t confident with the language of dentistry. Don’t worry, it really is a bit confusing; you are not alone! Although we hope you don’t feel embarrassed about asking questions, here’s a guide to some basic language you’ll hear in the dentist’s office. … Continue reading

Causes Of A Toothache

4 Surprising Causes Of A Toothache

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It doesn’t matter how diligent you are about your home oral care routine or how often you visit the dentist, you will likely experience a toothache in your life. While most often the cause of this oral discomfort is a cavity, there are a few more surprising offenders that may be causing you pain. … Continue reading

How Teeth Change As We Age

How Teeth Change As We Age

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Aging, unfortunately, does not merely affect our skin and our memory. Teeth also pay a price for longevity. As we age, we will need to pay attention to possible new issues that may arise. … Continue reading

Future Trends in Dental Care

Future Trends in Dental Care

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Technology is changing both corrective and cosmetic dentistry. The tools and procedures of the dental trade have been digitized and they can now mold teeth with more precision.  Even the fabrication and x-ray processes are being made more effective, safe and accessible. The future of dentistry is bright and listed below are ways in which technology has put a smile on everyone’s face.   … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Common Dental Emergencies

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Sooner or later, everyone faces a dental emergency.

Dental emergencies can range from the minor, such as a chipped tooth, to the much more serious, such as a broken or knocked-out tooth. It is critically important that you understand what to do in a dental emergency before you have a dental emergency. … Continue reading

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TMJ: What You Need to Know

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In addition to caring for your teeth, dentists monitor your jaw or TMJ. Your TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. It connects your jaw to your skull. Problems with the TMJ are called temporomandibular disorders (TMD). TMD are serious problems, so it’s important to take care of this joint. … Continue reading