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Top Bad Dental Habits

When it comes to our oral health care, we all slip up occasionally. Ideally, we brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit our dentist every six months for an exam and professional cleaning. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work out in practice. What you might not know is there are actually a myriad of other … Read more

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Can Wisdom Teeth Cause TMJ?

A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be incredibly painful. They often cause a deep, radiating ache that spreads from the jaw, up to the ear, and along the side of the person’s face. Can wisdom teeth cause TMJ? Can Wisdom Teeth Cause TMJ? TMJ disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, but they … Read more

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Why Does it Hurt to Chew? Signs of Dental Problems

Why does it hurt to chew? You don’t realize how often you use your teeth until you have a toothache. It’s also around that time that you realize the word toothache doesn’t even begin to describe what you’re feeling. The sensation can be a mild, occasional discomfort. However, it can easily grow to feeling like … Read more

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The Top Causes of Tooth Damage

Too many of us take our teeth for granted. We give little thought to how important they are in our lives. As we’re chewing, speaking, and smiling, our teeth are doing their part to serve their physical and social function. But all too frequently, we don’t do our best to take care of them. To … Read more

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Is Carbonation Harmful to Your Teeth?

After decades of sparkling water being a largely European trend, the American public is finally jumping on the bandwagon. Refreshing flavors and the pleasant bubbling sensation aside, the growth of sparkling water consumption in the United States has led many to wonder about the effects of carbonation on teeth. Is carbonation harmful for your teeth … Read more

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During Pregnancy?

If you’ve recently learned that you’re expecting your first child, then you are probably already in the midst of a pregnancy research spiral. There’s a lot to take in. You suddenly have to consider how every one of your actions will affect your baby. Unfortunately, not all sources are created equally, and it’s up to … Read more

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Bad Breath Won’t Go Away?

Halitosis, oral malodor, or plain old bad breath… It doesn’t matter what you call it, it is still unpleasant for you and everyone within a few feet of you. It makes sense that you would do everything in your power to make it go away. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as just brushing your … Read more

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How to Tell if you Have a Tooth Infection

Although our teeth are some of the strongest bones in our body, they can also be very delicate and highly sensitive. Each tooth is composed of many nerves and when these are affected, they can cause a lot of pain. Tooth infections mostly all start with a basic toothache. We all know the feeling of … Read more

Periodontal Disease Symptoms

On average, half of American adults suffer from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Anyone who has had a toothache can tell you how annoying a problem in your mouth can be. But periodontal disease isn’t just a toothache; it’s much, much worse. Unless you understand the severity of periodontal disease, you may put … Read more

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be thought of as a kind of “helmet” for your teeth. There are two main parts of your teeth, the root and the enamel. The root, as it sounds, is like that of a tree, the part of the tooth which keeps it in the bones of your jaw. The enamel is … Read more