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5 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is important for all aspects of your health and confidence, but it isn’t always as easy as you think. Some of the most popular foods are actually terrible for your teeth, and some of the worst offenders can be quite...

What Is TMJ Therapy?

Suffering from temporomandibular joint syndrome, commonly known as TMJ, causes the patient to wake up with jaw soreness, headaches, and sore muscles when you chew or talk for extended periods of time. TMJ sufferers often do not know the cause of...

What Can Happen if You Don't Treat a Cavity?

Most of us have had a run-in with a cavity or two in our lifetimes. For most, the solution is obvious: have the cavity filled. What many of us don’t realize, however, is what happens when you don’t have a cavity treated. Besides the pain...

Teeth Whitening FAQ's

What is Teeth Whitening? Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, performed in either a dentist's office or at home with home whitening kits, that can make teeth whiter. The process removes accumulated stains on the surfaces of the teeth and...

What Happens After a Permanent Tooth Is Knocked Out?

  A knocked out tooth is a common type of dental emergency. Ideally, if your permanent tooth is knocked out, you should work with a caregiver to immediately, physically replant the tooth in its socket. First, cold water should be used to...

Important Steps to Take After Chipping Your Tooth

  If you have a chipped tooth, you might have little to no discomfort, unless you chipped a large portion of your tooth. Large chips can expose the nerves inside tooth resulting in intense pain, especially when something hot or cold comes in...

How to Properly Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen day or night. Sometimes people who experience dental emergencies fail to contact a dentist in a timely fashion because they assume that the office is closed and that there is no way to contact the dentist. Some dental...

3 Ways Flossing Keeps Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

  Brushing your teeth is important to keep your mouth feeling fresh and to fight cavities, but brushing alone is not enough. You should be flossing your teeth every day. Gum disease is a serious problem and its number one cause if plaque....

5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

  Root canals are widely regarded as extremely painful procedures that should be avoided at all costs.  This is untrue. In fact, root canal procedures have come a long way, especially when the dentist conducting the root canal procedure...

How Do I Know If Need a Root Canal?

  An essential treatment for those who have diseased pulp tissue in the interior of the tooth, root canal therapy restores an estimated 17 million teeth each year.  You might be wondering, “How do I know if I need a...

Dental Crowns: What, Why, and How

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device used to entirely cover a damaged tooth.  Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be designed to match the color of your teeth so that you can get a natural appearance. ...

How Do I Protect My Teeth From Wear?

You only get one set of teeth to last you for your adult life. It’s important to take steps to protect them from wear so that they’ll stay strong and healthy for years to come.    Your teeth are one of the strongest parts...

You Might Be Grinding Your Teeth and Not Know It

  Do you have frequent headaches or a sore jaw? These symptoms might be the only sign that you are suffering from bruxism. Bruxism is the name for the medical condition in which the sufferer subconsciously clenches their upper and lower jaw...

The Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Did you know that dental disease resulting from poor oral hygiene has been linked to some of the most serious illnesses we face today? Few people know that dental disease can increase your risk for any of the following: heart disease ...

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Whether it is from smoking tobacco, poor hygiene or an injury, tooth damage and loss are both particularly high despite advances in medicine. According to the World Health Organization, 15-20% of middle-aged (35-44 years old) adults suffer from...

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