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What to Do If You Lose a Filling

It really doesn’t happen very often. But sometimes you bite into something that is much harder than you anticipated. Sometimes you grind your teeth without realizing the pressure you’re putting Read More

April is National Facial Protection Month

The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Read More

The Truth about TMJ

TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your Read More

How do I make my child’s diet safe for his or her teeth?

The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact, diet plays a major role in whether a child develops cavities Read More

Here's How to Get a Smile Makeover This Summer

Play a round of word association with "summer," and you'll probably come up with "vacation," "camping," or "beach" just off the top of your head. But the slower pace Read More

Help Your Dentures and Your Health by Taking Them Out at Night

Dentures have come a long way since George Washington's time. Today, they're more comfortable, more secure and more lifelike than our first president's famous hippopotamus ivory appliance. But one thing Read More

Having Trouble Flossing? Try Using an Oral Irrigator

Though you don't like to admit it, you don't floss very often. Oh sure, you know it's important to remove the film of bacteria and food particles called plaque Read More

Focus on These 4 Oral Health Areas While Caring for an Older Family Member

Millions of people are currently caring for an elderly family member. If that describes your family, then you know how overwhelming that responsibility can be at times. A part of Read More

Floss First or Brush First? You Be the Judge

Brushing and flossing are two of the best things you can do to fight dental disease and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Or is it flossing and brushing? What we Read More

Flexible RPDs - a Sound, Temporary Way To Replace Missing Teeth

The timing around losing a tooth may not always sync with your financial ability. It's not unusual for people to postpone getting a dental implant—by far the best option Read More

Facial Nerve Pain Can be Controlled

Every year 150,000 people, mostly women over age 50, find out they have a painful condition called trigeminal neuralgia. For many it begins as an occasional twinge along the Read More

Extracting Wisdom Teeth Now May Prevent Dental Problems Later

The reason for extracting a tooth may be all too obvious — the tooth is too decayed or damaged to attempt saving. The reason for extracting a wisdom tooth, Read More

Evidence Mounting That Vaping is Hazardous to Your Oral Health

It wasn't too many years ago that e-cigarettes were promoted as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. “Vaping” was in and “smoking” was out. But vaping's recent link with certain Read More

Here's What's in Your Toothpaste for Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

We're all interested in how our toothpaste tastes, how it freshens breath or how it brightens teeth. But those are secondary to its most important function, which is how Read More

Don't Throw Away Your Used Toothbrush - Repurpose It!

From a dentist's perspective, toothbrushes have a limited lifespan: Bristles can fray after months of use, rendering them less effective in removing harmful dental plaque. The American Dental Association Read More

Dental Treatment Depends on What's Really Causing Your Tooth Pain

Not all toothaches are alike: Some are sharp and last only a second or two; others throb continuously. You might feel the pain in one tooth, or it could Read More

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