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4 Ways To Keep Your New Year's Resolution For A Healthier Smile

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Have you made a New Year’s resolution to take care of your teeth and gums this year? While brushing more often and taking care of dental issues as they appear seem to be common, easily kept resolutions, they are among the 88% of resolutions that fail. This is because most people probably make a general resolution to take care of their teeth without specific steps to create habits that will allow them to keep their resolution. Read More»

Suffering From Bone Loss? Don't Give Up On Dental Implants Just Yet!

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If you’ve recently heard about dental implants, you may know that the density of your upper and lower jaw bones is important to the implant process. If you suffer from bone loss or a deteriorating bone disease, it’s important to know how this can impact your options and what you can do to ensure you still qualify for implant placement. What Causes Bone Loss? You risk for bone loss depends on many factors, like your age, your oral health, your diet, and any medical conditions you may have. Read More»

Setting The Stage For Terrific Teeth: How To Avoid Bad Dental Habits In Children

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It can be difficult to wrestle a one year old down in order to get their teeth brushed, and it can be even more difficult to stop baby habits in order to make way for more adult behavior. However, it’s essential that parents begin a good oral health regimen with kids from the very first tooth. It sets the tone for dental health throughout childhood, and even into adult years. Here are some common mistakes that parents make and how you can avoid them in order to keep your kid’s teeth looking and feeling great. Read More»

Understanding Dental Nerve Blocks

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With the increases in dental comfort and techniques for applying anesthesia, many patients are more concerned about the injection of local anesthetic rather than the actual procedure they will be having. This makes sense, because if the anesthetic is applied correctly, you should feel almost nothing throughout the procedure. Knowing what to expect when you receive local anesthesia can make you more relaxed, thereby letting the numbing agent work faster and more efficiently. Read More»

Dental Anxiety: Psychological Techniques To Help Children

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Few children look forward to a visit to the dentist, but some kids suffer from serious dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a serious problem that can affect your child’s health. In 2005, a British girl died of starvation because of an extreme fear of dentists. While this case was unusual, parents should look for ways to help their children overcome these anxieties, and many dentists recommend psychological techniques for kids before turning to sedation dentistry. Read More»

The TMI On TMJ: Symptoms And Relief For Your Temporomandibular Disorder

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Visiting your dentist twice a year for routine cleanings and exams is imperative for your underlying oral health. However, an estimated 10 million people suffer with discomfort in and around their mouth and jaw even with periodic exams and dental treatments. Known as TMJ, Temporomandibular disorder creates a popping and clicking of your jaw that can be painful if left untreated. In most cases, the causes of TMJ are not clear. Read More»