Overcoming Dental Anxiety For Kids & Adults

Millions of people suffer from phobias—a somewhat debilitating, unrealistic fear—and an estimated 30 to 40 million have anxiety or fear related to going to seeing their dentist. These cases can be severe and classified as a full-on phobia or can be milder, and classified as a case of dental anxiety. Both adults and children can […]

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What is a TMJ Disorder?

Have you ever had pain in your jaw, face, or neck? Maybe jaw muscle stiffness, or limited movement? It’s possible that you’re experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder, also known as a temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder. This occasionally experienced pain is baffling researchers, as they try to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment of […]

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What’s the Deal With Canker Sores?

Canker sores: those tiny little mouth-blisters that can easily ruin your day. It’s difficult to eat anything salty, drink hot coffee, or even talk sometimes! So, what’s the deal with canker sores? Unfortunately canker sores are a bit of a medical mystery. We know they’re not contagious, but we don’t exactly know where they come […]

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9 Great Reasons to Smile Like You Mean It

There are all kinds of self-help journals and magazines out there with millions of “cures” for reducing stress. Usually they involve taking time out of your day, or removing yourself from your daily life to find a quiet space. While their suggestions are both true and useful, who has the time? Between a job, a […]

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What is Tooth Sensitivity?

If you’ve ever cringed at the thought of drinking hot coffee, or taking a big bite of freezing cold ice cream, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, more than 40 million adult Americans report feeling tooth pain when eating very hot or cold foods. This pain is known by dentists as tooth sensitivity, and […]

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Why Flossing Really is Important

“And have you been flossing regularly?” is perhaps one of the most dreaded questions of every dental check-up, yet it always comes up. Why do we even have to floss, what’s the point, and what does “regularly” mean anyway? Flossing is time consuming, it can make your gums bleed, and it’s really just not fun. But […]

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Could I Have a Cavity?

You may have thought that since your adult teeth grew in, you’re free of common “kid” problems like cavities. Unfortunately, this is just a myth. The fact is that anyone is susceptible to cavities, at any age. Also known as dental caries, cavities form when the bacteria in your mouth breaks down sugars and carbohydrates […]

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Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Our teeth are one of the most important parts of our body. Unfortunately, we tend to slack on our tooth brushing, and while it doesn’t always seem like a big deal, your teeth are not something you can afford to lose. One very common illness that many people have to contend with regularly is gum […]

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How to Prevent Coffee Stained Teeth

Your morning coffee is an important start to your day. But after a while, you’ll start to notice that your daily cup of joe is working against you and leaving stains on your teeth. How can you prevent your teeth from yellowing without giving up your beloved coffee? Luckily, there are many easy ways to […]

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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis. Everyone sees the posters at their dentist office, but does anyone know what is really is or how to combat the signs of it? Gingivitis is just another word for inflammation of the gums, which are known as gingiva. It usually happens due to films of bacteria, or plaque, that grow on the teeth […]

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