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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Any exposure to radiation can be very harmful. Unfortunately, there are many sources all around us that emit radiation including the sun, appliances in our homes, and even minerals found in the ground. The main concern with radiation exposure is that it can damage the...

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