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  • Gingivitis: Top Causes and How to Treat It

    Gingivitis is an oral health condition that causes gum inflammation. Gingivitis marks the beginning stages of gum disease and causes your gum tissue to appear red and puffy, when healthy gum tissue should be firm and pink. Although gingivitis isn’t technically gum disease, it can lead to full-blown gum disease if left untreated. Here are […]

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    How to Identify the Cause of Your Bruxism

    Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding, is a health condition in which a person consciously or unconsciously grinds their teeth together. Bruxism typically happens during sleep, and people who grind their teeth are largely unaware that they have this damaging habit. But what exactly causes bruxism? Here are the top causes of teeth grinding […]

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    What to Look For When Selecting Dental Products

    When shopping for something as simple as toothpaste, people are faced with endless options. Then you have to select floss, a toothbrush, and perhaps even mouthwash. How can you know which of these products is right for you? Choosing the right dental products is simpler than you think, and much of it boils down to […]

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    These Unexpected Foods May Be Giving You Cavities

    Tooth decay happens when acids and bacteria caused by plaque and the foods we eat attack our tooth enamel. Tooth enamel—the hard substance that makes our teeth shiny—is meant to protect our teeth, but it can be worn away over time due to damage. Once tooth enamel is gone, cavities can follow. Cavities may start […]

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    Are Invisible Braces too Good to Be True?

    Straight teeth have big benefits for your smile. No only do correctly-positioned teeth enhance your appearance, but they also help prevent problems such as difficulty chewing, cleaning your teeth and gums, and even headaches from an uneven bite. If you weren’t able to get braces when you were younger, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t want […]

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    What Can You Expect from Dental Sedation?

    Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medication to help patients relax during their dental appointment. There are several different types of sedation dentistry ranging from inhaled to oral to intravenous. People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or dental phobia can benefit from sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they need without distress. Here’s what […]

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    How Can Dentists Treat a “Gummy” Smile?

    A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development [1]. The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum tissue all play a role in […]

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    How Is Gum Disease Treated?

    Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums [1]. With an estimated half of American adults over the age of 30 having some […]

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    How Durable Are Dental Veneers, and How Long Do They Last?

    Dental veneers are a thin layer of ceramic that’s placed over the front of your teeth to transform your smile. Veneers are custom-made for you and will look like a natural part of your mouth. Veneers are a popular form of treatment that can cover crooked teeth, stained teeth, or chipped teeth for a comprehensive smile makeover. With […]

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    How a Bright Smile Can Change Your Relationships

    Many people are surprised just how much a professional teeth whitening can change your life. When you have confidence in your smile and aren’t held back by stains or uneven color, you open your life up to new possibilities. Having a brighter smile can give you confidence in your personal life, in your professional life, and even encourage […]

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