Talk to Your Dentist about the Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Talk to Your Dentist about the Warning Signs of Gum Disease You may be one of the millions of Americans affected by gum disease, and you may not even know it. You may be wondering: How can millions of people have a disease and not know? While the term “disease” sounds dire, the gum condition […]

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The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straight teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having […]

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Have Dental Anxiety? 3 Ways to Stop Fearing the Dentist

If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re scared the visit might hurt or you haven’t been in a while and not sure what the dentist will find. Whatever your reason, the right dental team will make sure your dental and your emotional health are taken […]

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Your Dental Care During Pregnancy

In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your pregnancy to-do list before your baby comes. Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like cavity fillings before your baby is born, […]

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

“Keep a stiff upper lip” or “get a grip!” That’s often the advice we get—and give—on how to cope with stress. If you take it literally, the result could be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws. It’s called bruxism, and often it happens as you sleep. Teeth grinding can be caused not just by stress […]

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Who Needs Tooth Bonding?

No one has perfect teeth. Aging, dental hygiene and previous injuries or accidents can all affect the form and function of your teeth. Luckily, there are many dental procedures designed to improve the way your teeth look and function, such as bonding. The process of bonding teeth has a few advantages over options such as […]

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Tooth Decay? Don’t Delay Treatment

Even after trying your best to prevent tooth decay, sometimes the dentist finds a little cavity or two. It may be tempting to put off tooth decay treatment when you’re not feeling any pain, but procrastination comes with a price: Tooth decay doesn’t repair itself, and what starts out as a minor problem can quickly […]

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Oral Hygiene and Your Overall Health

How well you care for your teeth and gums has a powerful effect on your overall health. Neglecting your oral health leads to more than just sore teeth and bad breath — it can open the door to all sorts of health problems, including some pretty nasty diseases like oral cancer. Researchers have found possible connections between […]

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10 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Does drinking an ice cold beverage cause dental discomfort? Or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. You don’t have to put up with the pain, however. There are things you can do to lessen tooth sensitivity and improve your oral health, says Leslie […]

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Know Before You Go: Root Canals

  If you’ve been told you need a root canal or are scheduled for one soon, you’re in the right place. This is your guide to everything you should know before getting a root canal as well as what to expect during the procedure. By the end of this post, you’ll know: – Exactly what questions […]

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Are Dental Implants the Right Choice For Me?

If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you.

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What to Eat When You’re Having Dental Issues

You know that what you eat directly impacts your health, and that includes the health of your teeth and gums. But it can work the other way around too. If you have had certain dental problems or procedures, the health and comfort of your teeth and gums can directly impact what you eat. Here are […]

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Teeth Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response […]

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