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You’ve likely been brushing your teeth since you were a child. When you’ve been brushing your teeth for this long, you probably aren’t even really thinking about it while you’re doing it. This leads to the question: Are you brushing your teeth properly? Brushing and flossing properly, as well as seeing your dentist regularly for checkups and exams, are the…Continue reading
As pointed out in a recent article from The New York Times, many dentists are experiencing a rise in patients coming to their offices with complaints of migraines, tooth fractures, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. These issues have all been caused by bruxism, a condition where a patient clenches and grinds his or her teeth and jaws due to stress,…Continue reading
Keeping your mouth healthy ensures that you will be able to properly eat, drink, speak and smile. Failing to keep your mouth healthy can lead to problems with your overall health, especially your digestive and respiratory tracts. Poor oral health can increase your risk of developing heart disease, pneumonia and various types of cancer. To make sure that your mouth…Continue reading
Do you have one, or possibly more, missing teeth in your mouth? If so, you’re probably hiding them when you smile or talk. In the past, partial dentures or a bridge used to be the only way to replace missing teeth. Now, you can get permanent dental implants, effectively eliminating gaps in your smile. According to the Centers for Disease…Continue reading
If you brush and floss every day, you might think that you won’t get gingivitis. You may not notice the color of your gums or worry about a little blood when you brush or floss. But did you know that the National Institutes of Health reports that half of all adults in the U.S. have bleeding gums? People check their…Continue reading
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency? There are many situations that are determined to be a dental emergency by oral health professionals. In general, if you’re experiencing intense pain that’s affecting your daily activities and isn’t alleviated by over-the-counter pain medication, you should seek treatment from an emergency dentist. In addition, any injury affecting the inside of your mouth, such…Continue reading