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X-Rays: Is There Really Cause For Concern?X-Rays: Is There Really Cause For Concern?

July 1, 2019

Would you sacrifice a complete picture of your dental health in order to bypass X-rays? If you're struggling to decide, you're not the only one! Radiation concerns are giving trypanophobia (fear of needles) a run for its money around the dentist's office...

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8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Smile8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Smile

June 17, 2019

Your teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. But some common habits could be reducing the durability of your teeth without you even realizing it.By recognizing the habits that can compromise the structure and health of your smile, you can take steps to protect it...

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Back to Basics: Brushing Tips to Impress Your DentistThe Wise Patient's Cheat Sheet on Wisdom Teeth Removal

June 1, 2019

You've been brushing for as long as you can remember, but could it be you've been doing it incorrectly all along? From the type of bristles you choose to the level of pressure you should place on your teeth, this step-by-step guide to better brushing is chock full of tips to help you get the most out of your dental routine....

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The Wise Patient's Cheat Sheet on Wisdom Teeth RemovalThe Wise Patient's Cheat Sheet on Wisdom Teeth Removal

May 15, 2019

There's no way around it: the time has come for your wisdom teeth to be extracted. According to the horror stories out there, you are in for nothing but non-stop agony, but you don't have to share the same fate!...

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Understanding Pediatric Fluoride TreatmentUnderstanding Pediatric Fluoride Treatment

May 01, 2019

It's undeniable that fluoride has played a major role in the decline of dental cavities in the United States. However, what isn't so clear to many parents is whether or not fluoride treatments are safe and/or beneficial for children...

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The Buzz on Braces for Adults: 5 Things You Should KnowBuzzonBraces

April 15, 2019

Wish you could go back in time to straighten your teeth? Good news: the ship hasn't sailed for that dream just yet! More and more adults are heading to the orthodontist's office to get the smile they've always wanted...

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Teeth Polishing: Traditional vs. Prophy-JetAccelerated Orthodontics: How to Straighten Your Teeth Faster

April 1, 2019

When you schedule professional dental cleanings, you expect hands-on treatment and cleaning techniques. But, what happens when dentists begin using instruments that no longer require contact with your teeth to do their job? The results may surprise you...

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Accelerated Orthodontics: How to Straighten Your Teeth FasterAccelerated Orthodontics: How to Straighten Your Teeth Faster

March 18, 2019

Traditional braces produce great results, however it takes several years for that to happen. What if you could achieve the same results in much less time? With accelerated orthodontics, you can (and often in under a year)! ...

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4 Dental Do's For Expectant Mothers4 Dental Do's For Expectant Mothers

Free up some time in your calendars, moms-to-be! The OB-GYN visits may be coming fast and furious, but believe it or not, there's someone else you need to be seeing to protect your health and that of your baby: your dentist...

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Dental 911: How to Handle Common Teeth CrisesDental 911: How to Handle Common Teeth Crises

Dental nightmares can come true, as much as you hope it doesn't happen to you! If you're lucky, a quick call to the dentist can get you seen immediately, but what happens if disaster strikes when the office is closed, you're traveling, or some other less than ideal scenario? Find out how you can help manage the situation until you get the professional care you need...

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Gum Removal: Going to Great Lengths for Your SmileMind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your Smile

Unless you were blessed with a perfect smile, something's usually got to give in order to improve it...even your gums! Dentists call it "crown lengthening", but if you're worried this means you'll walk away with receded gums...

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Nature vs. Nurture: Dental Problems Parents Pass Down To ChildrenMind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your Smile

Parents, in particular, want to know: does DNA predetermine dental health? It's the classic nature vs. nurture question that dentists get asked often, but the answer doesn't simply boil down to one or the other. The scary truth is that many dental problems are indeed "inherited"–but not from genetics alone! Harmful habits that run in the family can also play a huge role in the health of your child's smile...

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For Seniors, It's Serious: 6 Age-Related Risks to Your SmileMind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your Smile

Health issues may naturally come with age, but who says you have to take them lying down? Believe it or not, something as simple as regular dental visits can make a big difference in quality of life as you get older, even if you're sporting dentures or have managed to keep your smile free of cavities. Stay one step ahead of these six age-related oral problems by making routine checkups a top priority...

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Mind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your SmileMind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your Smile

Be honest: do you take the time to read through the lengthy medical pamphlets attached to your medications? If you thought the warning label on the back of the bottle had everything covered, think again! Often, there simply isn't enough space to spell out every side effect...

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Ditch Discolored Fillings for These Newer, Lighter OptionsDitch Discolored Fillings for These Newer, Lighter Options

Still flashing a bit of silver when you smile? Cavities can happen to anyone, but the whole world doesn't have to know about them! If you've been living with old, discolored fillings, there's never been a better time to have them replaced.

Find out how new fillings can benefit more than your looks, and about all the options that are now available.

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Fact or Fiction?
Five Popular Tooth Myths Debunked
Ditch Discolored Fillings for These Newer, Lighter Options

Forget the tooth fairy! Far too many tales are being told about teeth and it's time to clear the air. Popular claims that range from scary to wacky and everything in between are about to be debunked. Find out if you've been acting on bad advice.

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Bye-Bye, Buck Teeth! How to Overcome an OverbiteBye-Bye, Buck Teeth! How to Overcome an Overbite

"Overbite", "overjet" or simply "buck teeth"– protruding teeth can go by many names, but "pretty" isn't one of them. And they aren't comfortable either; upper teeth that extend well past the lower teeth can often make it difficult to close the mouth, chew or speak easily.

It's a common condition, but not one that people have to live with. In fact, there are just as many corrective methods for this dental problem as the names it has been given! If you (or a loved one) has buck teeth, get an in-depth look at what may have caused it and what you can do to prevent it from becoming a lifelong burden on your looks, oral health and self-esteem.

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5 Smart Questions to Ask Your Dentist5 Smart Questions to Ask Your Dentist

Have a dental appointment scheduled sometime soon? Sit back, relax and get ready to open your mouth – but not just to have it examined! Taking your smile to the next level involves more than just a routine checkup and cleaning; for truly noticeable changes, you'll need to start off by having an in-depth chat with your dentist. Make the most out of your next visit by asking these important questions:

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In Defense of Root Canals: The Unsung Hero of Dental CareLet's Clear The Air: Smokeless Tobacco Still Means Trouble!

Think you might need a root canal? It's not the end of the world, nor is it as torturous as you might think! Even though a root canal is usually the last resort for decayed teeth, when compared with other alternatives, it's quite practical and cost-effective.

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Let's Clear The Air: Smokeless Tobacco Still Means Trouble!Let's Clear The Air: Smokeless Tobacco Still Means Trouble!

Chew it, dip it, suck it or "snuff" it–there's no smoke involved with many forms of tobacco, but no matter how you use it, you're still playing with fire! While cigarettes catch a lot of heat for causing lung cancer, many don't realize that other types of nicotine use can be just as damaging to your general and oral health. Before reaching for the stuff, get a closer glimpse at what you're really being sold and why it might be more harmful than you think.

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Are You Guilty of Committing These 7 Dental Sins?Are You Guilty of Committing These 7 Dental Sins

Brushing and flossing twice a day are two essential steps towards good oral health, but are other habits sabotaging your smile? From behavioral tendencies to choices you thought were smart or healthy...the tiniest slip-ups can be the most damaging. Double-check your daily routine to make sure it's free of these common dental no-no's.

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Alcohol Is Everywhere: Are Hidden Sources Hurting Your Teeth?Alcohol Is Everywhere

It's no secret that wine can stain your teeth, but did you know that drinking alcohol can have other damaging effects to your oral health? Whether it is a daily nightcap, an occasional drink, or even some common "health" products you'd never suspect as harmful, alcohol intake can be the root cause of many costly mouth problems. Find out how this pervasive substance can wreak serious dental havoc, and what you can do about it.

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Taking Blood Thinners? Here's What It Means for Your Oral HealthMind Your Meds

Thinking about holding off on dental work because you're on blood thinners? As tempting as it may be to cancel a trip to the dentist for fear of complications, ultimately, you may end up compromising your oral health. Anti-coagulant medication will most certainly impact your dentist's approach to your care, but many procedures can still be conducted safely and successfully. If you're taking blood thinners due to a current or previous health condition, here's what you need to know.

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Mind Your Meds: 6 Ways Medicine Can Sabotage Your SmileMind Your Meds

Be honest: do you take the time to read through the lengthy medical pamphlets attached to your medications? If you thought the warning label on the back of the bottle had everything covered, think again! Often, there simply isn't enough space to spell out every side effect on the container, and you could be overlooking important warnings to the detriment of your dental health. Should any of these oral symptoms suddenly arise, head to your dentist to find out if your medicine is to blame.

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Flossing, Brushing, and BeyondTeethwithBraces

Somewhere between the braces, wires, and rubber bands in your mouth lie your teeth, but how do you get to them? Often, braces prove to be quite the obstacle when you want to brush, floss, or otherwise care for the beautiful, straight smile-in-progress. But this beautiful smile won't be possible without proper care....

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Receding Gums: Are Your Teeth in Peril? Receding Gums

No cavities, no problem, right? Wrong! Even the straightest and whitest of teeth can fall prey to a serious case of receding gums, a common condition that can sneak up and do some damage before many individuals realize it's even a problem.

While a surefire way to detect and treat it is with regular visits to the dentist, meticulous at-home monitoring and preventative care is also a great line of defense. Here's what you should know to keep the threat of gum recession at bay.

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Sealants: Stop Cavities Before They Begin Sealants

Imagine you could protect your smile and preserve good oral health. Would you do it? In all likelihood the answer is yes and, with sealants, you can.

Few oral issues can be fully preempted or prevented. After all, genetics and other factors can play a role in whether or not you develop cavities or more serious dental complications. But with sealants, you can prevent cavities for up to a decade before they ever have a chance to start.

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High-Tech Toothbrushes: Is It Worth Going Electric? Toothbrushes

The verdict is in: electric toothbrushes are here to stay, and they mean business for your teeth! By now, you've probably seen them on the shelves, on TV or in magazines. Dentists endorse them, and most are ADA-approved — but if you still swear by your manual toothbrush, these benefits just might convince you otherwise.

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A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontics isn't for everyone. The thought of years of painful adjustments and inconvenient appoint- ments could keep some from pursuing the dream of a straight smile. But, there's another option...

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Taste Loss: Could It Be a Dental Problem? Taste Loss

Most adults know that poor oral hygiene results in cavities and gum disease, but did you know that it can also cause taste loss? From salty to sweet, spicy to savory – failing to take proper care of your mouth can impede your ability to taste and enjoy just about any type of food set before you. Dentists call this condition "dysguesia", and if you haven't heard about it, here's what you should be aware of to prevent and/or treat this unpleasant taste disorder...

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How to Care for Your Infant's Oral Health Infant's Oral Health

Teeth or no teeth, your infant's oral health should always be a top priority. But, how are you supposed to care for your baby's teeth? There are numerous steps to take and each serves an important purpose in preparing your baby for a future smile he or she will be glad to show off...

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Oral Yeast Infections: Yes, They're Common – and Contagious! Oral Yeast Infections

The last thing you would think to talk to your dentist about is a yeast infection! But when it appears in your mouth, or in that of your child, he or she is the first person you should call... and the sooner, the better. Oral yeast infections (or "thrush") are actually quite common, and also contagious if you're not careful. Here's what you need to know in case one ever sneaks up on you...

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Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker SoresCanker Sores

Canker sores are quite literally a sensitive issue, but someone has to talk about it! What are canker sores (or "stomatitis"), why do they appear, and what can be done about them? Anyone who's ever had mouth sores can attest to the fact that they are just as embarrassing as they are painful, but simply suffering through them does you no good. Get the facts on this common problem to take control of the situation before another outbreak.....

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Toothbrushes 101: How to Choose and Care for Your ToothbrushToothbrushes

When it comes to taking care of your teeth and keeping your smile looking great, your toothbrush plays an essential role. But, how much thought do you actually give to your toothbrush when selecting one or caring for it over time? Probably not much!

Choosing the right toothbrush, caring for it, and knowing when to replace it are all essential components of great oral health. Below, we discuss each to ensure your toothbrush is helping rather than harming your smile!....

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Welcome to the Future: What 3-D Dental X-rays Mean for You3-D Dental X-rays

What if your dentist told you that X-rays can be done in a single sweep, expose you to less radiation than a roundtrip flight from Paris to Tokyo , and result in a complete, 3-D picture of your mouth in as little as a few seconds? For anyone who has ever had a mouthful of bitewings, it's a dream come true, thanks to a relatively new technology called "cone beam radiography". If you've never heard of it, you could be missing out. Here's the scoop on this revolutionary diagnostic tool and what it could mean for your oral health.....

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Xylitol: The Sweetener You and Your Dentist Will Lovelibrary-img

Consider this a major score for your sweet tooth: dentists are taking back that hard and fast rule that gum and candy rot your teeth! A sweetener called Xylitol makes it possible to enjoy such treats guilt-free, while actually fighting cavities along the way.....

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The wise patient cheat

The Story on Soda: Your Soft Drink Questions Answered

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the reality is that no matter how refreshing that sweet, fizzy soda (or "pop") tastes......

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Detoxes, Cleanse... and Dental Problems? Oh My!library-img 

Tempted to try something extreme when the scale won't budge? Be careful. While that diet may help you win the battle of the bulge, it could impact your oral health.

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