Keeping Your Teeth Straight After Braces

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After investing time and money into straightening your teeth—and achieving the smile of your dreams—the last thing you want is to undo all that hard work. So how can you keep your smile in tip-top shape? Here are three ways to keep teeth straight after braces or Invisalign:  Wear Your Retainer The most important thing you can do to prevent … Read More

Dentures vs Implants: Pros and Cons

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Many people experience tooth loss as they age, whether due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, or dental fractures. In fact, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70% of adults ages 35-44 in the United States are missing at least one tooth. But there’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. These … Read More

Preventing and Treating Dry Mouth

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Ever wake up with a really dry mouth? Or notice your throat is parched and scratchy throughout the day?  Dry mouth (or xerostomia) happens when the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva. This not only causes an uncomfortably dry mouth, but can also increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Why? Dry mouth causes cavities … Read More

What are Receding Gums? How to Treat & Prevent Gum Recession

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Gum recession happens when the gum tissue surrounding your teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth’s root. This allows gaps, or “pockets,” to form between your teeth and your gum line, where plaque and bacteria can collect. Left untreated, gum recession can cause cause bone and tooth loss.  Symptoms of Receding Gums Gum … Read More

Wisdom Tooth Removal: What to Expect & Aftercare

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Getting your wisdom teeth removed may not be at the top of your list if they’re not bothering you, but depending on how they’re positioned, they can cause problems for you and your mouth down the road. Wisdom Teeth Problems Sometimes wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth—grow in healthy, fully emerged, and positioned correctly. But … Read More

Different Types of Gum Disease

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Gingivitis (or gum disease) that remains untreated can progress into periodontitis and will eventually cause tooth loss and additional health problems which is why prevention is crucial. Gingivitis is the most tempered kind of periodontal disease. It leads to the gums becoming swollen, red and bleeding easily. There’s typically little or no feelings of discomfort at this degree. Gingivitis is … Read More

Activated Charcoal and Teeth Whitening

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Activated charcoal has been used for centuries for a multitude of purposes including treatment for illnesses and the production of bronze. It has antiseptic properties that ward against diseases and promote overall health. But in recent years, it has become increasingly popular to whiten your teeth. But the question arises, does it whiten your teeth? The answer is yes. Activated … Read More

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

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So, you’re under a lot of stress lately. You notice your teeth are gradually wearing down. It is likely that you are grinding your teeth at night – or inadvertently during the day. Most people will wake up with jaw pain due to constant movement from bruxism. Bruxism, or tooth grinding, shows apparent damage to teeth. Most likely the rounded … Read More

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really More Efficient?

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Numerous studies have reported that electric toothbrushes help provide better dental health. Some studies looked at the rotating and oscillating effect of electric toothbrushes, and others looked at powered brush heads that just move side to side and don’t rotate. While researchers haven’t found an electric toothbrush that works better than the other, electric toothbrushes do have an edge over … Read More