Feb 26 2019
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Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Your wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars that you get. For many people, these teeth erupt through the gums during the ages of 17 and 25 years old, although some individuals don’t get them at all. Wisdom Teeth Complications For some people, wisdom teeth break through the gums without causing any […]

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Feb 25 2019
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How to Determine When You Need a Root Canal

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Tooth pain is often a sign of serious issues with your teeth, which may include a root canal. Root canals are performed when the nerve of the pulp of the tooth becomes infected and inflamed due to dental decay, a cracked or broken tooth, or an injury to the tooth. Knowing more about this procedure […]

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Jan 22 2019
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What Are Dental Emergencies?

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Brushing and flossing your teeth daily helps you fend off dental health problems. Plaque, tooth decay, and cavities are all things you prevent bit by bit with the help of your trusted local dentist. Although most dental issues can be prevented this way, there is the occasional exception. A dental health emergency can strike quickly […]

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Jan 22 2019
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When Should My Child Go to the Dentist?

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When children develop good dental health habits early on, it can improve their health for the rest of their lives. If kids truly understand the importance of brushing and flossing, they are more likely to avoid plaque, tooth decay, and other issues as kids, teens, and adults. With that in mind, it’s vital kids get […]

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Dec 17 2018
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What Happens When I Don’t Get a Cavity Treated

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When you have a cavity, you might not experience symptoms right away. When you do start to have symptoms, they might not seem severe enough for you to get treatment. Causes of Cavities Cavities occur when holes form in your teeth due to decay. This can happen when your teeth are covered in plaque, which […]

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Dec 17 2018
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Dental Implants vs. Denture Implants

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When you have teeth missing, there are different options to choose from in order to improve your smile. Dental implants and dentures are both options to consider for replacing missing teeth. Each option has certain pros and cons that you should be aware of before making your decision. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are […]

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Nov 9 2018
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Does Candy Really Cause Cavities?

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You’ve probably heard from a very young age that candy causes cavities. But is this true, or it is just a myth? The answer may be a little more complicated than you might think. What Are Cavities? Also called tooth decay, cavities are tiny holes in the hard surface of your teeth. If they’re not […]

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Nov 9 2018
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Are Veneers Safe?

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Many people turn to veneers to get the smile they want, but if you’re considering this type of cosmetic dentistry treatment, you may wonder exactly how they work and whether they’re safe. What Are Veneers? Veneers are very thin shells of tooth-colored materials – like porcelain or composite resin – that cover the front surface […]

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Oct 15 2018
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What Happens When You Grind Your Teeth

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Grinding your teeth may seem like a harmless habit, but it can actually cause annoying symptoms as well as serious dental issues. What Causes Teeth Grinding? Sometimes the cause of teeth grinding (which is also called bruxism) can’t be determined. In other cases, however, it may be related to one or more of the following: […]

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Oct 15 2018
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How to Determine If You Have a Stress Cavity

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Stress can affect many parts of your body, increasing your risk of or worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes. It can also have a negative impact on your oral health, increasing the chances that you’ll have cavities. What are Stress Cavities? Stress cavities are those that are at least partially caused by stress. […]

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