10 Signs It's Time to See an Orthodontist

​ There really is no set age for a child to start seeing an orthodontist. That said, most orthodontists would recommend that kids make their first visit around age 6 to 7, when the permanent teeth start replacing the baby teeth. But that's not always the case. Some children need to see an orthodontist earlier in life to get a jump start on treating...
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Dental Implants vs Dentures: 3 Reasons Implants Are Better

Losing one or more teeth can cause a wide range of problems. Once a tooth or several teeth are lost, you may find it difficult to eat or chew properly. You may even have problems talking or smiling. These and other issues can make you feel self-conscious and may affect your confidence. If you're considering teeth restoration, you've got several opt...
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OSA: Just Can't Stand the CPAP Machine?

​ Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is probably the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. The condition is characterized by repeated stops in an individual's breathing while they are asleep, usually caused by the relaxation of the tongue muscles causing a blockage in the airway. OSA is associated with excess weight gain and obesity. The best...
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How Long Does TMJD Pain Last?

​ Along with jaw pain, temporomandibular disorder can lead to other symptoms including headaches, migraines, and pain in the ears, face, teeth, neck, shoulders and back. TMJD pain, in many cases, can be severe and long lasting. While acute TMJD pain and symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, often disappearing after the source o...
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Easiest Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

​ New research has shown a link between gum disease and serious medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Considering the fact that almost 80 percent of the adult population over the age of 35 are likely to suffer from some form of the disease, it certainly calls for attention. While gum disease can be attributed to hereditary fa...
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Dental Health Tips for Seniors

Maintain good dental health is critical at any age, especially considering your dental health is connected to your overall health. The greatest fear for most seniors is the possibility of losing their teeth as they age. With the right dental care, this, as well as many other dental challenges, can be properly checked. Below are a few tips that will...
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Are Dental X-rays OK During Pregnancy?

​ Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging period for moms-to-be, with the body going through a lot of changes. This means that for generations moms-to-be have been told to take special care and consideration when doing just about anything, including simple things they frequently did before pregnancy, like eating sushi, coloring their hair and...
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Preventing Dental Problems

Your smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. It shows your happiness, confidence and self-esteem. Understanding how important it is to keep your smile in the best condition possible is key to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile for years to come. If you've been looking for the secrets to keeping your teeth and dental health in optimum condit...
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Common Oral Health Concerns for Seniors

​ People of all ages are at risk of various oral health issues. That's why it's very important to ensure that we all stick to our oral health hygiene so we don't fall victim to most of these avoidable issues. That said, there are a few issues that should be of great concern to seniors. Understanding these common oral health issues and their basis m...
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Don't Be a Stranger!

​ You have probably heard plenty about the importance of dental visits, but what many people don't know is exactly why these appointments are so critical to not only their oral heath, but also their overall health. Still, some people would rather wait until they have a serious dental health issue before they call their dentist. Prevention is always...
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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Teeth Whitening

​ We are all obsessed with bright white smiles like those we see on our TV screens and at the movies. While most of us have pearly whites as kids, over time, a lot of factors combine to reduce the whiteness and even lead to staining. More and more people today are looking for ways to whiten their teeth to improve their smiles, and it's high time we...
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What's Causing That Bad Breath?

​ As many as 50 million people in the United States alone may be suffering from a condition called chronic halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath by those not in the dental community. It's quite unfortunate that most of these people never seek treatment because they aren't aware there even is a treatment outside of mouthwash and chewing...
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Water, Wine and Oral Health

​ Water is and always will be the best choice when it comes to beverages, not just for your oral health, but also for your overall health and well-being. Still, there are lots of other beverages people often partake in on a daily basis, three of the most common ones being wine, soda and milk. Let's talk about the effect of wine on your oral health ...
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How to Prevent a Cavity

​ Tooth decay remains one of the most chronic childhood illnesses around the world. As it turns out, this problem may also follow individuals well into adulthood. How can you lower your risk of getting a tooth cavity as well as your risk for serious tooth decay? Let's have a look at the cause first. What Is Causing Your Cavity? There is no doubt a ...
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Choosing a New Family Dentist

​ Choosing a new family dentist is an extremely important decision that demands all the careful planning and attention you can give it. If you've just moved to a new area, it can be even more daunting as you may not know anyone yet to even ask for recommendations. Before you choose that new family dentist, here are a few questions you should try to...
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Are Implants Necessary?

​ Getting dental implants can be really beneficial to not just your smile, but also your oral health and tooth strength. Over the years, dental implants have become the prime choice of many patients and dentists for tooth replacement. This is mostly because of the major advantages of dental implants over most other tooth-replacement options; implan...
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What a Grind!

​ A lot of health problems can be attributed to stress. In fact, stress-related health issues have become so prevalent that the American Psychological Association has committed a lot of resources into studying it. Although teeth grinding can be caused by various things, including broken or missing teeth, misaligned bites and sleep disorders, it's w...
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A Deep Cleaning?

​ So, your dentist has just recommended a deep teeth cleaning procedure for you. You're freaked out and already contemplating whether you actually need it. Even if you think you don't, you most likely really do. Let's shed a little more light on this procedure. Deep Teeth Cleaning: What Is It? This procedure is often referred to as gum therapy. It ...
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7 Surprising Reasons For Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

​ Brushing your teeth properly and regularly is essential for a healthy and happy smile. It's pretty clear there are plenty of benefits to proper oral care, but there are a lot of little-known and unexpected reasons why oral care is so important. Read on to learn more about the wide range of benefits you get from taking excellent care of your mouth...
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TMJ Disorder: Are Women More Susceptible?

​ Over the years, research has supported the idea that women are at a higher risk of developing the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder in comparison to men. New research suggests that misalignment of the temporomandibular joint could be linked to hormones, and this is what could be making women more susceptible. Here are ...
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